AcademicsPreparing Your Child's Head and Heart
Our curriculum meets the required standards and benchmarks of the State of Michigan curriculum and then goes beyond those standards to enrich the learning of the student.
It is the goal of all Immanuel teachers to help a child to be successful in their academic pursuits by differentiating instruction so that each child will use that learning to continue to grow in knowledge and application. The Immanuel faculty works together to create a learning environment where students love to learn and see the value in learning for their future.
All teaching of curriculum is integrated with Bible-based instruction and faith applications based on our Lutheran beliefs.
K8 Curriculum Overview
Reading – Each student is assessed using DIBELS, running records, and other reading assessments in K-4 at the beginning, middle, and end of the year. These assessments give valuable insight to teachers and help identify struggling readers who then receive intervention through the teacher and our Reading Intervention Team.
Students continue to be assessed in reading (DIBELS) through 5th grade.
Math – Students in kindergarten – 2nd grade are assessed using DIBELS math screener to help teachers identify areas of struggle in math who then receive intervention through our Math Intervention Team.
NWEA MAP Growth (3rd – 8th Grade)
- Students in 3rd – 8th grade take the NWEA MAP Growth in the fall, winter, and spring. The MAP Growth tests will determine each student’s instructional level and measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in Reading, Language, and Mathematics.
- MAP Growth tests are unique in that they adapt to your child’s level of learning. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. This results in a detailed picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.
- Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, it’s easy for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan instruction accordingly.
Coming from an outstanding public school, our expectations were set high. We decided to become a part of the Immanuel family so our 5th grader could learn the same Christian values at school as she does at home. She was warmly welcomed by her classmates, teachers and staff. The anxiety she felt with 32 students in her previous class disappeared as she found her place among her smaller class at Immanuel. She is challenged academically and rewarded for her hard work.Mindy - Parent of new 5th Grader