New Private Schools Says Mission is Empowering Students to Love Learning

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Required fields are marked * School that features one-to-one instruction, flexible scheduling and open enrollment options is finding more and more of a role in education today. Halstrom Academy continues to see an increase in part-time and full-time enrollment from families who seek a tailored approach to learning. Halstrom was on the cutting edge when it pioneered the one student to one teacher classroom model in 1985, and is still there today as it provides instruction in a technology-rich teaching environment utilizing iPads loaded with eTextbooks and learning apps, and classes scheduled to fit into the student’s schedule – not the other way around.On January 27, 2013, Halstrom will open its ninth Southern California campus right here in Pasadena. Ani Zeneian, Director of the Halstrom Pasadena campus, shares her excitement for the opening: “We have received numerous requests from Pasadena residents to open a campus in their neighborhood. As a Pasadena resident myself, I believe the value of 1:1 instruction and flexible scheduling options will help many students in grades 6-12 find a love for learning” she says.She goes onto say, “It’s amazing seeing the transformation in students who once struggled in a larger classroom. Now at Halstrom, we see them blossom into confident and caring young adults.”Many types of students choose to attend Halstrom. From aspiring professional athletes and artists and young working professionals, to unique learners such as students with social distraction issues or ADHD, students from all walks of life find Halstrom a place where they can reach their full potential in and out of the classroom because school is designed around them and their needs. Notable Halstrom alumni include actress Blake Lively, Olympic figure skater Sasha Cohen, professional skateboarder and MTV star Ryan Scheckler.Woodland Hills Campus Director, Lisa Bournoutian says “A majority of students who graduate from Halstrom go on to attend prestigious universities, such as Stanford, USC, Loyola Marymount, SMU and Columbia. The skills they learn here help prepare them for how tough classes are at the college level.”Halstrom is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and offers more than 150 AP, UC/CSU certified and NCAA approved classes. Classes are 45 minutes with 3-5 hours of schoolwork per class each week. Ms. Zeneian goes on to say, “At Halstrom we encourage students to stay on campus to finish their schoolwork in one of our two study areas with teacher supervision, eliminating homework distress at home. Staying on campus is great for the students because they can ask their teacher questions and complete their schoolwork, and once they leave school it’s their time to enjoy extracurricular activities, work or family time.”Students at Halstrom are encouraged to run for Student Government, join or create a school club, participate in numerous field trips (some regional with other Halstrom campuses) and lead volunteer and charitable activities on and off campus. “This year, the Los Angeles region took a field trip to the California Science Center, visited historical Olvera Street, and participated in the coastal clean up day at Topanga State Beach. The kids and the teachers had a blast!” says Ms. Bournoutian.In addition, Halstrom ensures students learn what they are taught. Students must pass each lesson with a minimum of 80% before moving onto to the next. If the student doesn’t understand the material, the teacher will modify his/her teaching style and lesson plan so that the student masters the content being taught.Halstrom Academy will open its Pasadena campus January 27 at 35 N. Lake Avenue, Suite 250, Pasadena. (626) 500-0050. www.halstromacademy.orglast_img read more