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Special Academic Support

Special Academic support The criterion for acceptance into the school is the willingness to achieve full potential and not high 'innate' ability. Placement into classes is determined by academic attainment, with age acting as a limiting factor. All students applying to the school must take diagnostic tests to determine placement.

Students who are found to be behind academically are rarely refused. Instead, they are offered (at an extra cost) one of several solutions, depending on the severity of their academic issues. These include:

  1. » Summer school: A six-week summer course offered in June, July, and August. Students who are academically below the required standard can attend this course and often make up for a whole academic year.
  2. » Special lessons: A student found to be weak in one subject attends extra periods in that subject until the student's actual grade level is reached.
  3. » Full-special classes: Students are given accelerated programs devised to prepare them to join the regular classes. In many cases, full-special students do the work of several scholastic years in one.