kuaboutFor 18 years, Kids Unlimited has provided high quality youth and community development services to Southern Oregon families.  Having recognized the need for an educational option that would more fully meet the needs of children, from working families, who are struggling to meet state standards in the Medford School District, Kids Unlimited opened a new charter school in the Medford School District in the fall of 2013.  Kids Unlimited Academy is an extended day, extended year program that combines best practice curriculum with a staff dedicated to fully meeting the educational needs of its students.

WHAT MAKES KIDS UNLIMITED ACADEMY DIFFERENT?

  • Extended Learning Time (Longer School Day and School Year.  Approximately 30% instructional time per school year than the Medford School District.  Students will be in school for 186 school days per year, which is an additional two weeks, and will be in school from 7:30 until 5:30 pm daily)
  •  Success for All comprehensive, research-based school reform model that has been proven to close the achievement gap, proven to support English Language Learners in their language acquisition.  On state exams, Success For All schools in Oregon outperform schools who use other curricula.
  • Singapore Math curriculum, which was used in the development of the US Common Core Standards and lead Singapore’s math students to achieve at highest levels in the world by age 15.
  • Focus on S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)
  • Relentless focus on providing tailored instruction and interventions to ensure all students are reading at grade level
  • Organizational belief that all students are capable of achieving at high levels, graduating from high school, and attending college or receiving post-secondary training
  • Smaller Class Sizes  (limited to 25 per class)
  • Commitment to continual program improvement through ongoing data analysis
  • Tutoring available before and after school
  • Diverse, high quality enrichment programs (arts, music, dance, theater, sports)
  • Supplemental academic and enrichment programming provided during breaks
  • Strong Parent Engagement component: Parents as Child’s First Teacher
  • Efficiency of Services due to existing Kids Unlimited infrastructure
  • Daily common planning time for teachers, and extensive ongoing professional development
  • Minimal bureaucracy that allows for more direct focus on teaching and learning
  • Curriculum Diversity that takes into account learning styles
  • Seamless programming from early childhood (Family Nurturing Center) through middle school
  • Child-Centered focus
  • English Language Learner support with SIOP and Rosetta Stone software
  • Focused Case Management of all students to ensure well rounded students
  • Project-based/Integrated Studies at the 6th-8th grade levels
  • Technology Infused learning that is mobile and worldwide in nature
  • School to Work & Service Learning linkages connecting student learning with the world of work.