A curriculum is any school’s course of study in which the teachers assist the students in learning to find, use, and apply knowledge. At Inter-City Baptist School, our educational aim is to produce students who are motivated to think critically and creatively from a biblical worldview and who are well-prepared to succeed in a quickly changing world. Accordingly, we perform ongoing in-depth research and continually assess our teaching methods and materials to ensure we are implementing best practices to help us achieve our educational goals.
This research and assessment has led us to materials and methods that foster high levels of student engagement; this student engagement results in a classroom product which allows our teachers to produce ongoing formative assessments; these assessments, in turn, guide the teachers in the instructional process, allowing us to successfully implement effective personalized instruction.
To support these overarching goals of student engagement and classroom instruction guided by formative assessment, Inter-City Baptist School has implemented a cognitive skills development program that spans K-12 classrooms. Every student participates in approximately three sessions per week which target specific thinking skills as well as real-world application of these skills.