Curriculum & Instruction
The Curriculum & Instruction Department at Rhodes School for the Performing Arts ensures that our students are being taught the same skills as their public-school peers. The department provides identifiable measurable results based on objectives to help determine student progress and academic achievement; keeps our students competitive when compared to others across the state; and ensures that our students can be successful in any educational setting, public or private.
RSPA's Science Fair
The Science Fair is on the Way!
Science Fair project forms go home on September 5th and are due September 12th. Learn more below.
Summer Academic & Enrichment Camp
Date: Tuesday, May 30th – Friday, June 30th + Saturday, June 3rd & 10th
Join RSPA for its Summer Academic & Enrichment Camp! RSPA K-5th grade scholars will enjoy field trips, fun, learning, and more! Transportation is limited. Please speak with your scholar’s teacher for more information.
Science Fair Information
Thursday, November 9, 2023
It’s that time of year…RSPA’s Science Fair! This is a time for our scholars to apply their critical thinking skills. They get to ask questions and derive the answer through experimentation. A science project challenges a student to solve a problem/answer a question using the scientific method or design process. It is a great way to excite children about science, teach them to think like scientists, develop organizational skills, and enhance their writing and oral presentation skills. Lessons have been worked into the curriculum to explain the process of conducting a science investigation to guide them on their way.
Please review the Schedule of Assignments for our 2nd-8th grade scholars below. Kindergarten-1st grade scholars will work on a classroom project together to share on Science Fair night!
2023 Science Fair Judges:
Karen Carter, MSRRT/RCP | Former High School Science Educator, Robbyn Pope, B.S. Biology | Leslie Coward, Ph.D, Education, University Houston | Kimberly Hardison, RPH, Omni Care | Kimberly Rice, MS, Computer Science, Engineer, Shell Director |Linda White, B.S.
Sandra J. Aldridge, Port City (TX) Chapter, The Links Incorporated
Sandra Alridge is a forward-thinking problem solver and manager with experience in the energy and chemical process fields specializing in the supply chain, design, specification, and construction of process and offsite facilities. Expertise includes construction contract negotiations, risk analysis/facilitator, and multi-office executed projects with total installed costs of up to 25 billion USD. Projects under her leadership have been designed, executed, designed, and constructed in Abu Dhabi, Africa, Brazil, China, Russia, Venezuela, USA.
Sandra is a graduate of the University of Houston (Houston, Texas) with a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Technology and Duke University Renewable Energy and Green Building Entrepreneurship Certification. Organizations and affiliations include the Society of Women Engineers, Lean In, National Society of Black Engineers, Project Management Institute, International Who’s Who of Professionals, Toastmasters International (CTM), Federation of Houston Professional Women, Port City (TX) Chapter of The Links Incorporated, Alpha Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Houston Associate Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Incorporated.
Sandra is married to Robert J. Alridge and has three children (Robert II (wife Sarah, granddaughter Serena Jane), Ryan, and Shannon).
Dr. Lisa Otey, MD
Dr. Otey has been practicing Gynecology for over 20 years and has a special focus on Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology. She recently joined a practice with her father, Dr. Gurney F. Pearsall Sr., a well-renowned Houston Pediatrician at Pearsall & Otey Women and Children’s Health. Dr. Otey is residency-trained and board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and completed a fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology. She is on staff at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. Dr. Otey attended Spelman College and Meharry Medical School and completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine.
Access your child’s STAAR results…
2023 Log In and Learn More
Directions for Accessing Student Test Results on TexasAssessment.gov.
1. Visit TexasAssesment.gov.
2. Enter your scholar’s information and log in. Note: Your scholar’s unique access code is the same as last year’s. You may contact your Campus Registrar or Front Desk Receptionist if you do not have a unique access code.
3. Review your child’s STAAR results and the personalized resources to support learning at home.
4. At the beginning of the school year, discuss the test results with your child’s teacher and work together to support your child’s learning.
District STEM Day 2023
Thank you, Port City Chapter of The Links, Inc. & Constellation Energy, for serving as RSPA’s District STEM Day volunteers! A special shout-out goes to Mrs. Bennett-Edwards for also getting a donation for the Humble and Northshore campuses of coding materials. Our scholars are better off due to the efforts of our STEM partners, more importantly, our NASA partnership. Keep up the good efforts, Mrs. Bennett-Edwards!
Curriculum & Instruction Department
13334 Wallisville Road
Houston, TX 77049
281-319-9300 ext. 220
Shanitra Winslow, Director of Curriculum & Instruction
NaTasha Henderson, Asstistant Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Charles Russell, M. Ed, President
Kenitra Bennett-Edwards, M. Ed., Member
Michelle Harris, M. Ed, Member
Chrishelle Palay, Member
Derrick Sherrard, Member
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