Enrichment Activities & the Arts
The Vincent Smith School offers as many and as wide a variety of extracurricular and enrichment activities as possible to help promote positive social experiences, self-esteem, and cultural appreciation.
9th period is dedicated to club activity each day, with each student participating in an activity of their choosing. Students have a plethora of clubs from which to choose: Cooking, Yearbook, SAT/ACT Prep, Pottery, Yoga, Chess, Newspaper, Meditation, Music, Science, and Walking Club. In addition, students contribute to the School and our community by holding fundraisers, such as their annual Coat Drive, Canned Food Drive and Toy Drive.
Day field trips are scheduled throughout the School year. Spirit Week, Art Show, Field Day, Talent Show, Career Day, and student full-day workshops are among the activities that provide additional enrichment for our students. Each year, students also participate in a community service program.
The Vincent Smith School uses the Six Pillars of Character as a framework for teaching our students positive and ethical values. The Six Pillars of Character have been recognized and endorsed by the U. S. Senate and the White House. All students are expected to develop and live by the character traits of Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship throughout their educational career at The Vincent Smith School.
S.P.I.R.E. Specialized Program Individualizing Reading Excellence
S.P.I.R.E. is a comprehensive and multi-sensory reading system that integrates phonological awareness, phonics, handwriting, fluency, vocabulary, spelling, and comprehension in an instructional design that is based on how struggling readers learn. S.P.I.R.E. is skill-based and follows a scope and sequence that begins with simple skills and moves to more complex, spiraling concepts in order to bring students to full literacy. S.P.I.R.E. is being used in grades 1-6.
College & Careers
- Vocational Exploration (Grades 9-10)
- College & Careers (Grades 11-12)