We call our three days at school and two days at home “collaborative.” A collaborative model of education believes that students benefit from active parent participation as well as classroom instruction and interaction. An understanding and appreciation of the collaborative model is key to your child’s success at Faith Christian Academy. You are your child’s teacher at home. Tuesdays and Thursdays are actual school days. Your child has the benefit of working one-on-one with you on these days under the guidance of an expert in their field who is interacting with your child on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
This collaborative model leaves families intact four days a week rather than just two. Families tell us that they would not trade the time they have with their growing children. Parental influence is preserved, siblings have time to interact and help each other, various appointments can be made without disrupting days at school, and parents have time to fulfill their God-given duty to raise their children in the fear and admonition of the Lord (Eph. 6:4).
Our teachers remain available by email or phone for help and clarification on home days, and new families are matched with mentor families who are eager to help make the transition enjoyable by offering “tips and tricks” for home days.
We project school lessons at home to involve the following amount of time on task:
- Kindergarten: 2 hours or less (excluding reading)
- First: 2-3 hours
- Second: 3-4 hours
- Third: 3-4 hours
- Fourth: 4-5 hours
- Fifth: 4-6 hours
- Sixth-Eighth: 5-7 hours
- Ninth-Twelfth: 6-8 hours