There are several things that make New Generation different from traditional schools: our research-based methods, Frequent assessments, and a positive school environment.
New Generation strives to use methods that have been determined effective by scientific research. This means that everything from our policy on homework and discipline, all the way to the curriculum we use, has been validated by current research. Traditional schools often do things in a certain way simply because that is how things have always been done. Tradition can be good, as it can give us good routines and a sense of stability, however, methods and common practices should be discontinued when they are proven to no longer be effective. Currently we use the following curriculum: Language, Rewards, Step up for Writing, and Saxon. We encourage you to click the links to read what research has shown us, and learn why we use and love these sets of curricula. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIQQIcYYXSY&feature=related[/youtube]
In addition to our educational philosophy being scientifically based, we approach the annual assessments in a much more scientific method. Current trends in education conduct testing at the end of the year. New Generation conducts testing at the beginning and end of every school year using a nationally normed test. Giving a child a nationally normed test means, when you receive them, you can compare your child’s test scores to the national average score for children of their age and grade. By doing this, we offer parents very specific information regarding their child’s progress. This gives them a detailed beginning of the school year score to compare to the end of school year score, through the pre and post assessments.
Finally, the environment at our school is significantly different. One of the first things that parents tell us is how much their child’s attitude towards school changes when they start at New Generation. We offer a nurturing and supportive environment that is conducive to learning. We strive to make sure our students see themselves as a part of the school community, and the school community is based on mutual respect. We are not permissive in that we do not allow our students to do whatever they want, but correction is based on Biblical principles and clearly communicated out of love. New Generation believes that all discipline must come from a positive, rather than negative, relationship, so students receive, and learn from, this discipline if framed within the context of care and concern. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOgmrv0N0FU[/youtube]