Fourth - sixth
A student’s journey at Ignite Academy begins with a project-based learning challenge during the first 3 days of school. The day and project are designed to build confidence, collaboration with teachers and peers, and help a student transition into the classroom environment.
Detailed daily Schedule
7:30 AM Early Arrival
7:45 AM Arrival
8:00 - 8:20 (Socratic Dialogue/Town Hall Meetings/Teambuilding/Group Activity)
At the beginning of the school year, students are taught the elements of Socratic dialogue, then regularly practice them throughout the day in workshops and community discussions. Mastering discussion and conflict resolution is a vital life skill. There will be times when team building is needed to ensure that the classroom maintains a culture of collaboration. In the times that it is needed, students will engage in a team building or group activity.
8:20 - 8:30 (SMART Goal Setting)
10 minute is spent formulating learning goals based on the Utah Core Standards, as well as, other personal goals of each student. This sets the expectation that students are in charge of their own learning, but under teacher oversight and support. It also helps the students analyze and assess themselves and create tactics and strategies to help them stay focused on their learning. In setting, strategizing and achieving goals, students are again practicing skills that will be vital to their personal success.
8:30 - 11:00 (Core Skills Time)
This is an uninterrupted block of time where students engage in learning math, language arts, and science concepts. Using Montessori manipulatives, curriculum, and progression students engage in hands-on learning activities that promote deep connections between academic content and real life understanding.
11:30 - 12:00 (Recess)
12:00 - 12:30 (Lunch)
12:30- 1:00 (Read Out Loud)
1:00 - 1:30 (Socratic Dialog)
1:30 - 2:15 (Project-Based Learning/Writer’s workshop/Arts)
These are the collaborative, multi-disciplinary, project-based learning activities designed to foster entrepreneurship and develop vital life skills, such as: problem solving, perseverance, project management, critique, etc. Click here to learn more about our unique Project-based Learning Program.
*Students will participate in a rotating schedule of specialities, with each rotation lasting one quarter. Please click button below to see our specialty rotation schedule (tentative and subject to change).
2:15 - 2:30 (Community Helpers: Clean up/Personal Reflection)
During this time, students are asked to reflect in their journals and group discussions. What would they do differently? What helped them stay on task? Where/when did they lose focus? What brought them the greatest joy? What was challenging?
Patriotic, Civic, & Character Education
Ignite promotes student character education to reaffirm values and qualities of character which promote an upright and desirable citizenry. The civic education will help cultivate informed students, encourage responsible participation in political life, and promote the fundamental values and principles of representative democracy in Utah and the United States.
Examples of civic education include:
History of the flag, etiquette, customs pertaining to the display and use of the flag, and other patriotic exercises;
Role modeling patriotic values associated with the flag;
Forms of government; and
The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
It is acceptable for a student to choose not to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance for religious or other reasons and students should show respect for individuals who participate and who choose not to participate. Exemptions to civic education are outlined under Utah Rule.