9 Month Term

The typical Key School student is of average or above average intelligence and suffers from one or more learning differences. Key School’s Nine Month Term is a full, rigorous academic program with an emphasis on individual progression. Our average 4:1 student/teacher ratio gives our students the educational advantage needed to reach, and in some cases exceed, their academic goals.

We make a strong effort to keep each class both practical and stimulating. Our instructors teach in a multi-sensory format strategically designed to ensure the greatest potential for learning. Concepts are built by first reinforcing students’ present skills and then, once confidence is gained, introducing new ones.

Study skills and organization, which are fundamental to the program, are taught and included at all levels. As basic academic skills are mastered and educational deficiencies are minimized, the student’s academic focus is directed into a comfortable transition to a traditional school setting.

For more details on the curriculum of our nine-month term click through the courses below.

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Students at Key School are taught to write using a formula that helps them structure thoughts and master the essential techniques for coherent writing. The writing formula guides students in paragraph writing, book reports, essays, research papers, one draft compositions, term themes, and standardized testing responses.

The writing formula is the core of Key School’s practical approach to writing. Other concepts covered include:

  • Choosing a workable subject
  • Outlining
  • Organizing a paper
  • Structuring sentences and paragraphs
  • Using transition words
  • Writing introductions and conclusions
  • Choosing a title
  • Developing style
  • Implementing other reliable techniques to make the writing flow more smoothly

The writing segment of Composition is designed to reinforce these essential writing skills:

  • Prewriting
  • Revising
  • Editing
  • Sentence and paragraph structure
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Parallel writing