A Rich and Varied Program
The academic program at Mill Creek is unusually varied for a school its size. An enrollment of approximately 55 — 60 pupils insures an intimacy that enables staff and students to get to know each other well. The staff maintains high standards and expectations of student achievement. The transcripts and diplomas issued are honored by all of the schools and post secondary programs students transition into after they leave Mill Creek.
Small class size and the ability to individualize the curriculum to accommodate unique learning styles helps to ensure success. By taking a flexible and creative approach to problem solving, while providing a personalized program, our students are able to regain their sense of self-confidence and hopefulness as they look toward the future. In addition to the low student/teacher ratio, the curriculum is highly individualized and flexible to meet each student's needs. Students can also enjoy a number of creative arts courses from improvisational music to visual arts. A full Academic Curriculum is offered to challenge and enrich students ranging in ability from average to gifted.
Curriculum designed to challenge students ranging from low to gifted in ability includes specialized individual coursework, foreign language, advanced math courses and a variety of sciences. Students on a lower ability range are given course work to fit their learning needs and give them the opportunity to fall more on their grade level. The curriculum is differentiated and designed to meet each student's academic needs. In addition, student's have the option of enrolling in creative arts courses, including music, music theory, graphic design, and visual arts.
For students who require Learning Support we can offer remediation in the following areas:
- Attention — the ability to focus on relevant information to the exclusion of irrelevant information, to maintain attention, and to shift attention.
Fluency/Automaticity — the ability to automatically and efficiently retrieve linguistic information from long term memory.
Memory/Learning — short term and long term memory for verbal or nonverbal information presented auditory or visual modalities.
Executive functions — processing speed, concept formation, problem-solving, mental flexibility, response inhibition and organizational/planning abilities.
Mathematics and Reading - intervention programs.