Yellow Wood Academy’s Academic Program

大发体育大发体育满足大发体育的学生,他们是领先的,落后的,或正确的步伐. We know that a strong foundation in Math, Science, Social Studies, and English is imperative for our students to succeed. Your student’s team will personally craft their program, and their teachers will personally craft every single day. By engaging with your student where they are, 大发体育将把历史悠久的研究带给热情和不情愿的学习者. And if your student has to be out of school for any reason, their program is right where they left it when they get back.

Our students can take any combination of our classes; some of them full-time, others complement a schedule at another school with Yellow Wood Academy classes, and some just come for tutoring.

Courses are offered at multiple levels: Foundation, Standard, Honors, & AP (Advanced Placement).

With uniquely personalized content and classes, 大发体育采用基于标准的评分(SBG)作为学生学习和评估的方法,其中随着时间的推移掌握技能是驱动评分的因素, rather than the total collection of points. SBG与大发体育的教育理念一致,因为它为学生提供了适应性和可操作的反馈,因为他们通过每门课程的进步. With SBG, students are empowered to self-assess, 并与他们的YWA教练合作,共同创造有意义的教育体验.

Luke - 12th Grade
Luke came to YWA looking for a school where it was easier to manage his anxiety. Since homework was more of a stress rather than being meaningfull work, his math teacher made him a program to study calculus without taking work home. 有了额外的乐队,他又回到了音乐界,今年加入了青年会的一个摇滚乐队当鼓手.
Brianne - 10th Grade
布里安是一个好学生,但是当她在足球队旅行时,她很难跟上学校的学习进度. It was impossible to catch back up after being gone for a week at a time. 在YWA,她的老师专门为她制作了一个程序,当她回到学校时,它总是在她离开的地方.
Cole - 9th Grade
Cole loves learning and is as curious as he is smart. 两年前,他被诊断出患有自闭症谱系障碍,当他的课程根据他的兴趣量身定制,并满足他对安静空间和时间的需求来处理变化时,他学得最好. Learning that he loved lizards, 他的YWA老师把这一点融入到他的课程中:写了他第一篇关于查克沃拉的研究论文, doing a statistics project in math about lizard life spans, and 3D printing habitats for his pet lizards in Design Thinking class.
Jordan - 6th Grade
Jordan is a spunky kid who is involved in as many activities as they can be. 他们的YWA老师在他们成长的过程中提供了一个支持性的环境. 他们的老师还在阅读和写作方面挑战他们,同时放慢速度,培养他们的基本数学技能.
Jack - 4th Grade
杰克在二年级时被诊断出患有阅读障碍和书写障碍,在一个大教室里,他很难跟上同龄人的步伐. 他的YWA老师尝试了各种教具和无障碍技术,直到他们找到了帮助他在自己的学习中获得信心的工具. By the end of his first year at YWA, he was using the library to check out and read chapter books for fun.

Special Education at Yellow Wood Academy

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Dr. Elizabeth Peterson

Learning Specialist

大发体育大发体育为每个学生量身定制大发体育的教育计划. For some students, their program may include special education services. 因为大发体育的认证特殊教育教师教所有学科, 特别设计教学(SDI)可以无缝地融入学生的日常日程安排.

Our student-centered programs afford SDI to all students, whether or not they require special education services. This means that students are not singled out and pulled from class in order to receive SDI; rather, students’ instructional “minutes” are built into their day. 大发体育很自豪能够营造一个包容的环境,庆祝所有学习者的多样性.

任何在更大的教室环境中挣扎的学生都将受益于YWA。. For instance, 大发体育可能会有尚未被发现的有学习障碍的孩子,或者大发体育可能会有被欺负的孩子,或者他们有焦虑,一个典型的课堂环境对他们来说太过分了. 如果任何学生只是觉得他们讨厌学校,他们不能做,它不适合他们-他们应该考虑这是一个选择.”

[We are] not just going, ‘Oh my gosh, if only.“了解大发体育的学生,并能够对他们进行全面评估,这真的很有帮助, to not only see what their areas of growth are, but also what their strengths are. … In my position, 我将知道一个走进教室的孩子是真的很开心还是很沮丧. 很高兴有能力弄清楚并为此做点什么——这是我工作中最有意义的事情之一——以这种方式帮助学生.”
— Dr. Elizabeth Peterson, Learning Specialist
 
 

Our Department Leaders

Language Arts

Eric Braun

Whatever a student’s path is, communication will help them get there. 大发体育知道,每个学生都需要在学习新知识和告诉别人自己的想法时感到舒适. With this is mind, our English department focuses on literacy, analysis, and writing as a tool of communicating ideas.

Mathematics

Jacquelin Remaley

Math is a subject students often either love or hate. 大发体育的数学系配备齐全,可以满足这两种类型的学习者以及介于两者之间的所有学习者. 大发体育每堂课都以满足学生的学习方式:实践项目, traditional learning, and real-world experiences.

Social Studies

Carol Schuster

大发体育身临其境的社会研究课程挑战大发体育的学生与世界及其历史参与. Never before have people had access to so much information. Our students learn to analyze sources of information, put information into context, and think critically about past and current events.


Science

Kristi Hanlon

大发体育所有的学生来说,了解自然界的运作是很重要的. 大发体育的科学课程适合所有年龄段的学生,培养他们的科学思维, learn core concepts, and interact with hands-on labs and activities.

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Library

Valerie Schlagel

大发体育的图书馆里既有供老师和学生使用的课程,也有供学生自己学习的书籍和图画小说. 大发体育的收藏让大发体育的老师可以非常灵活地使用他们对学生使用的工具. Some of our students want to rely on tried and true favorites, others want to learn skills through popular novels, graphic novels, and our huge collection of non-fiction.

Lifelong Wellness

Sam Schneider

Health and wellness are necessary pieces of our students’ education. Our Lifelong Wellness program is different from traditional PE in many ways. We focus on meeting students’ comfort and fitness levels. 大发体育的目标是让大发体育的学生学会以最健康的方式照顾自己.


Arts

Adrienne Pierce

音乐与艺术提供视觉艺术课程,教授理论、设计和创作. 大发体育的学生可以磨练自己最喜欢的媒介,学习吉他或如何制作最新的曲目. 他们将学习如何将艺术和音乐作为一种正式的学习和自我表达的形式.

Applied Technology

Joseph Tracy

Technology is an integral part of all our students’ lives. 大发体育的应用技术部门专注于帮助学生学习新技术, use it to solve problems, and engage empathetically with the world around them.

Language

Alexander Peck

Whether college bound or world bound, languages develop student opportunities. Yellow Wood Academy offers seven different languages, both modern and classical. These include: Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Latin, German, French, & Spanish.