Curriculum:

New Story educators and professionals work with parents/guardians and school districts to create a personalized learning plan for each student. We do not have a standard curriculum – and this is intentional. We believe that each child is unique and requires personalized curriculum designed to meet personal needs.

The curriculum used for each student is aligned with the Pennsylvania State Standards and Alternative Standards and is comprised of outcomes based methodology. Materials used are proved to advance performance. At New Story we believe no two students are alike, especially when it comes to learning. We teach the way a student learns and our curriculum reflects this approach. New Story builds a program around the strengths and needs of the students, offering specially designed instruction, support and services with an individually designed instructional program to meet their unique learning needs. Teachers adapt and modify lessons and activities to fit the way the student learns, which encourages growth and success.

New Story believes technology is an integral and essential way to reinforce concepts. In addition, many students use communication devices and our classrooms can accommodate a myriad of learning tools such as tablets and SMARTboards which allow teachers to demonstrate interactive lessons.

Assessments

Assessments utilized at New Story can include but are not limited to:

  • AIMSweb
  • Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement
  • VB-MAPP
  • Functional Based Assessments
  • Curriculum Based Assessments build into the materials