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Courses and Curriculum Map
We do not believe in a "one-size fits all" approach to academic instruction nor do we believe that the "one-room-schoolhouse" model serves the best interest of learners. Instead, we offer leveled or tiered instruction and enroll students into classes based upon their academic skill levels as demonstrated through the results of their entrance exams. (TABE®)
Through this approach, students receive classroom instruction appropriate to their specific academic skill level, and they will be in a classroom with fellow students who are at approximately the same level. As in a traditional classroom, the students all cover the same material and follow the same syllabus.
All of our classes are taught by experienced instructors trained in adult education who have a passion for teaching.
- 8-week terms
- Meet twice per week for 2 hours per session (total of 32 hours of classroom instruction)
- Classes cost $99 plus books ($149 after discount registration period)
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Language Arts 1
The primary focus of this class is on improving basic reading skills. This course is designed to improve a student's vocabulary, basic reading and basic writing skills. Students will accomplish this by reading and interpreting a variety of written materials.
PREREQUISITES: Placement below 6.9 on the TABE® Reading assessment. ESL students that test below 3.0 will be referred to the Basic English Program.
The focus of this class is on the most basic, fundamental math operations associated with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios and proportions. Students will be asked to solve both computational and applied ("story"/word) problems with and without a calculator.
PREREQUISITES: Placement below 5.9 on the TABE® Applied Math placement assessment.
Language Arts 2
This course extends the student’s ability to read a variety of genres (i.e., fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc.). In addition, students will plan, write and edit extended response answers (multi-paragraph) with proper grammar and mechanics. The course will build spelling, grammar, and punctuation skills.
PREREQUISITES: Placement between 7.0 and 8.9 on the TABE® Reading assessment.
This course will expand the fundamental math skills through the introduction of more complicated applied math problems that require critical reasoning and analytical skills. After a quick review of fundamental math concepts, students will work on simple geometry, pre-algebra, and linear equations.
PREREQUISITES: Placement between 6.0 and 10.9 on the TABE® Applied Math assessment.
Language Arts 3
This course is intended for those students who have demonstrated that they can read but need to develop their writing skills. The focus is on developing the skills necessary to write short multi-paragraph essays and extended response answers.
PREREQUISITES: Placement between 9.0 and 10.9 on the TABE® Reading assessment.
This course focuses on algebra, geometry and coordinate geometry. It will cover critical reasoning and analytical skills and include complex problems involving algebra.
PREREQUISITES: Placement between 11.0 and 12.9 on the TABE® Applied Math assessment.
Language Arts 4
While beneficial to students seeking their GED credential, this course is intended to help students improve their reading and writing skills in preparation for entry into college.
PREREQUISITES: Placement of 11.0 and above on the TABE® Reading assessment.
This course covers the topics associated with quadratic equations. The content covered in this program will prove beneficial for students preparing for the GED exam and also for those that are preparing to take a college entrance examination.
PREREQUISITES: Placement at 12.9 on the TABE® Applied Math assessment and can solve linear equations.