|Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School uses a balanced literacy approach for English Language Arts. Phonics will be emphasized in the early grades (K-1) and reading comprehension, writing skills and literature appreciation will be emphasized throughout all grades. Intervention strategies and programs will be used to address the needs of students who do not attain the required reading skills for academic success. The school has chosen programs for ELA which it considers to be research-proven, such as: a) Scott Foresman Reading and Intervention Program, b) Direct Instruction Reading Mastery and Corrective Reading for reading intervention, c) Great Source Write Source series, and d) authentic literature and texts. In the subject areas of mathematics, science, and social studies, the school will also use programs it considers research-based. Everyday Mathematics; McGraw Hill’s Science series, supplemented by authentic trade books; Core Knowledge science sequence content; Delta Education’s Science modules; and the Full Option Science System (FOSS) will support the Science series. The school will use Everyday Mathematics to engage students with everyday problem solving and emphasize basic skills to build a foundation for high order thinking and problem solving. The social studies program will consist of Victory School’s proprietary curriculum, which is based on the Core Knowledge sequence.