Alternative Learning Center Opens at CAA

January 01, 2006 | Gary Brown

In an effort to meet the needs of all the students at Columbia Adventist Academy, the school has employed Sharman Bowes as director of the Alternative Learning Center. The object of the center is to challenge students to achieve results at a level that reflects their maximum potential within the context of their own learning needs and style.

Bowes will assist students with different learning styles through one-on-one interaction, modifications in testing procedures, tutoring, and appropriate testing. Furthermore, Bowes will also work with subject area teachers in writing up Modified Accommodation Plans for students that include home participation and regular reviews. In looking to the future, the Alternative Learning Center is making plans for textbooks on tape, classic literature designed to be easily read and understood, and other innovative approaches to learning.

Bowes will also be assisting students that simply lack organizational skills and good study habits. It is her strong belief that each student has the potential to become a life-long learner and develop leadership skills, a Christ-like character, and strive to serve the community and church.

Parents who are concerned about their children's success in school are encouraged to investigate what the Alternative Learning Center can do for them.