Academics

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College Preparation

The Tenney School has a history of accelerated learning with a focus on individual tutoring & college preparation.

Our goal is to send all of our graduates to college.  In our one-to-one classrooms, teachers will begin to lay the foundation for students to be prepared.  Below is the sequence of tests our students take to prepare for college and entrance exams:

  • 6th-7th Grade: Annual Norm Referenced Achievement testing
  • 8th-9th Grade: Annual Norm Referenced Achievement testing + 8/9 Preliminary SAT (PSAT)
  • 10th Grade: Annual Norm Referenced Achievement testing + 10/11 Preliminary SAT (PSAT)
  • 11th Grade: Annual Norm Referenced Achievement testing + 10/11 Preliminary SAT (PSAT) + ACT/SAT (scheduled individually)
  • 12th Grade: ACT/SAT (scheduled individually)

During the junior and senior years, students also are placed in an several elective courses to help prepare for college:   

College Prep Class – Starting with the class of 2020, all students will take College Prep for one credit during the 11th grade year.  In this course, students will search for colleges of interest, take test preparations, and ensure they have college entrance accounts set-up to take entrance exams and apply to colleges.  Our college admissions are administrated through the Naviance College & Career Readiness Platform.  The course will have three components:
  • SAT/ACT Math Review
  • SAT/ACT English Review
  • Weekly period with The Tenney School College Counselor

College Planning Class – During the fall of the 12th grade year, students will take College Planning for 0.5 credits. This course will consist of 3 meetings/week with The Tenney School College Counselor to complete applications for college(s).

Personal Finance Class – During the springs of the 12th grade year, students will take the Personal Finance Class for 0.5 credits.

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The Tenney School is a One-To-One Learning Environment

The academics are structured to provide each student the individualized attention they need to excel. Each student has their own private teacher for each core subject: math, English, science and social studies. Core subjects can be taught at the level appropriate for the student: standard, honors, modified or English Language Learner. Elective courses and labs are taught in a small classroom environment, complementing the one-to-one instructional time.

To see how our unique program can benefit your child, please contact the school to schedule a School Overview & Tour.

Gifted and Talented Students

Gifted and Talented (GT) students are known both for advanced academic ability and for an unconventional learning process.  Through one-to-one instruction, The Tenney School program addresses both of these qualities.

In our program, courses are modified to meet the needs of the accelerated student.  GT students can cover content at greater speed, increase the depth of curriculum coverage, and even accelerate content covered to accomplish coursework and earn credits well above their grade level.  With feedback from parents, a program can be tailored to meet the needs of each gifted student.