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Tips on How to Ease the Transition (Traditional to Competency-based)

Students at Delphi Boston

Students at Delphi Boston

Thinking about switching your child to a competency-based program? There can be a lot of questions and concerns when it comes to transitioning to such a unique program. Here are some tips on how to make your child’s transition as smooth as possible.

As a parent, it’s important to know what a competency-based program is like. Schools that utilize this program are usually smaller, much like Delphi Boston. In the classroom, students work independently, with help from their teachers whenever it’s needed. In this setting, your child will be considered an individual, instead of “just another student.” Individuality is celebrated in competency-based programs, thus, students feel a greater responsibility to themselves; they are the ones who are in charge of their education.

This shift of responsibility from teacher to student is likely to be the biggest change in your child’s life. Instead of being taught, they are teaching themselves (with the help of their teacher of course).

In this new environment, students are encouraged to take a bit more initiative. Your child should know that they should speak up and communicate with their teacher about things they’re having trouble with. Teachers are very focused on making sure each student understands the material, but also want students to recognize for themselves when they are having trouble. A major point of this program is to help students realize when they are not understanding something.

In a new private school, making friends can difficult. Making friends in a public school is different simply because there are more students. In a small school, returning students usually have very tight-knit groups with people they’ve known for many years. Being the new kid in this environment can be scary. Regardless, competency-based programs, like Delphi Boston, encourage students to be connected and supportive of each other. It may take some time, but eventually the returning students will welcome you to their groups.

In a competency-based program, students are given the tools to teach themselves. Instead of listening to boring lectures, kids actually get to be involved in their education. This experience, along with the learning tools provided, will help your child throughout their entire education. Even after leaving a school like Delphi Boston, students are still able to utilize the skills they acquired.

Transitioning in, and out, of competency-based programs can be an ease if you and your child keep an open mind. This can be a really exciting and beneficial experience, so make the most of it!


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