EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Arthur Academy Charter Schools.
I am very proud to be the Executive Director of the six Arthur Academy schools. We have operated since 2002, serving almost 1,100 students in the Portland area. I have been lucky enough to be a member of the Arthur Academy team since 2005 and have held the position of Executive Director since 2013.
Arthur Academy charter schools specialize in a unique instructional model that is a way of teaching that defines our charter school option called Direct Instruction (DI). In our DI programs, general objectives have been broken down into very small teaching progressions. All activities and examples for each lesson are very carefully analyzed and follow a sequence that can be easily learned and incorporated into more complex areas of higher levels of applications. What is learned is continually used and applied, with less need for review. The activities are presented in very precise, interactive ways so that lessons are easier for students to understand.
Along with our DI programs (which are used in the subjects of reading, writing, spelling, language and math) we also offer social studies, science, enrichments, physical education, technology and music.
Arthur Academy schools have a tradition of academic excellence and we believe in our school motto: “Pay attention. Work hard. Get smart. Be proud!” If our students pay attention to their teacher and work hard at their lessons, they will get smart and then be very proud of themselves.