Frequently Asked Questions
You can browse the topics below to find answers to popular questions about Rock Solid Christian Academy.
What is a university-model school
The University-Model® combines the best attributes of a traditional, private school with the best attributes of homeschooling. The key to the success of the University-Model® concept involves the integration of a biblically-based, parentally-guided Christian faith and a sound, teacher-directed academic environment. Teachers are in charge of all direct instruction in the classroom, while encouraging, training, and expecting students to learn the material assigned through independent practice and lessons at home.
How many days a week would my students attend school
The University-Model® is a five-day academic program. Our secondary students (Grades 6-12) attend classes three days on campus and two days at home. Our elementary students (Grades K-5) attend classes at Rock Solid two days per week and complete the other three days at home. Teachers plan and provide assignments for at-home school days and are available for support.
What is the homework load aND What do at-home days look like
On average, elementary students can expect to have 3 - 4 hours of work per day on their at-home days. For Middle School and High School students, teachers assign roughly one hour of work per class for at-home days. So, if a student is taking 6 classes, they can expect to have up to 6 hours of work on at-home days.
Are all subjects covered or do parents need to supplement
Rock Solid is a full-time college prep program that provides everything students need to graduate with their high school diploma. However, we also offer the option to take High School courses ala carte, so if your student only wants to take one or two courses, that is an option as well. Parents love our flexible program!
What is the parent’s role at a UNIVERSITY-MODEL School
The parent partnership is one of the main strengths of a University-Model school. While teachers plan, assign, and grade work, the parent provides encouragement, discipleship, and support for their students. In the elementary years, parents will direct most of the at-home learning that is assigned by the teacher. As the students reach Middle School, however, they become more independent and the parent becomes more of a supervisor. The one thing that never changes, however, is the parent as the primary spiritual influence in the life of the child. The University-Model provides families the gift of time and the ability to focus on areas of interest that they share as a family.
Are you accredited
Yes! Rock Solid has dual accreditation by Christian Schools International and Cognia.
What honors and dual credit courses are offered
Rock Solid offers a number of honors and dual credit courses including American Lit, Biology, College Algebra, Government, New Testament, Physics, and Senior Composition.
What clubs, activities, and sports do you offer
We are very excited that in the Fall of ‘21 we will be adding National Honor Society for High School students. We also have Club Fridays on alternating weeks where we offer clubs such as ministry leadership, student government, and yearbook. While we don’t offer sports, many of our students are involved in competitive athletics within the community. Our flexible model allows our students the time to pursue time-intensive sports and other activities outside of school.
Is financial aid available
Scholarships and financial aid of 10-30% of tuition are available on a limited basis. If you have questions, please reach out to our Assistant Principal, Cecilia Gibbs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What about transportation
Our families come from all around the greater metro Denver area and many are able to carpool. Before school starts in August, we are happy to help connect families who live in close proximity to each other in the hopes that families will be able to arrange shared transportation.