ACS/WASC OVERVIEW

ACS/WASC OVERVIEW Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges What is accreditation? Accreditation is a voluntary dual-purpose process that schools (1) must be worthy of the trust placed in them to provide high-quality learning and (2) clearly demonstrate continual self-improvement. An accredited…

Looking Ahead to NYA 2018-19

I will soon publish the New York Academy State of the School Report, 2018. As we are a growing school, we are continuously looking for ways to strengthen the quality of our school and our position for the future. We are proud of how far…

The Scientific Process at NYA

The scientific process is another example of how New York Academy engages kids in learning to not just gain facts, knowledge, and skills, but to learn how to think. We engage our students in learning to “learn to learn.” This week at New York Academy…

Professional Development through Curriculum Development

New York Academy has a progressive, American curriculum where students not only attain high levels of academic achievement, but also learn to learn. Our students are engaged in learning to apply knowledge in innovative, dynamic ways. Our curriculum is explicit and intentional at growing self-directed,…

Learning through Play at New York Academy

Educators and parents can guide children to learn through play. By asking thought provoking questions and making our thinking visible to make sense of the world, we “show, not tell” children how to think and learn. Through play, children can develop social and cognitive skills,…

What is a Curriculum?

What is a curriculum? As New York Academy moves forward with our ongoing school improvement efforts and the continuous improvement our curriculum, it is critically important that we are on the same page as to what is a curriculum. We might assume it is obvious,…

What is a Formative Assessment?

What is a formative assessment? A formative assessment is a diagnostic tool; it is a range of formal and informal assessment procedures conducted by teachers during the learning process in order to individualize instruction and learning activities to improve student attainment. Graphic Organizers combined with…