Wrap-around services and Social Intelligence
Understanding social systems is paramount to achieving success with our students. KQA focuses on not only changing the humanistic component of the educational experience, but the idea that the system focus must be on what students need.
Wrap-around services will include acquisition of the following: social skill development, life management skills, communication skills, and self-monitoring skills. Outcomes will be based on how efficient the staff is in establishing and maintaining relationships with the students.
In addition, resource services will include individualized assistance with study skills, guidance, and anger management in small group/individual instruction.
Climate and Culture
The program climate and culture concept at Knowledge Quest Academy exemplifies a balanced and restorative approach. Students are provided a positive learning environment where positive behavior is reinforced through enhanced behavioral management teaching methods.
Further, students are taught accountability methods, competency, and individual thinking. These methods encourage students to connect with the community and facilitate citizenry and productivity.
Our at-risk youth receive a modeled approach with a variety of tools needed to succeed; these include community based job site tours that will allow students to identify their interests in fields of study, job development opportunities with local employers, and referrals to other community agencies and services.
These practices help assist the student with proper program placement and transition from the learning environment to the workforce.