Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
-Proverbs 22:6 KJV
The Academic Collaborative for Excellence is an educational initiative dedicated to creating instructional choices for families and educators. We are beginning in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with hopes of serving families nationwide someday.
While parents have raised concerns in recent years regarding standards, expectations, and curricula within public schools, public education is also seeing a drastic reduction in qualified and interested educators willing to apply for increasing vacancies. As such, there are needs on both sides of the educational equation that are not being fulfilled. There is, however, a compromise that can be fully realized, benefiting both educators and families, all of whom are searching for change and flexibility.
As a quick description, one could call this initiative a hybrid of ...
[clutch the pearls & hold the ammunition] ... homeschooling AND the traditional one-room schoolhouse with a new spin. (Note: some have nearly attempted to host a digital social media crucifixion, of sorts, over the mere grazing utterance of the term, "homeschool". Nonetheless, it paints an abbreviated overview, for the sake of time.)
This combination allows for greater input both by families (and classroom educators, should they be interested in such an opportunity) as opposed to the frequent one-way bureaucratic communication - where neither side feels heard. Many pods would be split-level or multi-age group environments, which allow younger students to passively engage with higher-level content. This atmosphere allows the younger students to gain basic content knowledge while increasing their working vocabulary exponentially for more critical thinking regarding the content in years to come.
If you are a parent looking for options, a teacher looking for a change, or a dedicated professional looking to help improve education in your community, feel free to drop a quick email or text.
I am happy to travel throughout the state (or further) to speak to groups interested in creating lasting change for our future generations.
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