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Stories about SLCA events, programs, and student success!

Introducing Media Club

Introducing Media Club

The Power of Stories A couple weeks ago, we had our first day of Media Club! Students learned about the power and importance of stories and how videos, books, and songs are like a bridge carrying a message from the maker to the audience. We mainly focused on the...

The One Who Made True Love (Student Project)

The One Who Made True Love (Student Project)

"What does it mean to love someone?" Last month in preparation for Valentine’s Day, our students wrote and edited a short movie called “The One Who Made True Love.” In it, a group of friends discovers that Cupid’s definition of true love isn’t the end-all be-all, and...

Free Virtual School Events

Free Virtual School Events

Check Our Free Virtual School Events We have several upcoming free virtual school events that you won’t want to miss in April and May. Each virtual event gives children (k-6th grades) all over the country the opportunity to create hands-on projects alongside others as...

Why is Autism Awareness Important?

Why is Autism Awareness Important?

Autism Awareness Conference at SLCA In April, SLCA held its first Autism Awareness Conference. The conference was student-led by a student with autism and his parents. Each of them shared valuable information regarding important facts, giftings, challenges, and tools...

Student Leadership

Student Leadership

Student Council: Elevating Student Voice and Participation SLCA student council was established for the purpose of giving students an opportunity to develop student-led school leadership by organizing and participating in student-centered activities and service...

Teacher-Driven Professional Development

Teacher-Driven Professional Development

Teacher-driven professional development is when instructional leaders give teachers the opportunity to self-assess and self-reflect making professional development more useful and meaningful. It is the teachers that need to proactively take this critical first step in...

Why Is Leveled Reading Important?

Why Is Leveled Reading Important?

For many students, developing to become a good reader means improving reading phonics, reading comprehension, or having other reading deficiencies. For other students, it may mean having access to quality teaching and materials that will support the development of a...

Project-Based Learning (PBL)

Project-Based Learning (PBL)

Project-based learning (PBL) at SLCA is an instructional method, hands-on approach, to active learning. This method is centered around the investigation and resolution of real-world problems. The SLCA students gain knowledge and skills by receiving a driving question...

ClassDojo Works for SLCA Students!

ClassDojo Works for SLCA Students!

​ClassDojo is a great virtual classroom communication application tool that brings classroom communities together to make education a more exciting and supportive place for students. Our teachers have used a variety of classroom management techniques and nothing has...

Winter Trimester 2021 Begins Soon

Winter Trimester 2021 Begins Soon

Welcome to the new second term or winter trimester which begins on January 4, 2021. Exciting virtual events will be happening during the winter trimester such as virtual field trips to the Philippines and Africa, talent show, rock painting, spirit week, science...

SLCA Christmas Performance

SLCA Christmas Performance

The Christmas performance at SLCA is a delightful virtual experience of SLCA students interacting with each other role playing the traditional Nativity story of the birth of Jesus. This special time of the year includes Christmas chapels that give a spiritual...

Fun Art & PE

Fun Art & PE

Art is such a fantastic experience for SLCA students as they use a variety of media to engage in cooperative learning activities with each other. PE at SLCA is a great time for SLCA students to move their bodies to rhythm, beat, and music. SLCA students also...