A Letter From Our Founders
Preparatory Academy, Inc. is the result of many years of talking about curriculum and innovative options available for receiving an education. These discussions seemed to return, again and again, to the need for a school that meets the needs of all students from the academically challenged to students seeking truly rigorous college-preparatory courses by taking advantage of school choice options.
We also strongly felt the need to include the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects so that students are prepared for not only current technologies but also the technologies that have not even been invented. We wanted to offer courses that develop students with creativity, backed up by sound science and strong math skills, and a desire to help their local, national, and global communities.
We wanted a school where students explore our world through fun activities, field trips, and explorations while developing English and Math skills. We wanted to develop our students' soft skills, as well. We wanted to give them opportunities to collaborate, work in teams, build project planning skills, and develop empathy.
At all grade levels, we wished for a school that would consider the student as an individual, and develop a plan of study that considered his or her interests, the desires of the parents, and make use of all appropriate educational resources.
We did not find such a school... so, we decided to start one! The result is Preparatory Academy!
We are happy to be starting our eighth year, and we are growing based on the needs of our students. In this year of COVID-19, we're moving our classes online. But, unlike many other classes, ours will be synchronous, meaning a teacher will be present online while students are "in class" to guide and help. We've also decided to move to a project-based learning model. Our students will be challenged to design, develop, critically think about, and work to solve problems or construct projects. We'll continue to look for creative, innovative ways to meet the educational needs of students - regardless of where and how they "school",
Consider joining us on this journey.
Carolyn Lang and Christy Bebeau