Find answers to many of your commonly asked questions.
Will the curriculum be the same as other Founders Classical Academies?
What grade levels does Founders Classical Academy - Online offer?
Is this the same as home school?
How often would my child be online with their teacher?
What Learning Management System (LMS) is used?
- Google Classical for asynchronous learning
- Google Meet for synchronous learning
Is my student eligible to enroll in Founders Classical Academy - Online?
Is all instruction live, pre-recorded, or both?
How many teachers will my student be assigned?
Are all books online or will supplies be shipped to us?
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.).
Is the curriculum self-paced?
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.
Can students finish early and move on to the next grade level? If so, which grades would this be allowed?
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.
Eligibility for expelled students or students assigned to a Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP)
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.
Are synchronous (live) sessions with teachers required?
Are students allowed to travel out of state for extended periods of time when enrolled in your school?
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.