Training tomorrow's scientists today! The Science Research Institute is designed for the student who wishes to pursue excellence in original research. Research projects are mentored by Ardent Academy faculty as well as experts in local universities and organizations.

Ardent Academy's innovative science programs emphasize learning science by "doing" through problem-solving, hands-on exploration, and scientific experimentation. Students will be prepared to participate in any science fair and Science Olympiad.

These courses are for students to explore reading and writing in an interactive, creative environment, but also challenge them to think critically and analytically. During the weekly two-hour forums, students will meet to close read and discuss a variety of texts amongst peers, thereby improving research and presentational skills. Students will also emulate writing techniques they have learned to craft original works.

Most of all, this program serves to inspire students and make reading and writing fun. Reading and writing develops the mind, imagination, and confidence.

To help students achieve top grades in their subjects, our Accelerated Common Core Math programs will strengthen the student's understanding of Common Core topics before it is covered in school. These courses are designed to supplement and advance students while they are concurrently enrolled in their math class at school.

Mathematics is the foundation to the development of a gifted student. For students who wish to advance past their grade level, these courses incorporate the best practices from Singapore, China, Russia, and Korea into our most comprehensive Math Olympiad and problem-solving training programs to provide greater breadth and depth than school math curricula for students in grades K-12.

Computational Thinking is a problem solving method that uses computer science techniques. Advances in computing have expanded human capacity to solve problems at a scale never before imagined, using strategies that have not been available to us before. Students will learn to apply real-world math and science concepts that are needed for success in the 21st Century.

Biology is the scientific study of life and living organisms. Gaining a basic understanding of biology and its core principles can open many doors for your child. Career opportunities include work in fields such as research, medicine, healthcare, the environmental sciences, education, biomathematics, and biotechnology.

Physics explains how the world around us works. Students interested in science, engineering, and technology will benefit from learning fundamental physics principles as early as possible. Unfortunately, most high schools do not teach physics until junior or senior year because of the common believe that, as an abstract mathematical subject, physics is too difficult for young students.

Speech and Debate enhances a student's public speaking skills. In this program, students will learn how to become effective communicators, avid researchers, and critical thinkers.