At the Core: High Qualified, Invested Teachers
The backbone of any school is its teachers. Nolan Creek teachers (at all levels) are chosen for their passion, drive and commitment to not only teaching academic content, but to the development of the whole child. Prospective teachers go throughj a thorough screening and interview process which includes guided interactions with current staff and students. While all teachers hired must be highly qualified (according to state and federal guidelines), Nolan Creek is also committed to attracting, developing and retaining certified teachers who have an entrepreneurial spirit. We are proud of the diverse backgrounds and experiences that our teaching staff brings to our school.
The Focus of Our Classes
Elementary classrooms at Nolan Creek are centered on strong instructional practices in all classes. the majority of time is spent on the development of reading, writing and math skills. Age-appropriate skills (such as penmanship and living skills) are addressed as well. Our philosophy is that students will be prepared for the rigors of a college preparatory middle and high school program only after learning the fundamentals of reading, writing and math.
Students are given opportunities with foreign language, art, music, physical education and othe enrichment activities. It is crucial that elementary students are taught HOW to learn and to think critically from an early age. Curricula in ALL areas (core and enrichment) is developed by teachers in accordance with the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills). Nolan Creek strongly believes that teachers develop their curricula with creativity and relevance in mind.
A Longer, More Enriching and More Engaging School Day
Nolan Creek strives to be responsive to the needs of our families, and is proud to say that we will have families with students in elementary and middle school grade levels. For this reason, we are aligning our start and end times so that transportation and other logistics are easier for parents. The school day runs from 7:30 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. As an option, students can be dropped off as early as 7:00 a.m. and may stay as late as 6:00 p.m. in the Belton Christian Youth Center's After School Supervision Program. Those arrangements are made by the parents and BCYC.
Whenever students are on campus, they are supervised by adult staff members and screened volunteers who must pass criminal background checks. Elementary students are provided with a daily recess. Students must bring their own lunches as there is no on-site cafeteria offering at the present time.
Time before school and after school may also include participating in tutoring, clubs, sports and other activities designed to enchance the overall development of students.
Why Nolan Creek?
Due to our small size, the level of articulation and cooperation among our staff is higher than that of a traditional school district. Not only can teachers cooperatively plan and create courses and curricula, but courses and skills can be aligned from kindergarten through 6th grade.
By nurturing students from an early age and working cooperatively with parents, our students are ready for the challenges that await them as adults as they are taught to enjoy learning and are able to create a positive school culture. We encourage you to contact us with further questions, and welcome you to visit our campus.