Our Proposed Educational Program
At Invictus Academy of Richmond, student achievement is our top priority.
Rigorous, college preparatory instruction
We align our instruction to the Common Core State Standards, which are designed to ensure students are on track to be successful in college.
Daily tutoring and individual advising
We believe our students will thrive with individual attention and support. As a result, we have one period each day designated for tutoring support. In addition, students have an Advisory period in which they set academic and personal goals, meet with their Advisor, and gain college knowledge.
Double periods of math and English in 7th and 8th grade
We believe that math and English are foundational subjects, and so we provide students extra instruction in these areas. This is consistent with the model used by many of the strongest schools in the country.
Intentional use of technology
In both English and math classes, we use a blended learning model in which students work on laptops, independently, and in small groups. Our teachers will be trained to use a variety of software that operate on Chromebooks, which we will have for every student.
A robust speech and debate program
Research has shown the positive effects of speech and debate programs, as well as the importance of communication skills in the workplace. At our school, every student takes speech and debate in 7th and 8th grade, and then has access to a speech and debate team in high school.
Development of non-academic skills
We believe that students' development of non-academic skills builds the habits and mindsets needed to be successful in all settings. In middle school, we make time in our schedule each day for students to build skills in activities like basketball, chess, and coding. In high school, students will have access to elective courses, clubs, and sports that encourage them to build skills outside of their classes.