Collaborative Schedule: The Best of Both Worlds
Deuteronomy 6:5-9 is God’s command to parents to rear their children in ardent devotion to the Lord. Parents are to be the primary teachers of their children – consistently modeling a faithful discipleship and intentionally training their children in the Word of God so that the story of redemption and grace becomes as real to them as the nose on each uniquely crafted face.
At ACS, we have been called to walk alongside families in this journey of education and discipleship. A collaborative, blended schedule allows families and professional educators to work together to give each child the most effective education possible. This schedule is referred to by a variety of names, including hybrid schedule, blended model, and a university-model schedule.
In this model, students’ instructional time is divided between classroom and home. Classroom instruction occurs 2 days per week (K-4th) or 3 days per week (5th-12th) and is led by a professional educator. On non-class days, the students remain at home to complete their lessons under the guidance and instruction of a co-teacher parent.
The lesson plans for the entire week are developed by the classroom instructor and are made available to parents at the start each week, allowing the parent and classroom instructor to work in tandem to complete the requisite assignments. It is a beautiful picture of efficiency and teamwork!
Additionally, classroom teachers will have office hours on homeschool days so that when questions arise, parents and students can contact them for assistance.
We believe the blended schedule provides many benefits:
The blended schedule is a way for parents to provide a Christ-infused education for their children with the support of qualified, Christian educators. It truly is the “best of both worlds.”