Coastal Academy offers a flexible academic program that allows students to excel at their own pace. Students are encouraged to master the “basics” in an environment that encourages meaningful intellectual stimulation. Each year the academics are divided into six “units,” which are lesson plans packaged into five or six-week increments. These units are written by credentialed teachers to provide instruction based on the standards, with goals to be addressed in core curricular areas of language arts, literature, math, science, and history. Each unit is designed specifically for Coastal Academy parents and facilitates teaching at home.
Supplemental lessons are also provided in character education, and often ties are made with art and music. Unit lessons are posted on Schoology one week before the instruction begins, allowing parents the time necessary to plan and prepare for the coming unit of study.
Coastal Academy curriculum combines the best of E.D. Hirsch’s Core Knowledge Sequence, Common Core Standards, and the best 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. Student work is assigned by credentialed teachers and reviewed at parent-teacher conferences, which are held approximately every six weeks.