KCS is so excited for what promises to be an excellent 2013-2014 school year. Many changes, upgrades and additions are in place to advance our students towards our focus: to meet each student at their individual academic levels and move them towards their maximum capabilities.
After fourteen years at KHS we welcome the return of the eighth grade to our school. Now servicing Pre-K through 8th grade students, Keyport Central School is unique by fully functioning as an early childhood, elementary and middle school all under one roof. This structure contributes to the family atmosphere both our school and borough are known for.
Our main office has been relocated to the front of the building at the Broad Street entrance. This is congruent with the installation of an inner set of double doors designed to advance the security of our students and staff. All visitors must now enter through this entrance.
Academic performance remains at the center of our mission. Preliminary results of the NJASK (New JerseyAssessment of Skills and Knowledge) report increases in 11 of our 14 subgroups in language arts and math. Exceptional teaching, parent involvement and new educational resources will continue us on our upward journey.
Resources being implemented this year include a new math and reading series across all grade levels. These series were written for the new Common Core Standards in language arts and math. They were selected after a thorough research process that included many stakeholders.
Important technological resources have been added as well. Our students will be utilizing a comprehensive, web-based, language arts software program. Achieve3000 is a tool our students will be using in the classroom and at home to significantly raise Lexile reading levels. To support this endeavor, the district has purchased electronic notebooks.
Additionally, AchieveNJ will be fully employed this year. AchieveNJ is the new educator evaluation system being implemented across every school district in New Jersey. AchieveNJ’s guiding principle states, “Educator effectiveness can and should be measured to ensure our students have the best teachers in the classroom”.
Please feel free to contact the school with any questions or concerns about the upcoming year. We share the same goal. Together we will guarantee your child’s success.