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Instructional programs at Red Creek Central School District emphasize basic skill development in reading, writing, and mathematics as well as science, social studies, technology and the arts. Socialization skills and character education are an integral part of the daily program.

M.W. Cuyler Elementary School boasts a strong focus on literacy. As a former Reading First school, numerous early interventions are employed to ensure that all students are reading on grade level by grade 3. Additionally, all students are provided with hands-on experiences and in-depth instruction in math by our team of math experts.

Red Creek Middle School offers accelerated classes, advisory time, exploratory and targeted study halls. Our middle school fosters educational, development and social needs for this unique age group.

Red Creek High School is renowned for offering dual-credit college courses, on campus and on-line. Our faculty is highly respected and trained. The district operates on a semester block schedule. Our Learning Center is available to all Middle School and High School students to ensure success.

Red Creek’s Performing Arts program has numerous opportunities for both band and chorus students with an emphasis on wide scale participation in All-County and Solo Fest. The Art department focuses on building basic skills as well as fostering growth in individual talents in students K-12.

Social Emotional Learning

Research suggests that student learning benchmarks (or standards) may increase the likelihood that students will receive better instruction in Social Emotional Learning (SEL), experience improved school connectedness, and become better learners (Osher & Kendziora, 2008 and Jones & Bouffard, 2012).

To enable students to take full advantage of educational opportunities throughout their school experience in grades K-12 and, equally important, to prepare them for college and/or career, the School Climate and Student Engagement Workgroup of the New York State Safe Schools Task Force have identified the following goalsto guide SEL benchmarks for New York State schools:

  1. Develop self-awareness and self-management skills essential to success in school and in life.
  2. Use social awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
  3. Demonstrate ethical decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts.

In the following pages, these goals are further explained, with associated benchmarks provided for voluntary use at the early elementary (K-3), late elementary (4-5), middle school (6-8), early high school (9-10), and late high school (11-12) levels.

NYSED Social Emotional Learning