English Enrichment ProgramS
Through comprehensive weekly lessons in vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, writing, critical thinking and good study habits, our friendly instructors help elementary and middle school students (3rd to 8th grade) build a strong English foundation.
Advanced English Programs
In Advanced English, middle school and high school students (7th to 10th grade) encounter a challenging regimen of academic vocabulary, useful grammar, in-depth reading, and critical writing, preparing them for the state’s Common Core testing, the PSAT, and other critical academic challenges ahead.
Math classes at Keystone Education are a great way to stay ahead of the curve! Our classes follow the local schools’ curriculum, including the new Common Core Initiative, while encouraging students to work at a faster pace to get ahead of their peers.
Today’s students are challenged to think critically and express themselves clearly in writing and speech. In our Writer's Workshops class, students learn to analyze both fiction and non-fiction sources to develop their creative and analytical writing skills. Higher-level workshops require students to present their essays to the class, reinforcing communication and discussion skills. This interactive style of learning makes writing both relevant and fun!
We are now offering the following Honors and AP assistance courses, which are meant to be taken in conjunction with student's classes at school. These courses are designed to provide classroom support as well as AP exam preparation.
Strategies for literary analysis and timed essay practice. A focus on identifying and analyzing literary themes and devices. Gain writing mastery for honors success.
Survey of the core principles of biology and human anatomy. Lessons break down complex biological processes to reinforce a strong foundation for all life sciences.
AP European History
Techniques for investigating historical developments and events in European history from 1450 to the present. Learn effective methods to evaluate sources and compose historical arguments.
AP Language & Composition
College-level critical reading, analysis, and composition using both non-fiction and fiction. Lessons emphasize interactions between author’s intent, audience expectations, and subjects.
AP Calculus AB
Students learn to apply mathematical reasoning to real-world models. Lessons focus on comprehending mathematical change geometrically, analytically, numerically, and verbally.
The SAT features a heavy focus on text analysis and an emphasis on the key Math and English skills necessary for success in college. In response to the recent changes to the SAT test, Keystone Education has crafted new tests and strategy lessons to best prepare students for the challenges of the SAT. Our experienced teachers and comprehensive materials have helped our students achieve phenomenal results, with over 90% of them increasing their scores significantly.
The essay component of the SAT is perhaps the most difficult aspect of the redesigned test, requiring an intensive level of analysis and composition. Our classes direct students step by step through the reading comprehension techniques and rhetorical strategies necessary for top scores on the essay. Though the essay section of the SAT is now “optional,” it is actually required by many top colleges including all UC’s.
College Application Program
Senior Year of High School is Stressful Enough
Let Us Help with Your College Apps
Keystone Education has followed the dramatic changes in the college admissions process over the last 20 years. We understand the increasing competitiveness that students face, and have developed a program to guide applicants through the entire application process.
Formal consultations begin after 11th grade, when a student has solidified his/her academic record. Space in this program is limited and all students must undergo a comprehensive interview and evaluation process prior to working with our elite team of college application experts.
Personalizing Writing Style
Essay Content Revising
Essay Formatting and Finalization
Campus and Major Selection
Student "Resume" Analysis
Final Application Review