The Discovery Academy Advantage
There are seven reasons why Discovery Academy offers a superior educational model:
1. Superior Instructors
On average Discovery Academy teachers have 25 years teaching experience. Most are Master’s level educators and all teachers are certified by the State of Utah.
2. Small Classes
The student/teacher ratio in Discovery Academy classes are generally 12 to 1. Each class utilises a mentor to help class instruction.
3. Individualized Learning
At Discovery Academy we work with each student on an individual level. Each subject is presented to each student one concept/chapter at a time. A teacher works with each student to help them master the information in each concept. Students must test on the material and pass with at least an 80% score.
While the student sets the pace, the teacher directs the learning. This provides immediate opportunities for teachers to provide remedial assistance or to challenge the student through a more advanced curriculum.
4. Experiential Learning Activities
Each week students participate in an experiential learning activity that enhances subject matter presented in the classroom. Students may enjoy off campus activities at nearby museums, universities, and state parks. On campus, experiential activities include hands-on lectures and visual demonstrations.
5. College Preparation
Discovery Academy students typically score higher than the national average on ACT and SAT tests, the examination most colleges require for entrance.
In addition, each student is assigned a guidance counsellor to help the student apply for acceptance into the college or university of their choice. Our students have been accepted to many of the top colleges, and community colleges throughout the United States and Canada.
Discovery Academy students receive an official transcript of grades to facilitate their entrance into other academic programs.
6. Integrated Clinical and Academic Progress Reporting
Educators and clinicians meet frequently to discuss each student’s academic and clinical progress. This information exchange keeps both teams of professionals apprised of any important changes in a student’s behaviour or learning.
7. Gender Specific Learning Environment
Experience indicates boys and girls tend to pay more attention to the subject matter when they are surrounded by same-sex peers. For this reason, boys and girls are segregated academically. The Academy does provide limited, closely supervised experiential activities to help students learn and practice appropriate social behaviours.
For more information about the Discovery Academy academic program, fill out our Assessment or contact our admissions department at 855-645-0484.