The Laveen Elementary School District provides its students a well-rounded education that includes English language arts, math, science, social studies, visual art, music, and physical education. Some schools offer additional electives, such as technology, Spanish, and reader’s theater. Our Academic Services Department is happy to assist students, staff, parents, and the community with any questions or support needed.
Resources to Support Your Child’s Learning
Student success requires a partnership between parents and teachers. The Laveen Elementary School District is pleased to make a number of online learning resources accessible to parents and students.
Parents and students can access math and English Language Arts instructional materials online from most Internet-connected devices– smart phones, tablets, and computers. For instructions, click on the appropriate grade range below:
Library Book Search
Our school libraries use online catalogs, which you can access by clicking here.
Additional Links to Learning Resources
- TumbleBook Library
- Storyline Online
- ReadWriteThink Parent Resources
- PBS Kids
- NASA Kids’ Club
- Dictionary and Thesaurus
- Keyboarding Skills
- Mouse Skills
Our curriculum, which is fully aligned to academic standards adopted by the Arizona State Board of Education, provides a clear roadmap of what your child is expected to learn in each grade. The challenging standards at each grade level serve as a stair step, moving your child closer to readiness for high school, college, and careers.
Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards require students to demonstrate a deep understanding of math while developing strong critical thinking skills. Our district has adopted programs written specifically for these standards: McGraw-Hill’s My Math for Grades K-5 and Glencoe Mathematics for Grades 6-8. In addition to traditional, printed books and workbooks, a digital platform gives students and parents the ability to access online tutorials, learning activities, and other online tools. Advanced coursework including high school level algebra is offered at all schools.
English Language Arts
Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards for English Language Arts call for an integrated approach to teaching reading, writing, language, speaking and listening. Laveen strives to promote literacy across all of the content areas, exposing students to a rich balance of fiction and nonfiction texts. Students read selections from a wide range of text types and integrate research, writing and media skills through the use of student technology devices. Our district has adopted McGraw-Hill’s Reading Wonders for Grades K-3 and Pearson’s Reading Street for Grades 4 and 5 and Common Core Literature for Grades 6-8.
In early 2016, a committee of teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators representing all grade levels and all seven schools was formed to research and evaluate science programs. After 350 total hours of research, the group selected an all-digital program, Discovery Education’s Science TechBook. At its April 7 meeting, the governing board approved its adoption. Science TechBook will be fully implemented in the 2016-17 school year.
From December, 2016 through February, 2017; a team of Laveen teachers and administrators researched, reviewed, and evaluated three 6th through 8th grade social studies programs. After many hours of work, reflection, and deliberation the recommendation was made to adopt Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook. The governing board approved the recommendation at the March 2017 board meeting to implement in the next school year. We are happy to announce that the curriculum will be implemented in Grades 5-8 as a result of the bundled purchase.Technology
A goal of the Laveen Elementary School District is to accelerate the use of technology to support student achievement by providing a 2:1 student to device ratio and by providing resources and training to integrate technology into curriculum and instruction. Each of our campuses has classroom sets of student devices in every grade level, consisting of iPads or Chromebooks. All students have a computer user account, which can be accessed from both school and at home to share documents and projects with other classmates and the teacher. Much of our current technology for student learning was funded by the capital override passed by Laveen voters in 2012.