Navigate hosts information sessions

Navigate (Powered by NIDES) is hosting two information sessions for parents.

Navigate (Powered by NIDES) is hosting two information sessions for parents who may be considering registering their kids in either the Fine Arts eCademy (FAE), or the eCademy of New Technology, Engineering and Robotics (ENTER) for the September 2013 school year.

These sessions will give parents an overview of these popular programs, providing an opportunity to ask questions about the program and fall registration.

Information about the FAE program will be presented Feb. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the gymnasium at the Tsolum campus. The ENTER program information session will be held Feb. 7 from 6 to 8 at Aspen Park Elementary School.

FAE is a K-9 program, which emphasizes the visual, performing and music arts while supporting a unique approach to curriculum integration and global studies. Students are encouraged to express what they learn in creative ways, for example, painted murals, photography, dramatizations, websites, or blogs.

The program effectively engages the creative interests of students and uses the arts as a vehicle to explore all aspects of the BC curriculum. This provides motivation to learn and develops independence, creative thought and critical thinking. The FAE program has been well received and is offered at the Tsolum campus.

The ENTER program is for students in Grades 6 to 8 who thrive in learning environments that offer a tactile learning experience. The program explores engineering, science and robotics and uses technology as a catalyst for learning.

Learning cycles through the school year include themes such as computer systems, digital game design and robotics. ENTER is a comprehensive academic program that engages learners through science and encourages creative thought, independent learning and critical thinking.

Students in the FAE and ENTER programs have classroom instruction three days a week in the Comox Valley, and two days per week learning from home through distributed (distance) learning options.

Both are fully accredited by the Ministry of Education, and are based on 21st Century Learning Theory which recognizes that learning processes are unique.

For more information about these innovative programs, visit www.navigatenides.com or contact Navigate at 250-337-5300.

Navigate (NIDES) is a distance education school in Courtenay located in the former Tsolum School building. It serves students throughout Vancouver Island and offers online courses for students from Kindergarten to Adult. Courses are taught and facilitated by B.C.-certified teachers.

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