"We cannot say enough great things about Delphi's Summer academic program. They use many different study tools so the students really understand what they are learning. Attending the summer program in Oregon literally changed our daughter's life." — Parent
Delphi's unique approach to academics provides an individually tailored program for each student as well as one-on-one assistance. Individual progress is not tied to the speed of others in the class. Students who have mastered the basics are free to advance quickly into new areas. Students can brush up in weak areas (at any level), tackle advanced subjects, or simply explore new interests. Over 250 courses and classes are offered each summer.
Delphi is one of the only academic summer camps to give students instruction in and personal reference books about the subject of how to study. This vital instruction – missing in many school systems today – can greatly increase any student's enthusiasm for learning. As they learn these study methods, students find they are able to fully understand and apply the data they are studying in school. The result is that many students realize they can succeed in today's competitive environment and their enthusiasm for learning soars.
Personal Academic Programs: Students are not all the same and don't all arrive at Delphi on the same footing. Each summer student is given diagnostic testing from which a program based on interests, strengths and weaknesses is designed. A high level of personal attention is not just an abstract idea at Delphi. It is a central, practical theme.
A Unique Approach to Learning: How students are taught is what makes Delphi truly unique. Students work independently in a highly disciplined classroom while their teachers supervise and advise – guiding, providing resources when asked and giving a push when needed. Key to making this work is a step-by-step study guide called a checksheet designed to bring a student into useful understanding of a specific subject.
Learning to Study
Our basic assumptions are that within every individual is an innate desire to learn and know more, that the process of learning is inherently a pleasurable experience and that the only reason a student feels otherwise is because there is something not understood. That something can be a word, it can be a concept or action, or it can just be, "How does this apply to me?" American writer and educator L. Ron Hubbard recognized these pitfalls and identified some basic barriers to understanding. To help overcome these barriers and ensure a student could truly put his or her education to use, Mr. Hubbard developed what he called a technology of study.
Because Study Technology provides simple but powerful tools by which any subject can be fully understood, every student who comes to Delphi begins by getting a firm grounding in it. The world of knowledge becomes fully accessible and a young person with abilities and interest discovers his unlimited potential for success. In one summer at Delphi, a young person can learn how to study any subject—a skill that will last a lifetime.