Corcoran Academy of Arts and Technology
The Corcoran Academy of Arts and Technology (CAAT) revolves around the Common Core ideas of critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration. CAAT involves placing students into “cohorts,” allowing them to learn as a part of a consistent community. CAAT students have a high rate of success, demonstrate confidence speaking in front of groups, and take ownership in the community they help to create.
The CAAT Process
- Teachers assign CAAT students to cohorts, sharing the same English, math, science, and social studies teachers.
- Teachers share preparation periods in order to collaborate and plan and to identify common concepts that bridge the curriculums.
- By working together, teachers can implement common practices and hone in on any students who are struggling.
- Students complete high-level tasks together, collaborating on projects and presentations, and learn how to examine and solve real-life problems.
By the 2015-16 school year, all Corcoran High School students will be CAAT students.