A unique approach to learning

How 'independent' is independent study?

As covered in Delphian's Mission and Philosophy, our emphasis is on students developing a discipline of study expertise and the ability to think with and use knowledge to improve their lives and the lives of those around them.

In the section on the Delphi Program, we discuss how our students study on personalized academic programs. Essential core curriculum courses are augmented with courses tailored to a student's strengths, weaknesses and interests. Students study on these personal academic programs independently.

But what does this mean in practice? Do the students still have teachers? Classes? Classrooms? And if not, how do they learn—or more importantly, how are we ensuring that our students are actually studying and understanding the material?

Supervisors, Not Teachers

Checksheets, Not Chalkboards

Application, Not Memorization