How our program works
When a child is new to our school, we diagnostically test him/her to see if they have any gaps in their education. We start by filling those gaps, and set the academics according to the childs needs. This way the child is always performing at a level that he or she can successfully achieve. The work will neither be too challenging nor too easy.
When the work is too easy a child can become bored and uninterested in it. When the work is too hard a child becomes frustrated and doesn't want to try anymore. This can result in a child who doesn't like school. At our school, since a child is working at a level that is compatible to them, they have great success in their school work and find that they actually enjoy school.
When a child is working in their paces (Paces are workbooklets, 12 workbooklets in each subject each year) they are required to master their work before moving on. To achieve this, a child must receive a mark of at least 80% before moving on to the next pace. If their mark is lower then 80% then they will need to repeat that pace because they did not understand the concepts being taught. This way your child masters the concepts presented within the book while building on a solid foundation before continuing on in their learning.
Since our students can work at their own pace, 75% of our students perform at a higher level then expected. Example: Normally, a child in grade 3 by Feburary, should be half way through grade 3. We often find a child in grade 3, come Feburary has already started working on grade 4 work.