We know that Yorktown Education’s philosophy makes a real difference in our students’ education life. As the student body continues to grow, we witness the benefits of our unique approach every day in the outstanding test scores our students yield, the scholarships they earn, and the way their passions are nurtured by our talented educators. In just the last few years, we have seen Yorktown Education in the top 1% of the country for ACT results, and our graduates have a 100% college acceptance rate and receive on average $50,000 per student in scholarships.
How do we achieve this? We took the education apart at the seams and built it back in a way we knew would produce these results. There are four core parts to the Yorktown Education philosophy and each one provides exceptional educational advantages for our students:
- Personalized Educational Experience – We don’t limit our students with standardized lesson plans. We help all students discover what makes them extraordinary individuals through a personalized approach to education. Students move at a pace they set based on their proficiency in each topic, and we nurture this passion as they grow more confident in their abilities.
- Lowest Common Denominator Teaching Doesn’t Exist – Since education is personalized, a student is never held back by others moving at a different pace. We closely monitor student interaction and have no tolerance for disruptive behavior, so distractions in the classroom are non-existent. This system ensures that we maintain an environment of safety and exploration.
- Passions are Crucial to Educational Growth – We encourage all of our students to foster and grow in a passion that inspires them. Students may choose to focus on fine art, biology, engineering, or any other field that inspires them, with our full encouragement. In fact, we work with our students to help them integrate their passionate pursuits with college credit, which provides a valuable advantage in a crowded marketplace of college applicants.
- Activities are not just Sports – Many schools, especially in Texas, divert huge amounts of money and resources to one or two sports programs at the detriment of other students. We understand that team sports offer a variety of beneficial experiences, but we feel that funding can be better spent in activities that will intellectually stimulate everyone. Activities at Yorktown include exciting trips, such as museum visits, our visit to the capital, and an overseas trip to visit several countries in Europe. We even offer a SCUBA certification class!
The end result? Students who are pursuing their passions, gaining college credit, achieving impressive educational strides and are happy, well-adjusted young people. Yorktown is proud to maintain a commitment to providing the best possible educational life for every single student in our school.