Classical Academy Middle School partners with parents to create self-directed, passionate learners who are able to think, communicate and achieve.
M Track Program
Students attend school Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:25 am – 3:15 pm. During the school day, students take all core subjects including math, science, English, writing, and history with a credentialed teacher, specializing in middle school instruction. Traditional lunch and breaks are given. Curriculum and instruction are accessed through Schoology (our online learning management system), 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. On Monday and Friday, students complete assignments in all subjects at home with the support and instruction provided by the homeschooling parent.
Summit Learning Program
The Summit Learning program helps students become self-directed learners with a strong academic foundation. Within the Summit Learning Program, students attend school Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:25 am – 3:15 pm. During the school day, students take all core subjects including English, history, science, and math with a credentialed teacher, specializing in middle school instruction. On Monday and Friday, students complete assignments in all subjects at home with the support and instruction provided by the homeschooling parent.
As a Summit Learning partner, we use a comprehensive curriculum created by Summit Learning’s Curriculum & Assessment team, and modified by Classical Academy teachers. Courses are aligned to Common Core State Standards and other sets of standards relevant to specific disciplines.
There are three unique elements to the Summit Learning Program at CAMS: self-directed learning time, project time, and mentorship.
- Self-Directed Learning Time – Students must demonstrate competency in standards-aligned content across all core subject areas. Students have a choice in how they learn so they can discover how they learn best. Students learn by utilizing a combination of online resources called 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 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, and motivation, and provide the support students require for success. Teacher mentors, students, and parents work together to establish both short and long-term goals that can stretch beyond their time at CAMS. Students also engage in meaningful discussions with their mentor group focusing on goal setting, character development, and self-advocacy.