With a 12-to-1 student-teacher ratio and curriculum aligned with California's Gifted & Talented Education standards, Keystone Academy supercharges children's education. Instructors urge students to take a big-picture approach to their subjects as they learn critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills. The school's hybrid K–8 program restructures the typical school week to let students engage with their community: students participate in four daily hours of accelerated classroom learning for the first four days of the week, followed by home study on Friday. But even students who don't attend Keystone Academy during the school year can benefit from its unique educational approach. Summer camps immerse kids in fascinating lessons on photography, baking, robotics, or smartphone-app programming. Afterschool enrichment classes buttress classroom learning with in-depth programs on science or foreign languages. And themed Super Saturday events invite kids from the community to spend a day experimenting with hands-on educational activities.
In the three decades since he left his job as the COO of a multimillion-dollar development company, Brian Tracy has delved into the study of success, honing his own experiences with insights from the masters of fields including economics, business, and psychology. Confident in his own research, Tracy now travels through countries across the globe, delivering seminars and leading workshops for more than one million people in 58 countries, including for companies such as Toyota, Bank of America, and Verizon Wireless. He’s also condensed his wisdom into a slate of at-home courses, with DVDs and Web videos serving as virtual coaches until technology allows for the creation of miniature Tracys who deliver lectures from shoulder perches. Available lessons help pupils best personal hurdles by optimizing their time management, jump-starting their personal development, or honing their leadership abilities.
With five branches and over 80 franchised learning centers in the United States and Canada, JEI Learning Center has found international success, including an educational TV station, thanks to its model of self-paced learning.
Prospective students begin with a diagnostic test to determine their ability level, at which point they'll be placed in groups with a maximum ratio of five students to one instructor. Sessions are held weekly, one hour per subject??there are Common Core State Standards aligned with curriculums in math, language arts, reading, writing, and problem solving??with provided workbooks and daily homework exercises.
Tutor Tutor's teaching staff is trained to tutor students ranging from preschoolers to adults, matching students with the most compatible tutor to meet their needs. The staff uses two types of tests to assist with lessons: an initial learning-style assessment helps determine which teaching methods work best for an individual student, and progress assessments track how the student's learning is coming along. Lessons are available in sundry subjects, including science, math, foreign languages, English, and test prep for the ACT, SAT, and GRE.
Hailing from Asia, Robolink?s curriculum aims to instill an intimate understanding of modern robotics within students ranging from 4th grade to 12th grade. During interactive, hands-on classes, which only allow up to six students, instructors pay individualized attention to each participant, leading introductory- through advanced-level courses. Armed with circuit boards, motors, metal frames, and bolts, students build bots that can successfully detect colors, play games, and suppress their innate urges to enslave the entire human race.