We use an eclectic curriculum designed to fit each student individually. We use a modified scope and sequence to help each student reach his or her goals. We use printed textbooks in combination with computer-based programs. Teaching is conducted through lectures, discussions, projects, research, and writing. This hybrid pedagogy promotes subject mastery and community building, which allows our more advanced students to teach and assist their peers. At C.H.O.I.C.E. Preparatory Academy, we utilized heterogeneous grouping to organize the student by abilities. In this hybrid setting, student guides teach all subject areas using a blended method that incorporates hands-on learning with adaptive learning software.
Using student guides with degrees in Education for core classes, we developed an individualized curriculum for each student. C.H.O.I.C.E. Preparatory Academy is dedicated to a challenging college – preparatory curriculum, and students will be encouraged to move ahead as quickly as they can master concepts and content. At C.H.O.I.C.E. Preparatory Academy, there is no single boxed curriculum. Every child learns individually and at different rates.
HONORS & A.P.
Our classes are all taught with the rigor and expectation of honors or A.P. class. Students who wish to receive A.P. credit may take any A.P. exam at the end of the year. While we do not teach to the A.P. tests, our students have no problem scoring well on A.P. exams. Transcripts do reflect A.P. or honors effort through 3 or 6 point final grade bumps. These are figured into the weighted G.P.A.
Fridays are reserved for social school interactions and team building. Friday classes include gathering together for leadership programs, various outside speakers, art activities, music, field trips, mentoring, and other electives. Some quizzes, exams, and presentations are also conducted on selected Fridays.
Our graduation requirements match the state requirements at a minimum. In working with colleges, we have added requirements we have found to be necessary for acceptance into many four year schools.
English 4 units
Mathematics 4 units
Science 4 units
Social Studies 4 units (most colleges want 4)
Foreign Language, Latin, Technology 3 units (3 in a language preferred, the state requires one technology as of 2019-2020)
Physical Education & Health 1 unit (P.E. can be satisfied outside of classes)
Electives 4 units (1 fine art)
Total required for graduation: 24