The University-Model® is a five-day academic program. Our secondary students (Grades 6-8) attend classes three days on campus and two days at home. Our elementary students (Grades K-5) attend attend classes at RS 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.
This model combines the best attributes of traditional schooling with the best attributes of homeschooling, integrating both into one model. The result is a quality, cost-effective, college-preparatory education that provides parents with time for imparting their own faith and values to their children. Rock Solid values families and appreciates the importance of family time. We know that the fulfillment of God’s purposes on the earth depends on godly families who know Him and make Him known.
“The University-Model® is perhaps more reliant on parents than anything else in the education of children. Because the UM returns the gift of time to families, parents have the opportunity and the means to powerfully influence their children’s academic, moral, and spiritual success."
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 central classroom, while encouraging, training, and expecting students to learn the material assigned through independent practice and lessons at home. The University-Model® helps parent to “succeed in their Biblically mandated roles (Deuteronomy 6: 6-7) as the primary guardians of their children’s education. In the UM school, these roles change as the student moves through the various grade levels."
Rock Solid parents are not alone! We walk alongside our parents throughout this important journey. RSCA offers ongoing support to families through frequent workshops and training sessions designed to inform and encourage our parents. We also offer guidance counseling for college preparation and assist with the search for scholarships and grants.
Academic Program Parent Responsibilities: