Thursday, February 16, 2012

"Created to be with Family"

Last week, our Associate Director, Troy Wathan shared with parents and community members why classical education is desirable.  Although a classical education is not new, our hybrid program at SLO Classical Academy is unique and others have taken notice of this model.  

While some education reformers are focusing on performance-based incentives and curriculum changes, others are trying to shift the very structure of schooling.

Students traditionally attend school from September to June, five days a week, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with occasional holidays and shortened days. New “time-oriented” education takes many alternate forms, including homeschool co-ops, online learning, hybrids of different instruction types, and boarding schools. Some reduce lesson time, while some expand it.

 Click here to read the rest of article and read what our Director, Susie Theule and Martin Indvik, acting president of SLOCA's Board of Directors, had to say about our hybrid model.

photo by Trina Dart

1 comment:

pennymalley said...

Great article. I love that even in an abbreviated explanation of our school, our love for family-centered learning stands out.