SIXTH - TWELFTH GRADE
Seventh and eighth grade students begin to develop independence in the completion of assignments. Parents read each assignment sheet, structure time and place for completing work, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment has been completed. Parents may spot-check work to confirm understanding of the practiced concept, but should not “pre-grade” assignments. Teachers use this opportunity for independent practice as an indicator of whether or not there is a need for re-teaching the concept.
Ninth and tenth grade students require supervision in order to help them develop disciplined study habits and personal responsibility. Parents monitor student assignments and discuss content as required. Opportunity for independent learning is based on the maturity and success of students. If students have problems turning work in on time or understanding the subject matter, it is the parents’ responsibility to enforce stricter accountability and provide the extra help that is needed.
Eleventh and Twelfth grade students study independently, as required in post-secondary education programs. Parents are available to assist as needed with accountability .
When on campus, secondary students are instructed by experienced classroom teachers who encourage a love of learning while focusing on both academic and spiritual growth.
Parents are no longer considered co-teachers, but begin to transition their role in order to develop more independent learners.