WHAT IS THE MLA DAILY SCHEDULE?
Full-time students Grades K-8 -- Monday through Friday 8:00 am -- 3:00 pm.
|7:30 am||Early Drop-off|
|8:00 am||Classes Begin|
|12:00 pm||Classes Resume|
|3:15 pm||After-school Begins|
|6:00 pm||After-school Ends|
PreK Morning Session -- Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 am
PreK Afternoon Session -- Monday through Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
***There are no afternoon PreK sessions on early dismissal days.***
WHAT DOES ALL THIS BUSINESS ABOUT STANDARDIZED TESTING MEAN FOR MY CHILD?
ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR EXPANDING MIDDLE?
- High, individualized academic expectations resisting the "dumbing down" effect
- A secure learning environment free of the physical and psychological trauma associated with "bullying" behavior
- A high reliance on student/teacher accountability within a purposefully small educational environment (as opposed to "overcrowded") to foster learning and a "love of learning"
- Doesn't your child deserve this type of idealistic educational service? As always, the choice is yours.
HOW GOOD IS YOUR CHILD'S PRESENT EDUCATIONAL SITUATION?
If your response to this question is "OK" or worse, you are among the majority of local parents with school-aged children. Unfortunately, "OK" is not really satisfactory for something as important as your child's education. Today's schooling drives your child's future. For all too long, parents have been bombarded by ineffective educational practice and consequently have come to believe that typical educational practice is as good as it gets. This is simply not the case. Your child can receive a high quality education in the Morgantown area. It is your choice. Your child deserves it. Morgantown Learning Academy can deliver it.
DO LOCAL PRIVATE SCHOOLS PROVIDE AN IMPORTANT COMMUNITY SERVICE?
Without a doubt! Private schools provide parents a choice for their children's education. Choice creates competition and competition fosters an increased effectiveness, which positively impacts the education of all students at all schools. Lack of choice is a characteristic of a monopoly. Monopolies, in any area, inherently suppress competition and naturally bred ineffectiveness. Does anyone believe that we, as Americans, would possess better cars if the government took over the entire automobile industry, supported it solely via tax dollars and gave us all a car annually. Of course not, we would very quickly be dissatisfied with the cars produced by such a competition-free system. Our educational industry is no different. Area private schools like Morgantown Learning Academy (MLA) provide service to the entire community by increasing the educational choices available to area families. Educational competition is healthy for everyone.
IS YOUR CHILD "STUCK IN THE MIDDLE"?
Market research indicates local parents are most dissatisfied with the middle school portion of the area's education system. Parental middle school concerns about low academic achievement expectations, physical/psychological injury resulting from "bullying" and the loss of individual student accountability in large, overcrowded schools are not being adequately addressed.
Morgantown Learning Academy understands that to remain viable as North Central WV's only not-for-profit, non-denominational, K-8 private school, its middle school must not only be different, but it must also be better. Generally, educational professionals know how to educate middle school students. In contrast with the typical mode of operation of most schools, MLA's teachers apply this knowledge, undeterred by economic efficiencies, teacher unions, staff agendas, etc. Doesn't your child deserve this type of idealistic educational service? As always, the choice is yours.
WHY DOES YOUR CHILD ATTEND SCHOOL?
The answer is obvious isn't it - to learn the skills and concepts necessary to lead a productive/successful/happy life. Consequently, schools are about learning, nothing more, nothing less. At Morgantown Learning Academy, the area's only not-for-profit, non-denominational, P-8 private school, all academic and administrative decision making is based solely on what is best to enhance individual student learning. Each student is annually expected to learn more than their equally talented peers studying at other American schools. MLA teachers are held accountable for developing and implementing individualized instructional strategies for each of their students so as to maximize individual learner potential. Philosophically, MLA students do not fail. When individual student goals are not achieved, MLA recognizes this to be an instructional problem, not a student one. By accepting the responsibility for teaching all its students, MLA positions itself to truly be a one-of a-kind learning center. And most importantly, test data indicate that MLA students do regularly exceed their equally talented peers in regard to the achievement of academic excellence.
If you believe that schools should exist primarily to enhance individual academic achievement, perhaps you should consider MLA for your child's education. You will be pleasantly surprised by the results of placing your child in an educational culture where individual student academic achievement is the norm, not the exception. After all, at MLA, "learning" is our middle name.
DO CLASS AND SCHOOL SIZE REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
|Of course they do - it's only logical. Children learn in individual ways - all differently. The smaller the class, the more easily a teacher can accommodate individual learner needs. If you had a choice for your child's class size would you want your child's class to have 12 students or 28. This choice is, as they say, a "no brainer". The smaller a child's school the more general supervision the child is likely to receive. At smaller schools, it is less likely that students will be "lost in the crowd". Consequently, students at small schools are considerably more accountable for their academic/social/moral behavior. Accountability leads to increased expectations, which leads to enhanced performance.|
DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS?
It's time to consider exercising your right of educational choice for your child. A variety of educational choices exist in the Morgantown area for your consideration. There is no doubt that some of these choices are better suited to meet your child's individual educational needs than are others.