We use a shared and relevant curriculum to support daily teaching and learning. We believe that a content-rich curriculum-not skills-based test preparation is the key to achievement levels and intellectual development. Students learn best when provided ample opportunities to read, discuss, and write thoughtfully. It is our responsibility to create an inclusive classroom culture through utilizing principles of Universal Design for Learning. Students are presented with cross-curricular projects and opportunities with real-world audiences to put to use the content and skills learned across courses.