Mountain Peak, Kindergarten - Grade 5
The Mountain Peak Academy (MPA) was created to address the needs of a special community of students whose abilities surpass their academic achievements due to a professionally diagnosed learning disability. The children in this program must have average or above-average intelligence with a diagnosed learning disability and minimal behavioral issues. Students enjoy the benefit of interacting and studying within the intimate Sagemont School community of learners. Please call us (954) 389-2454 X366 for more information about Mountain Peak. Also, review our Home page to learn more about The Sagemont School.
In its commitment to delivering a college preparatory PS-12th grade education in a technologically rich, supportive, and culturally diverse learning community.
The MPA's philosophy is that, within the proper learning environment, each student can progress and develop in the classroom while acquiring knowledge in important school subject areas. Class work is designed to promote student success, and children are encouraged to learn at their own pace and style. As students gain skills, they are monitored and encouraged to continue to move forward to more challenging material. The program builds self-esteem and works toward student independence.
The MPA teacher encourages children to learn using auditory, visual and motor kinesthetic modalities. Through this multi-dimensional approach, students of all learning styles can begin to better store, integrate and retrieve information. Whenever possible, participants will be mainstreamed into grade-appropriate classrooms for those areas in which their achievement is at grade level. Our MPA teacher will work closely with the student’s mainstream teachers to assure that differentiated instruction is maintained in all of his or her class experiences. True learning will be emphasized over rote memorization.
The MPA curriculum incorporates time-tested strategies that produce results. This specialized curriculum will focus on the following areas:
- Language Arts
- Oral and Written Communication
- Math Curriculum
- Social Studies
The MPA reading program is based upon extensive student diagnostic testing. The test results are analyzed, and a personalized program is developed to meet each student’s individual reading needs. In the same way, the prescriptive math program is designed for the development, application and long-term retention of mathematical skills. Through a high level of differentiated instruction based upon each student’s learning styles, students will be guided toward concept mastery and academic success.
Our Educational Staff
Our MPA teaching team consists of highly trained educators specifically selected to work at the Academy. The team consists of an experienced teacher specializing in Special Education, an assistant teacher, the mainstream classroom teacher, the guidance counselor and the principal. In addition, the support team includes a speech and language consultant, a child psychologist, an occupational therapist and Educational and Learning Diagnostics Specialists.
The Sagemont School
The Sagemont Lower School Campus seeks to develop in each student a joy of learning, a strong sense of personal growth and a sense of personal and community responsibility. Small class size enables instructors to discover each child’s individual strengths and needs. This helps teachers to develop specific objectives necessary for success in each grade level. Children are encouraged to think critically and work cooperatively in a mutually respectful setting.