This page provides those interested in Multi-Age education with information about the organization and activities of the Nevada Multi-Age program.
The Multi-Age Classroom: An Educational Choice · The Nevada Multi-Age Community is a program choice within the larger Central Elementary. The approximate 240 students of the Multi-Age Community are part of the 700 students enrolled in Nevada's Central Elementary. Each year parents are given the opportunity to choose to enroll their child in the Graded Community or the Multi-Age Community.
Teachers and Students · The Nevada Multi-Age Community has nine classroom teachers. These teachers plan the instruction for the Multi-Age students using a yearlong theme as an organizer. Efforts are made to coordinate the curriculum for the year with the art teacher, media specialist, and music teachers. Our students range in age from 6 to 11 years old. They are organized into classes of 20-25 students ages 6 to 9 years old and 8 to 11 years old.
Features of Nevada's Multi-Age Program · You can get more information about the philosophy and organization of the Nevada Multi-Age Community
Literacy Instruction · Literacy instruction is a primary goal of Nevada's Multi-Age Program. The students are immersed in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and spelling from the first day of classes. A wide variety of books are available in the classroom for students to read. These are in addition to the materials available in the school's Library/Media Center. Phonemic awareness and letter-sound correspondence (phonics) is taught and practiced during both the reading and writing times of the day.