Classical Academy Middle School partners with parents to create self-directed, passionate learners and educate students with the skills and strategies to think, communicate and achieve.
Students attend school Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:25 am – 3:15 pm. During the school day, students take all the core subjects including math, science, literature, writing and history with a credentialed teacher, specialized in middle school instruction. Curriculum and instruction is accessed through Schoology, using both online e-textbooks and physical textbooks.
CAMS teachers are passionate about using hands on activities, collaborative learning, and real world applications in daily lessons. Courses are rich in technology instruction, and all classrooms offer access to devices in daily activities. Students have the flexibility to complete assignments at home on Monday and Fridays with the support of parents.
Summit Learning Program
The Summit Learning Program has had a great impact on our student’s ability to become self directed learners, create a strong academic foundation, and develop lifelong skills that will greatly impact their current and future learning. Within the Summit Learning program, students attend school Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:25 am – 3:15 pm and complete independent study work at home on Monday and Friday. During the school day, students are taught in all core subjects including Humanities, Science and Math. As a Summit Learning partner, all curriculum is delivered through a robust technology platform created by Summit Public Schools teachers in partnership with Facebook Engineers.
There are four unique elements to the Summit Learning Program: personalized learning time, project time, mentorship, and community time.
- Personalized Learning Time – Students work through content at their own pace and have a choice in how they learn so they can discover how they learn best. Students learn by utilizing a combination of playlists created by the Summit teachers, small group collaboration, and instruction provided by the homeschooling parent.
- Project Time – During Project Time, students are engaged in project-based learning experiences facilitated by the Summit teachers. These deeper learning activities ask students to think critically, collaborate, apply the content they are learning, and develop important cognitive skills.
- Mentorship – Students are given teacher mentors to create the connection, motivation and support students require for success. Teacher mentors and students work closely to develop goals and a clear path to their future.
Community Time – Teachers and students gather together weekly to engage in meaningful discussions that focus on goal setting, habits of success, character development, motivation, and self-advocacy.