We are proud to say that we developed unique programs for grades 1 to 5 in whole Canada. Our goals were to create a program where students could develop such essential skills as :
Self - Discipline
Creativity & Memory
Motivation to study
Independent learning skills
Specifically for our unique program we developed booklets for each subject. Our booklets were designed by educators, designers and psychologists. These booklets are designed in a hierarchal structure to develop child's essential skills mentioned above. Each booklet contains detailed instructions and hundreds of exercises.
From grade 6 to grade 8 we expose our students to STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program. STEM in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.
All of this effort is to meet a need. According to a report by the website STEMconnector.org, by 2018, projections estimate the need for 8.65 million workers in STEM-related jobs. The manufacturing sector faces an alarmingly large shortage of employees with the necessary skills — nearly 600,000. The field of cloud computing alone will have created 1.7 million jobs between 2011 and 2015, according to the report. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that by 2018, the bulk of STEM careers will be:
Computing – 71 percent
Traditional Engineering – 16 percent
Physical sciences – 7 percent
Life sciences – 4 percent
Mathematics – 2 percent
At Discovery Academy, we prepare young people to make a head start on their future pursuits, and make a difference in the world we live in by giving them the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and achieve their full physical, creative, and academic potential.