High School Placement Test® Prep Class
Silver Creek Academy is pleased to offer an established program dedicated to fully preparing students for the High School Placement Test®. Acceptance into a private high school is highly competitive. This tutorial program focuses entirely on equipping students with the tools they need in order to achieve exceptional scores on the HSPT®, and throughout their high school careers.
This extensive program is designed to:
- Improve student’s chances of acceptance into private high schools
- Strengthen test-taking skills
- Increase English comprehension skills
- Advance mathematic proficiency
- Improve vocabulary
- Take part in practice HSPT® exams
Leadership and Entrepreneur Thinking
Successful entrepreneurs, accomplished athletes, powerful business individuals, and highly effective people- What do they have in common? They must have strong leadership skills to achieve success. This course is designed to teach students leadership skills that will be important for their future success. The skills taught include problem solving, creative thinking, goal setting, interpersonal skills, situational leadership, and effective communication. The students will also learn from accomplished individuals through reading high-interest texts and studying the qualities of successful leaders.
In the mathematics course, students will learn strategies to improve their foundation in math. This course will teach math concepts and enable students to solve math word problems logically and creatively, using a variety of strategies. Students will work cooperatively, as well as individually in order to take math concepts to a deeper level. Students will also have the opportunity to explain solutions to the class. The material is differentiated based on each student’s individual needs.
Test-Taking And Study Skills
This course will offer a variety of test-taking strategies and study skills to succeed in the classroom. The course will focus on elaborating on answers, explaining solutions, citing evidence, time management, organization, studying skills, note-taking, and much more! This course will give students the tools to be better students in the classroom environment and to become stronger test takers.
Kindergarten Reading and Writing
The focus of this course will be on topics including letter sounds, rhyming, sequencing, phonics, retelling stories, and other skills that will help the students strive in the classroom environment. We also teach students the basics for writing words, organizing sentences, and creating stories. The teachers will work on social and communication skills with other students and adults, as well.