What is Accelerate Learning Program?
Accelerated Learning Program (ALP), consists of three Levels 1, 2, and 3. Level 1 are Grades 1 and 2, Level 2 are Grades 3 and 4, and Level 3 are Grades 5 and 6 respectively. The levels are hard core, learner-driven courses such as Mathematics/Numeric, Science, English, Social Studies and Life Skills. The Teachers must hold C-Certificates and must be trained by the Alternative Education Department of the Ministry Of Education on the Levels and teaching models. Specific books being Teachers Guide and Learners Guide are part of the teaching and learning materials alongside grades 1 through 6 Textbooks. Our program is unique in that we’ve added a performing arts piece as well as a STEM component to give our students optimal learning outcomes.
Van Vicker School of Performing Arts ALP Program believes in affording every child a stellar education in both the arts and academics, regardless of socioeconomic status or background. Thus, our program is dedicated to providing superior academic and performing arts services that serve as a catalyst for creating life-long learners in an environment that is nurturing, safe, and conducive to learning.
Our Performing Arts ALP Program was birthed out of our desire to help Liberia overcome its education deficit due to the aftermath of its 15-year civil war. As such, we started with 30 children, 15 in each level, and 150 presently on the waiting list. Our students, who are mostly wards, have been out of school for a number of years and lag far behind their counter parts who have been in school. Many have never seen the steps of a school but have a burning desire to attend. However, because of budgeting constraints, we do not have the capacity. That being said, it’s incredibly difficult to have to turn so many away. It’s been even more difficult explaining to parents making inquiries, that this is not an ordinary school that you can just join the class, as they must meet certain criteria and the burden is on the teachers, who are doing their very best.
CLASS ATTIRE AND ETIQUETTE BECAUSE OF THE LEVEL AND INTENSITY OF OUR CLASSES, WE ASK THAT ALL STUDENTS BE RESPECTFUL OF THE TEACHERS AND OTHER STUDENTS. WE ALSO ASK THAT STUDENTS FOLLOW PROPER CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE AND RULES PUT FORTH BY YOUR TEACHER.
DANCE ATTIRE Spiritual/Liturgical: Any color leotard, comfortable dance pants or skirt, any dance shoe. Ballet: Pink or Black Leotard with Pink or Black Ballet Slippers. Pointe students must have pink point shoes. All students must have their hair in a bun. Tap: Any comfortable/appropriate dance wear with Black leather laced tap shoes Jazz: Any color of leotard, pink or black jazz shoes, any color jazz shorts or pants. Modern: Any color leotard, dance pants, and bare feet. Hip Hop: Any neat fit athletic outfit with tennis shoes or sneakers. African: Any comfortable clothing appropriate for dance.
DRAMA/ACTING/MUSICAL THEATER Any comfortable attire as we move around alot during acting and sometimes dancing.
MUSIC Any comfortable and appropriate attire.
FILM PRODUCTION Any comfortable and appropriate attire.
VAN VICKER SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS POLICIES AND ASSERTION PAGE Please initial next to each statement below signifying that you have read and fully understand our policies and procedures.
______ I understand that tuition is due in full on or by the first day of the semester. I further understand that a late fee of $10.00 will be assessed if tuition is not paid on time. Additionally, I understand that failure to pay my tuition will result in termination.
______ I understand that the cancellation policy is a 30 days written notice.
______ I understand costume and recital fees must be paid in order for me or my student to participate. I further understand that tickets for productions and recital will not be given until all fees are paid in full.
______ I understand that students who are not enrolled in our program or who are waiting on another student must be supervised
. _____ I understand that proper attire must be worn in each of my classes and proper/professional etiquette must be shown at all times.
_____ I understand that it is my responsibility to get to each of my classes on time. Failure to do so could lead could result in me not receiving credit for being there.
_____ I have read and fully understand the policies and procedures of the Van Vicker School of Performing Arts.
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