IN-PERSON LEARNING SUPPORT PROGRAM
The goal of our 2-DAY SCHOOL YEAR learning support program is to help struggling learners develop strong foundational skills in the core subjects of Mathematics and English Language Arts using a project-based model. As students progress through our program, they will gain 21st century skills such as literacy, numeracy, financial literacy, cultural and civic literacy. Students who participate in the program will be developing competencies such as collaboration, communication, critical thinking/problem-solving and creativity. Our program is designed to develop curiosity, initiative, persistence, adaptability, leadership and social and cultural awareness.
Our program is a student-focused, self-directed program providing flexibility for students to spend time on subjects they have a high interest in, while also developing those weaker subjects. With subjects that students struggle in, we use a gentle, personalized approach that eliminates anxiety which can develop when difficult subject matters are presented. We do not use a grading system or time restrictions, but rather we evaluate student projects using project evaluation rubrics. We believe this approach better prepares students for success in 21st century organizations and corporations. We will focus on the following topics:
Under Humanities/Communications students will be developing skills in grammar mechanics, writing for research and persuasion, and speaking to small groups or a large audience. We use the New York Times writing curriculum as well as other reading programs such as Lindamood Bell and Read Naturally. These curriculums will develop students decoding, fluency, and comprehension skills for the appropriate age group. Each student will have personalized instruction that meets them at their learning level.
2. Math Brain (Mathematics)
We use a variety of math programs for students to develop their math skills. Our foundational curriculum will be Singapore Math’s Processing Skills series and the Singapore Math dimensions program. Students will complete projects that allow them to apply learned math concepts to real life problems.
PARTICIPATING STUDENTS MUST BE REGISTERED HOMESCHOOLERS WITH THE STATE OF NC.