Doubling up on math classes improves students’ scores and confidence!

It is not only a new millennium, it is also a new era where technology has become integral to the very success of people around the globe. At New Millennium Secondary School (NMSS), it is our duty as an institution dedicated to academic excellence, personal growth, and future success to equip our students with the tools to adapt in this ever changing global economy.

One of the ways we fulfill our mission is by doubling up on math classes. Traditionally seen as a challenge for many, we believe that math is a skill like any other and giving our students extra classes in math helps them learn more deeply and retain the information for longer.

Confidence Grows With Repetition

Mastery comes with time. In his book “Outliers,” Malcolm Gladwell shared the general rule “it takes 10,000 hours of intensive practice to achieve mastery of complex skills and materials.” That can take a lifetime, so we’re sharing this rule to remind us all that the first couple of times we try to do anything it will likely not be done with any skill. That’s where repetition and ongoing focus come in. Anything that is seen as a challenge deserves extra time.

Repeating lessons or approaching math from multiple angles, taught by multiple teachers, allows a broader perspective to be seen by our students and a greater grasp of complex concepts is possible. In every way, we are here to help all NMSS students build their confidence and move into their lives with assurance that they can accomplish all that they dream of. Doubling up on math classes is one of the ways that we teach confidence. By returning multiple times to what is typically seen as a challenging subject allows students to grow in confidence as they master one skill at a time and have the space to repeat skills till they master them.

Seeing More Possibilities With Support

At NMSS we are a community of educators who treat each other as family. Whatever your student is interested in, they will achieve more with the right support. Our teachers and staff are committed to giving the type of support that changes the lives of our students and helps them believe in whatever they can dream of doing.

Our math test scores have shown marked improvement since we doubled up on math classes. Students report feeling like part of our extended family, and are building greater academic abilities along with deeper social emotional wellbeing. NMSS is a beacon of support in our Gardena, CA community that regularly opens doors for our students they previously did not see.

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The New Millennium Secondary School (NMSS) is a charter high school in Gardena, CA committed to preparing students to become life-long learners and dynamic leaders in the competitive 21st century. NMSS was created to address the rising global competitive environment for talent. Our students enjoy a small school education with big school sports and accredited community college classes. Enroll your student today!