Academic Life at Tindley Renaissance
Tindley Renaissance is the one of the first elementary schools in Indiana to follow the Accelerated Schools model, which empowers students through academic rigor and inquiry-based instruction (learn more about the model it here.)
The curriculum at Tindley Renaissance will have a strong focus on reading and mathematics. Meanwhile, daily student life will focus on building scholar identity among students—a process that includes rituals, routines, academic award ceremonies, presentations, and one-on-one conversations.
All students will have the opportunity to explore their ideas and advance their abilities in an environment that celebrates what it means to be a positive, self-confident individual and a successful scholar. Other aspects of our unique model include:
Focus on Literacy. One strong focus of the school will be our Literacy Program. The key components to the model are a 90-minute daily reading block comprised of direct instruction, guided reading and skills practice in phonemic awareness, fluency, and comprehension in K-2. In grades 3-4, the reading block will be comprised of shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading. We believe that this approach to literacy will be successful in ensuring that all students will achieve grade appropriate standards over time.
Second Step. This is a program targeting students in pre-school to middle school teaching core social-emotional skills such as empathy, emotion management, problem-solving, self-regulation, and learning skills. These are essential for student growth, and are well aligned with the core values of self-reflection and teamwork.
Family involvement. We believe student success is based on both academic preparation and family participation. Therefore we ask every Tindley family to contribute 50 hours of family service per year (5 hours per month). Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or adult siblings of the student can contribute this service.
The best part? All students have the opportunity to attend our school on a space-available basis. Students who apply after we have filled all of the available spaces will be put on a waiting list until space becomes available.