As the father of a GT student, I am amazed at the level of excitement and educational growth my daughter has shown in just a short time at Young Academy. I wasn't too up on all of the educational terms, but I now understand what the teachers were talking about with the differentiated instruction and project-based learning. One area in which my child is strong is math. In her old school, everyone studied the same thing, and when the whole class was done, they moved on to the next thing. Here she doesn't have to be held back when she masters a concept. She can continue on as far as she can go. And with the project-based format, she is figuring out how to solve real-world problems. She really get excited about her projects, but most impressively to me, she doesn't just memorize stuff, she actually understands and can apply the formulas and other elements she has learned (you know, the ones we were all taught in school, and wondered why we bothered because we would never use them in real life!). The kids get it because they implement these things and see them work in action.
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