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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Our Math in Focus curriculum, used by the highest achieving math students in the world, is a mastery-based, hands-on program that incorporates engaging and practical strategies with systematic instruction to enable students to fully comprehend simple and complex math concepts while gaining an in-depth understanding of the language of numbers. Small class sizes allow students to progress as they master mathematical concepts. The child who excels in math has the opportunity to advance quickly while the child needing additional time or instruction will also receive the support they need to succeed. Through our highly specialized instructional program, our students achieve both competence and confidence in math.
The Math in Focus curriculum at Key School extends through Pre-Algebra. Upon completion, students progress to a high school level Algebra I course. The courses that students study beyond Algebra I include Geometry, Algebra II, College Algebra, and Pre-Calculus. The goal for Key School graduates is to meet Texas requirements by completing 3 or more high school credits in math.