School Advantage, Offering a Competitive Edge

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Aligned with parents needs and interests

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21st Century Skill development

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STEM Based Programming aligned with NGSS

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Increased interest and scores on STEM related content

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Academic and homework support

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Fun and Exciting Enrichment activities

Before and after school programs apart from being integral can and should separate you from the school’s that you compete with for students. Innovation Learning understands what parents want and has designed our program to help schools build capacity around those variables. We offer a variety of STEM based activities that are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to stimulate interest in STEM related content. We adhere to a Project Based Learning (PBL) framework that uses the Buck Institute’s Gold Standard for PBL to improve critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity skills. We even take creativity one step further by offering Discovery periods which are based upon Google’s 20% time concept (Google’s 20% time in the classroom). We also incorporate a proprietary play based curriculum spurs 21st Century skill building in a fun and exciting way that children enjoy.

Students should have access to a variety of extra-curricular activities after school. Innovation Learning offers a robust enrichment program that offers access to high quality community based activities. Through our array of home grown proprietary activities (such as robotics, band, orchestra and foreign language) and our local enrichment partners we have the ability to bring the community to our students and offer numerous opportunities that they otherwise would be unable to access. If you and your families can dream it, we are confident that we can find it or create it as part of our programs. Whether it is science, dance, computer coding, karate or visual art, we have both the experience and the local partnerships to deliver.

In today’s competitive landscape, schools are vying to fill desks and ensure that their schools remain viable. It is common sense that high-performing schools fare much better than their competition and are at a significant advantage when it comes time for parents to make such a decision. More specifically, a 2013 national survey, What Parents Want: Education Preferences and Trade-Offs by the Thomas Fordham Institute, found that K-12 parents seek – strong reading and math programs, the opportunity to learn STEM (science technology, engineering and math) skills, and an environment where students develop critical thinking and communication skills. Additionally, a 2015 study by the Education Research Alliance of New Orleans called What Schools Do Families Want (And Why)? found that parents there choose schools frequently for proximity to extra-curricular activities. Therefore, as the choices available to parents increase it behooves schools to examine how they could best increase the opportunities available to their students to ensure that they are maximizing their time and resources while providing those things that parents want for their children.

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