The Adapted Aquatics Program at Marley Glen is a combination of physical fitness, therapy, and play! The program is used to support and advance students with IEP objectives for ambulation. All students participating in the program are introduced to the water with an expectation of developing a love of the water and of a lifetime activity.
Students are exposed to water safety rules and skills as well as swimming skills from the bubble basics through lap swimming. Some swimmers practice their balancing, standing and walking skills on the graded ramp and throughout the different depths of the pool.
Participation in Art Education promotes the physical and intellectual development of students by fostering relationships among thinking, expressing, and producing. Our curriculum is adapted from the AACPS Visual Arts Curriculum/Pacing Guide that is directly aligned with the Maryland Voluntary State Curriculum.
Our Visual Arts Program encourages and advances the visual literacy skills of our students. Students have opportunities to develop, express, read, and produce visual images. Students manipulate and experience a variety of materials and techniques that include: tempera paints, pastels, papers, clay, paper mache, watercolors, printing, tracing, rubbing, cutting, constructing, and many more!
Music classes at Marley Glen serve students from preschool through age 21. Students are involved with singing, playing instruments, improvisation, movement, and listening activities. With the use of modifications and adaptations, students are given many opportunities for independent participation and musical growth through music activities utilizing communication skills, motor skills, and social skills pertaining to the Maryland Special Learners Content Standards, Common Core Standards, and the AACPS Elementary Music Curriculum. The program strives to ensure all students are afforded the same quality music education as that of typically developing students, to help each student develop his/her own musical ability and to establish a lifelong relationship with music.
The Physical Education program at Marley Glen consists of modified, age and grade level appropriate activities taken from the Maryland State Voluntary Curriculum and the AACPS Elementary, Middle, and High School Physical Education Curriculum Guides. These activities include basic movement, dance and rhythms, manipulatives, ball handling and fitness components. In addition, lifetime sports and aerobics are included in the older students program.