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The Rock Academy
Partnering with parents to provide educational opportunities for students to fulfill their unique purpose.
Every on-campus course provides a 2-hour lecture/activity class per week. On our University Model, students will attend the class, receive the assignment sheet (3 additional hours of course work), complete the work at home with a parent assigned and turn everything in the following week.
In a traditional program, students are in school all day and then are required to go home and do homework in the evening taking away time with their families. The Guided Study Program was designed to give students the opportunity to work on meaningful assignments during daytime hours where they can rehearse the concepts taught during the classroom periods. This model of Lecture and Practical provides brings students to independent mastery of the concepts.
Guided Study provides a faculty member to oversee the practical work of the assignments during the week.
While it is not personal private tutoring, it is small group instruction where students interact, learn, complete projects, take assessments, review, and learn to take ownership of their education. The goal is to develop lifelong learners who love both the process and the outcome while giving them time to be with their families.
Students on scholarships are required to be on campus all five days each week and are required to participate in all three days of Guided Study.
Sample Student Schedule with Guided Study
Monday: Classes 8:30- 3:00 (Core Courses)
Tuesday: Guided Study 8:30-12:30
Wednesday: Classes 8:30-3:00 (Core Courses)
Thursday: Guided Study 8:30-12:30
Friday: Classes 8:30-3:00 (Electives)
OR Guided Study 8:30-12:30
Math Lab 1:00-3:00
Students also have the options to take dance and piano. These are scheduled throughout the week and have additional fees.
Tips for Students in Guided Study
Guided Study assignments are specifically designed to bring a student to mastery of the concepts learned in each class. Here are some important Do's and Don'ts to get the most out of this program.
1. Bring your books and supplies
2. Have your Assignment Sheets
3. Follow the teacher's directions
Assignments are given for Day1, 2, and 3 of Guided Study.
4. Ask if you need speciality supplies such as paint, poster board etc.
5. Bring your laptop to work on research, virtual classes, or projects. If you do not have one, computers are available on campus.
1. Come to class unprepared
2. Do all of one subject for the week in a single day. It may seem to make sense to complete all of your math, for instance, in one day, but you are expected to spread out the assignments as they have been given to you. You should be working about 45 minutes in EACH subject EACH Guided Study day.
Sample Guided Study Schedule
8:30-9:15 Math Assignment for Day 1
9:30-10:15 Science Assignment for Day 1
10:30-11:15 English Assignment for Day 1
11:30- 12:15 History Assignment for Day 1
This schedule would be repeated with the
assignments given for Day 2 and Day 3.
On Breaks students will have opportunities
for fun activities and team play.
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