By utilizing a university schedule, Veritas will combine the best of private, Christian school with home schooling. Parents have the ultimate responsibility for instructing their children, and the school exists to partner with the family in academic disciplines. Children are with a trained, professional teacher in a classroom setting 2 days a week.
On alternating days, students are given detailed assignments which are to be completed at home under the guidance of their parent.
Sample weekly schedule
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On campus days are structured and organized to get the very most out of this formal setting, making homework unnecessary in the evening. For the younger students, grades pK-4, Fridays are used as a flex day for enrichment activities, service opportunities, or simply spending time with family. As the academic load increases, Fridays will be a home school day as well. This flexibility allows students the time to participate in extracurricular activities or even part-time jobs.
Formal Classroom Hours
In a traditional 5 day a week classroom setting, a child spends 35-40 hours a week on campus beginning in Kindergarten until graduation. However, the university schedule provides a gradual transition to independent learning. Students educated in this setting have already experienced a college simulated work environment at the high school level and therefore make a seamless transition to college.
Benefits of a University Schedule, Collaborative Education
- This model of education gives parents the opportunity to disciple their children as well as closely track their academic development.
- Students are accountable to a professional teacher who is competent and passionate about the subject matter.
- Students are given opportunities for leadership, group projects, and interaction with other children.
- Parents have the freedom to focus on a child’s individual needs and interests.
- This model is cost effective, making tuition rates accessible to more families.
- Students are encouraged and equipped to take responsibility for their own education over time.
Other Schools Using a University Schedule
Nearly all schools utilizing this approach have been founded by like-minded families desiring this model of education for their children. There are now over 100 schools across the nation that utilize this model, with new schools developing each year. Other names for this school concept include collaborative, hybrid model or blended model.
University schedule, collaborative schools have consistently produced National Merit Semi-Finalists, National Merit Finalists, and graduates who succeed at the most rigorous and selective universities. Graduates from these 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, Rice University, Baylor University, Northwestern University, Tulane University, Rhodes College, Savannah College of Art & Design, Kings College, and many others.