Collaborative

” You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.  And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”

Deuteronomy 6:5-7
Collaborative Schedule: The Best of Both Worlds

Kingdom Classical Academy will utilize a collaborative, blended schedule (also known as hybrid or university-style).  As God has directed, parents will retain primary responsibility for their children’s learning, combined with the benefits of a structured school environment – truly the best of both worlds!

Students will attend on campus with professional teachers two days a week, and receive at-home assignments to complete under the guidance of their parents (co-teachers) on the alternate homeschool days.  For grammar students (grades K-4), Fridays are considered a “flex day” to complete reading assignments, special projects, or field trip enrichment activities.

Though this model is new to our community, it has a well-established presence and path of success across the country with over 200 schools currently teaching with a collaborative, blended approach.

Benefits of the Blended Schedule

There are many, but perhaps the most important is the gift of time.

Family Time Together

Because of the flexibility of the schedule, families are able to spend more time together.  Parents are an integral part of their child’s educational and character development. Parents will know and understand even better their child’s strengths and weaknesses. Siblings educated in this model are not separated from one another five days of the week as in traditional schools.  For a blended schedule school, unity and time together as a family are of high value.
 

Accountability and Motivation

In the early grades, co-teacher parents are provided with accountability and structure by the professional teacher for their homeschool days. Equally as important, the professional teacher and school administration provide needed encouragement and motivation for any co-teacher parents new to the homeschool component or weary from their homeschool role. In this model, the co-teacher parent, professional teacher, and student each play an important role in delivering a quality education.

Efficiency

It’s an efficient approach as parents work alongside professional teachers who provide the curriculum, weekly lesson plans, and support to the co-teacher parents. In addition, the school provides the administrative structure for grades and school records.

College Preparatory

Students’ academic responsibility and independence gradually increase over time preparing them for the responsibilities of college and the real world. Parents serve as co-teachers in the early grades and move into the role of mentor as students become adept at managing their course load and homework.

Rigorous

The classical curriculum and instruction promote curiosity and deep thinking, providing the student with the skills for life-long learning. The home component allows students to more deeply explore areas of interest or work ahead in areas where the student excels.

Family Time for Other Priorities

The flexibility of this schedule allows more time for families to pursue priorities outside of their school work (community involvement, sports, etc.)

 

*Benefits prepared by Austin Classical School

Results

Collaborative schools have consistently produced National Merit Semi-Finalists, National Merit Finalists, and graduates who succeed at the most rigorous and selective universities.  Graduates of collaborative schools are able to transition to college with ease since they already have been learning in a university-like atmosphere for many years.

Graduates from collaborative schools have attended top colleges and graduate schools across the country, including the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, Texas A&M University, the University of Texas, Wheaton College, New York University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Texas Medical Schools in Galveston and Houston, Rice University, Baylor University, Northwestern University, Tulane University, Rhodes College, Savannah College of Art and Design, Kings College, and many others.