At Norton Elementary academics are a top priority. All of the curricula is based on Florida's Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Common Core Standards. Florida's State Standards in reading are addressed through Treasures from MacMillan McGraw/Hill, the district adopted core reading program for elementary students. Teachers supplement this program with Scientific Research Associates, Inc. (SRA), Reading Mastery, Early Interventions in Reading, and other children's literature. A 90 minute uninterrupted block is set aside each day to address reading instruction. Literacy centers, guided reading, direct instruction and small group instruction are methods used to deliver reading instruction in the classrooms.
State Standards in Science are addressed through the use of the National Geographic science program. Go Math: Florida from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt serves as the basis for our math program. Calendar Math is used as a supplement. Harcourt publishing also provides the core for our social studies program. Teachers use creative and engaging means to enhance all subject areas.