At Astrolabe Academy, we believe in empowering students to take charge of their learning journey and equipping them with essential life skills that will benefit them in the long run. As we embark on our year, we set clear expectations and outline our goals for the students. In this blog, we will share the insights from our first session, focusing on what students and parents can expect, the tools we will use, and our aspirations for the year.
Setting Expectations and Agenda
During our first session, we outlined the agenda and provided an overview of what students and parents can expect throughout the program. Our focus will be on developing a range of skills and values that are crucial for success, both as entrepreneurs and individuals. We also introduced the Parent/Student portal – Coach Accountable, a tool that we will use to manage and track progress throughout the program.
A Look Ahead: Our Aspirations for the Year
Throughout this program, our goals for students include:
- Developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Learning to collaborate and network effectively.
- Becoming adaptable in a constantly changing world.
- Empowering students to take initiative and develop an entrepreneurial mindset.
- Developing effective oral and written communication skills.
- Acquiring knowledge and skills for accessing and analyzing information for sound decision-making.
- Sparking curiosity and imagination.
- Providing a safe environment for students to communicate, learn, and grow.
Maximizing the Experience
To get the most out of this program, we encourage students to:
- Schedule and attend their weekly calls.
- Seek out interesting things to explore and learn.
- Communicate openly and regularly with their coaches through emails and discussions.
- Review the communication resources provided.
Throughout the program, we will provide students with a variety of resources to help them succeed. These include:
- Coach Accountable resources and training materials.
- Recommended books and reading materials.
- Access to libraries and research tools.
- Guidance on finding mentors in their field of interest.
- Information on reaching out to colleges and trade schools for further education and networking opportunities.
At Astrolabe Academy, we are committed to providing our students with a comprehensive educational experience beyond traditional schooling. Our program sets the stage for a transformative journey that equips students with the skills and mindset necessary to excel in their chosen paths and face the challenges of the future with confidence.