At Optimus, we believe that monitoring a student's performance enables us to provide the student the best academic support and guidance. For our new students, we use our enrollment procedure in order to give the student the best experience at Optimus. The first step in our enrollment procedure is our assessment test. We have the student take our assessment test to get a better idea of the best strategy to get that student the best quality education.
The student will take a test that is modeled after the California State Test (CST) to ensure proper placement in Optimus courses. The student’s school grades and standardized test results should be provided for our database.
For students in Pre-K, Kindergarten, or 1st grade, the assessment is done face to face with a teacher who will check English and math skills (such as phonics, letter and word recognition, sight words, pronunciation, counting, addition and subtraction, etc.). The assessment takes approximately 30-45 minutes and is followed by 10-15 minutes of feedback from the teacher to the parent. An assessment for students in these grades is $50. If you decide to sign up for a class or the After School program afterwards, your assessment fee will be credited towards your first tuition payment.
There are two separate computerized assessment tests available for students in or above 2nd grade, one for Math and one for Language Arts. Each test takes approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours to complete. Tests are $30 for one or $50 to take both tests. If you decide to sign up for a class or the After School program afterwards, your assessment fees will be credited towards your first tuition payment.
After your child has completed the assessment test, they will move onto the next step of our enrollment process - teacher observation and recommendation.