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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Greek & Latin Roots
At Key School, students are taught the practical application of Greek and Latin Roots, allowing them to decode and spell unknown words. Vocabulary improvement is commonplace at Key School. Every student participates in “Word of the Week,” which is posted throughout the school and included in class lectures, daily quizzes, and composition. As students progress in language abilities, vocabulary programs are offered for different skill levels.
Greek and Latin Roots are used in every Key School class, including history, science, literature, math, comprehension, spelling, word attack, and all language arts. They have also been incorporated into the basic reading program as an extension of the expanded Language Therapy program.