With 40 years of experience starting, growing, and improving schools, Marshall Education Group (MEG) has developed a proven methodology that leads to success for administrators, teachers, and students—and now we are offering our programs to you. MEG provides a comprehensive school start up service that takes the guess work out of a complicated process by giving the prospective school access to school start experts, a customizable Gantt Chart in MS Excel preloaded with steps organized in 10 major swim lanes, and to educational software customized for the purpose. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A COMPLEMENTARY INITIAL CONSULTATION.
MEG works with the new school launch team for a full year toward an orderly successful start-up. Here are the 10 steps or swim lanes, which are expanded in the Gantt chart for accomplishment over a full year of preparation to open classes.
Welcome to Your Classical Academy!We provide the means for Your Classical Academy to train Christian youth to glorify God by recovering our legacy, that of all Western Civilization, by approaching each subject, and all learning with a historic Christian worldview.
Your Classical Academy
Now you can start Your Classical Academy for a fraction of the cost of recreating the wheel. The genius of our development strategy is adaptability to your life, local circumstance and desires while still assuring the student will receive a rich and rewarding education in the liberal arts through intelligent classical curriculum design and pedagogical principles. The Founding and launch of Your Classical Academy will differ for your local application while enjoying significant similarity in mission, vision, core values, classical Christian content and pedagogy to other academies using the same resources. We use software to organize learning content, allow for ease of access, and local adaption, course management, quizzes, tests and grade reporting. This delivery system will help reduce costs for each school and adapt for use with an individual child or family, a cooperative group of families, a school with a flexible schedule, a five-day a week school, or any combination of the above. Even an established school should have a manageable online option to facilitate students that are ahead or behind the normal learning sequence, to fill learning gaps, provide additional coursework for the hungry student and facilitate learning any time of the year. Many established schools are also starting home school collaboratives to increase their reach and add a revenue stream. Your Classical Academy can meet all of these needs.
Critical to Your Classical Academy design is the importance of the teacher. Education in skills and great ideas is inherently human. A distance curriculum, even with the best content and multimedia tools and presentations cannot and should not replace the human interaction and conversation of a student and teacher. Cato the Censor’s son would not have learned from the experience of his own father. Alexander without Aristotle would never have satisfied “his raging thirst for learning.” (Plutarch’s Lives) Odysseus without Mentor could have misdirected his marvelous sense of cunning (Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey). Marcus Aurelius without multiple tutors at home may never have become known as the philosopher king. And Luther and Calvin without the organized schools of the Brothers of the Common Life may never have sought the reformation of the western church. By designing the curriculum, program and management systems around Your Classical Academy’s life, circumstances, locale, and desires, the student will receive a fine liberal arts education not by forcing you into an institutional mold but by facilitating your goals.
Your Classical Academy is designed to allow licensees flexibility while each achieves the same educational end. Parents may customize their child’s education to meet individual and family needs by choosing from Five Day Academy, a Flexible schedule school, or Home School Coop, a Homeschool Academy that provides support for families educating @ home, or by independently homeschooling.
- Your Five-Day Classical Academy (PreK-12)
Students enrolled in the Five Day Program attend classes through the common every day in class approach.
- Your Flexible Schedule Classical Academy (preK-12)
Students enrolled in a school using a flexible or university style schedule receive professional instruction on-campus two to three days a week and study at home under the tutelage of their parents the remaining days. Arts, athletics and tutorial services are available as electives for an additional charge. Or the students are on-campus five days/week and complete most of their homework assignments on-campus in class or in a professionally staffed study center where specialized tutors are available. Tuition for the five-day program includes all electives and athletic programs.
- Your Classical Homeschool Academy
You can license Your Classical Academy and build a local or nationwide homeschool academy under your own name supporting families that are homeschooling but prefer the convenience of available support from qualified educators.
- Your Classical Academy @ Home
Students enrolled in Your Classical Academy @ Home follow the same rich curriculum as the site-based schools but are fully instructed by parents at home. This option enables the parent to supervise the student’s core academic education at home with confidence founded on our well-structured curriculum. Arts, athletics and tutorial services may be available as electives for an additional charge depending on Academy offerings and distance. Grade PreK-12 includes all subjects.