DISCOVERY HOMESCHOOL ACADEMY


DHA ACADEMIC PROGRAM 2017-18

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

FELLOWSHIP GREENWOOD CHURCH
1601 W Main St, Greenwood, MO 64034
(10 minutes from Summit Fair- I-470 and Hwy 50)


DHA's Academic Program is a weekly 2-day program that employs certified Christian teachers who will work with students on Mondays and Wednesdays from mid-August to May. Teachers will academically challenge and support students through guided instruction, group collaboration, and presentations. They will also provide student assignments that are to be completed on Thursday and Friday of each week. Parent educators will find encouragement and support as they oversee student assignments. They will also appreciate the accountability students receive as they stay on target each month. Students in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade will study Literature Arts (Reading, Writing, Grammar, Spelling), Math, History/Geography, Science, and enjoy a brain break with a PE class. Parents are the primary teacher and will determine the final grades for students.

PLANNING TEAM

God has individuals with awesome skills, experience and the heart to work with children, ready to teach for the DHA Academic Program this next year! All of our teachers are certified teachers, but several have additional degrees, skills and experience including: Masters in Administration, Masters in Curriculum, Masters in Reading, Homeschooled own students through high school with full ride scholarships, 25 years tutoring math and language arts, Director of Children's ministries, served as missionary overseas, and more! We are planning and praying for each student!

CURRICULUM

Our goal is to provide a program that starts in Kindergarten and goes through 6th grade, and then adds a grade each year. The program will be sequential and cover Missouri standards. We agree with same philosophy as Abeka, "Standards in education are often very useful when they inform content in an effort to ensure that subject matter is age appropriate, sequentially meaningful, and academically rigorous.  Unfortunately, some of Common Core goes beyond content and moves into the realm of teaching methodology. Many of these techniques do not align with our traditional Christian approach, and we have purposefully chosen not to add them." We want students to be encouraged, motivated, and challenged academically through the year with hands-on learning. This accountability will help students to stay on track and complete the assignments on time. They will have opportunities to make notebooks, poster presentations, speeches, work in groups, and more. The cost for curriculum is important to us as well. DHA is working to purchase the more expensive manipulatives and manuals for the classroom in an effort to minimize the curriculum costs for parents to purchase. 

Grades K-1: Little Minds at Work Program- A hands-on, fun, comprehensive curriculum that encompasses high level standards and has rubrics to ensure students are retaining information. A notebook, items from home, and copying expense should take care of the curriculum! Students will create lots of hands-on activities, including personalized books.

Grades 2-6: Students will be using a mix of curriculums from trusted resources such as Abeka, My Fathers World, Bob Jones, Rocket Math Speed Drills, Sonlight whole books, Heroes of the Faith books, Daily Oral Language Books and more.

Math will be taught in a sequential format focusing on the skill sets they need. They will have a time of direct teaching, in-class tutoring on current concepts, and Rocket Math minute accuracy and speed drills. Parents are welcome to follow along with our math curriculum provided or use their own favorite current curriculum and teach concepts on the same timeline.

Parents are the primary teacher and will determine the final grades and track Missouri Law hours for students.

TYPICAL DAY

We plan to meet as a group to pray, say the Pledge of Allegiance, and worship before heading to class. The younger students, grades K-2, will bond with their teacher for the day. Grades 3-6 will have two teachers that specialize in their fields. Younger students will have a short recess time, while all students will get a 50 minute brain break during PE class! Classes will run from 9am to 3pm, Mid- August to May.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

* Back To School Night
* Multiple monthly field trip opportunities
* PE Field Day
* Kindergarten Graduation
* Holiday class parties
* School photo yearbooks
* High quality standard of excellence
* Certified teachers with background checks
* Friendly, professional environment
* Caring, organized, Christian staff
* Hands-on Christian education
* DHA's successful experience for 17 wonderful years

STUDENT FEES

The DHA Academic Program covers two days a week and also includes assignments to do at home on Thursdays and Fridays.

Enrollment Fee: per family (non-refundable) 

1 student – $40
2 students – $50
3+ students – $60

*Due at time of enrollment to hold classroom placement.

Supply Fee: $55 per student (charged at beginning of school year)

Monthly Tuition: (Two days a week, plus assignments) 

1 Student: $190 monthly
2 Students: $320 monthly
3 Students: $450 monthly

Start date of August 21, 2017, tuition monthly fees will be pro-rated for that month.

We are blessed to have this opportunity to partner with you in your child's education. Thank you for considering DHA Academic Program!! Tell your friends! If you have any questions or would like more information please Contact Us.

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Discovery Homeschool Academy * 913.636.8290 * DiscoveryHomeschool@gmail.com

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