Millard Core Knowledge Academy Information

What is the Millard Core Knowledge Program?

The Core Knowledge Academy is a K-5 program of choice offered by Millard. Students are challenged through a in-depth and swiftly-paced curriculum which develops higher-level thinking skills.  The teacher-directed environment establishes high expectations through whole-group learning, and fosters analytical thinking.  The Millard Core Knowledge Academy provides cultural literacy through a sequential and challenging curriculum rooted in the E.D. Hirsch Core Knowledge Sequence and philosophy.  Our program develops rich reading and writing skills through the use of Spalding, Phonics, and Shurley Grammar.  The Core Knowledge Academy at Cather is recognized as a Core Knowledge Program School of Distinction.

Description of Millard Core Knowledge Program at Cather

MPS Core Website

Core Knowledge Brochure

Why should my family choose the Millard Core Academy?

The Core Knowledge Academy is not a remedial program, nor is it a gifted program. It is simply a choice for parents to make regarding their child's education.  Does it fit all children? No.  As with any program, unless the parent, teacher and child desire to work at success, there will be only mediocre or minor progress.  The strength of this program is found in this three-fold (parent, teacher, and child) cooperative effort. All understand that to learn, one must practice. Parents desire choice in education; the Millard Core Academy offers one such choice.

Your child will be enthusiastic about learning as our rigorous curriculum unfolds. A student entering the Core Knowledge Program is eager and ready to learn, self-reliant, and curious.  He/she can recall facts, demonstrate self-control over emotions and actions, communicate thoughts and feelings verbally, accept and respond appropriately to all directions, show respect to adults, and learn with the whole group. 

Parent Testimonials

Cather Through the Years 

What curriculum is used in the Millard Core Knowledge Program?

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What is the philosophy of the Millard Core Knowledge Academy?

This mini-magnet program contains components that will enrich and strengthen your child’s academic and cultural growth.  The Core Knowledge curriculum covers advanced topics that are typically not covered in a traditional public school setting.

The Millard Core Knowledge Academy was initiated by parents driven by a vision of a teacher-directed environment enriched with a back-to-basics program.  It is not a remedial or gifted program.  Instead it is a program that provides a rigorous, challenging, and swift-paced curriculum for all students.  The program is rooted in the E.D. Hirsch sequence and philosophy.  Parent support is essential to student success.

What does a Millard Core Knowledge Classroom look like?

·      Classroom instruction is directed by the teacher

·      Self-contained classrooms

·      Individual desks in rows, facing the teacher

·      Students are expected to follow school and classroom rules

·      Homework is assigned regularly

How do I schedule a school tour?
Contact our school at 402-715-1315 to schedule a tour.
Is the Millard Core Academy the same as Common Core?

No, the Millard Core Academy is not associated with Common Core.  

Common Core is a set of academic standards in mathematics and English language arts that define what a student should learn by the end of each school year in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Many states have adopted the Common Core. The state of Nebraska has not.

Millard Core Academy is a curricular based program based on research done by E.D. Hirsch and the Core Knowledge Foundation. Our school has included the Spalding literacy program and Shurley program.  Each program is based on a logical sequence that systematically moves a student towards success.