HMS Instructional Focus:
To advance our work with academic discourse and equitable literacy, the HMS Instructional Focus is to develop our students’ publishing skills in American Sign Language. Students will effectively create strong explanatory texts according to the K-12 ASL Content Standards, including purpose, organization, and language. Developing a solid publishing foundation will support the development of students’ writing skills as they bridge to English.
BPS Instructional Focus:
In BPS, all educators enact the five components of Equitable Literacy instruction so that all students, especially those who have been historically underserved, fully realize their brilliance and become a reader and creator of powerful texts.
DESE Academic Vision:
"Every student in Massachusetts has access to a safe and supportive school environment that cultivates academic curiosity and confidence. Students have equitable access to an excellent education. Students read meaningful texts across content areas, work on complex real-world problems, participate in the arts, and share their ideas through speaking and writing using evidence, all in an effort to understand the world, their personal identities and their roles in the world.”