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TakeLessons Charter Case Study
- School: Harper Woods Triumph Middle School
- School Size: 450 Students, Grades 6-8
- Location: Harper Woods, Michigan
- Subject: Live Spanish Language Video Lessons
The Harper Woods School District serves Michigan public school students grades K-12 across four campuses, elementary through high school. Triumph Middle School is large by any standards, with an average of 450 students in grades 6-8. The one-to-one school provides every student with a computer and incorporates technology in classroom instruction. Triumph prepares students for high school with core curriculum, and also prioritizes supplemental courses and extracurriculars for a well-rounded experience.
One stand-out school asset is the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYT). This middle school program aims to connect the dots between what students are learning in the classroom, and what’s happening in life outside the school grounds. MYT draws connections between core subjects and real world scenarios. MYP celebrates student curiosity and encourages acts of service on campus and beyond.
Triumph further proves its innovative approach to middle school learning by offering foreign language classes.
Triumph further proves its innovative approach to middle school learning by offering foreign language classes. In order to increase Spanish language classes, Triumph partnered with TakeLessons.com to access their network of Spanish language teachers.
Foreign Language in Schools: The Solution
A new partnership with TakeLessons Charter provides Triumph Middle School students with Spanish language classes. The program connects Triumph 6-8 classrooms with top-rated Spanish teachers through two-way livestream video technology. TakeLessons provides the service and vetted teachers, and Triumph administers the programs.
While school districts may lack an abundance of foreign language experts, third party partnerships deliver qualified teachers to their students through creative use of technology.
Felipe R. is the featured Spanish teacher for Triumph. What makes Felipe unique is his life experience residing in Mexico for 17 years. In addition to reading, writing, and speaking skills, Felipe brings a fresh cultural perspective to Spanish instruction. While school districts may lack an abundance of foreign language experts, third party partnerships deliver qualified teachers to their students through creative use of technology.