The Importance of Foundational Skills
At Radiance Learning Academy, we emphasize providing students with a strong foundation in core subjects. Our approach is centered around traditional teaching methods and one-year-ahead curricula, which enables students to jump-start their academic excellence. We firmly believe establishing solid foundational skills is crucial to students' long-term academic success.
Our curriculum prioritizes problem-solving, quantitative skills, logical strategy, and critical thinking, all essential aspects of real-life learning experiences. At RLA, we encourage students to apply their problem-solving and reasoning skills to all aspects of their learning, ensuring they are equipped with academic and real-life readiness.
Our project-based learning approach provides students with opportunities to develop their foundational skills in real-life scenarios, further cementing their understanding and application of concepts learned in the classroom. Through collaborative projects, students learn to ask questions, take risks, assume responsibility, and communicate their thinking with their peers and teachers.
We are committed to stimulating our students' intellectual curiosity and developing independent thinkers that will be prepared to be future leaders. Our goal is to instill confidence in our students, preparing them to face academic and life challenges with a sense of empowerment.
At Radiance Learning Academy, we firmly believe that foundational skills are essential to students' academic and personal growth. By providing our students with a strong foundation in core subjects, we are helping them build a solid base for their future success.
English Language Arts
At Radiance Learning Academy, we understand the importance of developing strong language skills, particularly in English Language Arts. Our comprehensive English program is designed to foster reading comprehension, vocabulary development, grammar proficiency, spelling, sentence and paragraph structure, and writing skills.
Our approach centers on developing an awareness of letters, recognizing specific sounds, and building a relationship between letters, words, and sentences. Additionally, we prioritize developing a basic vocabulary set by exposing our students to unknown words in stories and recognizing essential sight words in texts.
We employ a combination of “Phonics” and “Whole Language” approaches to language arts education. The Phonics curriculum provides students with a systematic and sequential approach to reading, allowing young students to become early independent readers. The Whole Language curriculum immerses students in literature, enabling them to explore language arts through context. Our teachers provide guided instruction to students at all levels, ensuring they develop solid foundational reading, writing, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.
Our unique approach encourages a love of literature, sparks the imagination, and develops a strong foundation in English Language Arts, enabling our students to be ahead of the academic curve. At RLA, we are committed to helping our students develop excellent language skills that will serve them well throughout their academic and personal lives.
At Radiance Learning Academy, we understand that a strong foundation in mathematics is essential for our students' academic success. Our math programs are designed to challenge students by building a solid math foundation through creative problem-solving. We draw on the Art of Problem Solving © and Singapore Math © curriculum, which aligns with Common Core standards and emphasizes critical thinking skills.
Our curriculum is designed to be consistently above students' current grade levels to provide a challenging learning environment. We blend challenging word problems into classwork to build strong thinking and creative problem-solving skills. We believe that every student has the potential to excel in math with the proper foundation, and our program is designed to provide just that.
At RLA, we provide traditional teaching methods and hands-on, real-world applications to develop strong math skills. We systematically and sequentially teach number sense, place value, and computation to ensure that students understand math concepts at a deep level. We also strategically interweave problem-solving, logic, and higher-order math concepts into daily lessons to encourage critical thinking and reasoning skills.
Our approach to math education ensures that our students are confident in their problem-solving abilities, capable of explaining their thinking, and ready to excel in their academic classes. We are committed to providing our students with the tools they need to succeed in mathematics and beyond.
We equip our students with a comprehensive understanding of the human experience through literature and project-based learning. Our curriculum is designed to help students explore the past, present, and possible future and understand the impact of historical events and figures on shaping society as we know it today.
Understanding geographic regions and their influence on housing, commerce, and energy use is critical to understanding our world. Our students will delve into these topics, enabling them to develop a nuanced understanding of global systems and issues.
Our program encourages critical thinking and problem-solving, and our students will be challenged to identify societal issues and propose solutions that can help our global community. We believe that by equipping our students with these skills, we are fostering the development of the next generation of leaders and change-makers who can positively impact the world.
We foster natural curiosity and a love for learning about the world around us. Our curriculum is designed to encourage our students to explore the wonders of science through experiments, non-fiction texts, collaboration, and project-based learning.
We believe in equipping our students with the skills they need to become effective problem-solvers and critical thinkers. Our science curriculum is built on the foundation of the scientific method, where students learn to observe, hypothesize, experiment, collect data, and analyze their results through fun and engaging activities.
Our ultimate goal is to inspire a lifelong passion for science in our students. By engaging them in dynamic learning experiences, we encourage them to develop a deep understanding of the natural world and its complexities. Our mission is to prepare the next generation of scientists, engineers, and innovators who will shape the future of our world for the better.
STEM and other specialized Courses
RLA highly values real-life experiences through project-based and interactive learning. At RLA, we believe learning should be an immersive and engaging experience promoting creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.
Our commitment to providing students with a well-rounded education is reflected in our physical education, arts and crafts, and STEM programs. Our physical education program is designed to provide students with opportunities to learn strategy, teamwork, and sportsmanship. We believe that physical activity promotes a healthy lifestyle and teaches valuable life skills that can be applied in other areas of their lives.
Our arts and crafts curriculum is designed to encourage students to explore their creativity and develop an appreciation of the aesthetic. Students will develop their artistic skills through various mediums and express their ideas uniquely and innovatively.
Our STEM program through LEGO® Education is a hands-on learning experience that allows students to explore engineering, technology, problem-solving, and collaboration. Using LEGO® bricks and other materials, students will design and build models that illustrate scientific concepts and engineering principles. Through this program, students will develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills and learn to collaborate effectively with others.
We believe that a well-rounded education is essential to the success of our students. By providing opportunities for real-life learning experiences through project-based and interactive learning, we prepare our students to succeed academically, personally, and professionally.
At RLA, we are committed to developing students' emotional intelligence as a critical aspect of their education. Our approach is embedded in the belief that emotional intelligence is essential for success in all areas of life, including personal, academic, and professional domains.
Throughout each day, we provide our students with numerous opportunities to explore decision-making, interpersonal skills, self-expression, self-perception, and stress management. We believe that developing emotional intelligence is an ongoing process that requires consistent support and guidance. Therefore, we strive to create a safe and nurturing environment where students can make mistakes and learn from them.
Our approach to developing emotional intelligence is a partnership between our school and families. We recognize the vital role that parents and caregivers play in shaping their children's emotional development. Therefore, we work closely with families to create a collaborative and supportive approach to learning. We believe that by working together, we can give our students the tools and skills they need to navigate life's challenges successfully.
At RLA, we are confident that our approach to developing emotional intelligence sets our students up for success in all areas of life. By nurturing their emotional intelligence, we prepare them to become compassionate, resilient, and empathetic individuals who thrive in an ever-changing world.