Modified School Calendar and Schedule
Learning Beyond the Classroom
Our school year is divided into four terms with two week breaks in the Fall and Spring and longer breaks between Semesters. Special programming over each break provides our student scholars with the opportunity to enhance their learning and development through gifted and talented programs, extended learning classes for remediation, as well as engage in intensive extra-curricular activities through the West Virginia Ambassador's program such as athletic clinics, arts programs, and clubs. This schedule also provides greater flexibility to families who wish to take advantage of experiential learning and travel opportunities throughout the year. The first week of our term break each spring will typically align with the WVU spring recess.
Extended Learning Opportunities
During our term breaks, we plan on offering remediation for those that need extra help in their core subjects. Reading, Math, and Language skills will be taught and our hope is to have students up to their grade level or higher as soon as we can.
Gifted and Talented Extension Programs
The term breaks are a wonderful opportunity to provide extra courses to challenge and stretch those highly motivated students. We plan on offering mini-courses in all our STEAM areas.
We plan on having multiple competitive sports teams at our school. Instead of having long practices during the school week that can compromise the student's study time, we will offer shorter practices during the term and longer clinics during our term breaks. This way our teams can have concentrated time to devote to their practices.
We also plan to offer athletic clinics to those not on a sports team to introduce them to a variety of team sports.
We plan on offering multiple clubs at our school that extend the interests of our students. Music, Drama, Coding, Chess, Art, Book Clubs, the options are as endless as the interests of our students. During the Term breaks these clubs can meet, compete, and plan events related to their topic of interest.
Weekly Academic Schedule
During each term our school days are divided into Instruction Days and Experience Days. Typically Monday through Thursday will be Instruction Days with class time primarily devoted to our core knowledge subjects. Most Fridays will be Experience Days where the West Virginia Ambassador Program takes center stage. Experience Days will focus on community experiential and service learning, field trips, school events and assemblies, and intra-mural sports.