Kissimmee Elementary School is a high-performing educational institution designed to develop and nurture successful and independent critical thinkers through Innovation, Diversity and Opportunity (I Do). The ‘I DO’ initiative cultures the respect for our society’s diversity through innovative project-based and student-centered instruction. Students will learn about real world career pathways in the areas of the environment, philanthropy, journalism/media, government, and the health industry by creating opportunities to experience hands-on, interactive lessons that will create wonder and build pathways to future career choices. The school is a cohesive learning community that promotes the development of entrepreneurship skills in various real-life environments through enriched and rigorous learning within a diverse community where all children succeed.
East Lake Elementary strives to create a warm and welcoming environment for anyone who may walk through its doors. East Lake Elementary works hard to connect with its community, values the importance of discourse in the classroom, engagement, and fosters a life-long love of learning. Students are inspired by its dual language program and cultural arts focus which encourages all to be a part of an everchanging world as bilingual, bi-literate, and bicultural individuals. Learners research other cultures and languages to learned about their roots, way of living, customs, and arts. Using a variety of academic and enrichment activities, these programs promote a high level of academic achievement, cultivate talents and interests, develop the creativity of the mind and body, refine feelings and reflect and represent the customs and values of its diverse community.
The teachers and staff at Ventura Elementary work diligently to promote a positive, student-centered learning environment, focusing on helping students grow academically, behaviorally, and socially. Lessons are focused on college and career readiness and designed to make learning hands-on, collaborative, and inquiry based. Ventura provides students the opportunity to prepare for college and career through our AVID program (Advancement Via Individual Determination) and become bilingual and bi-literate through our Dual Language Program. This school year, we are adding a Medical Science and Technology learning track so that all students, K-5, can learn about fitness, wellness, sports medicine, coding, cybersecurity, and robotics. Our goal is to foster a love for learning and guide students in preparing for college and careers.
Highlands Elementary School is the home of the new Space Program. Highlands' Space Cowboys will work in teams to solve real-life science, technology and math while using space exploration as a theme to create a positive learning experience that raises students’ expectations of success and motivates them to pursue studies in these fields. Highlands will use digital tools such as planetarium projectors to enhance the learning experience while providing unique opportunities for students to be innovators, inquisitive and self-motivated to explore and learn while being inspired to achieve their maximum potential. Highlands offers real-life learning experiences such as star gazing which develop students' interest in new career fields and hobbies that cultivate a sense of wonder for the world.
Thacker Avenue Elementary School for International Studies, Osceola County’s ONLY Primary Years Program International Baccalaureate School, home of the WILDCATS, has a long-standing tradition of excellence. We strive to meet and exceed the needs of every learner on their journey to greatness. Our curriculum model is rich with inquiry-based thematic units that utilize rigorous tasks to help every child develop the critical thinking skills needed to be successful on their path to becoming a college or career ready 21st century citizen. We focus our work together using a strengths-based framework, that emphasizes a commitment for all students and staff through our IB learner profiles and attributes which encourage our learners to create lasting connections and new wonderings about our world and their place in it. The students at Thacker not only demonstrate a commitment to their own learning, but also a commitment to their peers and their community in a way that strengthens their own social, emotional, and academic development. We pride ourselves on being a kind, tolerant and inclusive community of achievers.The students here at Thacker not only demonstrate a commitment to their learning, but also a commitment to their peers and their community in a way that strengthens their own social, emotional and academic development. We pride ourselves on being a kind, tolerant and inclusive community of achievers.