Traditional Program
In 2018/2019 Spectrum Elementary is introducing a new Traditional program track within the school, K-6.

Students will now be able to either follow a Conventional program or a Traditional program at Spectrum.

As part of the Gilbert Public School District, we are excited to be able to offer educational choices for our students and families, based on their needs.

What is Traditional?

In the Traditional classroom the desks all face the front of the room, and the curriculum is delivered primarily through whole group instruction led by qualified teachers.

The ELA curriculum in Traditional is Spalding K-6.  Spalding focuses on precise speech, legible handwriting, spelling and fluency in reading.  Teachers model, coach and provide support when needed.  The curriculum is structured, sequential and cumulative.

The Math curriculum is Saxon Math K-6.  Saxon Math reinforces incremental learning.  New concepts are introduced daily, and previously learnt concepts are reviewed.  In this program Math is taught one grade level above.

Traditional homework will meet or exceed our usual GPS homework requirements, and there will be additional reading time of 15-30 minutes related to an Accelerated Reading program.


Learn More

To learn more about the Traditional option at Spectrum please contact us directly, or Schedule A Tour.

Traditional Info





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