Eclectic by nature, Young Scholars derives from a broad range of educational philosophies.
Technology-based Learning utilizes websites and ebooks to provide core curriculum components. Recommendations available for parents needing textbooks, but classroom time is spent discussing ideas and skills, not working from static texts. Khan Academy, X-tra Math, Spelling City and No Red Ink are a few of the sites that we use.
Project Based Learning helps to internalize concepts and impact lives. Each year every family member will select a year long project with weekly updates given for accountability and encouragement. Whether mom wants to get in shape, learn a new instrument or start sewing again, she’ll have an excuse to work on a project side by side with her children. In addition to modeling being a lifelong learner, mom exhibits that every member of the family is equally as important. Matt is taking guitar and Ty is working to reach her goal weight.
University Model provides a collegiate atmosphere. With classes two days a week led by mentors, the remaining three days students would study from home under their parents’ supervision. Eventually, Developers have the opportunity to incorporate dual enrollment classes into their schedule.
Classical Model offers Socratic Circles and integrated curriculum to cultivate larger ideas and critical thinking skills. In addition to building a solid foundation with memory work, an appreciation for art and music round off our classical influences. Memory work is incorporated thru 6th grade to provide a solid foundation of information.
Montessori Model insists on respecting children, allowing freedom within limits and learning in natural environments, especially for children below the age of 6. Students work in grade clusters, so 1st-3rd graders work side by side learning from each other.
Charlotte Mason Model stresses the importance of creating good habits from the start, and we will! Additionally, nature studies and narration will be a part of the program. Full attention, honesty and obedience are three of the first habits we address.