Resurrection Catholic School aligns its curriculum with the standards provided by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. The curriculum goes beyond the minimum requirements of the state of Kansas and Common Core Standards because it is infused with Catholic faith and values. The full Archdiocesan curriculum framework can be found here.
Students in PK-8 receive daily math instruction using iMath, to include iReady assessments for progress monitoring and to provide instruction that is specific to each child's unique needs.
Math Hub: New to Resurrection is the Math Hub. This space emerged in 2019 and is specifically designed for math support and enrichment from our Math Coordinator. Truly a 21st-century classroom, the furniture and seating is flexible, supporting flipped learning and collaboration amongst students. There are spaces for students to work independently and the moveable whiteboards have multiple functions. Click here to take a virtual tour of the Math Hub.
Students receive daily instruction on science concepts and frequent opportunities for hands-on learning experiences. Our teachers build on cross-curricular ideas, utilize project-based learning, present real-world problems, and promote 21st-century learning skills.
Teachers utilize a variety of curricular resources, including:
In addition, Resurrection has adopted a school-wide STREAM Initiative, provides students with guest speakers that are experts in their field, weekly access to our Makerspace and 3D printer, and extending learning programs (after school/summer programs).
Preschool through 5th Grade
Students in preschool through 5th receive daily instruction in a comprehensive English Language Arts program. Students in grades K-5 utilize the Journeys curriculum. The focus of instruction allows for reading both literature and informational texts, for acquiring foundational skills, and for developing mastery of speaking, listening and writing. Instruction for our youngest students begins with identifying letters and their sounds, then teaches students how to blend these letters into words. Specific decoding skills are practiced in small groups.
6th through 8th Grade
Daily Language Arts instruction in grades 6 through 8 focuses on continuing to develop speaking, listening, and writing through study of classical literature and informational text.
Students in each grade have weekly library and are able to check-oud books for personal use. The librarian also educates students on text features and genres to further reinforce concepts taught by classroom teachers. Resurrection's library contains additional resources for classroom learning, such as non-fiction books.
Students receive comprehensive instruction in Social Studies from Preschool through 8th grade.
The elementary grades use Into Social Studies. Into Social Studies is a series of student magazines that deliver content designed for inquiry-based learning. The resources are digital and provide students access to a wide selection of grade-level topics. Included with the content are hands-on activities to assist students to process the information. In kindergarten, students begin with a study of community--home, school, and church. As students progress through the curriculum, the topics are designed to expand the students' view of our world.
In middle school, students utilize Kansas History textbooks, Studies Weekly newspapers, and Discovery Education. These materials used incorporate both hardcopy materials and online learning materials, such as videos, current events, and supplemental materials.