September 18: PTO Fundraiser: Blaze Pizza (11:00am - 9:00pm) ... September 20: DATA DAY (11:30am dismissal) & SPIRIT DAY! ... SEPTEMBER 27: Fall Picture Make Ups & Fall Sports Team Picture Day ... October 1: #VegasStrong Spirit Shirts (uniform bottoms) ... October 7 - October 11: BOOK FAIR! ... October 8: Grandparent's Lunch ... October 9: Grade 4 FIELD TRIP: Hoover Dam #1 ... October 10: Grade 4 FIELD TRIP: Hoover Dam #2 ... October 11: Family Picnic Day | End of 1st Quarter... October 15: Kindergarten FIELD TRIP: Anderson Dairy ... October 18: DATA DAY & SPIRIT DAY | PTO Fall Festival | Report Cards ... October 21: Grade 1 FIELD TRIP: Gilcrease Orchard #1 ... October 22: Grade 1 FIELD TRIP: Gilcrease Orchard #2 ... October 25: NO SCHOOL ... October 31: Halloween Costume Parade
Educational Philosophy

The Charter School Philosophy

Pinecrest Academy of Nevada’s educational program is modeled after specific innovative learning methods and strategies that have proven successful in raising student learning and achievement.

 These include but are not limited to:

  • A standards-based curriculum based on Common Core Standards for Learning
  • A thematic approach to integrate core areas of study such as mathematics, reading, language arts, writing, science, and social studies.
  • Appropriate assessments for learning (screening, progress monitoring, and diagnostic)
  • Data-driven high-quality differentiated instruction
  • Supplemental programs for student advancement and remediation
  • Support for teachers and ongoing professional development for advancing technology and other 21st century resources
  • Research-based instructional practices (i.e., Marzano's High Yield Teaching Strategies and Coalition of Essential School's Principles)
  • Weekly grade level and monthly staff meetings and ongoing professional development workshops
  • Tutoring for remediation and acceleration
  • Targeted interventions for struggling readers and students performing below grade level.