Classical Academy Vista serves students in grades TK-8. We offer a personalized academic program where students have the flexibility to excel at their own pace. Our students are encouraged to master the ‘basics’ in an environment that encourages meaningful, intellectual stimulation. Student work is assigned by credentialed teachers and reviewed at parent teacher conferences which are held every six weeks.
Each year the academics are divided in six “units of study.” Lesson plans are written by credentialed teachers to 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 designed specifically for Classical Academy parents and facilitate teaching at home.
Supplemental lessons are also provided in character education and digital citizenship, with ties made to art, music, and technology. Lesson plans and assignments are provided to parents one week before the instruction begins, allowing parents the time necessary to plan and prepare for the coming unit of study.
Classical Academy Vista provides a variety of flexible educational learning plans to better meet student needs.
Tracks A & B:
Students in grades K-8 meet on campus two days a week.
Track A meets Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:45 – 3:00 pm (K-2) and 8:45 am – 3:30 pm (3-8). Track B meets Thursday and Friday from 8:45 am – 3:00 pm (K-2) and 8:45 am – 3:30 pm (3-8).
Workshop classes are limited to 20 students per teacher. Students will work on concept-based lessons in math, language arts, and science. Traditional recess and lunch breaks, and physical education are incorporated into the day. While at home, students will complete assignments in language arts, math and history. Grades 3-8 spend half of their day in elective courses with optional classes focused on STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, math, and art).
Students enrolled in either Track A or B are required to follow the school curriculum and work independently with a supervising adult on non-workshop days.
Track C is a full-time, five-day independent study option for grades TK-8 that is directed by a parent or guardian. Learning is accomplished at home and optional lesson plans and curriculum are supplied by the Classical Academy. Track C allows greater flexibility with curriculum selection. Each family is assigned an Educational Specialist (E. S.) who serves as a resource and advocate. Students will conference with their E. S. every six weeks to review learning objectives and present work samples. Optional elective courses are also available for students enrolled on Track C. Throughout the year there are many field trips and events for students to participate in to encourage friendships and build community.
Students turning age five between September 2nd and December 2nd are eligible for transitional kindergarten. Students will be assigned to Track C and work with a credentialed teacher and their parent of guardian to prepare for kindergarten. TK has an optional on-campus instruction day – Mondays from 8:45 am – 12:00 pm.
Students in Grades 3-8 have the option of enrolling in our Online Track. Curriculum is delivered to students online, with an optional drop-in lab available Tuesday – Thursday from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. Students may work with a credentialed teacher, study with peers, or work online in a classroom setting. Parents remain the primary educator and oversee student learning. Inquiry project-based lessons will be offered once a unit to enhance student collaboration and critical thinking skills. Track O students are be able to participate in the elective courses as space is available.
Reading, writing, and math specialists are available five days a week on an appointment basis. Additionally, workshop teachers are available to assist you and your child as needed.