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James K. Polk’s core subject areas and additional instructional opportunities

James K. Polk's academic program includes these core subject areas:

  • Reading
  • Language arts
  • Mathematics
  • Social studies
  • Science

The school also offers instruction in four Encore areas:

  • Library
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Music

Additional instructional opportunities include:

  • After school support for students in Reading and Math
  • Instrumental music lessons beginning in fourth grade
  • Support to students with English as a Second Language
  • Support for students who require specialized instruction in an inclusive environment as well as students who may require more direct services
  • Instruction in family life education at levels appropriate to age
  • Technology integration across all content areas including our encore classes
  • Young Scholars
  • Talented and Gifted