Our Vision

Our vision is to create a classroom environment that partners with parents to provide solid core instruction.

By focusing on core subjects three days a week, parents are free to incorporate supplemental education on subjects that appeal to their individual child.

 

Children get the benefit of having focused education time with peers, without unnecessary restrictions. Families would know that their children are being taught traditional Biblical values, free of political agendas.

 

Centerbranch Academy combines the more flexible schedule of homeschool, while also providing a consistent forum for quality group instruction.

 

We are reimagining how education looks.

 

It's not the traditional five days a week model, but it's also not completely home-education.

 

By combining the best aspects of both models, we feel that we can provide a better education and lifestyle for families.

Program Schedule

Proposed
PreK Schedule

9:00 - 9:15 Manipulatives at tables

9:15 - 9:30 Morning Circle, Calendar, Weather

9:30 - 10:00 Bible Story, Worship

10:00 - 10:20 Phonics

10:20 - 10:35 Numbers

10:35 - 11:30 Free Time/Centers

11:30 - 12:00 Lunch

12:00 - 12:20 Playground

12:20 - 1:00 Story time, Pack up/Dismissal

Proposed K/1st
Schedule

9:00 - 9:15 Manipulatives at tables

9:15 - 9:30 Morning Circle, Calendar, Weather

9:30 - 10:00 Bible Story, Worship Songs

10:00 - 10:20 Phonics

10:20 - 11:05 Reading Groups

11:05 - 11:20 Writing

11:20 - 11:30 Bathroom Breaks

11:30 - 12:00 Lunch

12:00 - 12:30 Playground

12:30 - 1:00 Social Studies/Science

1:00 - 1:30 Centers/ Gross Motor

1:30 - 2:00 Story time, Pack up/Dismissal

Proposed Elementary Schedule

9:00 - 9:15 Short Assembly

9:15 - 10:00 Math

10:00 - 10:45 Language Arts

10:45 - 11:00 Recess

11:00 - 11:30 Reading/Phonics

11:30 - 12:00 Lunch

12:00 - 12:45 History

12:45 - 1:00 Recess

1:00 - 1:45 Science

1:45 - 2:00 Pack up/Dismissal

*Wednesday afternoon will have Art

Proposed 2021/22 Calendar

Jan 4-6

11-13

18-20

25-27

Feb 1-3 (Off)

8-10

15-17

22-24

Mar 1-3

8-10 (Off)

15-17

22-24

29-31

April 5-7

12-14 (Testing)

19-21 (Spring Break)

26-28

May 3-5

10-12

17-19

Sept 7-9

14-16

20-23

28-30

Oct 5-7 (Fall Break)

12-14

19-21

26-28

Nov 2-4

9-11 (Off)

16-18

23-25 (Off)

30

Dec 1-2

7-9

14-16

Christmas Break

Frequently Asked Questions

Are students registered as Homeschoolers?

Yes, students are registered as homeschoolers and their parents are ultimately responsible for their education. We can provide information on how to register your child as a homeschool student, and give guidance as to what will be required for end of year testing and portfolios which parents will be responsible for completing.

 

What days will students attend?

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00am - 2:00pm

PreK will attend the same days from 9:00am - 1:00pm

We will meet 4 weeks on, 1 week off, September thru mid-May

 

What is the cost?

Registration Fee - $25/family

Tuition - $2000/year for K-6th grade

Curriculum Fee - TBD

PreK - $2,000/year

 

What curriculum will be used?

We are still determining this list.  K5 & 1st grade will be using Abeka Phonics, Reading and Math.

 

Will my child still need to do a portfolio or standardized testing for the state?

Yes, parents will be responsible for end of year testing or portfolio completion for their child. 

 

Will work be sent home to complete on days at home (Fridays & Mondays)?

Yes.  A homework folder will be sent home on Thursday afternoon.  There will be practice work from lessons taught that week, but no new concepts.  It will be up to the parent how much time will be spent on the practice work. This work should take 1 - 2 hours on the days at home.  Work will be returned in the homework folder on Tuesday.

 

What subjects will be taught at the Academy?

Math, Language Arts, Spelling, Science, History & Art.  Students will also have recess and lunch together.

 

Will there be organized field trips?

We would like to offer several field trips, as well as other ways to build community and get to know each other.  We will be looking for parents to head this up.

 

Will there be a payment plan option?

TBD, but we are hoping for a monthly payment option to be made available. 

 

Is there a limited number of spots available for students?

We plan to register 25 students and then start a wait list.

Further questions may be directed to our Director, Cyndi Rookstool at cyndir@centerbranch.org

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