Category: News

A Grade Ahead Enrichment Academies Explained in New Video

Have you ever wondered about how and why A Grade Ahead came in to existence? Or what makes A Grade Ahead’s enrichment academies different from the other after-school programs across the country? Or were you curious about how the program works? We thought you might be interested. So with the help of OutNAbout Columbus, we […]

Introducing Application and Development Month at A Grade Ahead

A Grade Ahead’s May curriculum has been rewritten and focuses on developing logic and extended thinking skills in both math and English. In our Application and Development month, the students will have a chance to develop a deeper understanding of challenging concepts from their current grade and will be introduced to essential skills and concepts […]

What’s New at A Grade Ahead? January 2018

A Grade Ahead ended 2017 with a flurry of activities. The corporate office and central Ohio academies raised money through a Change for Puerto Rico campaign. Our central Ohio students participated in a trial of a new online system used to take the December curriculum test. A Grade of New Albany/Gahanna hosted a Halloween party […]

How Do Video Games Affect Kids’ Minds?

All parents get worried about letting their kids play video games or watch too much TV. Will it affect their brain development? Will it cause them to not do their schoolwork? Will it affect school performance? Will they hate books? How do video games affect kids’ minds? Will the effects be good or bad? While one […]

Could Free ACT and SAT Exams Benefit Low-Income Students?

College enrollment among lower income students has been an issue for years. High schools want their students to move on to college, but among lower income students, that has not been a reality. New research suggests that if states pay for the cost of college entrance exams (ACT and SAT), college enrollment among lower income […]

What’s New at A Grade Ahead? July 2017

The last three months at A Grade Ahead have been a blur of activity for staff, students, and parents. We have had held graduation celebrations at our academies, introduced hands-on activities into our curriculum, launched our Parent Portal to all A Grade Ahead families, painted the corporate offices, celebrated Mother’s Day with crafts, welcomed our […]

The Trend Towards Hands-on Learning in Education

Hands-on learning has become an important topic in education. Think back to when you were a kid—chances are, you sat through lecture and completed homework to learn a concept. While this does aide learning and a tactic that teachers still use, it is not the only tactic teachers use today. Hands-on learning is not a new […]

The Future of American Education

Significant changes are ahead in Washington and the American educational system will certainly be impacted. It remains to be seen exactly what might change and what might stay the same, but many experts have opinions. Below are some articles and blog posts that may shed light about what education may look like in the near […]