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.

Read our Parent & Student Guidelines 2017-2018 for more information on Key School procedures.

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For Key School’s outside reading program, students are assigned a specific number of pages to read every nine weeks. They are free to select any book with a story, as long as they have not previously read it. This gives our students the opportunity to enjoy unstructured, recreational reading.

The students are required to bring their chosen book to every class. If all assignments are complete, students are to use their free time for outside reading.

Each week, students give five or ten minute oral book reports on their chosen books. The teacher asks questions about chapters, characters, or events pertaining to the story. If the students demonstrate they have read the identified pages, their numbers are recorded in the grade book. Upper elementary students present their oral book report to the class and their classmates are encouraged to ask questions and discuss the book. Book report grades are recorded separately, and then averaged into the English/Reading grade.