Wilson School District Number 7
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Curriculum & Instruction

Wilson School District is committed to providing excellence in educational curriculum for all students. We work to ensure that every student is prepared for college track courses in high school, and our goal is for every Wilson student to have the opportunity to attend college. We are also committed to continuous improvement for students and staff. At Wilson Schools, students master state standards in core subjects and have a range of elective classes as well.

Curriculum

Our curriculum has a foundation of high academic standards designed to challenge and engage our students. Our curriculum includes the following academic and extracurricular programs.

Academic Programs:

  • Language Arts 
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies 
  • Technology
  • Art
  • Music
  •  P.E.

Supplemental Programs:

  • Honors Courses
  • AVID program
  • Elementary Strings program
  • Early Childhood Education (Head Start)
  • Gifted & Talented program
  • Technology: Smart Lab
  • Instructional Technology
  • Reading Interventions
  • Summer School
  • After-school programs

Instruction

At Wilson, we provide a variety of techniques to help all students meet their potential. At the primary grades (K–3), we use a blend of Direct Instruction and a structured English immersion model for language learning. Direct Instruction is a research-proven method of effective instruction that gives students recurring practice to focus on one skill at a time. All students from kindergarten through third grade receive Direct Instruction at their specific reading level with SRA Reading Mastery .

All students from first through eighth grade have access to an individual computer in their desk. We provide technology assisted instruction at each student's instructional level. Integrated technology resources allow teachers to engage students with highly motivating and meaningful project-based instruction.

ELL

Structured English Immersion, a four hour block, helps teach students who speak languages other than English how to understand, speak, read, and write in English. Wilson has a long history of using Direct Instruction to meet the needs of Second Language Learners. By directly and explicitly teaching English, students quickly progress to proficiency as measured by the AZELLA, the assessment that meets both state and federal requirements to measure students’ English language proficiency.

We ensure that all of our teachers are trained to meet the needs of English learners at specific language levels, to use the appropriate curriculum resources, and to use direct instruction.

Special Education

Wilson School District believes that all children can learn. The district is committed to finding, identifying, and serving children who require specialized instruction or therapy in order to progress through the general curriculum. The reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) insures that children who are eligible for special education and related services receive the necessary assistance and supports to help them succeed in the classroom. The district offers a variety of programs and a range of services, depending on children’s needs. Under IDEA, areas of eligibility include:

  • Preschool Speech/Language Delay
  • Preschool Severe Delay
  • Autism
  • Cognitive Disabilities
  • Developmental Delay
  • Emotional Disability
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech/Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment

Parents are a vital Wilson team member. If you are concerned about your child’s developmental or academic skills, please share your concerns with our school staff. The Wilson child assistance team will discuss your child’s needs and consult with you to develop strategies to help him or her overcome difficulties. Your child may be referred for evaluation (with your consent) to identify causes of difficulties and to determine eligibility for special education services.

Destruction of Records Notice

Please note that the district destroys all psychological and special education records five (5) years after a student has withdrawn, transferred, graduated, or been exited from special education services from the Wilson Elementary School District. Before these records are destroyed, parents and former students have the right to inspect and obtain a copy of the records guaranteed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. If you are a parent or a former student and wish to obtain a copy of the records, please contact the Special Education Department at (602) 683.2400.

Wilson School District No. 7 • 3025 East Fillmore Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85008 • Phone: (602) 681-2200 • Fax: (602) 275-7517