Our focus in Middle School will be preparing students for High School. We focus on work ethic, independence, self-advocacy, and leadership skills. The Novus Academy curriculum standards correlate with the Texas Education Agency “Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills” (TEKS). The Common Core Standards are also considered when planning instruction. The Novus Academy staff differentiates instruction based on the needs of our students. Accommodations and interventions are provided as needed to ensure student success.
The Novus Academy faculty understands that no two children learn, develop, or mature at the same rate. Learning differences touch not only academic skills, but also the entire child and his or her family. Whatever the specific stumbling blocks to learning, frustration and uncertainty almost always accompany them. At The Novus Academy, full attention is given to the student. Individual areas of strength are celebrated, struggles identified, and learning programs carefully developed.
Parent education is a crucial element for helping families understand the needs of their children, especially if they are struggling. Students need to see their parents as lifelong learners; so, it is vital for parents to attend book clubs, workshops, and other opportunities to strengthen their skills as parent advocates for their children.
Central to the philosophy, The Novus Academy is committed to the education of the whole person. Students are given the opportunity to experience: Model UN, Student Council, peer mentorship, college prep, and community service, etc.