Success Elementary Schools approach teaching young children with a new, organic approach to learning. The elementary school curriculum we embrace is set to help children fall in love with learning from a young age by promoting early literacy of reading both fiction and nonfiction alike.
Reading fosters literacy skills as well as memory and a growing desire ant thirst for knowledge that children will continue to foster as they grow through our elementary school program. After reading a piece, the children will collaborate with each other on classroom-wide projects and will improve their vital critical thinking skills that will help them be successful later on in their academic careers. The foundation of knowledge at the Success Learning Academy is asking questions, learning more information, and growing the knowledge the child has already obtained through reading by exploring and obtaining more information. This can provide children with a cultural and a learning experience they may not otherwise be able to have without the literacy and the reading that emerged early in their learning careers.
Teachers at our Success Academy only provide young learners with 80 minutes of direct instruction scattered throughout the day, but those 80 minutes are made to count. Every last one of them. Throughout the entire day learning through activity is emphasized as this is how children are proven to learn best. Experiencing new things and experimenting with new things will teach them the most in the time that we have together each day in the classroom. Lectures are effective to some extent but are not the way children should be predominantly learning at a young age. Attention spans cause children to become distracted, whereas engagement in critical thinking activities will keep their attention much longer than any lectures will in the long run, and they will retain and learn more to build a more solid foundation for the future.