Written by Stephanie M.
Parents, consider this a Public Service Announcement. Recently, it has come to our attention that some students have difficulty staying motivated to complete their schoolwork. Some of them may have …Read More
Our online system is designed to focus on students’ strengths and achievement, rather than their limitations and failures. For example, our individually-paced mastery learning approach eliminates the “need for speed” present in a standard classroom and allows students to learn at their own natural rate. Students may begin a new course at any time during the calendar year, and progress at the pace that they find most comfortable. As long as the student eventually masters the course work, they will be awarded credit for the course. Instead of having to keep up with other students, Whitmore School students can learn as slowly or rapidly as their personal learning style dictates.
Whitmore school courses are self-paced. However, there are 2 limitations to this:
Whitmore School’s mastery learning philosophy offers students the freedom and responsibility of self-paced learning. Students are accountable for mastering all the skills and content of each lesson. Students submit revisions of their work until the instructor determines that each answer is communicated clearly, and indicative of a genuine understanding of the concepts in the lesson. In the process, students also master important life skills such as time-management, effective communication, independence, and responsibility.
Teachers hold all students to the high standards of mastery while being personally encouraging. Obstacles such as time and place are removed.
Students are encouraged to be in charge of their education by setting their own schedules, delving deeper into topics of interest, and practicing self-advocacy in various ways. Our lesson assignments are designed to give students opportunities for creativity and independence.
Each student is in charge of his or her own important tasks, such as submitting a request for final grade at the completion of a course. Students also schedule their own time to work towards their own goals.
Our graduates report having the skills and confidence to excel in college, career and life.
Written by Stephanie M.
September 4th, 2018
Written by Shawna H.
Mental health can be a difficult subject to discuss, however, students are encouraged to reach out to those that adults who support them: parents, guardians, teachers, counselors.Read More
Written by Maggie D.
Take a deep breath. You just did something awesome by taking control of your education! Your future is in your very capable hands. Yours! This is going to be great! …Read More