Novitas Academy Academic Vision

 

Our main goal is for students to be successful in life by mastering 21st Century skills. This is achieved by using a blended academic approach that includes Project-Based Learning, technical and entrepreneurial classes, and online credit-recovery classes as needed. Flexibility is the key at Novitas Academy! Each student’s learning differences are identified and acknowledged, with a tailored Individual Academic Plan to meet their needs.

Academics at Novitas Academy

We believe all of our students can learn the skills to be successful in the classroom and beyond, and deliver individualized content using a collaborative approach. Our teachers have combined expertise in extensive research-based methodologies, which are utilized to create classroom environments customized to our unique student population. As a result, our students become critical thinkers and understand how they learn. In tandem with our classroom environment, our students are cultivating their potential through internships and other off-campus opportunities, such as driver’s education, high school athletics, educational outings, jobs, and additional extension activities.

Real World Application

Students often complain that school is boring or that they cannot relate to what they are asked to learn. Classes are designed to teach students all of the important standards, but using projects and instructional strategies that make learning fun and relevant. Students are able to choose topics and projects that are important to them.

College Preparatory

Novitas Academy prepares students with the skills and knowledge necessary to be informed and productive citizens in the 21st century. Students are accepted into a wide variety of public and private universities and colleges. Some students choose a technical or vocational school to prepare them for their career choice.

Advanced Technologies

From their incredible virtual classroom environment to the amazing variety of Advanced Placement, Dual Credit and Distance Learning coursework; we work hard to find, implement, and create the best technologies available for students. Students have access to a 3D printer, laser cutters and engravers, a steel cutting CVC machine, a T-shirt press capable of producing 2000 shirts per day, and the largest robotic arm of any school in Idaho.

Entrepreneurial Training

Project-Based Learning is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge of their subject matter. Students will be actively engaged in their learning and involved with community members and professionals throughout this process. The teachers at Novitas Academy have been trained to implement the nationally recognized Project-Based Learning model to design projects around each student’s interests. This unique approach makes the classroom culture at Novitas Academy both academically rigorous and engaging.

Project Based Learning

Project-Based Learning is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge of their subject matter. Students will be actively engaged in their learning and involved with community members and professionals throughout this process. The teachers at Novitas Academy have been trained to implement the nationally recognized Project Based Learning model to design projects around each student’s interests. This unique approach makes the classroom culture at Novitas Academy both academically rigorous and engaging.

Internship Program

Novitas Academy offers an internship program where students volunteer to help local businesses or apply locally for a job. This guided process helps students build their resumes, develop a strong work ethic, take direction from an employer, discover a new interest or help them become more focused on their goals by deciding what they do not want to do. This program helps clarify their 10-year-plan and sometimes opens a student’s eyes to the need for further education and encourages them to become more motivated to work hard in school. Although students can get work experience on-campus, the internship program is a network of opportunities with local businesses and organizations. For more questions about internship opportunities, please send us a message. Students have the opportunity to internship locally with:

Auto Repair Shop
Plumber

Electrician

HVAC
Construction
Retail and Food Service

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