In LIHA our students experience the General Ed program through reading, writing, science, mathematics, social studies, music, STEM, and art. Students participate in real educational experiences that emerge from a meaningful and purposeful context, that include hands-on activities that engage our students in their learning at school.
For example; children are encouraged to envision themselves as writers and do what writers do. Writers write regularly, edit their pieces, read them to others to get feedback, rewrite, publish, and celebrate their stories. In this context, they learn to spell, understand grammar, and construct sentences, paragraphs, and essays. In the common core math, children learn to add, subtract, multiply, and divide while learning to strategize and comprehend the problem at task as mathematicians do. While studying English texts, children are encouraged to decode words and comprehend them, but also to take text apart, ask questions, read or hear other people's ideas, and interpret and create meaning from the text for their own lives.
Our outstanding General Education program is further enriched by our commitment to the art program as well as the STEM program. Throughout the course of the year our students have the opportunity to regularly participate in art and STEM projects. In art they learn special techniques such as perspective, 3D painting, stroke painting, color blending, watercolor painting, figure drawing, art symmetry and much more. In STEM they always do a fun experiment where the love of science, technology, engineering and math becomes alive while infusing it into their learning.
Above all, at LIHA we believe that our students have the potential to reach for the stars. This is accomplished with our amazing staff who goes above and beyond to ensure each child's success, no matter what level they are on. By the end of the year there is a tremendous amount of growth from each student.