Curriculum Design Principle:
There are many aspects & subjects that will be same in the Academy as in any other good CBSE / ICSE school. But the primary guiding principles for the curriculum design, eventually that differentiates the Academy from others
- Acceleration (Faster)
- Extension (Deepar)
- Enrichment (Wilder
- Value Addition (Newer)
Acceleration is the coverage of Concepts or Chapters earlier than what otherwise would be done as per the regular school curriculum (CBSE/ICSE). While ICSE curriculum is slightly accelerated than that of CBSE, the curriculum of the “Smart Minds Academy”, will be the accelerated version of that of ICSE, especially in Maths, Science and Computer Science, since it is designed in accordance with the learning capabilities of the Gifted & Talented Children.
Extension involves in-depth understanding of the regular syllabus using Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS). This is extremely important since it sharpens the intellect and makes the Gifted & Talented children to be very analytical & well versed in Conceptual Nuances & Problem Solving in higher difficulty levels. This also brings out the best in such children, resulting in huge contrast relative to those undergoing normal School curriculum. The core aspects of the curriculum encompasses all the aspects of rigorous training towards Olympiads and Competitive Exams.
Enrichment involves widening of the learning experience beyond the scope of the regular school curriculum(CBSE/ICSE) though involving the same syllabus. The curriculum employs various ways to enrich the learning process. Special emphasis is given for the shaping up of future Innovators.
Subjects like ‘Puzzles’ have been included to provide considerable Value Addition to the overall learning experience.