“Goodbye, Crisis!” Simple Solutions for Yeshiva Education at Melamed Academy
If your child isn’t accepted to yeshiva day school – or you can’t afford its tuition, can she still get a Torah education and high school diploma? Answer: Now, she can!
Your daughter earns COLLEGE credits for her Bais Yaakov high school courses… so why can’t your son get ahead with HIGH SCHOOL credits in his Yeshiva elementary school? Answer: Now, he can!
Can a Yeshiva principal hire superior secular-studies instruction for his students, conveniently, and at low cost? Answer: Now, everyone can!
The Online Day School for the Torah Community
Can’t find a teacher for your Yeshiva or Bais Yaakov classroom? Have a student who doesn’t fit into your program? Melamed Academy courses fill the gaps– conveniently and affordably!
The trend is gaining momentum. More Bais Yaakov and Yeshiva schools are choosing online courses for their students. While educational technology is a great option, finding the appropriate products is a challenge. Melamed Academy is a registered school servicing yeshivas and individuals with online courses specifically tailored for the Torah community. With an extensive course catalog of all Kindergarten through Grade 12 courses, plus GED prep and Career training – Melamed Academy provides unprecedented quality, price-value, and customized solutions.
Complete with a personal touch, Melamed’s computer-based courses are supplemented by Melamed online teachers remotely supervising student progress, grading written assignments, and coaching the students towards success. And, under the guidance of Gedolei Torah, Melamed’s curriculum meets the criteria of Yeshiva day schools. Completing the package, Melamed provides kosher computers to students, ensuring a chinuch-appropriate study environment.
Facts on the Ground
Boasting over 1000 course enrollments in Yeshiva day schools, plus dozens of home-based students, it’s clear that Melamed Academy is filling a community need. And with a completion rate of 98%, students have a higher chance of earning course credit with Melamed’s courses than at any other online school.
What’s the secret of Melamed Academy’s success? While online courses proliferate, they’re often lacking exactly the potential advantages of the digital medium. In the traditional classroom, one size doesn’t fit all; similarly, a single computer program won’t suit all learners either. That’s why Melamed created its customized course line. Students with reading challenges can now master science, history, and math without ever cracking a book! They can study every subject with video, audio read-aloud, and multimedia – with virtual field trips included! All courses are modular, with a choice of learning styles, and a unique learning path is created for each student. Melamed’s online teachers play an important role in maintaining student motivation, and bringing out their full academic potential. And, even the secular subjects include assignments with a heimishe orientation!
New and Exclusive Solutions
Melamed’s mission isn’t to replace the Yeshiva system; it empowers the principals with better options. Using Melamed Academy courses in place of a classroom teacher guarantees educational quality, reliability, and a more motivated group of students. Principals ordering Melamed courses can preview the lessons and continue providing the same chinuch oversight as before. Adding Melamed Academy’s computer-based programs in the resource room guarantees higher productivity and reduced costs, as one teacher can now supervise more students.
Melamed Academy also enables parents with economical and effective alternatives that are much cheaper than tutoring. If a student isn’t cut out for a traditional classroom, or needs a customized level for certain subjects – sample a Melamed course! With our visual enhancements and audio support for text, even a school-challenged student can master subjects easily and enjoyably – with results evident in a short time! Melamed’s online courses also provide a stimulating solution for gifted and talented students, offering them advanced levels and enrichment, at value prices.
Exclusively for students outside the Yeshiva school system, Melamed Academy also provides a Torah curriculum with weekly assignments. These courses include video lectures, multimedia, activities, and text-based learning directed by online teachers, including opportunities for group interaction. The Torah studies component is also perfect for homeschool students, or kids who are “in-between” schools.
Get Ahead! 7th and 8th Grade Boys Can Earn High School Credits
Melamed Academy’s Early High School Track is a new and popular initiative doubling the payback from time and tuition spent on Yeshiva middle-school secular studies hours. Did you know that an average intelligent Yeshiva boy can earn HALF his high school credits while still in middle school?
7th and 8th graders already study many subjects that are identical to those studied in high school, such as World Geography, US History, Life Science and Earth Science. If only the boys could receive high school credits for those middle school courses, they could save valuable time in future years. Also, incorporating a long-term goal into those daily regimented hours can breathe new life into the boys’ motivation, and foster self-discipline.
The truth is that finding middle school teachers for secular subjects is already challenging for Yeshivos. Principals generally advertise for months before finding a suitable candidate. And maintaining discipline during those class hours is a challenge. Online courses solve many issues because the boys enjoy self-directed learning more than being passive listeners to a teacher’s lecture. When facing a computer screen, the boys are actively engaged, racing their peers to complete assignments, and comparing their discussion posts to their friends’ opinions.
Especially for the 8th grade boys moving ahead on to a Yeshiva without secular studies, Melamed Academy has designed a special accelerated High School program. Half the credits are taken in middle school, while the remainder can be studied during convenient hours during the following two years – culminating in a recognized High School diploma. (And, yes, it is still possible to register for this current school year!)
Alternative Yeshiva Day School
Certainly, a Yeshiva day school is the ideal chinuch environment, but what about the many students left without that opportunity? Melamed Academy has provided the perfect solution to many homeschooling families in both metropolitan and far-flung locations. These devoted parents are educating their children independently – sometimes by choice, but more often due to unique situations leaving them no other option.
Melamed Academy’s secular studies program ensures that the compulsory education standards are met, and that the students are on their way towards a high school diploma. Also, since Melamed Academy’s credits are accepted by Bais Yaakov and Yeshiva schools, the students can easily transition back to traditional Yeshiva schools when the opportunity presents itself.
After requests from Rabbanim, Melamed is also offering a Limudei Kodesh program for Grades K-12, with separate tracks and subjects for girls and boys – specifically for those who lack a school framework. The Torah curriculum is delivered with weekly computer-based assignments. The lessons include video lectures, multimedia, activities, and text-based learning directed by online teachers, including opportunities for group interaction. Registration is now in progress for the upcoming school year. It is also possible to join for Semester B of the current school year.
Filling the Gaps with GED Test Prep
Today’s job market is tough enough, even for those with top credentials. A High School diploma is the ticket to enter higher education and qualify for lucrative positions. What options exist for those lacking a diploma?
It used to be pretty straightforward. All states run a High School Equivalency test center at which adults can take tests in five core subjects: Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Upon passing all the tests, the state issues a High School diploma which is equivalent to a diploma earned through the traditional education route.
Recently, it became more complicated. GED was the standard test until last year when New York and other states switched to other brands, such as TASC and HISET. The subjects and material were upgraded, and the bar was raised. Also, the questions demand “higher-order thinking skills” – such as “Which of these events were the leading causes of World War One?” It means that a lot more knowledge is needed to answer each question.
In conjunction, the GED and other test brands are phasing out the familiar paper-based tests, and moving to computer-based tests. Students will now need to demonstrate computer proficiency; specifically, a familiarity with the question types utilized by the new tests. All these factors combine to create a challenging environment for aspiring GED test takers.
Melamed Academy’s GED Prep program utilizes software from an official GED education partner, which has been adapted for the Yeshiva community. Melamed prepares students for the GED, TASC, or HiSET exams with customized lessons that adapt to each student’s prior level of knowledge – for ultimate time efficiency. English Language Learners are given a special set of lessons, and students needing to review Elementary School math are offered free tutorials. With all these carefully-crafted solutions, everyone can now succeed. Students also drill with simulated tests, utilizing the identical question types, so that they’ll perform well on test day – according to the exact test version that they’ll be taking!
Rolling registration ensures that students can start and study according to their personal schedules. Demo lessons are available – ask for a sample, and see if it works for you by contacting Melamed’s office.
More Coming Soon!
Stay tuned for a new course line in Adult Career Education coming soon at Melamed Academy. Currently, these courses are offered to attending High School students and they’ll soon be expanded and made available for Adult Education, as well.
Did you know that it’s possible to develop a $75,000 earning power in technological fields – within 12 weeks, for only $250? Answer: Keep checking the Melamed Academy website, and you’ll soon see how it works!
Melamed Academy is a registered school for Grades Kindergarten-Twelfth Grade in the State of New Jersey, issuing its own High School diplomas. Credits are also transferrable to other schools. Melamed Academy is a nonprofit school established to fill educational needs in the Torah community. The Melamed mission is to enable all students to learn and succeed, with complete adherence to Torah standards. All courses are affordably priced, thanks to subsidies by private donors.
To register individual students or day-school groups, to receive a course demo, or for more information, email Melamed Academy at email@example.com or call the office at (732)228-8800, ext. 3.
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