The academic experience in the Oregon School District always starts with the whole child at the center. We want our learners to love learning. We strive to create an environment in which all learners are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Creating a learning environment where learners feel valued and empowered while meeting and exceeding learning goals is at the heart of what we do. We also believe the term academics encompasses learning experiences in music, art, physical education, health and wellness, and world language as well as reading, writing, science, math, and social studies.
Mathematics Grades 6-8
Students in grades 6-8 participate in the Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) curriculum. This is a problem-centered math curriculum, in which mathematical concepts are embedded in interesting problems. As students explore a series of connected problems, they develop understanding of the embedded ideas. With the aid of the teacher, students abstract powerful mathematical ideas, skills, and problem-solving strategies. CMP students are developing mathematical habits of mind: solving problems, reflecting on solution methods, examining why the methods work, comparing methods, generalizing methods, and relating methods to those used in previous situations.