Enrollment and Placement
To help ensure that students enroll in the correct course levels, Scholé Academy requires many students to complete placement evaluations. Placement evaluations are only provided to students after the corresponding course registration has been completed. A placement assessment will be required in the following situations:
- if the student falls outside of the stated age/grade range for the class.
- if the student needs to demonstrate a certain level of skill and proficiency for the course.
- if the student has completed prerequisite requirements somewhere other than Scholé Academy (e.g., at home or with another school). In this case, our instructors will need to verify that the student has adequately fulfilled the prerequisite requirements.
- if a placement assessment has been recommended by a Scholé Academy instructor.
First, read the available course descriptions, noting prerequisites, target grades, and course objectives. If you think your student is prepared for the course, go ahead and register. After registration, a placement assessment may be provided to students, depending on the course and the student’s previous enrollment with Scholé Academy. Parents are encouraged to connect with the Scholé Academy Principal and/or with the course instructor to make the best enrollment decision for their student.
Registration is not finalized until the student’s placement assessment has been returned by the course instructor with placement confirmation.
There is a $75 deposit built into the cost of each course.
- Withdrawals requested before May 1 are granted a full refund, including the full $75 deposit.
- On May 1 and before July 31 withdrawals are granted a full tuition refund less the $75 deposit.
- On August 1 and before the drop/add deadline, withdrawals are granted a ½ tuition refund
View our full assessment policies and enrollment and withdrawal policies in the Student-Parent Handbook.
Precalculus, at its core, bridges and refines concepts acquired in Algebra and Geometry courses in order to prepare students for future calculus-based endeavors. This requires a wide-variety of topics to be covered that takes elements from every piece of students previous journeys in mathematics. It is almost unanimously regarded as the most difficult math course that students take throughout their entire K-12 careers—including calculus. As such, this course entails a widening of perspective on all fronts. One should expect their work ethic and critical thinking skills to be both challenged and grown throughout the year.
- Textbook: (Currently Under Review)
- A 1 ½ – 2 inch binder to house all class materials
- Loose-leaf paper for note-taking, homework, etc.
- Dividers to appropriately divide student’s work into sections
- Routine access to a printer and three-hole puncher to print additional resources wherever necessary and place them appropriately within the students binder
- Hole punch reinforce stickers are highly recommended to keep keep worn sheets fitting properly within student’s binders
- Wacom Intuos Tablet, or a similar product, for working on problems during class
- TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator
- A means of producing clearly-legible scans
- The majority of assignments will be completed on paper by hand, scanned, and uploaded
Nomikos Vaporis currently holds a bachelors in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
His interest in math education began upon the realization that it was his mathematics education that provided the mental capacity and framework necessary to understand the world around him. Having done peer-to-peer tutoring work in subjects such as Calculus, Chemistry, and Physics, as well as having worked with private tutoring companies in Pre-Algebra and Algebra I, Nomikos’ experience has provided context to understand the needs of students at any point in their academic lives.
Some of Nomikos’ other interests and hobbies include: reading the Russian writers Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, learning Mandarin Chinese and Modern Greek, applied linguistics and the linguistics of second-language acquisition, Spencerian Calligraphy and Palmer Business Writing, and designing/constructing mechanical keyboards. NomikosVaporisEduca
Computer: You will need a stable, reliable computer, running with a processor with a speed of 1 GHz or better on one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.7 or later; Windows 8, 7, Vista (with SP1 or later), or XP (with SP3 or later). We do not recommend using an iPad or other tablet for joining classes. An inexpensive laptop or netbook would be much better solutions, as they enable you to plug an Ethernet cable directly into your computer. Please note that Chromebooks are allowed but not preferred, as they do not support certain features of the Zoom video conference software such as breakout sessions and annotation, which may be used by our teachers for class activities.
High-Speed Internet Connection: You will also need access to high-speed Internet, preferably accessible via Ethernet cable right into your computer. Using Wi-Fi may work, but will not guarantee you the optimal use of your bandwidth. The faster your Internet, the better. We recommend using a connection with a download/upload speed of 5/1 Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.
Headset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class. Headset Recommendations: USB | 3.5mm
Zoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use. To download Zoom:
- Visit zoom.us/download.
- Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
- Open and run the installer on your computer.
- In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.
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First, read the available course descriptions, noting prerequisites, target grades, and course objectives. If you think your student is prepared for the course, go ahead and register. After registration, a placement assessment may be provided to students, depending on the course and the student’s previous enrollment with Scholé Academy. Registration is finalized when the student’s placement assessment has been returned by the course instructor with placement confirmation.
Read the Student-Parent Handbook.
Please take careful note of our teaching philosophy, our technology requirements, our school policies, the parent agreement, and the distinctions between our grade levels.
Double-check the course section dates and times.
Make sure they don't conflict with other activities in your schedule or other courses you are purchasing. Our system will not catch double-bookings!
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Our Assistant to the Principal will be in touch with you after your enrollment to help you with next steps, including any placement evaluations that may be required for your course selections.
This registration will be finalized when the student's placement assessment has been returned by the course instructor with placement confirmation.