Early Childhood Education
Pre School 4 Year Old Program
Pine Hill Public Schools offers a supportive full day
learning environment which is created through the interaction of the
indoor and outdoor physical environment, the instructional materials,
furnishings, interpersonal relationships (adults with children, adults
with adults and children with children) and daily routines. It is within
this supportive environment that each child's optimal development takes
place. The child's development in the four domains - social, physical,
cognitive and emotional - is being supported, sustained, extended and
enhanced primarily through activities which promote purposeful play.
While the adults provide the conditions and the materials that influence
how the child plays and extend the activity so that more sophisticated
levels of interaction and expression are realized, it is the child who
determines the roles and the rules shaping the play. The district uses
Creative Curriculum as its main focus for these children.
Kindergarten - Grade 5
The Pine Hill Public Schools K-5 curriculum is aligned with
the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and the Common Core
State Standards. These standards, with emphasis on building a strong
foundation, specify the knowledge students should acquire and the skills
they should develop in the course of their K-5 experience. To
demonstrate proficiency and accomplish this, benchmarks have been
developed at grades 3, 4 and 5. The ASK 3,4,5 assessment is administered
to evaluate student progress. All 3rd through 5th grade students are
required to take the state assessments.
Grades 6-8 Pine Hill Middle School
As students progress through the grade levels a continuum of
standards and skills are developed. These are aligned with the NJ Core
Content Standards and the Common Core State Standards. Children during
this block of time are introduced to a more departmentalized program.
The expectations are much higher at this level as students are asked to
think critically in all content areas. The children will be assessed
using district benchmark assessments and state tests in grades 5 through
8. These assessments will be used to evaluate the progress of each
student as they work through the grades.
Grades 9-12 Overbrook High School
Overbrook High School affords our students the opportunity
to excel in preparation for the future. The school offers Advanced
Placement, Honors and College Prep courses concurrently meeting the
needs of "all" students. Each student is required to pass the rigorous
High School Proficiency Assessment in grade 11 as well as 120 required
course credits to graduate. All courses at the High School are aligned
with the NJ State Standards and the Common Core State Standards.