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June 29, 2010

GRADE LEVEL. MISSION INDEPENDENT STUDY IS A 12-MONTH PROGRAM THAT HELPS STUDENTS BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THREE SEMESTERS IN A 12-MONTH PERIOD OF TIME. INDEPENDENT STUDY ALLOWS FOR THE FLEXIBILITY OF STUDENTS THAT HAVE CHILDREN AND/OR JOBS IN THAT WE WORK WITH THEM ON THEIR SCHEDULE. IF THEY ARE ABLE TO FIND SOMEONE TO BABY-SIT WHILE THEY GO TO SCHOOL, THIS HELPS, OR IF THEY NEED BRING THEIR BABY, WE ENCOURAGE THEM TO DO SO. MOST ALL OF OUR STUDENTS WANT TO ATTEND SCHOOL AT LEAST THREE OR FOUR DAYS A WEEK, AND FOR THREE OR FOUR HOURS EACH TIME THAT THEY COME. WE'RE ABLE TO PROVIDE ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION AND STUDENTS VERY QUICKLY REALIZE THEY'RE GOING TO GET THE HELP THEY NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL. IN ADDITION TO THE TEACHER, WE HAVE FEDERAL MONEY THROUGH TITLE 1 THAT PAYS FOR A TUTOR WHO ALSO WORKS ONE-ON-ONE WITH EACH STUDENT. THE TUTOR WORKS AT THE SITE WITH OUR STUDENTS AND THEREFORE EACH STUDENT HAS EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO BE A SUCCESSFUL STUDENT. WE REALIZE THAT IT IS NOT JUST THE ACADEMIC NEEDS THAT ARE IMPORTANT BECAUSE IF WE OVERLOOK THOSE BASIC NEEDS OF THE INDIVIDUAL, WE KNOW THAT THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO FOCUS ON LEARNING. THEREFORE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO PROVIDE AN ENVIRONMENT THAT DELIVERS A NURTURING, CARING, SAFE ENVIRONMENT THAT CAN ALSO CONNECT STUDENTS WITH ALL THE NECESSARY RESOURCES TO MEET EACH OF THE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS. OUR STUDENTS KNOW THAT WE WILL TAKE CARE OF THEM, AND AS A RESULT, SCHOOL BECOMES A FAMILY FOR OUR STUDENTS. OUR STUDENTS KNOW THAT--

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