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A FEW COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

LITTLE SPROUTS

  • 9am - 2:30pm, days vary according to the enrolled program
  • For more info about our Little Sprouts Preschool, visit our Preschool Page in the Menu above!

ACA

  • We follow a traditional school year, from August through May.
  • Grammar School : Mon, Tues, Thur: 8:30am - 3:00pm
  • Logic & Rhetoric School : Mon, Tues, Thur: 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Wed, Fri - Optional ACEA

This varies depending on the age of the child and the time of year. We encourage you to inquire!

We give priority consideration to students of our current LS/ACA families if they meet admissions requirements.

Yes, visitors are always welcome.  Please call to schedule a campus visit.

We may take students mid-year as space allows and if they meet our admission requirements.

Yes, we do have a uniform policy for ACA. You can see this on our website under the Uniform Code section.

Little Sprouts offers early and extended care, beginning at 8am and concluding at 4:30pm.  

Little Sprouts registration will be announced at the beginning of the year, typically occurring in February.

ACA registration is open at set times throughout the year, also around February. Registration will open to Returning Families first, and then to New Incoming Families. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on all the latest happenings and registration dates! 

For Little Sprouts, once you have been registered, your child will be enrolled within the program.

For ACA, you will be notified via email of acceptance and placement.

UMS and homeschool co-ops should not be equated. Homeschool co-ops are a good way for families to pool their resources for specific and usually short-term studies. Typically, they are specialized, parent-run and do not simulate a college structure.

UMS is different by virtue of having specific grade levels, consistent accountability from semester to semester, a full spectrum of courses complete with prerequisites and a professional administration and faculty partnering with parents.

Parents do not need teaching experience.  ACA takes the lead in the area of academics.  New concepts are introduced and taught at school by professional faculty with the application of the concept often taking place at home, much like that of college studies.  ACA teachers provide detailed assignment sheets and open lines of communication.  In addition, the academy offers training to parents in academics and character development.

Communication between teachers and parents plays a large role in the UMS, and there are several ways that clear communication may take place.  First, each parent is trained and given course descriptions, along with parent roles, through ACA Parent Training in August.

We also post course syllabi for parents at the beginning of each semester as well as utilizing RenWeb for grades, attendance and additional parent resources.  Vitally important are the weekly assignment sheets that are prepared by the teacher and made available to parents and students each week.  Instructions to parents are included, in addition to the assignment sheets, for long-term study projects forthcoming.  Parents are also invited to communicate, via email, any of their questions back to the teacher as needed.

Yes, students in a UMS will be placed at the appropriate level based on assessments as well as teacher and parent recommendations. Within the Grammar School this may be up to one level above or below while in the Logic School it may be up to two above or below their placed grade level.

Students at ACA are encouraged to take Latin.  The grammatical structure of English is based on Latin, as is about 50 percent of English vocabulary.  Latin prepares students for the study of other foreign languages.  The process of Latin also provides practice in thinking that strengthens the mind.  

Early and Extended Care is only offered for Little Sprouts on a first come, first served basis. ACA does not offer an Early & Extended Care option.
 

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