The vision of New Generation School is to reach the spiritual, educational and emotional needs of the diverse students in Columbia County and the surrounding counties. We will accomplish this by providing sound Biblical counsel as well as individualized education and emotional interventions, in a caring and accepting environment.
“Every scripture is given by the inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NIV)
The Educational Philosophy of New Generation is based on the belief that all students can learn and want to learn. As a Doctor of Educational Psychology, Founder and Director Paula Gorman has studied extensively the mental processes involved in learning – simply put: how the brain learns. As such, we have sought out sound and proven curriculum that indeed supports brain-based learning processes, curriculum demonstrated to be effective with students in actual classroom settings. We use such research-based curriculum in all core subject areas wherever possible.
Every student is tested upon entrance to determine at exactly what level he or she is functioning. We then design a course of study using research based curricula which meets each child at their individual level and moves them, as rapidly as possible, to the next academic level. Students are again tested at the end of the school year to determine progress made. It is not unusual for students to show several years’ academic gain in a single year. The average annual gain is about two to three years in Mathematics, Reading and Language Arts.
New Generation serves all K-12 students of Columbia and surrounding counties. Due to our unique approach to education, research-based curricula and small class sizes, we are able to serve students with a wide variety of educational needs. Students who are considered academically average or academically gifted; students who have struggled academically or students with specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia; students with Aspergers Syndrome and similar disorders, all can and have excelled at New Generation.
Sadly, we cannot help everyone. All students are evaluated individually prior to acceptance. We will never knowingly accept a student we believe we cannot appropriately educate, such as those students with severe behavioral disorders or histories of violence and/or fighting. In such instances, we frequently make referrals to other programs, where possible, so parents can find the right educational setting for their child.