Accelerated Schools offers highly accelerated curriculums for students who are gifted and talented as well as those students who need remedial help. All student enrollments are individualized; students may start any day of the year. Their school year ends when attendance and course mastery requirements have been met.
Advanced Placement courses are available in many areas; study in most AP subjects can be arranged on an individual basis.
An average student-teacher ratio of 7:1 allows substantial faculty-student interaction. Each student receives a report card at the close of every school day. This daily evaluation ensures a close and constant screening of the student’s progress toward fulfilling indentified needs.
Students are graded by letter grades, A through C. No failing grades are given. If a student has not mastered a subject adequately, an “incomplete” is given until the student meets the mastery requirements of the subject. Daily grades are based upon the average of the day’s reports.
In 1990, the School added an ESL version of its Accelerated Thinking procedures (listening, memory, speaking, and writing), which has rapidly improved the speaking and writing fluency of its ESL students. Results have been documented by improved TOEFL, mastery, and standardized test scores and by the number of writing portfolios completed.
Accelerated Schools specializes in preparing all students in the English as a Second Language program for more advanced college courses. It offers both regular and intensive tracks toward a certificate of completion from its International Student Department.
Some students stay at the School after earning their diploma for more college prep, TOEFL prep, intensive English, or other college courses. The Accelerated Advanced Studies program is a great way to become more competitive in college while mastering more of the English language.