I don't believe in whole group lessons or scripted work because it leaves too many kids out
South Acworth, NH (Vocus) April 28, 2010
Licensed as a private school in New Hampshire, the Mistacres School was developed by educator Tracy Hanson to provide children, grades K-8, with an alternative way to learn and grow through individualized programs and attention. Today, Hanson is pleased to share the specialized curriculum of the school with children and families worldwide with the launch of Mistacres.com.
“My school is a place of virtual learning for children who may not be successful in the public school system. Our nation’s educational system is based on age groups and not aptitude, therefore, many children become lost in material that’s over their heads or become bored with material that’s not challenging,” Hanson said.
These mismatches of age and grade are what lead to failure among students with special needs or those who are gifted, explained Hanson; and these academic shortcomings can lead to negative behavior among frustrated students.
“I developed the Mistacres School to facilitate education to these students through home schooling and virtual learning. Once a student is successful in what they’re doing, they become motivated to learn and capable of taking control and responsibility for their education,” she said.
At Mistacres.com a student’s academic needs are assessed upon enrollment. Individual programs are then developed based on the student’s Lexile, a measurement linking the reader to the text. When properly matched, comprehension can be forecasted at 75 percent and growth tracked,” Hanson explained.
“I don’t believe in whole group lessons or scripted work because it leaves too many kids out,” she said.
Students have around-the-clock access to their individualized programs and may login to the website at any time to study. Because the school is online, it is not limited to the boundaries of a state or country and has proven to be a great resource for children of military families who are constantly on the move, providing them with a consistent academic experience.
“In the big picture, I’d like my school to be available to all children in need through the utilization of the blended model. This would allow schools and districts to work with me to individualize the curriculum for all students in the classroom, allowing students to seek supplemental help in the specific subjects they struggle with,” Hanson said.
To learn more about the many educational benefits of the Mistacres’ program, parents are encouraged to visit the website’s brand-new blog, http://www.MistacresBlog.com. This resource will also be used to provide detailed information about the Lexile method as well as other technology-based programs, the benefits of online learning and Hanson’s experiences as an educator.
“My program is designed to meet the academic standards in all 50 states. Visit my website or give me a call to learn more how the Mistacres School can benefit your child’s educational future,” she said.
About the Company:
Mistacres.com is owned and operated by Tracy Hanson who has more than 30 years of experience as an educator, which is backed by dual master’s degrees in elementary and special education.