The Classical Academy offers a flexible academic program that allows students to personalize their educational experience. Students are encouraged to master the “basics” and core skills, as they become confident thinkers, communicators and achievers. All programs are considered 100% independent study, although there is significant support from teachers and programming options that allow students to be on campus two days per week. Every six weeks student work is assigned by credentialed teachers and reviewed at parent teacher conferences.
Each year academic periods are divided into six “Units”, which contain lesson plans covering six-week increments. These units are written by credentialed teachers to provide instruction based on the topics, standards, and goals to be addressed in core curricular areas of language arts, literature, math, science, and history. The units are designed specifically for Classical Academy parents to facilitate teaching at home and provide flexible, personalized learning options to achieve the standards.
Supplemental lessons are also provided in character education, and often connections are made with art and music. Units are available on Schoology, our learning management system at least one week before instruction begins, allowing parents the time necessary to plan and prepare for the coming unit of study.
The Classical Academy curricula combines the best of E.D. Hirsch’s Core Knowledge Sequence, Common Core Standards, and components of classical education. Parents receive prepared lesson plans, answer keys and accompanying books and resources to teach home lessons. Parent training and support is available throughout the school year.