Wide Range of Abilities
With its accent on ability, and use of knowledge, the following points are highlighted in the Delphian Program:
- Academic requirements are proficiency-based rather than time-based;
- Projects and practical activities are an integral part of the program;
- Examinations, whether major or minor in scope, look for use of knowledge and demonstration of abilities gained.
Every Delphian student graduates from one Form to the next by demonstrating specific required abilities outlined in the Form’s graduation requirements. Beginning with classroom work, these abilities are forged in real-life applications, such as participation in the school’s Student Services program; leadership positions in Student Council; group and individual projects of wide variety and scope; community out-reach activities; apprenticeships with local professionals; and a range of enrichment activities in the performing and visual arts, athletics, and similar activities accessible to all students. In these activities the four points of the Delphi logo—knowledge, ethics, integrity and leadership—develop into an integrated whole.
The preparation of graduates for life after high school is guided by an understanding that higher education can take many forms, from college and university studies to entrepreneurial internships or apprenticeships in the arts. The school helps students prepare for the higher education that will best assist them in achieving their long-term goals.
The Delphian School strives to make the following vision a reality:
“An educational program which begins with the child’s parents, progresses through kindergarten and grade school, through high school and into college and preserves at every step the individuality, the native ambitions, intelligence, abilities and dynamics of the individual, is the best bastion against not only mediocrity but any and all enemies of mankind.”
L. Ron Hubbard