The Corona Student Center Mosaic Program is designed to integrate the family into the school life of the student, utilizing the world as the classroom.
Classroom Days – Three days a week, the students are in the classroom, learning the core subjects, as well as art, physical fitness, and other subjects that help educate the “whole” child. It is our goal to provide a well-balanced education for our students, enriching their understanding of the world in a relevant way, and making them find a love for learning that they will take with them once they move beyond our walls. Our program also incorporates a very collaborative approach to learning, with students working in small groups together, problem solving and exploring new academic material in exciting ways. The students utilize technology throughout the learning process, preparing them for a future where they will be using technology in a collaborative work setting.
Homestudy Days – The home study portion of our program infuses the family into the classroom. Two days a week, the students are at home, completing assignments that are personalized for them, guided by family members. These days can also be used to explore the world and complete self-selected projects on this exploration. Communication between home and school is an integral part of making this form of education a success. Mosaic parents are invested at a high level in their children’s education, offering a unique opportunity to challenge and propel students into the future where they are prepared for their future.
The Corona Student Center Mosaic Academy is a school that is part of Springs Charter School. It is our mission to empower parents to work collaboratively with educators, creating a unique partnership that encourages students to take initiative in their learning. Although we focus on the core subjects, emphasizing the importance of strong language arts and math foundations, we also ignite each child’s passion for learning through a multi-faceted approach to teaching and acquiring knowledge. By personalizing our approach through the collaborative nature of our program, we find that success is in unlocking each student’s potential, creating life-long learners who are committed and involved members of their community.
How Do We Personalize Learning for Each Student?
Each Corona Student Center student is valued as an individual. Teachers know each student both as a human being and as a learner. The learning environment is designed so that each student has time and space to pursue academic and personal learning goals through a variety of means. Authentic and real-world learning experiences are consistently prioritized over traditional textbook methods. Corona Student Center learners are empowered with knowledge of their preferred learning style, tools they can use to master a learning goal, and significant choice in the learning process. Collaborating with their teacher, each student creates an individual learning path whereby s/he can attain measurable and achievable weekly and yearly goals (at least one year’s growth for students on or above grade level, 1.5 for students below grade level.)
It is vital that we personalize the learning for our students, ensuring that our educational philosophy is student-centered. By taking such an approach, we ensure that each individual child learns according to their unique learning style, which helps to maximize their potential. When the focus of learning is on each individual student’s interests and passions, they are empowered to learn.
At the beginning of each year, we have each student set their academic and personal goals for the year. Throughout the course of the year we discuss these individual goals with the students, helping them to achieve them, changing them if necessary. Knowing there is no one path towards any goal, we help guide our students along their learning journey to a positive conclusion.