Pima Traditional Information
Pima Elementary School is diligently working to open in August 2018 as Scottsdale Unified School District’s second traditional school! Our new name will be the Pima Traditional School.
Acquiring basic skills will be the foundation of the learning process, primarily through direct instruction by the teacher in math and reading. The primary focus will be given to the following core academic areas: phonics and reading; grammar, spelling and writing; mathematics; science and social studies.
The phonics-based Spalding program will be the basis of our language arts program. Spalding’s mission, according to their website, is “to increase literacy for all children and adults by using The Spalding Method to develop skilled readers, critical listeners, and accomplished writers and spellers.” For more information about The Spalding Method visit their website.
Pima will also utilize the Saxon Math program. Saxon’s incremental spiral-approach teaches students information in small amounts, and continually repeats concepts to keep newly acquired skills fresh and active. For more information about the Saxon Math program visit this website.
The hard work is already beginning! The School Board approved our transition to a traditional school in March 2017. Teachers began their training for Multisensory Integrated Language Arts 1 (Spalding) in August. They will take Part 2 in the summer or fall of 2018. Saxon Math training is being planned for May 2018.
We are still in the planning stages, but look back here for updates as they become available! Please contact our principal, Alexis Cruz-Freeman, for questions or tours.
See this link for information that was presented to the Scottsdale Governing Board in March 2017.
Timeline (updated 10/25/2017)
Governing Board approved Pima’s transition to traditional school
Teachers completed Spalding training class - MILA 1
Pima Traditional School - Community Information Sessions:
- Thursday, November 30th at 3:30 PM in the cafeteria
- Thursday, November 30th at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria
- Friday, December 1st at 10:00 AM in the cafeteria
- Saturday, December 9th at 9:00 AM in the cafeteria
It is our hope that every child’s parent will attend one informational session to learn about the changes to our school next year.
The same information will be presented at each session. For more information click here.
Saxon Math Training for teachers - possibly May
Teachers will take Spalding training class – MILA 2
Pima Traditional School opens with new building (see rebuild information here)