Curriculum and Daily Schedule
Curriculum at SLC is self-paced. As soon as a student completes a course, a new course is assigned. There is no pressure of "being behind" or competing for grades; each student progresses independently of other students. Deadlines are removed, but it is suggested that a students set a realistic goal of completing at least two modules in each class each week. There will be no six weeks grading periods and no semesters. The student, upon completion of unit assignments, selects his/her test day. Courses offered will be English, Communication Applications, Math, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Health, Vocational Education, BCIS, Psychology, Reading, Music History, and Art.
A SEP (Student Education Plan) is developed for each student that addresses their individual academic and proficiency needs. The SEP is determined after analysis of each student's level of development in essential skill areas. Each student has a file containing examples of work that demonstrate proficiencies attained in each course of study. The portfolio serves as one basis of assessment for the student. These files are maintained by the teacher.
SLC offers a schedule that is more flexible than a traditional school. Students are able to coordinate their work schedule and family duties with their schooling. This scheduling allows optimum contact between a limited staff and the greatest number of students. Morning and afternoon sessions are advantageous for the students and the program. School hours for students vary according to their work schedules.
Classes are available Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Fridays, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students must attend classes four hours a day and school five days a week.
Typically, students are scheduled in three courses and four hours of instruction a day; the student must pace himself/herself to an 80 minute class period. This arrangement allows a student to fulfill some course requirements in several weeks while other courses may require several months. The student must attend each class each day, unless permission is granted through the teacher with permission from the Director.