KọSchool’s problem solving and mathematics program immerses students in complex problems. Students are exposed to mathematics outside of the scope of the regular progression, including Graph Theory and Differential Geometry. The standard progression is covered as well, using a system that allows students to work at their own pace. Our individualized math program allows KọSchool students to go at the rate appropriate to their needs. Almost half of our students are on the equivalent of the fastest math track available at most schools and about one-third of those are significantly more advanced in mathematics.
KọSchool’s Socratic humanities program exposes students to classic authors such as Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Shakespeare, and J.S. Mill, along with exposure to original texts from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Confucianism. It also focuses on contemporary academic work in fields such as political science, artificial intelligence, and evolutionary psychology. By means of reading sophisticated, college-level texts, our students show remarkable SAT reading gains and develop highly personal sophisticated prose styles.
Through the AP English Language and Composition and AP Literature Course, students are challenged to college level courses that prepare them academically, for not only an exam but to organize, structure and create a healthy relationship with university level work requirements. More concretely, the AP English Literature and Composition course is designed with the goal of enhancing students’ abilities to explore, comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate complex literary texts.
KoSchool provides a wide range of project-based Advanced Placement courses in science, such as AP Biology, AP Physics, AP Psychology, and AP Environmental Science. The courses are designed to allow capable students of any age to excel, regardless of previous class experience.
In addition to AP courses, students can elect to take on individualized science-based projects that bring in other disciplines like economics, business, and governance. One-on-one guide mentorship is provided for these cross-discipline projects to allow students to follow their interest and curiosity while maintaining rigor. Students are connected with experts and professionals in the field so that they can turn their projects into action.
We believe that creative problem solving and design thinking are key skills for the future. Our MakerSpace program develops those skills by giving our students access to new technologies, like 3D Printers, and teaching them how to design solutions to real problems through rapid iteration. All participants in MakerSpace tackle complex problems that force them to learn many new skills at once, working their way up to projects that have a real impact in the world.
In KọSchool’s programming course, students learn the fundamentals of computer science through a visual lens. Students are introduced to software development in Java by programming animations, interactive art pieces, and games in the Java-based programming language processing. Following open creative prompts, the students are given the space to explore the topics that interest them through the medium of code. Students are encouraged to work like programmers, teach themselves new skills, collaborate with their peers, and develop impeccable problem-solving skills.