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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9 Month Curriculum Includes:
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Reading Comprehension, the second focus of the English/Language Therapy program, is emphasized after a student exhibits reading fluency. Skills taught for Reading Comprehension include:
- Main idea recognition
- Vocabulary in context
- Literal comprehension
As the student’s comprehension abilities progress, these critical thinking skills are added:
- Understanding inferences
- Recognizing cause and effect
- Distinguishing between fact and opinion
- Drawing conclusions
Reading Comprehension is used, when appropriate, to prepare our students for the following standardized tests: