Small Multigrade Level Setting
SALT Academy has small instructional settings that offer individualized applied learning to students by using a blended learning approach. Our instructors are able to offer physical support through a combination of small-group instruction, project-based learning, and individualized academics.
Technology and Software
At SALT we believe technology is a great tool for learning, but recognize that the teacher is still the most important player in ensuring a student’s path to success. Though it’s important to acknowledge the limits of technology in the classroom, we do not advocate banning technology altogether. SALT uses adaptive learning software for certain subjects starting in third grade. Adaptive learning software helps ensure that students fully understand each concept before moving forward. This software continually differentiates for students in real-time, letting students move at their own pace and make self-directed choices.
At SALT, we believe brain breaks are a fundamental key to student success. They support natural cognitive function by increasing oxygen flow to the brain, supporting neuronal health, and improving memory. Short brain breaks are taken after every subject.
Movement is the key to our effective brain breaks. Yoga and meditation boosts energy, heightens concentration, reduces stress, improves mood, and promotes academic achievement. This is part of our daily routine.
At SALT, parent-teacher communication is an essential part of our program. We believe parent involvement is key in student success and learning does not end at pick up. Individualized and detailed emails are sent bi-weekly, giving parents the opportunity to enrich their child’s learning at home through other activities, placing particular focus on those concepts their student was recently introduced to.
Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience and is an important part of our program. The general concept of learning through experience is ancient. Around 350 Before the Common Era, Aristotle wrote in the Nichomachean Ethics “for the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them”.
Accreditations & Memberships
AdvanceED (in progress)
Florida Department of Education
AEE (Association for Experiential Education)