The Merit School of Stafford
2019-2020 School Year!
Advanced Concept: “Animals and Their Habitats”
Join us as we discover animals and their habitats all around the world. Students will imagine grabbing their snow suits as they explore the artic, apply sunscreen as they trudge through the desert, spray on bug repellent before entering the rainforest, and will grab their scuba gear before diving deep into the ocean. Through several in class and field trip opportunities, students will better understand the importance of both living and nonliving things in a habitat. Students will also learn how animals and plants have adapted in order to thrive where they live. So bring your imagination, it’s sure to be a wild ride!
Advanced Concept: “Our World and Beyond”
Open your mind as we journey through time and space to discover the story of “us”. Our spaceship will guide us through the cosmos as we first take a view of the Earth 250 million years ago and then travel beyond our imaginations. As we leave Earth behind and transport ourselves through the solar system and beyond, students will gain a better understanding of Earth’s position and learn how our understanding of the universe has changed throughout time. Students will also highlight key scientist that have influenced our perspectives on the universe and enjoy several opportunities in our community to expand our in class lessons.
Advanced Concept: "Theatrical Performance”
Second graders will have a unique opportunity to study and interpret the rich world of drama, with specializations in theater and performance, dramatic writing, acting, and set design. Students will transform into enlightened artists and scholars in dramatic literature and performance studies. Through in-class and field trip opportunities, students will begin as novice and end as theater professionals who will exude confidence and leadership.
Advanced Concept: "American History: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow!”
Join us as we travel through time and analyze how the past has influenced the present and how what we do today will change tomorrow. Students will have the opportunity to magnify key events while examining how America’s economy, culture, technology, and international relations have changed over time. As we step through the years that define America as we know it, we will also highlight significant leaders throughout history that shifted our culture into what it is today.
4th and 5th Grade
Advanced Concept: Coming Soon!