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Our instructional programs begin with three-year-old preschool and continue through grade eight. Our Early Childhood Program is offered to children aged three through six.
The ACT Aspire standardized testing is administered in grades three through eight in the early spring of each year. Individual results are provided to parents and our school scores are published here on our webpage.
Our faculty, staff, and volunteers are committed to the protection of children and youth, and fully comply with the requirements of the Office for Protection of Children and Youth run by the Archdiocese of Chicago.
St. Albert the Great is the proud recipient of the CME Grant, which funds a Personalized Learning program at our school. Our teachers in grades K-8 are trained in the Personalized Learning approach to education, which is Learner Focused, Learner Led, and Learner Demonstrated.
To learn more about our Personalized Learning program, please visit http://www.leapinnovations.org/
Technology in the curriculum is available on a daily basis in all grade levels. St. Albert the Great owns two iPad carts that service our students, as well as a fully functional computer lab, computer pods in every classroom, SMART boards, and Chromebooks. St. Albert the Great teachers maintain Google Classroom, as a means of communicating with students and parents.
The Educational Technology tools we use are: ESGI,ThinkCerca and Moby Max.
Please visit here for more information:
- Archdiocese of Chicago Curriulum Standards: https://schools.archchicago.org/curriculum-standards
- Next Generation Science Standards: https://www.nextgenscience.org/
- Common Sense Media: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
- Common Core Standards Initiative: CoreStandards.org
- New Illinois Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core: New Illinois Learning Standards
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Common Core: Common Core Illinois FAQ
Curricular Resources used at St. Albert the Great
|Happily Ever After||PK3 & PK4|
|Clifford's My Big World||PK3 & PK4|
|Stories of God's Love||PK3 & PK4|
|SuperKids||K 1 2|
|Progress in Mathematics||K 1 2 3 4 5|
|Let's Find Out||K|
|Scott Foresman Science||1 2 3 4 5|
|We Believe||1 2 3 4 5|
|Voyages in English||1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8|
|Family Life||1 2 3 4 5 8|
|Reading (McGraw Hill)||3 4 5|
|English Practice Book||3|
|Vocabulary Workshop||4 5 6 7 8|
|This Is My Country||4|
|Literature: Language and Literacy||6 7 8|
|Fundamentals of Algebra||6 7 8|
|Science Explorer||6 7 8|
|American Nation||6 7 8|
|We Have our Faith as Disciples of Christ||6 7 8|
|Confirmed in the Spirit||8|
In addition to the standard classroom and Personalized Learning curriculum, St. Albert the Great offers the following courses to its students:
|Religion||5 times per week||Pre - 8th grade|
|Physical Education||2 times per week||Pre - 8th grade|
|Spanish||1 time per week||K - 8th grade|
|Computers||1 time per week||Pre - 8th grade|
|Social Emotional Learning||1 time per week||K - 8th grade|
|Library||1 time per week||Pre - 4th grade|
|Library||2 times per week||5th - 8th grade|