Frequently Asked Questions
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What is Montessori Education?
There are many potential benefits of the Montessori three year cycles for for children, and starting in preschool, the Montessori approach lays a foundation for children starting out in their education process. These important early years prepare a student for their learning experience to come.
Does Discovery strictly follow a Montessori curriculum?
Is Big Sky Discovery Academy a non-profit or private organization?
What is Mastery Based Learning?
In a traditional school setting, teachers struggle to remain attentive to the needs of all students, as they must engage the more advanced students while helping the struggling ones catch up. At any given point in a lesson, a teacher must decide whether to move through the material aggressively and add more challenges and twists to the problems presented, or build in more of cushion for those who are confused. Any one of these strategies is bound to leave some students feeling bored or confused.
At Discovery, our Mastery-based learning approach supports teachers in individualizing student learning-allowing students to move through coursework at their own pace.
What grade levels are offered?
Discovery offers an Early Childhood Preschool for ages 3-5 year olds and Elementary, Middle, and High school programs.
Learning Center FAQs
What is the Community Learning Center?
The Community Learning Center (CLC) offers academic and enrichment classes and workshops for all ages from youth to adult evenings, after school, weekends and during the summer.