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Personalized Learning

Personalized learning is an educational approach that aims to customize learning for each scholar's strengths, needs, skills, and interests. Each scholar gets a learning plan that's based on what they know and how they learn best. Personalized learning doesn't replace an IEP, a 504 plan, or intervention programs.

Personalized learning refers to instruction in which the pace of learning and the instructional approach are optimized for the needs of each learner. Learning objectives, instructional approaches, and instructional content (and its sequencing) may all vary based on learner needs.

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Summit Learning

The Summit Learning approach is built on scientific research of how children learn. Scholars learn new subject matter in dynamic ways that spark curiosity and increase motivation. Teachers gain a deeper understanding of each child. Together, they build solid connections and set goals to empower scholars with agency and accountability for their learning.

We help schools create a culture where all scholars are invested in their own learning and understand how lessons apply to life outside the classroom. By working with their teachers to set goals and track progress, scholars are empowered to approach learning with a sense of motivation and accomplishment.

Instead of simply memorizing information, scholars are given the time, support, and resources they need to master new material and apply what they've learned before moving on. Teachers see the day-to-day progress of each scholar, enabling them to meet scholars where they need support and help scholars advance quickly where they are most engaged. This approach ensures scholars don't fall through the cracks.

The dynamic relationships between teachers and scholars are the heart of every Summit Learning classroom. In addition to the individualized and small group instruction scholars receive in the classroom, every student also has a teacher who serves as a mentor and meets with them weekly to discuss goals, motivations, and challenges. The real connections formed between students and teachers support confidence and deeper learning.

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CommonLit 360

CommonLit is a nonprofit education technology organization dedicated to ensuring that all scholars, especially those in Title I schools, graduate with the reading, writing, communication, and problem-solving skills they need to be successful in college and beyond. CommonLit believes in providing teachers with all the resources they need to set their scholars up for success while also encouraging best practices in the classroom. That’s why the CommonLit Literacy Model is built on a foundation of over 2,000 high-quality free reading passages for grades 3-12, complemented by aligned interim assessments, growth-oriented data, and expert-led teacher development.

Resources are:

  • Flexible

  • Research-Based

  • Effective, as proven by third-party review

  • Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

  • Created by teachers, for teachers.

CommonLit 360 is a FREE, comprehensive, full-year English Language Arts curriculum for grades 6-10. The tools fill a need for materials that are:

  • Comprehensive Reading, writing, speaking and listening, grammar, and vocabulary;

  • Scaffolded Standards-aligned but with supportive questioning for struggling readers;

  • Easy to use Classroom-ready materials, fully packaged with teacher guides;

  • Digital/Print Most lessons have a print/digital option for a blended instructional approach;

  • Highly Effective Research-backed, with strong pilot results in a diverse set of schools;

  • FREE Forever CommonLit 360 will always be freely available at www.commonlit.org.​

t.Lab Accelerated Learning Centers

We are committed to making your child a part of the top 1% academic performers. t.Lab is a non-profit that operates accelerated learning centers for students in pre-kindergarten through undergraduate. We are driven to realize extraordinary academic achievements by leveraging a hybrid curriculum including Humanities, Leadership, Liberal Arts, and STEM disciplines. With t.Lab, you will be assured that you are setting your child up to succeed in whatever chosen field of career. 

The results speak for themselves. Research shows that one (1) hour of quality tutoring per week, combined with an average K-12 curriculum, should enable students to realize 3-5 completed grades per year. At t.Lab, we seek to provide each student a minimum of two (2) hours of quality tutoring each week. Our students average a range of 6-12 hours per week in academic development activity outside of their standard K-12 curriculum. Focusing on realizing extraordinary academic achievement among African American students, t.Lab students have realized a median ACT score of 30.7 and over $15M in academic scholarships since 2007. 

We believe parental involvement directly impacts academic performance. Parent University is one of the most significant aspects of our program that provides tools to help parents track and improve their children’s academic progress. We offer guidance on Child Development, Academic Development, College Selection, Scholarship Development, and Career Development. At t.Lab, participation in the Parent University is a requirement among all parents or guardians. In fact, 95% of those who regularly engage in this feature realize targeted performance objectives from their children (e.g., General Point Average, American College Test Scores, college scholarships). 

We have a network of the most experienced tutors, and we utilize the most advanced tools for effective tutoring. Wherever you are in the US, you are guaranteed that your child is provided with quality and personalized services through face-to-face or virtual tutoring sessions. 

Every RBA Scholar is expected to participate in a minimum of two (2) hours of tutoring each week, and complete all required diagnostics and assessments.