Encouraging a Student’s Innate Love of Learning
The Academy is an on-line school for students PK-5th grade. At the Academy we nurture a child’s natural love of learning with caring teachers and stimulating curriculum. We celebrate the early elementary years by encouraging exploration, emotional growth, fostering positive learning experiences, and of course, fun! Students in grades K-5 can choose from our project-based curriculum offering, text-based courses, or online courses depending on the subject area and grade in which they are enrolled.
For younger students, an important component of their education process is to allow them to directly engage with their learning through hands on projects. The act of learning through hands-on activities helps to activate their brains in a way that is beneficial at this early age. Children ages 4-8 years of age tend to experience the world and learning as a part of a big experience. With that in mind, Sankofa Academy has developed a curriculum for students that integrate the subjects and focus on meaningful, engaging activities. Academic skills are woven into these larger learning experiences, where students explore them as a natural part of their day to day life.
Students in grades K-3 enroll in our project-based program, which integrates the content across language arts, science, and social studies. Our math package includes a workbook, as well as manipulatives.
How it Works
Sankofa Academy recognizes a child’s need to touch, talk, listen, and move while learning at an early age. The combination of our project-based curriculum and direct instruction sets young children up for an experience that nurtures their innate love of learning.
Academic coaches play an important role in supporting and guiding their child’s education. Our weekly lesson plans coupled with supporting literature books, science experiments, math manipulatives, and geographical exploration, students are able to move through their lessons and grasp concepts through a hands-on approach to learning.