Academics

Language Arts

Overview

Students at Einstein use novels and articles to explore the Common Core Standards with teachers that have studied at the Bard Institute for Writing and Thinking.  Students will hone their voice by reading myriad authors and writing their own high quality, text-based essays and inspired narratives.

The 7th grade advanced classes, in partnership with The Sacramento Theater Company, will produce the winter play: Charles Dickens’, A Christmas Carol.

History

Overview

Einstein offers students the opportunity to bring history to life.  Our faculty has worked with the UC Davis History Project and that experience and training benefits our students whether they are competing in the National History Day or portraying a historical figure in our Living History Museum.

Students study world history in 7th grade and US history in 8th grade.

Mathematics

Overview

Math at Einstein is taught through the Common Core Standards with constructivist lessons.  Students are expected to explain their thought process and demonstrate their conceptual understanding rather than simply seek solutions.

Einstein offers Math 7, Math 8, Compacted Math 7/8 and Compacted 8/1.  Students may spend an entire class period dissecting one problem that leads them through a rich dialogue that promotes critical thinking and mathematical reasoning.

Science Department

Overview

The Einstein science department teaches the scientific method through hands-on activities and labs like a squid dissection (above photo).  Students explore life science and physical science by conducting dissections, completing science fair projects and building balloon powered race cars.

Physical Education

Overview

Physical Education classes at Einstein provide students the opportunity to explore and discover sports with which they may not have experience. Capital Crew from the Sacramento State Aquatic Center visited and led the crew simulation.  Rugby, disc golf and lacrosse are some of the other sports that Einstein PE teaches.

Special Education

Overview

Mr. Graham, Ms. Smith and Mrs. Graham teach classes for students designated RSP.

Ms. Johnson, Mr. Bragg and Ms. Fackler teach students designated for SDC.

Mrs. Misca teaches a class for students diagnosed with Autism.

Library

Overview

The library is located in room 12 in the main hall.

Library Days and Hours

The library is now open at lunch and after school Tuesdays, Thursdays, and every other Friday.  Students can read, study, or check out books when the library is open.

Please, no food or drink in the library.  Lunch needs to be fully finished before coming down to the library.  I hope to see all English classes each month in the library for lessons and book check out.  I am excited to see all of our students in the library for another great year! 

Electives

Overview

Each student will have one elective class in 7th grade and another elective in 8th grade. 

Some electives are only reserved for 8th graders, such as: 8th grade leadership, advanced art and advanced Spanish. These are year long courses. 

If you are interested in finding out more regarding each elective, please click on the elective from the list on the left side of the page.