C.A.T.E.S. Academy accepts all school ages and grades. A classroom is usually made up of 4-5 students of different ages and grades. Students that have been in the program for awhile and can manage their schedule with minimum support might be in a classroom of up to 8 students.
If a student requires one-on-one support, the classroom will have no more than 4 students with 1 Teacher and either one Aide, one Volunteer or one Student that can assist other students. Part of the education experience is that older students assist the younger students with their school work, much like the old one room school houses. Students who help other students practice leadership, service and emotional maturity. We have also found that a classroom with different ages helps to alleviate incidences of negative peer pressure and provides a more supportive environment.
As a new student is accepted into the program, we determine the best classroom for that student, ie which students will be the best fit for the new student’s personal needs.