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NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS Trinity Lutheran School - Rantoul admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

 

For generations, we have embraced the multi-grade classroom approach to education. 

Our 3K classroom is stand-alone but socializes with 4K and 5K during recess times. 

4K and 5K are together 4 mornings each week. Group activities include Jesus time music, art, calendar, story time, letter of the week, and calendar. Individual groups are divided up for phonics and word work with the teacher and teacher aide. 

1st and 2nd grade are together in a classroom. They do social studies, science, and religion together. They have individual groups/grades for math and reading. 

3rd, 4th, and 5th grades are together in a classroom. 3rd and 4th grades do social studies, science, and religion together. 5th grade does social studies, science, and religion with 6th grade. 4th and 5th grades do English grammar/writing together.  All grades have individual levels/classes for math and reading, spelling, and phonics (3rd grade only). 

6th, 7th, and 8th grades are together in a classroom. 6th grade has its own math, reading, and English/grammar. They combine with 5th grade for social studies, science, and religion. 7th and 8th grades function as one unit, except for math. They are combined for reading (with individualized leveled reading available), social studies, science, religion, and  English/grammar/writing. In addition to math for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, Algebra I is available for 8th graders who are advanced. 

Benefits of multi-grade classrooms: 

*Children learn at their own pace (can review topics again and again as needed)

*Younger students ask questions of older students, older students encourage younger students 

*Family atmosphere of encouragement

*Deeper trust/bonding with the teachers because students's strengths and needs are better understood by the teachers

*Faster transitions back to school each year because students already know the teachers and routines