Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
From the moment our students begin their educational journey at Morgan County Schools we are preparing them for the future, cultivating a love of learning that will serve them well throughout their schooling and in life, and building relationships that will support and sustain them as they move through elementary school and beyond.
Our elementary schools provide a learning environment in which we focus on the needs of the whole child, nurturing their creativity, supporting their own natural curiosity, and teaching them foundational habits of heart and mind.
We have a partnership with Alabama Math Science Technology Initiative (AMSTI) and Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI) to offer a developmentally appropriate learning experience that is research-based and allows for differentiation of curriculum. Through our rich common core curriculum aligned with the skills 21st-century learners will need to be successful, students are encouraged to:
· think critically and creatively,
· ask the important questions,
· communicate clearly, and
· collaborate with classmates
Each elementary school has a fulltime counselor who supports the individual needs of students and parents and provides classroom support and a full time registered nurse who can support short- and long-term health issues.
Morgan County has three K-4 schools, one K-5 schools, and five K-8 schools; two middle schools contain fifth grades. An elementary virtual school option exists as well. The Office of K-5 Elementary Education is located in the Central Office of Morgan County Schools at 235 Hwy. 67 South in Decatur, Alabama 35603. Dr. Cherie Humphries is the Director of Elementary Programs. 256-309-2110.
If you have questions about any aspect of our programs, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can browse the common core curriculum at www.alsde.edu or contact the principal to schedule a visit.
· Highly effective schools produce leaders prepared to be productive citizens.
· An intentional focus on building strong student and teacher relationships will lead to student success.
· All students can learn.
· A safe and supportive learning environment promotes student achievement
· A collaborative partnership between home, school, and community creates a culture that is essential for a healthy learning environment and the achievement of school goals.
· Diversity enriches our school system with a variety of ideas, values, and cultures.
· Educational programs and services must prepare our graduates to be college and career ready.
· Data drives high quality instruction.
· Standards-based instruction provides deeper learning and understanding
· Effective schools result from strong leadership.
· Technology enhances learning.
· Effective teachers pursue high quality professional development.
Every child a graduate. Every graduate prepared to lead.
Morgan County Schools will provide opportunities for all students and employees to excel in learning, establish strong relationships and foster positive leadership.