At Robert J.C. Rice, families have the option of having students in one of two very unique programs."Classic", is just what you think, classic education. The way it is taught in most Chandler schools. Students are challenged to learn all their district, state, and federal standards, in a fun, safe environment, by our highly experienced staff.
CTA, is another CUSD program, also named Chandler Traditional Academy. In CTA, students will be taught in a more "Traditional" format. Classroom seating is arranged in rows, facing a teacher with much more teacher-directed learning. Students will be instructed using Spalding and Saxon materials.
CUSD has 4 other sites within our school district that offer CTA, but at those 4 sites the entire school uses the CTA method. Here at Rice, CTA is coupled on the same campus with the "Classic" model, allowing parents the choices (CTA or Classic) they need to help each individual child reach their fullest potential.
Two Choices, One School...
Desks face the front of the room
Math: Saxon Math Grade 1
Note: Taught one grade level ahead
ELA: Spalding and
Primarily whole group
instruction, coupled with small group or individual student articulation as appropriateHomework Policy: (M-TH)
CTA programming includes
requirements over and
above district requirements
(see Classic guidelines)
Room Setup: Varies by teacher
Math: My Math ProgramELA: Journey’s ProgramProgram Instruction:
Whole group and small
group instruction with
flexible grouping in order to provide for each student’s individual needs
Homework Policy (M-TH)
o Kinder 10-15 min.
School Dress Code – No Uniform policy
Arizona College & Career Readiness Standards
School wide Discipline policy
Specials – PE, Music, Media/Library
English Language Development Instruction (ELD)
Response to Intervention support services (RTI)
PTO/Site Council participation
Report Card Format
Science & Social Studies
DIBELS Assessments (K-3)
Special Education Services
Grade Level Recess & Lunch
Grade Level Field Trips
Science Fair participation
Before & after school clubs