Rock Island-Milan School District offers a diverse academic program including curricular areas such as: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Languages, Health, Physical Education, and the Arts. Instruction is based on the Illinois Learning Standards and incorporates effective, research-based instructional strategies. Grading and student assessment practices are constructed to provide optimal feedback on student academic progress.
Multi-Age or Looping Grades
Earl Hanson has multi-age classrooms for grades 1 through 6. The school does not have looping classrooms.
Special Programs for Gifted and At-Risk Students
Rock Island-Milan School District believes that students with potential for outstanding accomplishments require special provisions to meet their educational needs. The gifted program identifies individuals through teacher referral, cognitive ability, and achievement testing and establishes an individualized academic program for those identified students.
Contacts for Special Needs Children
Dr. Phyllis Ellett
Library and Technology Services
The library is up to date. The library houses a technology lab, which consist of 30 computers. Each classroom has approximately 3 student computers.
At this time no foreign languages are being taught.
Academic Programs Offered
- To improve the student’s math skills, Earl Hanson has established an action plan and will continue the investigation of problem solving using the PDSA Cycle. The school has also set clear targets for meeting Math standards for every grade level. Pilot Success Maker and Accelerated Math are two programs that were developed to improve students’ Math scores.
- To improve writing skills, teachers introduce the language of the Six Traits as they pertain to classroom projects and literature. Some of the Six Traits of writing are also used to teach mini-lessons.
- To improve the students’ reading skills, teachers focus on a variety of programs depending on the grade of the child. Text Talk, Phrase/World of the Week, and Word Blocks are all programs used to progress a child’s reading ability.
- Earl Hanson also offers educational opportunities for parents to support their children in their school and learning experience
Earl Hanson students have achieved high academic performances in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics.