THE ANSWERS

TO THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WE RECEIVE ABOUT APOGEE FREDERICKSBURG

WHAT AGES DO YOU ACCEPT?

We are a K-12 Academy. We are currently accepting applications for ages 4-12. Older learners may be accepted if they have experience with self paced learning environments and Project Based Learning.

IS APOGEE FREDERICKSBURG A SCHOOL?

We are not a school in the way we all understand the definition of "school". We are an Education and Leadership Academy that provides various options depending on the educational needs of each family. See the next question for more.

IS IT FULL TIME OR PART TIME?

All of the above! Parents are and will always be the primary educators. We celebrate homeschooling and want to support our community of homeschoolers and we understand that every family will have a different set of needs. Here is what we offer:

ENRICHMENT FRIDAYS

Fridays Only 9am-3pm

-Physiology

-Project Based Learning Sessions

-Socratic Conversations

APOGEE HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES

Monday-Thursday 9am-12pm

-Physiology

-Full Project Based Learning Curriculum

-Socratic Conversations
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-Classroom Economy

-Parents get Apogee Mom & Dad Programs

APOGEE ACADEMY FAMILIES

Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
LOCKS IN TUITION FOR LIFE

-Physiology

-Full Project Based Learning Curriculum

-Socratic Conversations

-Classroom Economy

-Parents get Apogee Mom & Dad Programs
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-Scholarship Opportunities

-Full Academic Guidance and Tutoring

-Athletics

-Apogee Young Man & Women International Programs

-Additional Entrepreneurship Work

-Dirt to Table Garden and Kitchen

-Internship & Mentorship Development

-College Guidance & Scholarship Opportunities

WHAT IS THE CURRICULUM?

Our primary goal is to develop real world skills that will be useful for the entirety of life. That starts with teaching them how to learn, not what to learn. The primary educational experience comes in the form of fun Project Based Learning experiences where learners not only learn the material but learn why it's important and how to apply it. We use Socratic Conversations to build communication, critical thinking, debate, and civil discourse skills. Our physiology class will partner exercise with education on biology, anatomy, nutrition, psychology, and more. We will supplement our PBL with traditional reading and academics to master specific skills.

WHAT IS PROJECT BASED LEARNING?

WHAT IS THE SOCRATIC METHOD?

Socrates sought to get to the foundations of his students' and colleagues' views by asking continual questions until a contradiction was exposed, thus proving the fallacy of the initial assumption. This became known as the Socratic Method, and may be Socrates' most enduring contribution to philosophy. The Socratic Method provides all students greater confidence about talking to large groups, allows them to develop the ability to argue forcefully and persuasively, and teaches them to think critically. For years this method has been a large part of Harvard and Chicago Law. We use it for the same purpose, to equip our young heroes with the skills needed to reason and articulate...

HOW MUCH OUTSIDE TIME DO THEY GET?

As much as possible. When the weather allows, we will even do class outside. Humans were designed to be outside with nature. In addition to outside time our students will experience a true Physical Education where we will do hard workouts, learn about physiology, biology, nutrition, mental health, and much more.

HOW DO YOU TRACK PROGRESS WITHOUT GRADES?

We have an internal system that tracks progress and the student facing version will look like a badge system, where they can track progress towards earning new badges. It is much more about skill acquisition than performance. If they show efficacy in creating and breaking down a profit and loss statement, they earn a badge. If there is clear gap from where they are to where they could be, we show them where the gaps are and they try again on the next project. Now take that philosophy and apply it to all of the skills we need and want in life.

IF THERE ARE NO GRADE LEVELS, HOW ARE THEY GROUPED?

​​Learners are grouped by developmental level, taking everything into account such as communication skills, academic skills, emotional intelligence, etc. to make sure they are in the best group to maximize their growth and the growth of the group. ​

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE?

WHY NOW?

WHY APOGEE SCHOOl & WHY YOU?

WHY APOGEE?

WHY DID YOU START AN APOGEE SCHOOL?

HOW CAN I BEST HELP MY CHILD TO BE SUCCESSFUL?

WHAT DOES A DAY AT AN APOGEE SCHOOL LOOK LIKE?

WHAT ABOUT ACCREDITATION?

WHAT ABOUT COLLEGE?

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THE PHILOSOPHY

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“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to

have tried to succeed.”

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