Willow Creek Charter School

Classrooms

Level 1 (Kg and 1st grade)

Children enter Level 1 filled with wonder, hope, enthusiasm, and a love of learning. They come eager to take on new challenges and anticipating the wonder of attending school. Students leave Level 1 transformed into confident, independent thinkers and learners beginning to think more logically and organizing information symbolically.

Level 1 has students from 4 to 6 years old in a Kindergarten and 1st grade combined classroom.

Level 1 starts class at 8:15 a.m. and ends the day at 3:00 p.m. Students are welcome to arrive at 7:45 a.m. and stay until 4:00 p.m., with supervision. After-school interventions are between 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – intervention notifications will be sent home to you if they are required for your child.

For detailed class structure and information, please see: Level 1 Handbook

Any child that turns five by December 31 can be enrolled in our kindergarten class.

If you would like to enroll your student, you can download our application.

You may email the teacher at level1@willowcreekcharter.com


Level 2 (1st and 2nd grade)

Level 2 consists of first and second grade students that range in age from 5 to 8 years old. This diverse age range and abilities of students creates a family-like atmosphere. Students are encouraged to help other students in areas that they have mastered themselves. After all, the highest level of learning is being able to teach your knowledge to another person. Level 2 is set up so that while Mrs. Sherman is working or conferencing with a small group of students or individuals, the other students will be working with a Paraprofessional doing centers and reviewing work. Children are encouraged to be responsible for their own learning, while the educators keep a close watch over their development.

Mrs. Sherman uses the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards curriculum to direct her instruction. Level 2 uses lessons within Imagine It!, Everyday Math, My Math and other learning strategies in whole group and work stations that allow students to work towards their unique potential.

Level 2 starts class at 8:15 a.m. and ends the day at 3:00 p.m. Students are welcome to arrive at 7:45 a.m. and stay until 4:00 p.m., supervised. After-school interventions are between 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – notifications will be sent home if they are required for your child.

For detailed class structure and information, please see: Level 2 Handbook

If you would like to enroll your student, download our application.


You may email the teacher at level2@willowcreekcharter.com


Level 3 (3rd and 4th grade)

Mrs. Harber is a certified teacher dedicated and focused on developing a challenging curriculum and assessments. She is an educator adept at challenging students to reach their full potential, with excellent communication skills, organized and driven with the ability to stay on task! She uses efficient and effective methods of teaching while focusing on the individual needs of all students.

Level 3 has students from 8 to 10 years old in a 3rd and 4th grade multi-age classroom.

Level 3 starts class at 8:00 a.m. and ends the day at 3:15 p.m. Students are welcome to arrive at 7:45 a.m. and stay until 4:00 p.m., supervised.

For detailed class structure and information, please see: Level 3 Handbook

If you would like to enroll your student, download our application.

You may email the teacher at level3@willowcreekcharter.com


Level 4 (5th and 6th grade)

Level 4 implements AZCCRS through the Imagine It and Everyday Math curriculum to engage students in the learning process. Along with traditional curriculum, students also partake in project-based learning and work centers to support differentiated instruction.

Mrs. Schmidt creates a supportive environment for students to grow both in academics and personal responsibility. In this level, accountability, goal setting, and organization are emphasized and taught to prepare students with necessary life skills that will help them achieve success. In addition, students learn metacognitive strategies that help them understand their learning process and create a growth mindset. This level is a multi-age classroom that is geared towards students between 10-12 years of age.

Level 4 Handbook

Jessica Merten-Schmidt
level4@willowcreekcharter.com


Level 5 (7th and 8th grade)

In Level 5, Ms. Sevey uses the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards curriculum to direct her instruction. Level 5 uses the Engage NY Curriculum and other learning strategies in whole group and work stations that allow students to work towards their unique potential.

Ms. Sevey is our Level 5 teacher. She is dedicated to developing life-long learners within her classroom. She believes in cultivating a child’s natural curiosity of learning by creating engaging lessons that utilize her student’s individual learning styles. To assess her students’ understanding of what has been taught, she utilizes many different methods; the use of technology, project work, group work or demonstrating their understanding. Ms. Sevey believes that her classroom is a community and students need to feel safe to make mistakes and not be made fun of.

Level 5 is a 7th – 8th grade multi-age classroom.

Level 5 starts class at 8:00 a.m. and ends the day at 4:00 p.m.

For detailed class structure and information, please see: Level 5 Handbook

If you would like to enroll your student, download our application.

You may email the teacher at level5@willowcreekcharter.com