We are pleased to announce we have started a Classical Homeschool Enrichment Program for the 2020/2021 school year. This program meets one day per week in person.
Our Homeschool Enrichment program is now at capacity. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020/2021 school year.
The program is designed to enrich a classical home education program and provide a robust learning community for homeschool families. Students will learn with a focus on excellence and a high-quality academic program with a goal of developing students with strong character and virtue.
The program will have classes for students in Kindergarten through 7th grade. Students will be in combined grade-level classes (K/1, 2/3, 4/5, 6/7) with a maximum of 16 students each. The upper school program will grow to include 8th, 9th and 10th grades.
Students meet at The Lone Tree Hub (8827 Lone Tree Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124) on Wednesdays from 8:50am – 3:00pm.
Class Offerings: Students will attend class on Wednesdays. They will receive instruction in:
- Music: Choral Performance
- Art: Drawing/Painting
- Science: Nature Study
- Literature: Socratic Discussion
- History: Great Biographies
- Classical Performance: Poetry
For a detailed description of classes, please read more HERE.
To learn more about this program for the 2021/2022 school year, or for any additional questions, please email Kelly Haanen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What is the cost of the program?
A: This is a tuition-free program, however there will be a registration fee of $50 per student.
Q. What is the relationship between Ascent Classical Academy and the Classical Enrichment Homeschool Program?
A. The Classical Enrichment Program works with Ascent Classical Academy to serve the needs of homeschool students. The mission, vision, core virtues and curriculum will be consistent in both schools. There will also be a number of opportunities for homeschool students to join full-time students in extracurriculars and all-school events.
Q. Is my student required to wear a uniform?
A. Yes. In order to create an atmosphere of learning and for the culture of the homeschool program to remain consistent with Ascent Classical, students will be required to wear a uniform. More details about uniforms can be found HERE.
Q. Do you provide curriculum for me to use at home?
A. There will be a year-long curriculum map with pre-selected curriculum and guidelines that families may choose to follow. We are working to make some of that curriculum available to families annually. More details to come as we continue to develop this aspect of the program.
Q. Will my student have homework?
A. Your student will have minimal work that they will need to bring home from week to week (poetry memorizing, books to read, etc). However, these classes are meant to supplement the work you are doing at home, not add to it.
Q. What is the school year calendar?
A. The school year calendar will be the same as Ascent Classical Academy of Douglas County.
Q. What are the requirements of teachers in this program?
A. Teachers are required to have a mastery of their academic discipline and have a strong ability to convey information to young people. Teachers are not required to hold a CO teaching license.
Q. Am I required to volunteer?
A. There will be numerous opportunities for you to be involved in your students’ learning, but there is no formal volunteer requirement.
Q. Will my student be able to participate in Ascent Classical Academy extracurriculars?
A. Yes. We encourage homeschool students to participate in before and after school activities such as band, orchestra, cross-country, Battle of the Books, etc.
Q. What is classical education?
A. Learn more about classical education HERE.
Q. Does the Classical Enrichment Homeschool Program provide state assessments?
A. Yes. Students are allowed to participate in the CMAS standardized testing with full-time students in April.
Q. Will my student receive grades?
A. Your student will not receive formal grades, but they will receive a quarterly report card with feedback from their teachers.
Q. Will there be field trips?
A. Yes. We will have one educational field trip each quarter on a weekday that we do not meet. Parents are invited to join their students. Field trips will be designed to support the classroom curriculum.
Q. Do you have an option for my 8-12 grade student?
A. We have plans to continue building our program to include upper school and potentially expand to a two-day program. We plan to add 8th grade for the 2021-22 school year.