We use an eclectic curriculum designed to fit each student individually. We use a modified scope and sequence to help each student reach their goals through printed materials, hands-on projects, and some computer-based programs. Instruction is conducted through lectures, discussions, projects, research, and writing. This micro-school pedagogy promotes subject mastery and community building, which allows our more advanced students assist their peers.
At C.H.O.I.C.E. Preparatory Academy, we utilized heterogeneous grouping to organize the students by abilities. The teacher guides use a blended learning approach that integrates hands-on learning with adaptive learning software to tutor in all subject areas. For core classes, we developed individualized resources for each student taught by teacher guides that currently hold degrees in education.
C.H.O.I.C.E. Preparatory Academy is a dedicated and challenging college–preparatory micro-school, and
students will be encouraged to move ahead as quickly as they can master concepts and content. At C.H.O.I.C.E.
Preparatory Academy, there are no single-boxed resources, and every student learns individually and at
HONORS & A.P.
Our micro-school students are all prepared with the rigor and expectation of honors or AP classes. If you want to receive AP credit, you can schedule an AP exam after a full-year instructional session at the end of the school year. Our students have no trouble scoring well on AP exams. Transcripts will reflect AP or honors efforts through 3 or 6-point final grade bumps.
Fridays are reserved for social interactions and team building. Friday classes include gathering together for leadership programs, various outside speakers, art activities, music, field trips, mentoring, and other electives. Some quizzes, exams, and presentations are also conducted on selected Fridays.
Homeschool graduation requirements match the state requirements at a minimum. In working with colleges, we have added requirements we have found to be necessary for acceptance into many four-year schools.
English 4 units
Mathematics 4 units
Science 4 units
Social Studies 4 units (most colleges want 4)
Foreign Language, Technology 3 units (3 in a language preferred, the state requires one technology as of 2019-2020)
Physical Education & Health (1 unit )
Electives 4 units (1 fine art)
Total required for graduation: 24