What is a Charter School?
Charter schools are public schools that operate with an agreement (or charter) with a state, school district or governmental entity to provide an enhanced education that is often unavailable within the conventional public schooling setting. These schools are open to all students, do not charge tuition, have no religious affiliation and must abide by the same state and federal testing, financial, anti-discrimination, health and safety regulations as all public schools. They typically have higher levels of parent, student and community involvement and often realize higher student achievement.
Our campus is small by design, which gives it a private school atmosphere where parents, faculty, and staff can work together for the benefit of each child. Though it may seem like a small private school, it is an established, tuition-free public school of choice.
What is Classical Education?
Classical education offers over 2,000 years of academic success. An education based on the teachings of the giants of philosophy—Aristotle, Plato, Socrates—provides the skills necessary to communicate and function in a global society. Using the Socratic method of learning, students will become lifelong learners and productive leaders.
Mastery is necessary before advancement. Rigorous academic standards in all areas of instruction will be maintained. Students will demonstrate mastery in the core subjects before moving on to new levels. After mastery, students will be allowed to move forward in order to reach their fullest potential.
A knowledge-rich curriculum is necessary for future success. A strong foundation in the core subjects of English, History, Science, and Mathematics will prepare students for any and every college opportunity while also creating lifelong learners. Our motto: Respice, adspice, prospice. By studying the past and analyzing the present, students will be ready to contribute to the future.
Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy provides the most time-tested methods of educating students. We are committed to providing our future leaders with a college preparatory education focused on the Classical Liberal Arts. Classical Academy will promote a rigorous academic program fostering intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, virtuous character building, and a lifelong passion for learning.
A strong foundation in the core subjects of English, History, Science, and Mathematics will prepare students for any and every college opportunity while also creating lifelong learners. Our motto: Respice. Adspice. Prospice. By studying the past and analyzing the present, students will be ready to contribute to the future.
Students of all ages will be required to study a foreign language. In order to better understand the English language and to best prepare them for modern language study, informal Latin instruction will begin in 3rd grade and continue through 6th grade with our English From The Roots Up program. Formal Latin instruction will begin in 7th grade with Latin I, where High School credits may be earned.
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