Not in the traditional sense. Whilst group work and collaboration are fundamental aspects of the program, you are evaluated throughout the Academy by way of individual assignments. These individual assignments help us to assess how well you are grasping the material being taught.
Throughout the Academy Program, you will be evaluated no less than two (2) times:
An interim evaluation will be conducted within the first half of the Academy program. If your level and/or progress in the opinion of the teacher is insufficient or seriously lagging compared to the rest of the class, you will be informed, with further discussion regarding points to improve on. Should a subsequent evaluation determine no or unsatisfactory improvement, this may be grounds for removal from the Academy Program.
In week seven (7), there will be a final evaluation to assess your overall results in the Academy Program. Results from the evaluation will determine if you graduate from the program.
Any time after the interim evaluation and before the final evaluation, we may run spot evaluations if we have concerns about your progress.