The mission of Tharptown Elementary School is to provide a safe and comfortable learning environment for academic excellence where students are challenged and motivated to think critically and to develop habits of responsible citizenship in order to reach their highest potential for success. Our vision is for all students to feel 100% successful at Tharptown Elementary School to empower them to become successful and productive in a global society. The philosophy of Tharptown Elementary School is Teamwork Equals Success. The stakeholders of Tharptown believe teamwork equals success as the stakeholders share a set of common goals for the students of Tharptown Elementary:
- to provide quality instruction of a comprehensive curriculum which meets the College and Career Ready Standards
- to ensure that assessment should include varying types of evaluation, both formal and informal
- to offer educational activities that challenge students to think critically and take responsibility for their actions
- to ensure that students of all ability levels are well equipped to meet the challenges of education, work, and life
- to provide a stimulating learning environment with a technological orientation across the whole curriculum
- to provide a safe environment conducive to learning that is essential in encouraging growth and development as safety drills are performed on a regular basis throughout the school year
- to provide clear communication to all stakeholders that includes sharing the responsibility to help students reach their fullest potential -to provide all stakeholders opportunities to provide input in decision-making and school programs
- to involve all stakeholders in providing students the opportunity to succeed in a global society
- to foster relationships and provide support for all families as our learning community becomes more diverse
Family Guides for Student Success
Please review these resources provided to us by the Alabama Math Science and Technology Initiative (AMSTI).
These documents are designed to provide parents with an overview of the content to be covered at the grade level in math and grade band in science.
K-6 Critical Standards
The Alabama State Department of Education has taken the educational standards and reduced them to “Critical” Standards that students should know. Critical standards are skills and knowledge that students must demonstrate proficiency in to assure academic success. Some critical standards build on each other from grade level to grade level, such as in mathematics. We encourage parents/students to review the critical standards in English language arts and mathematics and use the information sent out from their child's teacher(s), online resources, apps, and other supplemental materials to assist their child in learning the necessary skills and knowledge while learning at home.