Starting in Fall 2019, Le Sallay Academy
will pioneer the adoption of AoPS
self-paced courses among European schools, starting with Pre-Algebra 1, universally taught for grades 5 and 6. The plan is to expand the offering to the more advanced courses as they become available.
This will further enrich the range of learning tools available to both teachers and students of the Academy, while at the same time allowing for program individualization- which is core to the Le Sallay's model of education.
In the AoPS self-paced courses, students proceed at their own rate through a series of automated interactive mathematical conversations. These lessons are reinforced with the textbooks and videos, as well as multiple types of homework problems. Self-paced classes also offer live interaction through the class message board, on which students can collaborate with peers and receive help from instructors.
AoPS Prealgebra 1 course includes a thorough exploration of the fundamentals of arithmetic, including fractions, exponents, and decimals. It also introduces beginning topics in number theory and algebra, including common divisors and multiples, primes and prime factorizations, basic equations and inequalities, and ratios.
Art of Problem Solving started in 1993-94 with a pair of textbooks for middle and high school math contest participants. In 2003, AoPS launched a website with an online school and a full math curriculum specifically designed for high-performing math students. AoPS draws top math students from thousands of schools, giving students a peer group like they'd find at top-tier colleges and prestigious summer programs. Every year, hundreds (if not thousands) of AoPS past students earn admission to highly selective colleges like MIT, Harvard, and Stanford. Their work in AoPS classes helps prepare them for the competitive, challenging environment they'll find in these schools. All of the AoPS teachers were outstanding math students themselves. Many won major math awards and earned degrees from schools like MIT, Harvard, Stanford, and Princeton. In 2018, AoPS had close to 16,000 enrollments in their courses and expects even more in 2019. AoPS online school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and all of their core courses have NCAA approval as well.
Le Sallay International Academy is an innovative middle school based on a blended learning model serving those looking for a quality middle school education, and unhappy with their current schooling options. The Academy's math curriculum incorporates a fusion of the American Common Core, British, IB, and Russian math standards. Le Sallay provides a unique schooling model, with in-person sessions alternating with online learning. This mixed format is ideal for many students, and especially offers a solution for those who do not want to be away from home at a boarding school for an entire school year, or who relocate with their families and need to switch schools frequently during the year. Another cornerstone of Le Sallay is their philosophy of inclusion. Students with diverse learning needs often don't feel welcome in public schools, and cannot find the right level of intellectual challenge and psychological support they need in large class sizes. Le Sallay has a team of psychologists and specialists who partner with teachers to best support individual learning needs. Le Sallay is currently enrolling for school year 2019/2020 and offers a range of scholarships for gifted kids.