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Why Rosewood?

STEM Magnet of Urban Planning and Urban Design
Though we will become a STEM Magnet in 2018-2019 we began implementation during the 2016-2017 school year.  The highly qualified teachers at Rosewood designed the curriculum which will be implemented this school year and our Science Lab and Technology Media Lab are fully functioning and we are using this school year to determine upcoming needs.  Students enrolled at Rosewood during the 2017-2018 school year will be grandfathered into the magnet if parent applied through eChoices.
Project Based Learning
Rosewood is a Project Based Learning Environment. In Project Based Learning, students are pulled through the curriculum by a meaningful question to explore, an engaging real-world problem to solve, or a challenge to design or create something.
Accelerated Reading
Rosewood implements Accelerated Reader (AR) into the curriculum. AR is a daily progress monitoring software assessment used for monitoring the practice of reading. Accelerated Reader is an assessment that primarily determines whether or not a child has read a book. The software provides additional information to students regarding reading rates, amount of reading, and other variables related to reading.
The Arts at Rosewood
Rosewood is a strong supporter of the arts, and the integration of the arts throughout the curriculum. We are an Adopt the Arts school and through their funding our students have the opportunity to learn guitar, drums or keyboard via their programs. Our annual vocal programs are a school highlight.
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
Rosewood is using the "clustering" model to meet the needs of gifted students.  Teachers have taken and continue to take on-going course work giving them strategies necessary to meet the unique needs of the gifted child. Teachers of gifted/talented students "differentiate" the core curriculum through various means, including flexible groupings, acceleration of content, independent study, tiered assignments, interest centers, learning centers, compacting in student's area of strength, adjusting questions, and use of above-grade-level resources. A full day clustering model is composed of identified gifted students, students who are being screened for recommendation to the GATE program, and students who are recommended for continued screening.
Integrated Special Education Programs
Our special day class and resource program are an integral part of the Rosewood community, and you can get more information on our Special Education programs.