On Thursday, March 12, 2020, we announced to our families that school would be closed for at least two weeks. We did not want our students to miss out on learning opportunities during that time. It was our desire to challenge our students to fulfill our mission, even while they are at home. Arborbrook Christian Academy partners with parents to equip, empower, and encourage students to cultivate godly character, pursue life-long learning, and love the Lord Jesus Christ. Little did we know that distance learning would be extended through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
Our age-appropriate distance learning opportunities for Kindergarten – 12th grade students included the following important features:
Reasonable learning activities that add value to our students’ lives
Interactive, live sessions between student and teacher
Encouragement from teachers during what may be a difficult time
Clear instruction of concepts
Meaningful assignments that encourage effort and creativity
Fostering a love of learning while at home
Specific meeting sessions between teacher and student to answer questions or get help
Online group gatherings fostering community relationships
Direct feedback to students in a timely manner, helping to keep students motivated
It is our desire to maintain our Charlotte Mason philosophy through the study of literature, nature, and humanities while embracing cutting-edge technological resources to continue to meet the individual needs of each student.
To see our distance learning plan we utilized for our 2019-2020 school year in detail, please click here.