At Carson we strive to have joyful, rigorous, and personalized learning environments. Teachers focus on the implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) while engaging students in purposeful academic lessons in order to foster 21st century learners. We value technology, student academic discourse, collaboration, critical thinking, and a love of learning in every classroom environment!

Bridges Mathematics

Bridges is a comprehensive math curriculum that blends direct instruction, structured investigation and open exploration in order to engage students in meaningful mathematics discussion and discovery.

  • Common Core Aligned
  • Rigorous and meaningful tasks
  • Linguistically, visually, and kinesthetically diverse
  • Inquiry based

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Science/Social Studies

  • Amplify Science

Expeditionary Learning –  Literacy (Grades 1-5)

  • Thematic-based units on compelling topics
  • Inquiry-based lessons
  • Student ownership of learning
  • Extended reading, research, and writing

Balanced Literacy (K)

  • Readers’ and Writers’ Workshop framework
  • Genre-based units of study
  • Authentic, quality literature and mentor authors
  • Teacher modeling and small group support
  • Emphasizes student choice and personalized instruction
  • Focuses on authentic, life-long skills