Our First Grade Program is “Accredited” by the Georgia Accrediting Commission. This program continues the accelerated learning provided in our Kindergarten program. We want our children to have a joy for learning. We challenge them and believe in “Stretching but not Stressing” our students.
There is a continuation of the focus on reading further implementing activities that support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Our goal is for our students to perform higher than what is normally expected of First Graders. We also focus on providing our students of knowledge regarding social studies.
Our students have several presentation projects that help them gain confidence when speaking before an audience. We have an abundance of field trips scheduled that supports the intellectual development of our students. We offer a continuation of daily Spanish as well as formal music and PE programs.
Towards the end of the school year, our students take the Stanford Early School Achievement Test (SESAT), a national standardized test. Results are independently scored and compare our students to other students on a national basis. Historically, in many areas, many of our students perform above the national average.
The success of this program is dependent upon the partnership between the teacher and parents. Accordingly, we strongly encourage this relationship. Feedback from parents whose children have completed our program have been that their child has continued to excel in their post Bright Minds elementary school programs based on the strong foundation received at Bright Minds.
Children in our First Grade Program also participate in our end of year program to display what they have learned during the school year.