alpha+excel differentiated studies are designed for gifted students between the ages of 5 – 15 years.
There are different levels which correspond with the age and maturity of the student.
- Level I : 5 - 7 years
- Level II: 8 - 9 years
- Level III: 10 - 11 years
- Level IV: 12 - 14 years
- Interest groups: 15+ years
Students choose a topic from the 60 themes available per level, differentiated into a Humanities or a Math/Science Curriculum.
Diverse thinking skills such as:
- inquiry and navigationism
- data management
- reflective thinking
- critical thinking
- creative thinking
- conceptual thinking
- elaboration and design
are cultivated through tasks assigned on each level
alpha+excel studies are delivered in topic sets of 5 studies per twelve-week term. Students are expected to create a presentation at the end of each two-week study, leading towards the creation of a digital book of five presentations at the end of each term. Each study topic lasts for two weeks. Students meet in their scheduled online tutorial once a week in sessions that last 1 hour (2 hours of online tutorials per study).
Students are taught directly by alpha+excel gifted facilitators through the alpha+excel digital premises.