Regardless of a student's previous educational experiences, a teacher meets initially with every student to develop an educational plan that is designed to meet his or her individual learning needs.
Learning is a complex process. The Curriculum is designed to engage active learning and not just passively deliver information. SIDES programs are designed based on current research in student learning, where students develop critical thinking skills and are able to communicate and collaborate, if appropriate.
Students at SIDES have access to a variety of learning tools including diagnostic assessments, electronically-delivered courses, online learning groups via the virtual classroom, and various print-based courses. Students have the flexibility to choose the method of learning that best meets their learning style and the distance delivery that best meets their needs.