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.
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9 Month Curriculum Includes:
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Each study skill taught at Key School equips our students with the long term tools needed to manage their work in the classroom and at home. We have developed an academic planner, providing the students with an organized system for studying that makes it possible to manage short and long term assignments.
Key School recognizes that many students have difficulty obtaining information from textbooks. In each class, students are taught how to analyze their textbook and develop strategies for using that textbook effectively. The important organizational concept of outlining is also taught extensively. When the basic concept of outlining is mastered, the student advances to more detailed operations.
When any material is read, students are required to summarize the main idea in either one sentence or one paragraph. During classroom lectures, memory techniques and efficient note taking are taught. Study skills are emphasized throughout the school day, and students’ organizers are checked at the end of each class.