Accelerated Reader

The Accelerated Reader (AR) program is a computer program that tests reading comprehension.  Students select books on their reading level, read independently, and take an independent comprehension test on the computer.  Each book is worth a certain number of points based on its length and reading level.  Students strive to reach an assigned point goal each quarter.

Artist in Residence

Make Your Day Citizenship Program

The Make Your Day Count Program exists to provide a consistent campus management system for all classes.  It demonstrates that teachers hold high expectations for all students.  It is a cooperative citizenship program, not merely a discipline plan.

Make Your Day Count focuses on one rule: No one has the right to interfere with the learning, safety or well-being of others.

6th Grade PILOTS

Secret Garden Publishing Lab

Wonderland Garden and Outdoor Classroom

One-to-One Technology

All Things E.Q.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Integration

Gifted Education

Sonoran Sky Offers the Following Gifted Services:

School-wide Cluster Grouping – Gifted students are grouped into designated cluster classrooms at each grade level and receive differentiated instruction in all content areas by gifted cluster teachers.

Honors Classes (Grades 4-6) – Content replacement and content enrichment in mathematics and/or language arts daily with a gifted specialist. 

Self-Contained Gifted Program (Grades K-6) – The Self-contained Gifted Program located at Sonoran Sky Elementary School serves highly and profoundly gifted students in grades K-6. It is designed for high achieving, highly gifted students whose needs may not be met by the other gifted programs offered in the district. In this program, students generally work two or more years beyond grade level with intellectual peers. Students in the Self-Contained Gifted Program participate in daily Special Areas with the other grade-level classes and are included in all grade-level activities and field trips.

Curriculum Highlights:

  • Shared Inquiry/Socratic Questioning

  • Problem-Based Learning

  • Latin-Based Vocabulary

  • Elements of Reasoning

  • Continental Math and Math Olympiad

  • College of William and Mary Curriculum

  • Speech and Debate classes

  • Technology Integration

For more information explaining the School-wide Cluster Grouping model, Honors Classes, or the Self-Contained Gifted Program, please visit the PVSchools Gifted Department webpage.