The Academic program is based on each student's individualized learning plan (ILP).
The intake process begins with a review of previous school's academic records, medical and psycho-educational evaluations. The parents meet with the schools Director and visit the classrooms. Following enrollment,
additional academic evaluations are conducted in an effort to develop an on-going individualized educational plan for each student which establishes specific levels of mastery and identifies patterns of strength and weakness.
Small Class size (Maximum of 10) structure, supportive academic specialists (reading and Math), remedial and diagnostic teaching are all utilized to assist each student to be "the best he or she can be".
Since our primary goal is to return each student to a traditional program, we stress the development of homework skills, social and organizational skills as well as the ability to think, write and communicate.
Vanguard believes that parent participation is a key to successfully motivating and helping the students. There are four Parent/Teacher Conferences scheduled each year and others can be arranged as needed.
A comprehensive report detailing the student's progress is sent to the parents at the end of the school year.
The school has an active parent support group called The Vanguardians, which sponsors informative parent programs and an annual fundraiser.
The Vanguard School's approach is a recognition of each student’s individual worth.
We seek to develop in each student the ability:
• To work cooperatively.
• To develop a positive self-concept.
• To be willing to accept responsibility.
• To develop personal self-respect and self-discipline.
• To be considerate of others.
• To be respectful of others.
Marginal difficulties in the visual and/or auditory processing of information and atypical learning patterns make it difficult for some students to be successful in traditional educational programs.
Minimal progress in reading, language arts, math or the ability to write may result from a variety of causes. These students are classified as having learning or social related difficulties and/or an attention deficit.
Many of these students have good intellectual potential and with an appropriate educational program, they can acquire the necessary skills to return to traditional placements and ultimately become self-sufficient adults and contributing members of society.
Our primary goal is to return each student to a traditional program.
Listed below are some schools which our students have been accepted at:
Allison Academy, La Salle High School, ACC High School, Carrollton School, MCA Academy, Sunset Prep School, Riviera Day School, St. Brendan High School, St. Stephens School, Gulliver Schools, St. Hugh School, Christopher Columbus High School.
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