Our Day

Our Day

Pacific Point Academy and Learning Center’s model of student learning blends one-to-one intervention with small group instruction in order to strengthen students’ fluid intelligence and grow their crystallized intelligence. We use data from multiple assessments in order to develop an individualized academic and therapeutic program.

Yoga and Ready Bodies Learning Minds

Every child should start their day with a calming and focusing set of stretches and exercises designed to ready their bodies and their minds for learning. Our child friendly yoga and Ready Bodies Learning Minds programs help students improve their focus and concentration by strengthening their physical, mental and emotional health. This leads to improved academics, coordination, and self control and reduced impulsivity and inattention.

Morning Meeting and Social Thinking®

Before beginning the academic day, students meet to share their thoughts and experiences. Our morning meeting allows each student to expand their social connections through interaction with others. Teachers also use this time to directly teach expected behaviors, norms of communication, and expressive language using Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking Curriculum®

Lunch and Recess

Pacific Point Academy students enjoy a 45-minute lunch and recess. This break in the day allows them to recharge their batteries, to socialize with their peers, to play structured games, and to practice social skills and manners they have learned.

Individualized One-to-One Intervention

One of the largest blocks of a student’s day is our one-to-one academic therapeutic intervention program. Each student receives approximately 2 and one half hours of intervention broken into three focused blocks. Intervention addresses the student’s root causes of learning differences. A student’s intervention program is based on baseline and ongoing educational testing measures and can address stretches in attention, working memory, processing and processing speed, and in executive functioning using researched-based programs such as:

Science and Social Studies

Pacific Point Academy students apply the literacies they have developed in mathematics and in English Language Arts to their science and social studies program. As they study the world around them – past, present, and future – our program seeks to help students build strong content knowledge, to comprehend and critique, to use and value evidence, and to come to understand perspective and culture.

Balanced Enrichment

Participating in the arts, in physical education, and in the use of technology to reshape tasks in our lives builds both critical thinking and speaking and listening skills. Students at Pacific Point Academy receive a balanced education and have daily and weekly classes in visual arts, music theory and instrumentation, physical education, and technology application.

Common Core Mathematics

The mathematics program at Pacific Point Academy seeks to develop proficiencies and processes in the areas of counting and cardinality, operations and algebraic thinking, number operations in both base ten and fractions, measurement and data collection, geometry, ratios and proportions, the number system and functions, expressions and equations, and statistics and probability.

Snack and Social Break

A perfect 15-minute opportunity to practice manners and to put to use social and communication skills.

Common Core English Language Arts

Our balanced English Language Arts program includes instruction in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and in language (spelling and vocabulary). After building foundational skills in the concepts of print, the alphabetic principle, and the basic conventions of the English writing system, our students apply their knowledge to develop increasingly precise skills in reading comprehension for both literary and informational texts, writing for a variety of purposes and audiences, presenting ideas, listening to comprehend and collaborate, and the conventions of standard English and the acquisition and use of vocabulary.