Registration for the 2016-17 school year will begin in Spring 2016
The eCademy of New Technology, Engineering and Robotics (Grades 6-7)
Designed for students with a passion for science and a curiosity of how things work, our eCademy of New Technology, Engineering and Robotics (E.N.T.E.R.) uses science and technology as a vector through which the entire BC curriculum is delivered.
Various learning cycles incorporate themes such as computer systems, robotics and digital game design, using technology as a catalyst for learning. But this program isn’t just about tinkering with robots and playing with computers – it’s a comprehensive academic program that engages your child through science and encourages independent learning and critical thought.
The E.N.T.E.R. program starts in September and is open to any grade 6-7 student, regardless of educational background or experience. Students receive three days a week of classroom instruction in the Comox Valley blended with two days of distributed (distance) learning.
This program is fully accredited by the BC Ministry of Education and offers an alternative educational stream to traditional bricks and mortar schooling.
E.N.T.E.R. Grade Configuration: Navigate @ Aspen Park Elementary School
Grades 6-7 (2 Divisions – Proposed*) 48 students total
Due to this program's popularity, if sufficient registration occurs, we are planning to expand the program to two cohorts of 24 (each) and would at that time consider a 4 day per week program to support equal time with the ENTER and Curriculum Integration Teacher. We are also considering an all girl cohort, dependent on sufficient registration.
* based on total enrollment in the program
Why should I consider E.N.T.E.R. for my child?
By engaging your child’s inherent passion for learning, the eCademy of New Technology, Engineering and Robotics (E.N.T.E.R.) encourages learning in a way that develops creative thought, independence and critical thinking.
Like our Fine Arts Academy, the E.N.T.E.R. program is based on 21st Century Learning Theory. This growing pedagogical movement embraces the idea that every child is unique and learns in his or her own way.
The traditional educational model of factory-injected curricula isn't necessarily conducive to long-term learning or critical thinking. Navigate’s programs are designed to leverage our students’ passions and develop highly intelligent learners with the cognitive skills to become highly successful adults.
Space may be limited to the first 24 students, so register today or call 250.337.5300 to find out more.