At USA Elementary, academics are our top priority. We believe in
educating the whole child at a level that is enriching and challenging.
We start by offering a day-care center
located within our building. Care is provided for children ages 6 weeks to age
12. This is offered year-round from 6am-6pm.
For the next stage of development, three
different preschools are offered to accommodate the various needs of each
family. We offer a 3 & 4-year-old preschool, Headstart for 3 & 4 year
olds and also a Michigan School Readiness Program (MSRP) preschool for 4 year
olds. These programs run throughout the school day. Students are transported via
the school bussing system.
For the kindergarten student, we offer a ½
day Young-Five classroom and also a very successful full day Kindergarten. Our
Kindergarten classrooms incorporate movement, music, art and play to teach the
basics that all students need to be successful. Literacy is an integral part of
Our first through fourth grade classrooms
offer various styles of learning and teaching. We offer a traditional classroom
setting and also multiage learning is available for each level. The teaching
staff at USA Elementary know the importance of presenting the State of Michigan
curriculum in a multi-learning style approach. Music, movement, art, centers,
teams, big-little buddies and small group lessons are just some of the ways to
make learning fun.
Another point of pride is our interventions
for the student who may be struggling with learning. We have a high-qualified
staff that includes teachers and paraprofessionals who work in small groups or
one-on-one with students to help all students achieve. We offer Reading Recovery
for the first grade student, Title services for first through fourth grade
students. Assessments on all students are monitored bi-monthly to insure that no
child slips through the cracks. Just recently (summer of 2007) eight staff
members attended an E.B.L.I. training (Evidenced Based Learning Instruction) to
help struggling readers and spellers achieve success. They are anxious to put
their training to good use.