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Programs

Programs are the heart of Bright School, designed to meet the needs of our students and develop “the whole child.” A rigorous, foundational curriculum, strong learning communities in each classroom, instructional support and enrichment, and special area offerings are cornerstones of Bright School programs, allowing us to be responsive to our external environment and create developmental opportunities for Bright School students.

Areas of emphasis include:

  • Expansion of the Kilbride Enrichment Center services
  • Strengthen early childhood program
  • Strengthen special areas
  • Bolster foreign language program
  • Ensure continual curriculum cohesion
  • Become a responsive classroom school

Task and Current Status

Kilbride Enrichment Center: Increase and strengthen classroom instructional support
Status: Future Task

Kilbride Enrichment Center: Explore new enrichment opportunities before/after school/summer
Status:  Ongoing Task

Kilbride Enrichment Center: Increase counseling/behavioral resources to support teachers/students
Status:  In Progress

Kilbride Enrichment Center: Create outreach program for parent resources (speakers, books, etc.)
Status:  Ongoing Task

Language: Increase time and intensity of foreign language education for early grades through addition of FT language instructor
Status:  Future Task

Language: Implement tablets
Status: Future Task

Language: Implement strategies throughout curriculum to put language learning into meaningful context
Status:  Future Task

Tech: Implement classroom mobile tablets in grades K-3
Status: Future Task

Tech: Implement one-to-one mobile program for grades 4-5
Status:  Future Task

Tech: Provide access to high quality online subscriptions for students/faculty and appropriate instructional media in and out of school 
Status:  Ongoing Task

Tech: Hire FT technology integration specialist to work directly with teachers
Status:  Future Task

Tech: Expand support infrastructure with controlled access of tablets and acquisition of Discovery Video Solutions
Status:  Future Task

Tech: Update current PC options/operating systems
Status:  Ongoing Task

Tech: PCR online enrollment module for ECP/summer camp
Status:  Completed

Curriculum & Instruction: Update and improve admissions assessments
Status:  In Progress

Curriculum & Instruction: Evaluate and revise early childhood curriculum
Status:  Ongoing Task

Curriculum & Instruction: Complete vertical alignment of curriculum including appropriate software to support it (Rubicon Atlas/training) 
Status:  Ongoing Task

Curriculum & Instruction: Integrate final phase of Enchanted Forest outdoor area into curriculum
Status:  Completed

Curriculum & Instruction: Develop school-wide initiatives and continued faculty responsive classroom training
Status:  Ongoing Task

Curriculum & Instruction: Explore integration of additional performing arts instructor for students
Status:  Future Task

Curriculum & Instruction: Add FT outfoor specialist to support teachers, work with gardens, etc.
Status:  Future Task