History of the Millard Core Academy at Cather
The Millard Core Academy at Cather is an option enrollment program offered by the Millard Public Schools. It was initiated by parents who were driven by a vision of a back-to-the-basics program. It offers a structured-school environment. Their vision was approved by the Millard Board of Education in 1995.
The Core Knowledge Sequence consists of a body of widely used knowledge placed into the curriculum in a coherent and sequential design. This spiral includes history and geography, science and health, music, visual arts, and language arts (poetry, idioms, reading, writing, and grammar). Use of this sequence allows students to establish a solid foundation to build upon. There are four essential components to the Millard Core Academy at Cather: the Core Knowledge Sequence, Spalding, Shurley Grammar, and Saxon Math. Each component incorporates district and state requirements while meeting the expectations of the Core Knowledge foundation.
Millard Core Academy Curriculum includes: