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WCCS is devoted to implementing engaging and challenging academics to help all of our students develop as learners. 


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Reading and Writing

Westminster Community Charter School uses the evidence-based model of balanced literacyto instill students with a love of reading and to provide them with all the skills and strategies they need to succeed. WCCS uses Columbia University Teachers College literacy curriculum, Reading and Writing Workshops. These differentiated programs help students at every level grow and achieve. Westminster's classroom libraries are full of high quality, highly engaging texts that students love. And every student checks out books from the school's newly renovated library that is full of high-interest texts. 


Math

Westminster implements the EngageNY math curriculum and the evidence-based balanced numeracy model. In addition to this Common Core-aligned curriculum, WCCS enhances its math instruction with the daily routine of "number talks" in grades K-8 to promote mathematical confidence, fluency, and conceptual understanding. Students at Westminster benefit from hands-on math activities, including math centers and a large collection of manipulative materials. In grades K-8, students use the app Xtra Math to master math facts. Our students develop a balance of conceptual understanding and procedural fluency to achieve mathematical success. 


Science

Students at Westminster learn science in an inquiry-based, hands-on curriculum that is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards. WCCS uses the Mystery Science curriculum, which begins each bad with an open question that students work to answer during the lesson through a hands-on activity and classroom discussion. 


Social Studies

Westminster uses the New York State Framework of Social Studies to teach students about families, communities, and the history of New York State, the United States, and the world. In first and second grade, Westminster partners with Explore and More Children's Museum to create an interactive curriculum. Students apply their learning during several trips to the museum and complete and hands-on research project. 


Specials

Each day students attend music, art, physical education, library, or technology. Students in middle school take Spanish.