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The curriculum is the as the Founders academies, but with some additions to accommodate state policies and online limitations.
Grades K-8 for the 2021-2022 school year.
No. Students will be taught by teachers and will be required to take state standardized tests.
Because classical education stresses the importance of teacher-directed instruction, your child will be online with their teacher for no more than 2 to 3 hours per day for grades K-2, no more than 3 to 4 hours per day for grades 3-5, and no more than 4 hours per day for grades 6-8. All core subjects - language arts, mathematics, history, and science - will be taught virtually during the school week. Asynchronous work will also be assigned.
  • Google Classical for asynchronous learning
  • Google Meet for synchronous learning
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Teaching occurs live with teachers (synchronously), but can be accessed via recordings as well if there is a lesson missed; at times when a teacher knows she may be out in advance, a pre-recorded session might also be shared with students to minimize lost instructional time. There is also asynchronous work that will be provided each day.
Depends on the grade level. Grades K-5 will have one teacher for all content areas, including electives; Grades 6-8 will have at least five teachers (one for each core content area of mathematics, science, history, and social studies, and it varies with electives, like Latin and Logic).

Needed materials are either online or will be shipped to you. For grades 3-5, History and Science curricula are accessed online, while English Language Arts and Mathematics materials will be shipped to the student.


For grades 6-8, Science and History curricula are accessed online, while English Language Arts, Latin, and some history materials will be shipped to the student.


Additionally, there will be a need to purchase supplies similar to a brick and mortar setting (e.g. notebooks, writing utensils, paper, ruler, calculator, experiment-related items, etc.).

No. There are daily and weekly progress expectations that will be communicated. All instruction is live and teacher-directed. Students will be required to do a little more independent work, reading, etc. than students at a brick and mortar Founders Classical Academy.

As a general rule of thumb, this is not encouraged. Our classical curriculum is rigorous and challenging and follows a prescribed sequence. There may be instances when a student’s mathematics abilities are exceptional and it would be academically beneficial to move that student into a math class above their grade level.

Participation in STAAR exams is required and in person at an assigned testing location. The parent is required to provide transportation to/from the assigned testing location.

This is determined according to ResponsiveEd board policy on a case-by-case basis. Students with disciplinary history will still get accepted as long as they have completed any program they were assigned to due to the issue AND/OR they are not trying to use us to replace that program assigned to them.


Students are expected to access their coursework, classes, and live sessions during all scheduled school days. The academic calendar is provided on the first day as well as during enrollment and online. In addition, students MUST attend state-required standardized testing in person at their assigned location.

The 2021-2022 testing calendar dates can be found on the TEA website.