Clemens offers student-centered learning with a strong focus on best instructional practices, Common Core State Standards, and staff collaboration. Our certified staff teaches students to think critically, act responsibly and work collaboratively with others. Academic instruction at Clemens is rigorous, engaging, and integrated so that important science and social studies concepts are included in our teacher-created literacy units. Literacy, mathematics and writing blocks ensure our students are given adequate opportunities to master these skills and to become independent, lifelong learners in each subject area. One of our primary goals is to instill a love of reading in our students by encouraging students to read nightly, on weekends and over extended breaks. We also host several Family Literacy Nights throughout the year. At Samuel Clemens, where character counts, we remind students to celebrate their unique strengths and talents while building self-esteem and self-confidence.