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Instruction

Curriculum-Based Programs
Reading and Writing Workshop
Six Traits Writing
Everyday Mathematics
Math in Focus (new at YMS 2015-16)

Specialized Programs
Horizons
Reading Recovery
Special Education

Initiatives
Technology Integration
VES RtI Model
CRES RtI Model
YMS RtI Model
YHS RtI Model
YHS RtI Plan
Response to Intervention
York Adult Education
Family Matters
Biggest Job
SHIPS Volunteer Program

Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Monday through Friday, except holidays

Anita Bernhardt
Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Call Us:
 
207- 363-3403

Instruction

Effective instruction is the key to providing students with successful learning experiences. With a staff of dedicated and highly qualified educators, York adopts programs and practices that are exemplary and research-based.

Please use the navigation bar to the left to explore some of the many outstanding curriculum-based programs and initiatives currently being implemented in the York Schools.

Specialized programs provide children with the supports they need to maximize their potential and develop their individual gifts and talents. An early intervention program in literacy includes Reading Recovery and a Literacy Team approach for young learners to assist in acceleration of reading and writing.

York Special Education services provide a broad array of programming for with identified special needs.

The York School Department is working on a plan to expand acceleration opportunities for students who don't meet benchmarks through a system of tiered support called Response to Intervention.

York's Horizons Program, based on the Renzulli Schoolwide Enrichment model, focuses on developing higher-order thinking skills and creativity for advanced students while developing the strengths and talents of all children.

Technology Integration has been identified as a priority in York, with resources and professional development supporting the commitment to prepare York students for their lives in the 21st Century.

The York School Department recognizes the value of a strong home/school partnership and supports parents through a series of informational meetings each year that focus on ways to empower parents as a child's primary teacher and to help find balance within the family between academic achievement and character development. The principles of Family Matters and the Biggest Job provide the topics for these sessions.

Instruction extends to the entire community through York Adult Education. Academic courses such as the G.E.D., High School Diploma programs and enrichment opportunities range from computer skills to yoga.

Community involvement is central to the success of York students. A robust program of volunteerism in the schools provides a cadre of dedicated mentors, senior "Grandparents" and Job Shadow role models. To explore options for becoming involved, visit the S.H.I.P.S. webpage

469 U.S. Route 1 York, Maine | Phone: 207-363-3403 | Fax: 207-363-5602 | Contact Us 

Vision
As the tides of the ocean and the strength of the mountain shape our community, the York Schools' commitment to educational excellence and individual achievement shapes the future of each student. 
Mission
The mission of York Schools is to educate, inspire and challenge all learners to be ethical citizens who will make a difference in a changing and complex world.