The Classical Academy offers flexible academic programming which provides learning options. Students are guided in achieving academic excellence in an environment that promotes meaningful learning. All programs follow an independent study model with considerable support from credentialed teachers. Student work is assigned on our online learning management system and is reviewed at parent teacher conferences, which are held approximately every six weeks. Students have a variety of on campus learning programs to choose from to best fit their needs.
Each year the academics are divided into “units,” which are lesson plans packaged into six or seven week increments. These units are written by credentialed teachers and 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 exclusively designed specifically by The Classical Academy to facilitate teaching at home.
Supplemental lessons are also provided in character education, and often ties are made with art and music. Units are posted to Schoology, our LMS (Learning Management System) one week before the instruction begins, allowing parents the time necessary to plan and prepare for the coming unit of study.
The Classical Academy curriculum combines the best of E.D. Hirsch’s Core Knowledge Sequence, Common Core Standards, and 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.
There are three program options for students:
Track A-(Grades K-6) Students meet Tuesdays and Thursdays on campus from 8:00 am – 2:30 pm in a traditional classroom setting (also called workshop). There is a 20/1 student teacher ratio and students are taught language arts, math, science, PE, and music. Traditional recess and lunch breaks are given. On non-workshop days students work independently with a supervising adult to complete language arts, math, and history.
Track B- (Grades K-6) This is identical to Track A, however students attend school workshops on Wednesdays and Fridays. Students in both Tracks must participate in scheduled parent–teacher conferences at the completion of each unit to assess student work.
Track C- (Grades TK-8) This provides the most flexibility with curriculum selection. Students work at home five days per week with the option of enrolling in C’lectives classes. Students are accountable to an Educational Specialist (ES), who is a credentialed teacher. Parents maintain weekly communication with their ES via email, phone, or in person. Scheduled parent/teacher conferences are required at the completion of each unit to assess student work and learning.
C’Lectives are supplemental workshops designed exclusively for students enrolled in Track C. C’Lectives provides Track C students with classroom interaction and friendship building opportunities. Credentialed teachers work 25 students or less to develop critical thinking skills in core classes, such as history, science, math, and reading. Elective classes such as art, PE and STEAM are offered as well. Students may enroll in classes that meet Tuesday through Thursday at The Classical Academy campus. C’Lectives classes are a year-long commitment with sign-ups happening late spring through summer for the following school year.