Making a Difference Even on the Weekends: Saturday Academy
Updated: May 4
The Saturday Academy at Lamad Academy
Lamad Academy’s vision is to “establish and maintain a culture that supports learning and achievement” so that every student will be inspired to learn. Our goal is to instill a lifelong love of learning so that our scholars will always strive to know more and understand the world around them.
Learning does not have to be confined to regular school hours, however, which is the inspiration for our Saturday Academy. We discuss this specialized program at Lamad Academy, how it works, and its benefits.
How the Saturday Academy works
The Saturday Academy is designed to help all students achieve, regardless of grade level. Students are required to attend two Saturdays per month. Sessions last from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, with breakfast served at 7:30 for in-person learners.
The Saturday Academy serves a dual purpose. It targets students who need extra help in subjects like math, reading/writing, or science and provides tutoring and guidance from our highly trained and dedicated staff. This can help our scholars overcome academic deficits and challenges.
Some students may want to pursue more advanced academic challenges or projects at a faster pace than their classmates. Our Saturday sessions allow these students to work at a pace that suits them and encourages them to achieve greater academic success.
Benefits of tutoring
If a student is struggling or falling behind in one or more subjects, the problem will only get worse as time goes on. The struggle will become greater every year, turning a small struggle into a much larger one. At some point frustration can set in, leading students to “give up” or act out in negative ways. Once a child’s self-esteem has been affected, it is very hard to engage him or her in learning. School becomes something they’d rather avoid.
On the opposite spectrum, students who learn at faster levels often become bored in a traditional class setting. If they finish their work faster or find it does not challenge them, they may also tune out and/or act out.
That’s where tutoring comes in. Tutoring is one of the best methods to help students who may be struggling in one or more subjects. It can also be of great benefit to students who aren’t being challenged enough.
Tutoring gives us a chance to provide individualized attention to each student and work to meet his or her educational needs. We can assess a student’s learning style and work to create lessons that will allow him or her to learn.
Benefits of tutoring:
Chance to design individual and unique learning experiences
Improved academic performance
Creates a more positive attitude about school and learning in general
Encourages self-directed learning
Teaches better study habits, time management, and organizational skills
Encourages independence and responsibility
Helps students overcome obstacles to learning
Gives students a chance to ask questions and seek help
Improves social and behavioral skills and attitudes
Students learn to manage their own learning and educational journey
Provides extra challenges for gifted students
Prepares students for college and beyond
Our approach to education
The Saturday Academy is one more way we follow our Teaching Methodology, which is rooted in a two-pronged philosophy: “to teach” and “to learn.” Our school motto states that “a teacher has not taught until a student has learned.”
Our goal is to raise learners who strive for self-discovery and personal growth. We have high expectations for our students that they can achieve if we give them to tools to do so. Lamad Academy has built a community that resembles an intimate family, and we want the best for our family members.
We offer a well-rounded curriculum that encompasses all aspects of a scholar’s educational journey.
Engineering & Technology
Our unique approach to education integrates STEM curriculum into all subjects. This allows our scholars to make natural and meaningful connections to the world around them. It also prepares our students for future careers in high-demand industries that involve science, technology, engineering, and math.
The tools for success
The Saturday Academy at Lamad Academy is one more way we are training our students for a future of success. It is very helpful in enhancing academic knowledge, instills discipline, and is mandatory for every Lamad student.