Our full-day kindergarten program provides enriching experiences for students while preparing them for future success. There are 10 sections of kindergarten at A.P. Morris. 2 sections have inclusive programs for students with special needs. The students have 120 minutes of language arts and 80 minutes of mathematics instruction daily. Students additionally receive additional time weekly for social studies, science and health. Enrichment periods allow staff to give each student individualized activities based on their academic skill set.
Students have 20 minutes of recess daily built into the schedule.
Programs Utilized to Support the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS):
Website for New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS): https://www.nj.gov/education/cccs/
Students are assessed informally and formally throughout the school year. Progress on assessments is communicated with families by the classroom teacher. Students receive a standards-based report card each trimester that assesses their capabilities based on the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS).
Trimester Dates, Standards-Based Report Card & Grading Rubrics: http://www.district.hillsidek12.org/6/Content2/546