We are a learning organization, designing engaging work for our students that meets their individual interests and talents. Our seven district instructional strategies are: Service-learning, Project Based Learning, Co-teaching, Differentiation, Subject Integration, and Technology Integration.
Our curriculum is based on the Ohio State Standards for learning which serve as a springboard for innovation and design thinking. Additionally, college and career readiness standards are woven into our core instruction K-12, including the incorporation of two school days dedicated to student college and career exploration for grades 7-12.
Ridgemont Curriculum Maps are living documents that are constantly being updated in order to increase student: learning growth and achievement, engagement, life opportunities, and overall well-being. Our maps are aligned to the Ohio State Standards and represent an instructional foundation for learning.
Our 21st century PreK-12 building and instructional designs are founded on the following principles:
Service and project based learning which addresses real world problems for real world audiences.
Customized student learning based on student need and readiness which uses technology as a primary tool.
Deeper, amplified learning which makes principles one and two purposeful and engaging to students.
We believe the following Gopher Traits uphold our principles and result in well-rounded, thoughtful and productive students, supporting them on their life-long learning journey:
Determination - the grit to persevere in a task or belief and see it through to completion.
Empathy - Sharing in the feelings of others even when they are quite different from us; demonstrating compassion and understanding.
Cognitive Flexibility - able to change one’s perspective based on receptivity to new ideas as well as thinking about multiple concepts simultaneously.
Innovation - using creative and critical thinking skills to problem solve with original ideas, devices, or methods.
Humor - a positiveness that is able to laugh at one’s self and find joy in unexpected situations.