This enrichment program is for students entering fourth grade who are looking for an advanced curriculum as they prepare to transition into fourth grade. Through differentiated instruction, teachers bring each learner to the next level. Students will work on more sophisticated vocabulary and literature to help with analysis. Math will include concepts of logic, reasoning and problem solving.
Carrie May has been teaching elementary school for more than 10 years, with 6 years of experience at American Heritage School. She earned her BA in Education from the University of Florida where she spent 3 years teaching 5th grade at UF's developmental laboratory school, PK Yonge.
Gwendolyn Esposito has been teaching for 16 years, the last five of which have been as a fifth grade teacher at American Heritage School. Four out of those 16 years have been spent in administrative roles such as Assistant Principal and STEM Curriculum Writer for the School District of Palm Beach County. She currently holds an Educational Leadership Certificate for grades K-12, Elementary Teaching Certificate for grades K-6, and she is the current team leader for fifth grade. She is also the advisor for the Safety Patrol program as well as the co-advisor for the SGA program.
Mrs. Santana graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Psychology. Certified in K-6 and ESOL, she has been teaching for 10 years, 9 of which have been in the 2nd and 3rd-grade classroom. This is her 4th year at American Heritage. In addition to teaching, she tutors and coaches volleyball.
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll, and a specific teacher is not guaranteed. It is the parents’ responsibility to check with their child's school when seeking credit for a course. For online courses, the students’ cameras MUST be turned on at all times, and attendance is mandatory. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording by students during the course. Students must be age appropriate for the course, and all students must adhere to proper online etiquette. For online courses, young children must be supervised by a parent at all times.