TOKLA’s elementary (grades K-5) program includes text-based sources, online curricula, hands-on, experiential programming, and multiple other resources modified to meet individual learning needs. The core curriculum consists of Reading, English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), where appropriate. TOKLA uses a multisensory approach that includes music and art as differentiated learning tools that help, for example, with visualization and verbalization. Outside the core curriculum, grades K – 5 receive instruction in Art, Music, Health, and Physical Education. Recess and social time are built in as well.
The TOKLA middle school (grades 6-8) program follows all required courses, credit hours and processes for promotion as required by Florida state law. The program complies with all IEP provisions and state requirements for Limited English Proficiency students. Core course offerings include: Math, Language Arts/ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), Science, Social Science and computer literacy. Electives include Music (choir, band/strings), Art (visual and performing arts), Foreign Language (Spanish, Hebrew, French or Italian), Physical Education and Health, and Career and Technical Education.
TOKLA’s high school program also follows Florida course requirements in addition to the five graduation options defined in section IV of Miami-Dade’s Student Progression Plan for high school and adult education. (Click Here for more info). TOKLA high school students work toward earning a standard Florida High School diploma (24 credits). Program offerings include: English and English Through ESOL, ESOL elective, Mathematics, Science, World History, American History, American Government, Economics, Physical Education (with multiple options for satisfying the requirement), Life Management Skills, Performing Arts, Practical Arts, Foreign Languages and numerous other electives.
Home & Hospital Based Education
We believe that students should have the opportunity to be educated with peers. When that is not possible, TOKLA offers home and hospital based educational alternatives, so that academic progress can remain on track.
The Home & Hospital Based instructional program has two instructional settings: face-to-face instruction by qualified teachers and virtual instruction via computer with 24/7 access. These complement each other and provide a wide range of curriculum opportunities to students who are unable to attend school for disability and medical reasons. Services are also available for Limited English Proficiency and exceptional students at all grade levels.