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of Math, Science, and Technology
The Radians School ADVANTAGE
Radians School Students Work Hard
and Enjoy the Learning Process!
When parents evaluate which school to send their
child, they take into consideration many points. The
most important of these is the academic curriculum a
school has. Enrolling one’s child in Radians School
implies that the parent believes that the academic
offering here affords the child the best opportunity to
successfully pursue their ultimate goals. We fully
understand that Radians School is not for everyone. To compete
successfully in the world requires clear goals and the willingness to work
hard to achieve these. Radians School is proud of the results it has
achieved with its students. We openly share the results of our
students because we know that these results are a validation of
the hard work and effort made by our teaching staff to guide our
students on the road to success. Parents can count on us to continue
to offer the most up-to-date and effective academic experience for your
child. One very important key to success is “discipline.” While no one
enjoys discipline, we enjoy the results that discipline helps us achieve.
It is true that the slogan
“Excellence! That’s What We Do!
represents who and what we are!
100% Full English classes
(excepting Spanish & PR History)
Strong emphasis on Science
Rigorous academic curriculum
geared towards preparing students
for study in PR and the U.S. with
proven successful results
Completely online platform for
Math, Science, History and
English from 7th grade
Outstanding facilities with 8
basketball courts, a baseball field
and semi-Olympic pool
Extensive agricultural program
with a full-size greenhouse and
hydroponic system (winner of
Two-time winner of the
prestigious “Presidential Blue
Ribbon Award” for teaching
Highly satisfied parents
Many co-curricular activities
includes: robotics, tennis, dance,
music, guitar classes, computer
animation, recycling, track and
field, champion volleyball and
softball teams, and much more.
The first and only school in Puerto
Rico recognized as a “National
School of Character”
different sciences can help learners connect concepts to concepts,
topics to topics and explicitly link different disciplines of science.
Science develops literacy skills
Above, Alexandra Droz, Radians High School
WHY WE EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE
OF SCIENCE AT RADIANS SCHOOL
Language and literacy skills are integral to knowing and doing
science. Reading, writing, and speaking are all essential to
comprehending and communicating scientific issues and ideas.
Active hands-on/minds-on science programs provide valuable
context for students to develop literacy skills through reading and
writing informational and non-fiction text. But literacy in science
is more than just reading and writing: understanding the impact
of science in our world provides opportunity to debate issues
through written, oral, or visual presentations. This gives students
opportunities to read, write, defend and communicate their
findings in meaningful ways.
Science surrounds us. It is everywhere in our daily lives - all day,
every day! That is why Radians School emphasizes SCIENCE!
From an early age, we interact with our environment, asking
questions and seeking answers. This question-and-answer process
lies at the heart of knowing and doing science. It is a way of
knowing and thinking about the natural and physical
components of the world in which we live.
The importance of science in our daily lives may not be obvious,
yet we make science-based choices every day. Science is involved
when we choose what to eat, or choose products with the least
impact on the environment or make informed decisions about
our health-care. Science is the foundation of an innovative
culture and at the core of significant political decisions.
Understanding science is crucial for all Puerto Ricans so we can
be informed and active in our country's future.
Active, hands-on/minds-on experiences, as well as research
and problem-solving opportunities, build an understanding of Above, Ricardo Valdes at Radians School lab.
what it means to know science. Doing science develops our
ability to ask questions, collect information, organize and test our
ideas, problem-solve and apply what we learn. Even more, science
Science develops numeracy skills
is a platform for building confidence, developing communication
Numeracy, like language and literacy, is integral to doing
skills, and making sense of the world around us. Read more about science. The skills of sorting and classifying, estimating and
how we learn to maximize the learning experiences of children.
counting, measuring, graphing, collecting data and analyzing are
Science is inclusive
frequently used when doing science. Science investigations
Science is part of our daily lives: all day, every day, everywhere provide rich context and authentic opportunities to learn and use
we go. Our personal lives are real world contexts for learning numeracy skills within the context of science. For instance,
science and understanding the impact of science on our lives. understanding and predicting how forces act on a structure
Everyone can become engaged in science by way of linking daily involves science, mathematics and design technology through
personal experiences to science, regardless of where they live, data collection, measurement, presentation and interpretation
how they live or what language they speak. Our knowledge of skills.
science comes from the contributions of many different cultures
Science develops general and technical skills
and people. Access to science education develops confidence and
Science is a way of knowing and thinking about the natural and
positive self-image for all learners, regardless of culture, gender, physical world. Observing, measuring, inferring, classifying,
race, social class or religious beliefs.
predicting and communicating are some of the skills fundamental
Science crosses subjects
The world is not fragmented into discrete subjects and science
is not isolated from everything else in our lives — it crosses into
all subjects. Not only do different types of science interact (such
as the concept of light energy, which links biology, chemistry and
physics), but science can be found in subjects like history,
geography, philosophy and all sorts of subject areas. For example,
understanding time periods in history and societies includes
learning about scientific innovations and technology used during
those periods. Science is even dance and music — it allows us to
understand how we hear music, how we move our bodies to
dance, and how our eyes see art.
Learning opportunities linking science to other subjects provide
a rich context for integrating science, technology, mathematics,
and language concepts and skills. Integrated programs help
learners understand concepts across different subjects and make
connections within a particular subject area. Integration of
to science. Not only are they integral to science investigations,
solving problems, and making decisions, they contribute to
science as a body of knowledge and a 'way of knowing.'
Conducting science investigations and explorations involves use
of inquiry skills. Inquiry is a circular process: the conclusions can
take the learner back to the original question and lead to more
questions, involving learners in the process of learning. By
formulating their own questions, planning, and conducting
investigations, learners build new meanings, understanding and
knowledge. This helps develop their critical thinking, reasoning,
and decision-making skills.
Science also requires using technical skills, important to
procedures used in various disciplines of science, such as doing a
titration in chemistry or using a spring scale in physics. Part of
learning these technical skills is developing an understanding of
the safety considerations involved when handling materials and
equipment and performing experiments.
Daily Life at
8th Grade World
Students from the 8th Grade World
History Course have been working on a
semester long project involving the
creation of a World History Timeline.
Students are encouraged to bring photos
of outstanding persons, age architecture,
art, music, and literature of a given time
Having students put events in order helps
them to start to understand the overall
development of a particular event such as
the age of Greece and Rome, age of
discovery, the industrial revolution, and,
finally, to understand the development of
an historical era like the Cold War. It
allows them to see how historical
events are related and points out the
cause and effect relationship
between historical events.
Students from the elementary school
surprised their teacher on Friday, Dec. 6
with an unexpected “Baby Shower.” Ms.
Fonseca was visibly moved at this display
of care and love by her students. Everyone
is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the
next member of the great Radians School
UPDATE: Ms. Johanna
Ortiz (elementary Math teacher) gave birth on Friday to a
healthy little girl, the newest addition to our family. We send
our best wishes and love!!
Above, Students taking care of the
hydroponic system at our ERCSA
agricultural center. Nicely done!
Above, Members of Cub Scouts Pack
453 having a meeting. Parents work
together with and support their
children. Great work parents!
Above, the parents of the COPSAA
Girls Mini Volleyball Champions. Day in
and day out they are there supporting
their children and helping them achieve
their goals! Congratulations parents!
Cayey, Puerto Rico
Radians School Calendar 2014
(Subject to Change)
Classes begin PK – 12th Grade
Holiday: Eugenio María de Hostos CLASSES WILL NOT MEET
Holiday: Martín Luther King CLASSES WILL NOT MEET
Santa pays a
visit to the
Scouting Anniversary Week
AEP Annual Convention
Holiday: President’s Day CLASSES WILL MEET
College Board Testing (PEAU)
Sanjuaneo Tour 9th – 12th
Ruta histórica Isla cerrera 7th & 8th
Autopista College Fair
Science Fair Week
Pocahontas 4th - 6th
English Week & Scholastic Book Fair
Science Fair Awards Ceremony
Presentation 1st - 3rd Grade
Noche de Teatro 7th – 12th
Pre School Open House
CLASSES WILL NOT MEET
Holiday: José de Diego CLASSES WILL NOT MEET
Back to school
25 SEPA Testing K-11th
Field Day Pre School
Education Week Celebration
Advanced Level Testing (PNA)
Achievements Ceremony 4th & 5th Grade
Achievements Ceremony 6th, 7th, 8th Grades
Achievements Ceremony 9th – 12th Grades
International Science & Engineering Fair – Los Angeles, California
Final Tests English & History
Final Tests Math &Spanish
Final Test Science/Last day of school
Commencement Ceremony 12th Grade
Commencement Ceremony 8 th Grade
Holiday: Memorial Day CLASSES WILL NOT MEET
Faculty Administrative End of Term Work
Radians Summer Camp/Faculty Professional Workshops
College Board Testing (PEAU)
Carr 735 Km 0.4
Cayey, PR 00736
Above, MORE CHAMPIONSHIPS!—Radians
School athletes win COPSAA Futsol
Championship! Way to go, SHARKS!
From the entire
we wish you a safe and
happy holiday season!