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January Newsletter

January Newsletter

Happy New Year!

What are your family’s New Year’s resolutions?

  • Spend more quality time together?
  • Be more organized?
  • Procrastinate less?
  • Help your children get better grades?
  • Whether it is any, or all, of the above, GradePower Learning can help your family start the New Year off on the right foot.

 

Events

SAT Group Program

GradePower Learning’s proprietary SAT program prepares students using our integrated and comprehensive approach to studying. This program won’t just help students study for the SAT exam – it will help students learn the preparation, studying, critical thinking, and learning skills that they will use over and over again in college.

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  • When: Saturdays, January 13 – March 17, 2018
  • Time: 9 AM – 11 AM
  • Cost per student is $999.
  • Class is limited to 8 students.

College Planning Course
Students will explore their many college options and build a solid academic and personal foundation for life success. This course combines online research and exploration with engaging in-class discussions and activities. This blended course is ideal for 9th & 10th grade students, or any teenager starting their college planning journey. Visit http://myownedu.net/college-planning-services/ to reserve your spot.

  • When: Sundays, January 14 – March 18, 2018
  • Time: 1-3pm
  • Cost per student is $599.
  • Class is limited to 10 students.

College Admissions Course

This course has been customized for students who are applying for college or who will be starting the process within the next year. This course includes online exploration and small-group discussions and activities designed to help students complete their applications. This blended course is ideal for 11th & 12th grade students taking their final steps toward college admissions. Visit http://myownedu.net/college-planning-services/ to reserve your spot.

  • When: Sundays, January 14 – March 18, 2018
  • Time: 3-5pm
  • Cost per student is $699.
  • Class is limited to 10 students.

 

Community Spotlight

Developmental Pathways is a nonprofit agency serving individuals with developmental disabilities/delays and their families. They are also one of Colorado’s Community Centered Boards (CCB) connecting people to federal, state, county, and private funding in Arapahoe County, Douglas County, and the City of Aurora.

They passionately believe inclusion is for everyone and offer services through Home and Community Based Medicaid Waiver programs, locally funded programs, and partnerships with other community organizations. Developmental Pathways helps support you and your loved one by providing intake, eligibility enrollment, and case management, all with a person-centered focus. To determine eligibility or learn more, please call them at 303-858-2260


 

Goal Setting

Whether it’s the New Year, the new school year, or simply just a new unit in class, setting goals helps students take an active role in their education.

Goal setting is an important skill for students as it helps them become aware that the efforts they put into their learning have tangible results.

Goal setting is also an important life skill that will be used for years to come; the sooner that students master this skill, the better they become at implementing the strategies they need to achieve their goals.

Setting goals also boosts confidence and helps students find internal motivation they need to continue to work toward the goal.

Any goals set should follow the CAM rule: Clearly Stated, Achievable, and Measurable.

  1. Clearly Stated – Writing the goal out and sharing it leads to increased accountability.
  2. Achievable – Goals need to be set at a level that is more advanced than the level the child is currently working at, but not so advanced that it is unachievable or beyond reach. If a student’s goal for this year is to get better grades in math, it is more realistic to aim to increase math scores by five points per test, or set a goal of doing an extra 15 minutes of math homework per night, than it is to set a goal of getting 95% on the first test. A realistic goal is an achievable goal.
  3. Measurable – Goals need to be measurable so that both parents and students are able to track progress and success. Benchmarks and milestones are important check-in points that ensure progress is being made. Even a tiny bit of progress is important and worth celebrating!

Does your child need help with goal setting and starting the new year off on the right foot with academic resolutions? Let us know!

Our programs help students achieve their academic goals.

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