9 Month Term
At a Glance
Two full semesters, grades K-12 | Instruction available for international students/adults
Average 4:1 student/teacher ratio
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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English / Language Arts
In order to meet the specific needs of our students, English must be taught more than one hour each day. The English/Reading curriculum consists of the following core subjects offered at the student’s learning level:
- Classic Literature Novels
- Learning Level Appropriate Novels
- Science Fiction
- Greek and Latin Roots
- Outside Reading
- Study Skills
- Word Attack
These segments are taught sequentially and have various levels of entry so the academic needs of the students can be met more precisely. While each segment of English is taught as an individual subject, integration of subject matter is school wide.