Fraser Academy’s Jr School Academic Program is centred on the development of language and learning skills—reading, writing, spelling and vocabulary.
Students work in small classes of no more than 10, with one teacher (with specific training in multisensory teaching techniques) for the academic day.
The group stays together for its classes, which include a core curriculum of language arts, maths, science, social studies and PE, supplemented by art, music, drama and computer classes taught by specialists.
Students are encouraged to think independently and creatively, using all their senses to observe, evaluate and learn.
While students are assigned homework, they are not sent home with assignments they cannot complete independently.
A key feature of the Jr School Academic Program is the daily one-to-one tutorial. Each student works intensively with an Orton-Gillingham certified tutor on a program specifically designed to meet his or her unique needs in the areas of reading, spelling, writing and handwriting.
It is in these individualized tutorials that students learn to trust in their abilities again; it is here that they improve their language skills and go at their own pace without worrying about how they will be perceived by their peers.
The OG approach
The school has three computer labs, two wireless Mac labs, and computers in all tutors’ room, giving Fraser Academy Jr School students easy access to technology and the tools they need to access information independently and share it through a variety of multimedia
We teach maths with the Nelson MATH FOCUS program. In addition to its being a solid maths program, it comes with a “Student Success Adapted Program”––a binder filled with practice sheets, giving our students the extra problem practice they need.