English Program Overview

We commence with English instruction for most students between the age of 3 and 4. We begin with a Grade K reading program and all students are taught to read in English prior to commencing Kindergarten. Students who begin at ATA in Kindergarten and are not yet able to read, will be taught to read with our 4-year-old students. Students receive between 30 and 60 minutes of English reading instruction each school day once they begin our reading program. Once students complete all content included in the Grade K and Grade 1 set, an additional 45-60 minutes of English is added to teach language arts. Once students begin the 2nd grade content, they will receive approximately 2 hours of instruction in English reading and language arts(grammar, writing, spelling, etc.) each day. 

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