Learning Explorations at Forest Hills

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Quantum Leap Program

  • We are proud of our innovative Junior Quantum Leap Program at Forest Hills Elementary School. Our professional team of dedicated teachers provides the very best academic challenge. Our aim is to increase instructional quality, rigor, and challenge for all students by reducing content repetition and establishing a program that thrives on a seamless education. Thus, Forest Hills has created a vertically aligned advanced academic program. Our curriculum is designed to develop the superior academic skills necessary for future success.

  • Reading and Writing

    Students learn to read, write, speak, listen, and use language at an early age. At our school, we provide students with the skills necessary to be successful from their school years through their careers. Our reading and writing instruction helps students use a balance of informational and literary resources. It also provides opportunities to use academic vocabulary in speaking and writing. Students also learn how to write using text-based evidence.

    Recommended Reading and Writing Resources

    AR (Accelerated Reading)

    Additional Reading Links

  • Mathematics

    Our mathematics instruction builds conceptual understanding, develops students’ procedural fluency, and promotes higher-order thinking skills. In learning and understanding mathematics, our students develop “habits of mind”. They learn math strategies, talk about the math they are learning, and solve problems. These mathematical practices help students learn to apply mathematics to real-world situations. 

    Recommended Mathematics Resources

    Mathematics, Science & Gifted Department - Science and Math

  • Science

    Science helps our students engage in inquiry-based learning from a critical thinking approach. Engaging lessons allow students to experience science directly or through rich multimedia. Our instructional approach puts students in positions to research and find solutions.

    Recommended Science Resources

  • Social Studies

    Social Studies helps our students develop informed and logical decisions for the public good. As citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society, and interdependent world, we teach our students how to be informed citizens. The foundation for Social Studies teaches our students to ask questions and think about topics in areas of American history, geography, economics, civics, and government.

    Recommended Social Studies and History Resources