Aya Academy of Excellence believes that every mind deserves a nurturing environment to learn. Therefore, the Academy promotes innovative instruction in small, customized academic workshops. Classes focus on stem learning—such as math and robotics—and include hands-on activities and sensory experiences. A learning lab incorporates writers workshops, Montessori sessions, and technology programs to help kids in grades 1–8 explore their academic potential and their brain's potential to move objects on its own. Saturday classes for homeschool students and summer camps also combine these lessons with topics such as environmental science, engineering, and architecture.
At The Tutoring Center, pages flip and numbers crunch as smiling students reinforce study habits during one-on-one tutoring sessions. Tutors employ the trademarked Rotational Approach to Learning, which was first developed to assist children with ADD and ADHD. The system breaks down material into 15- and 30-minute intervals to boost students’ understanding and retention. Academic subjects include basic overviews of reading, writing, and math as well as advanced programs that teach memorization strategies and stress management.
Medical Career Specialists’ team of instructors has one mission: to prepare students for medical-certification tests and future careers, all in one week or less. The nine different medical programs, which begin every week on Saturday, train students in a variety of professions, from EKG technician to medical-lab assistant. Within five days, students can learn about the complexities and procedures required of a surgical technician, or train to become a certified pharmacy technician. Additionally, the center also provides CPR and first-aid classes.
Starting at age four, future engineers are made at Youth Technology Learning Center. Or at least that's the starting age for its engineering-themed classes. Kids Early Simple Machines class teaches four-, five-, and six-year-olds the basics of building using Legos, which is what all interns at architectual firms design with anyway. For slightly older engineers, robotics classes and basic engineering keeps their brains engaged. And for slightly older crowds, technology takes center stage at classes about fashion and character illustration or movie and video game creation.
A state-certified and AAA-approved establishment, Drive Smart Georgia gives students the skills to get behind the wheel with a full menu of driver's-ed, defensive-driving, and in-car lessons. Motorists can learn about the rules of the road in spacious classrooms with smart boards, then take their skills on the road with in-car driving lessons. After the lessons are complete, Drive Smart Georgia can administer onsite road tests for eligible students. The school also provides free at-home or in-school pickup and drop-off for driving lessons if students live within their designated service area.
Healthcareer Group's name says it all: the company sets clients on the path toward careers in healthcare. Its teachers do so by preparing students for national certifications in CPR, first aid, and medical administration through live, in-person workshops; they also train those who aspire to become pharmacy or lab technicians. Healthcareer Group is an affiliate of the National Medical Licensing Association and the National Healthcareer Association, and all of its certified instructors are experts in their respective fields.