Academic Learning


This Elementary Program of Studies booklet provides an overview of district guidelines including the grading system and homework policy. It also summarizes key programs as overviews are provided for special education, the gifted program, and English as a Second Language.

Similarly, the philosophical orientation for each content area is shared to provide clarity as to how we approach instruction for our elementary students. This is followed by a summary of courses in each grade level. All programs are aligned to the Pennsylvania Core Standards that lay the foundational skills students need for future success in college and the workplace.

As parents, your role is critical in supporting the educational experiences of your children. We encourage parents to review this booklet to become familiar with elementary programming. Please know that the staff of Donaldson Elementary, McKee Elementary, and Wilson Elementary are here to support and guide you. Please utilize your teachers, counselors, and administrators to help you to prepare for the academic year.