While meeting the individual needs of all our students at each of our elementary schools, New Castle Schools also utilize common curricular programs to facilitate our common curriculum pacing guides. These curriculum maps assure that all state standards are being instructed and that there are no gaps in the education of our students no matter which school they attend. These common learning programs cover the content areas of Reading , Math, Social Studies, and Science. They are core programs from leading educational companies such as Curriculum Associates, Pearson, McGraw Hill, and National Geographic.
At the secondary level, New Castle Community Schools provide quality instruction that is rigorous, relevant, and promotes increased student achievement. We continue to work toward academic excellence and educational growth for all students. Our secondary programing offers a balanced blend of academic, athletic, and extracurricular activities to help our students become engaged in our schools and grow into well-rounded citizens. We believe we have something for everyone. Students are given the opportunity to explore interests through robust elective offerings which include performing and fine arts options (dance, art, theatre arts, and music), career and technical course options, and special programs (peer facilitation and high ability courses). Our middle school students are able to take accelerated coursework by participating in an extensive honors program. As students enter high school, there are additional accelerated course offerings available. Advanced Placement and Advanced College Project classes, along with other dual-credit offerings, provide opportunities for our students to save money in college tuition and graduate from high school with an associate’s degree. Our educational practices are dedicated to meeting students where they are and preparing them to be successful as they go through school and life.
New Castle Area Special Services is established and operated through a partnership with New Castle, Shenandoah, Charles A Beard, South Henry, and Nettle Creek school districts in an effort to provide high quality special education services and supports to students with disabilities. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for students with disabilities through providing effective instruction and equitable access to the learning environment.
We promote student achievement, support the inclusion of students with disabilities in the general education setting, provide high quality special programming for students with intensive needs, celebrate milestones of student growth and development, and work to strengthen skills related to independent living and successful transitions into post-secondary settings and adult living.