Our Project-based Learning Program
Our curriculum is designed to support the idea that no two students are the same. The integrated studies approach helps students make connections between subjects and develop a greater understanding of the material. We offer an innovative project-based learning model through the use of synchronous classrooms and a 12:1 student to instructor ratio.
Preparatory Academy is designed to adapt and change with our students and resources. Unlike some rigid curriculum choices, our program is designed to meet the needs of our students and their families. While participating in virtual courses, students interact daily with instructors to ask questions, participate in discussions, and learn new material. With small class sizes and project-based learning, students are active participants in their own education.
We offer multi-level tiered learning to meet the student at their level and help them develop as a scholar and a person. Preparatory Academy encourages a supportive, team-oriented environment. Students and instructors collaborate to develop each student’s innate talents and identify the learning and study styles that will set them up for success.
We group 4th-6th graders and 6th-8th graders into “learning pods”. A learning pod is the main class group a student attends. This group remains consistent throughout the academic year. Each learning pod has a pod instructor who will teach the integrated, project-based learning curriculum that makes up the bulk of a student’s studies. This is who a parent/guardian will have the most contact with and can address most questions to regarding student progress. A learning pod is a small community of learners who work together and share challenges.