CURRICULUM: The school follows an American college preparatory curriculum including Advanced Placement classes. In addition to its scholastic goals, the school emphasizes the foundational life skills (Success Orientations) of Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Concern for Others, Kindness and Politeness, Group Interaction, Aesthetic Appreciation, and Independent Endeavor.
GRADING SYSTEM: Mastery of each essential unit is evaluated with an “A” or “B” (mastery grades). “B” represents mastery at a very good level, and “A” represents mastery with the student demonstrating noteworthy achievement, particularly in higher-order thinking skills. An “A” grade is not given for more “B” level work. Average, mediocre, or poor work, Cs, Ds, and Fs, is not accepted, as students are required to engage in n essential unit until they achieve mastery. If a student has mastered a unit with a “B” evaluation, he/she may demonstrate a higher level of mastery at a later time, in that current school year, to change the evaluation to an “A”. A time period (quarter, semester, or term) is not evaluated; student performance for the school year is assessed on each essential unit in which a student is engaged. A year long course is composed of 10 separate units.
3- to 4-Year-Olds Program (May not be offered each year).
This preschool program offers participation in a variety of play related and hands-on experiences designed to develop learning readiness, physical coordination and development, and the social skills necessary to be successful in a classroom setting. Emphasis is placed on the development of self-confidence, self-esteem and natural excitement to larn. A full spectrum of activities is provided including music, computes, art, and play.
This academically oriented program develops skills, attitudes, and concentration children need for future academic development in the six year-old class. A variety of experiences develop eye/hand/body coordination, and reading readiness. The program introduces Reading, Mathematics, Oral and Written Langauge skills, Science, and Cultural Studies. There is a continued emphasis on personal development through varied classes of Music, Computers, Art, and Physical Education.
Age Levels 6 through 10 Years
Elementary school students take a full program of Mathematics, Reading and Writing Literacy, Science, Cultural Studies, Art, Music, Spanish, and Physical Education. Computer usage is integrated within the curriculum at all levels. Intensive English classes are provided for those students who are not proficient in English.