Connections is designed to give academic support to students through work in a small group setting for a portion of the day. Our Connections teachers also give periodic learning support in the students’ regular classrooms as needed. Students are admitted to the program based on performance observations, teacher referrals and diagnostic testing. The Connections program promotes success through a combination of small group work in a separate setting, as well as individual assistance in the regular classroom.
The KUDZU program is designed for high-achieving students in second through sixth grade who need further academic challenges at an accelerated pace. Entrance into the program is based on exceptional classroom performance, work ethic, grades and standardized test scores. KUDZU follows a multidisciplinary curriculum built around thematic units that are based on student interests and teacher recommendations. Students are challenged through a variety of teaching strategies, including manipulatives, learning centers, cooperative groups, thematic units, games, visual/dramatic arts, guest speakers, field trips and technology research.
Through active learning strategies, students develop their skills in math, language arts, leadership, social skills, creativity, technology, independent thinking, reasoning, critical thinking and problem solving. KUDZU students are challenged to reach their greatest academic potential.