We do not provide curriculum, each community member will have different curriculum needs based on goals, interests, talents and learning style. Families work with staff to identify curriculum choices that best meet the student's needs. This can range from free resources to paid live online classes subscribed to by the family. No two schedules will look alike just like no two students are alike. We have a physical resource library that includes supplies like a chemistry set, vacuum chamber, a telescope, books and more that can be checked out by the community member. In addition, there will be opportunities during the school day that can be attended to supplement their self-directed journey.
We have a custom software, developed especially for families at Ridgemont Academy, that can track and produce reports that contain the information traditionally provided on a transcript. Families have complete control over the transcript creation process.
Our community is specifically geared towards self-directed learners who are working towards a high school diploma. Previously home-schooled students or students from a self-directed environment will likely find the transition to Ridgemont Academy familiar. Students from a traditional school background will find a supportive staff that is available to help the family transition into a self-directed education.
At Ridgemont Academy we understand our families are going to be engaged in activities, classes or travel that requires flexibility. We are not a school and do not have an attendance policy for the specific reason of accommodating those activities and interests. We also do not have any "required" events in our community. Anything taking place at the is considered an opportunity and participation is always optional. Basically, Ridgemont Academy does not seek to define a students journey rather have the student define Ridgemont Academy's part in their journey.
Ridgemont Academy fills a much needed educational choice in the Spring area. It serves as a way to transition from homeschooling into the independence of college. It provides an option for families who would like to home school but need the support of our community to get started or that need a community for their student to attend if a parent or guardian is not available. It's an ideal community for families who need differentiation from traditional grade level classes. As the parent, we believe you have the right to determine the best education path for your student rather it be leaving all the decisions up to your independent learner or taking part of their journey at the level you feel comfortable with.
Our staff is not trained to meet the needs of special needs kids at this time.
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