Welcome To Roosevelt I.D.E.A. School
About our school
Roosevelt is one of nine elementary schools in the Stevens Point School District. Roosevelt is a neighborhood school in Plover. We have approximately 480 students in grades kindergarten through six.
In addition, Roosevelt is a charter school for Differentiated Instruction. The acronym IDEA in our school name stands for Instructional Differentiation for Education Achievement. Roosevelt IDEA School operates as an instrumentality of the Stevens Point School District. This means that the school district supports our charter school concept. The school has an approved contract that allows the school all the services and support offered to the other eight elementary schools in the district.
What is Differentiated Instruction?
It is a philosophy of teaching that maintains that all children are different and because of their unique differences, they need diverse materials, curriculum and challenges to meet their individual learning needs. The pioneers of this philosophy used differentiated instruction with gifted/talented students. After many decades of use, it was proven that the instructional strategies used to differentiate instruction for the gifted/talented students were very effective with all students. The researcher and author known throughout the United States for her work with Differentiated Instruction is Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson. Our charter school is based on many of the tenets of her work.
What can you expect if you attend Roosevelt IDEA School?
If you attend Roosevelt IDEA School you can expect to receive a high quality educational program for your children. As with the other eight schools elementary school in the district, we offer a rigorous curriculum that is aligned with the Wisconsin State Model Academic Standards. The core curriculum is enriched by art, music and physical education. Many opportunities are also available for students to participate in extra-curricular activities such as; sports, adventure education and various clubs.
Roosevelt IDEA School is known for its parental involvement. The school is a proud member of the National Network for Partnership Schools which was founded by Joyce Epstein at John Hopkins University.The school also maintains memberships with the National Association for Charter Schools and the Wisconsin Charter School Associations.The school staff meets the federal requirement of "highly qualified staff" having participated in continuous professional development in the areas of reading, math and differentiated instruction.