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Alex Ditch

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our Boarding school

In public schools today, class sizes are an average of 24 students.

Some schools have attempted to decrease this number to 15 in order to improve education, but have not been able to due to an insufficient number of teachers and classrooms.
learning styles
Out of the classroom
School Day
Extracurricular Activities
Course Requirements and Selection
Other things on campus:
"Education." The New Book of Knowledge. Grolier Online, 2015. Web. 2 June 2015.




Over time there has been many different takes on education. Generally, there is formal education and informal education.
Formal Education:
specific instructional activities conducted in a classroom or other institutional setting.
Informal Education:
all other learning experiences. (i.e. field trips, hands on activities, and others.

Most schools have separate classes for students of different levels of achievement such as average students, slow-learning students, and gifted students. These different groups of students help to ensure that each is learning to their maximum ability and challenging themselves.

Some elementary schools have been using a new system in which the students are not grouped into grade levels but instead are put in different classes for each subject based on ability.
Auditory Learners:
likes to have things explained, may often listen to music while studying, but otherwise may find other noises distracting and need to study in a quiet place.
Visual Learners:
learn best by looking at graphics and charts, reading, or watching a demonstration.
Kinesthetic Learners:
hands-on experiences are what help these people learn the best.

Teens need 8-10 hours of sleep each night to be able to perform at their best. However, only 15% of teens actually get this amount of sleep regularly.
Research has shown that students involved in extracurricular activities are typically more well-rounded and engaged with their school. This makes them less likely to fail or drop out.

Each student must send in an application and be selected to attend after they have completed middle school.
Both boys and girls are accepted.
Very few students are accepted since classes are kept small and contain only about 10 students per class.
It costs $40,000 to be enrolled. This pays for: Dorms, a meal plan, classes, and extracurricular activities.

Each school day consists of 4 core classes..
The duration of each class is 1 hour long and each is followed by a 15 minute break.
During the break, students can relax, do homework, or walk through the campus to their next class.
After core classes are finished, the early afternoon is for optional classes that each student chooses. These classes last 45 minutes each.
Teachers are required to provide students with a field trip or other hands on activity once a week.

Clubs: our school will offer clubs in music, community service, environmental ideas, exercise and academic. These clubs help students get more involved with topics they are interested in and look great on college applications.
Sports: Students can either try-out for the school's varsity level teams or participate in intramural sports. Both build a sense of school pride and self-confidence in students.
All students are required to take 4 core classes during each of the four years they attend. These classes are math, science, english, and history. The specific levels and courses within these categories correlate with the grade levels.
To accompany these core classes, student pick 3 extra classes which they may take. The options include music courses, art and photography courses, business courses, technology courses, theatrical courses, and culinary arts courses. However, one of these courses must be a physical activity course such as archery, yoga, basketball, football, tennis or dance classes. If a student is involved in a varsity or intramural sport, they do not have this requirement and may pick another course.
Our Campus offers restaurants, a swimming pool, a stadium, a work out center, football fields, tennis courts, a gymnasium, a theater, a and a main dining hall.
These facilities are used for extracurricular activities and a students' free time.

On week nights, each student is expected to be in their dorm by curfew which is 10 pm
Students can travel on the weekends and breaks to see family and friends.
Students can also utilize our bus system to go to other places such as the mall, movie theater etc.

Attire: Although our school does not have a uniform, it does have a strict dress code. Girls and boys must where khaki colored shorts or pants and a button up shirt to all classes, but may dress however they would like during other hours.
Our school is located on Treasure Island, off the coast of San Francisco.

The view from Treasure Island
When students reach their junior and senior years they have the option to take our provided bus into the city of San Francisco over the Oakland Bay Bridge and get real life experiences with job shadows in their feild of interest.
The Academy of Treasure Island
Goals as an academy:
-Establish an array of opportunities in a safe environment
- Students should be given experience and knowledge to lead them toward their future career
-Find a balance between formal and informal learning
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