Most educational schools and organizations place students by age– limiting learning opportunities for gifted students working above their grade level. At Athena’s, parents are able to place their student into Athena’s courses according to their ability or learning level not their age– opening learning opportunities for their gifted student!
At Athena’s, an eight-year-old could be taking Middle School level courses, or higher! In the case of asynchronous development, the same student may take courses aimed at different grade levels. Our courses span ability ranges (e.g. 6th-8th grade), so courses can be adapted to lower or higher level learning, depending on a student’s educational need. Families are able to tailor the courses to fit their student’s level and educational plan!
If you do not know which courses line up with your student’s ability level, review and discuss the course descriptions with your student. Students know what they know and what they are excited to learn about! Discussing the options with your student can help pique their interest and determine which placement would be best.
Are you still unsure if your student is ready for a course? Email the course instructor with your questions–they will be able to help you. Instructor email addresses are linked on each course description webpage.