The African Centered Curriculum (ACC)
The ACC program infuses African American and African Diaspora people, history and events into the district’s standardized curriculum. Important features of the program include helping students develop high levels of self-esteem, self-respect and self-discipline utilizing the Maa’t Virtues and Kwanzaa Principles; Affirming African and African American culture (knowledge of self and others); and, developing students academically to meet and exceed District 65 Standards in reading, writing and mathematics.
The General Education program
Gen-Ed as it is known, offers a broad base of student experiences, and features some of Oakton’s most experienced and talented teachers.
The Two-Way Immersion (TWI)
TWI classrooms have approximately half Spanish speaking and English speaking students. K-5 curriculum materials in Spanish and English, as well as State and local standards, guide instruction. Teachers use challenging strategies that promote high levels of language and academic achievement. Reading and writing is taught to all students in the child’s first language so they develop the essential base for acquiring a second language.