Annual Report 2010-11 - Page 11

School Program In its 40 years as an institution, Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School has served over 60,000 students and won numerous awards for its programs, including recognition by the U.S. Department of Education and the National School Board Association for excellence in adult education. The School was chartered by the DC Public Charter School Board in 1998 and earned accreditation in 2005 through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Key Components of the Holistic Approach: • Foundational Literacy and Skills • Career Training • Comprehensive Support Services A commitment to excellence and to the mission of preparing adult immigrants to become invested, contributing members of American society permeates the School’s culture. Grade and Age Levels Served As an adult education provider, the Carlos Rosario School serves students who are 16 years of age and older. School Year Schedule and Hours of Operation The school year began on August 30, 2010 and ended on June 16, 2011. There were two instructional semesters of approximately 19 weeks each. According to the District of Columbia School Reform Act, adult students who receive 12 hours of instruction per week are considered to be full-time. Because students have parenting and work demands, the school offers class schedules to accommodate their responsibilities. Please see chart on the right for the schedule of classes. ANNUAL REPORT SY 2010-2011 _12 Schedule of ESL Classes Morning Session Monday-Friday 8:45 AM - 11:30 AM Afternoon Session Monday - Friday 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM Evening Session Monday - Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Summary of Curriculum and Instructional Approach, Including Provisions Made For Students with Disabilities and Students Who Are Limited or NonEnglish Proficient The School’s curriculum offers intensive language and life skills instruction driven by student needs. Throughout the year students participate in school assessment focus groups and a crucial, schoolwide goal-setting activity, which drives curricular