Classical Academy High School features numerous personalized learning programs including independent study, 3-day a week workshops, articulated courses with Palomar College, and dual enrollment options. The instructional practices utilize a dynamic blended learning platform called Summit Learning. Summit Learning enables us to offer high-quality project-based learning and individualized mentoring to students.
When students learn through interdisciplinary projects, they have the opportunity to apply what they have learned to real-world situations and develop the skills they need for success in college and beyond. Teachers at Classical Academy High School embrace project-based learning, which utilizes frequent student collaboration and inquiry and opportunities for students to “show what they know” in a variety of formats.
Through a partnership with teachers, students, and parents, students have access to college prep (A-G), advanced placement (AP), articulated courses, and dual enrollment in a virtual and/or blended learning environment. Classical Academy High School offers these program options on our Personalized Learning Campus; Options for remote courses for students who need the most flexibility in their daily scheduling, Summit Learning with 3-day a week collaborative workshops, and independent study. All CAHS students have direct, physical access to a subject-area credentialed teacher, as well as through web conferencing and by telephone.
Content delivery also includes content assessments and cognitive skills to ensure mastery. Students are graded 30% on content and 70% on projects, collaboration, and exploring passions and talents. Students are able to access content and playlists at any time to personalize their learning experience. Projects are guided through checkpoints that lead up to their final project and presentation. Students may select their format for presentations, such as videos, games, displays, or in other creative and innovative ways. Students manage their own grades through goal setting, meeting with credentialed teachers, and mastery of content and projects.
CAHS partners with parents to prepare students for college, career, and citizenship. Students have the flexibility to choose a program that best fits their learning style. Rigorous academic courses, including college prep (A-G) and Advanced Placement (AP), are taught by California credentialed teachers. Extracurricular activities such as field trips, sports, clubs, music, theater, robotics, and more are available.
Classical Academy High School – Personalized Learning Campus
CAHS Personalized Learning Campus offers many options for students:
3 Days of Workshops on Campus-Students attend core workshops on campus 3 days a week with optional office hours/appointments with teachers on Fridays from 9:00 am -12:00 pm. These workshops support all content delivered through the Summit Learning platform.
5 Day Independent Study- Students may choose their own curriculum and have access to credentialed teachers on campus Monday-Thursday.
Classical Academy High School follows a traditional high school schedule with core classes spread out over two semesters (36 weeks). As space allows, students may choose which classes they prefer to take independently or have supported with a workshop. A rigorous, engaging environment is maintained in workshops through intentional student collaboration, projects, labs, and student mentorship. All students utilize the same curriculum and have flexibility to complete their schoolwork at home. The 5 Day Independent Study Program provides additional flexibility for students and families. Families may choose from several options, including selecting their own curriculum, selecting Summit Learning courses, working with outside co-ops or vendors, and taking community college courses. All students will have direct access to subject-area credentialed teachers Tuesday- Friday.
Classical Academy High School with Workshops – 3 days on campus participating in workshops and 1 day of optional office hours with teachers on Friday between 9:00 am -12:00 pm.
CAHS Personalized Learning Program is a program offered for grades 9-12. This hybrid blended workshop program incorporates the best of The Classical Academies independent study program and the Summit Learning platform. Through a partnership with teachers, students, and parents, all students have access to college prep (A-G) and advanced placement (AP) curriculum in a virtual environment, as well as the option to attend traditional workshops on campus. Students have direct access to subject-area credentialed teachers Tuesday-Friday. Students can also choose to work remotely, accessing the Summit Learning Platform with assistance from credentialed teachers.
5-Day Independent Study –
The 5-Day Independent Study Program provides additional flexibility for students and families. Families may choose from several options, which may include choosing their own curriculum, choosing Summit Learning courses, working with outside co-ops or vendors, and taking community college courses. All coursework must meet or exceed the California State Standards. Credentialed Educational Specialists (ES) are familiar with how coursework aligns with the school’s educational standards. Students will have contact with the Educational Specialist every 3 weeks (or at the discretion of the ES) to review and assess student progress towards learning objectives. Students and parents will conference with their ES a minimum of 5 times per year – at the beginning of the school year and at the completion of every quarter.
Approved for Palomar College Articulated Courses
Classical Academy High School has been approved to offer Keyboarding, Digital Art, and Photoshop as articulated college courses with Palomar College.
Students who complete articulated courses with a letter grade of B or higher, receive both high school and (free) college credit, as the courses have been determined to be comparable to community college courses.
These classes are approved as the first strand of the Career Technical Education Program, in Business and Graphic Communications. Classical Academy High School plans to articulate more classes in the future, increasing student readiness for college and career.
To ensure appropriate placement in courses, students will take Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) placement tests for math and English language arts. MAP testing is also administered in January and in May to capture academic progress.
New Family Informational Meetings:
Parent Informational Meetings are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:00 pm at 130 Woodward Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025