One of the key factors we noticed for successful online studies is the maturity of the students. For young learners in grades in middle school, we believe parental involvement in supervising the students’ online learning experience is very important. Bayaan provides you the curriculum, the live classes, live teacher support, and the full means of communication, such as weekly progress reports being emailed to parents. However, none of that will be effective if the student is not staying on task.
Every student is different. We’ve had 6th graders that always submitted work on a timely basis without any parental involvement and did wonderfully. And we’ve had 7th graders who rarely submitted any work despite parents being regularly notified.
For students that are not good at working independently, we advise parents to make sure that the student’s computer or laptop is in a visible, yet quiet location in the home and that someone supervises the completion of the tasks. A daily classwork schedule is a must for all students so that they can stay on track.
Lastly, admin and teachers are always available to assist you and the student in reaching success. Feel free to reach out to them for advice or discuss your concerns- academic, social, or personal. We are here for you.
Computer skills: Our LMS (Learning Management System) program is very user-friendly. Some basic computer skills are required such as basic keyboarding and the ability to browse webpages. A thorough orientation is conducted at the beginning of the year to guide students on how to use the system.
Hardware requirements: Computer: Minimum 2GB RAM, preferably 4GB. Processor speed of 1.6Ghz or faster. Tablet/Phone: 2GB free space, and installation of an app from Google/Apple Store.
Bayaan Academy currently offers grades 6-9, and next academic year (Sept 2019) we will have grades 6-12. Why the delay? We wanted to make sure that the studies grow slowly and organically so quality is not lost.
In our first year, we offered only middle school studies (grades 6-8). In Sept 2018, we added grade 9. For the academic year Sept 2019, we plan to have full Middle School and High School studies leading to an American High School Diploma.