THE ANSWERS

TO THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WE RECEIVE ABOUT APOGEE Fredericksburg

WHAT AGES DO YOU ACCEPT?

We are currently accepting applications for ages 4-12. Older ages will be added each year until we are accepting 3+

WHAT IS PROJECT BASED LEARNING?

Simply put, it means hands on. How much of school have you forgotten? The reason you have forgotten so much is simply that you learned what but not why. By wrapping academics into hands on projects, students learn the practical application of the skills.

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'S THE SCHEDULE LOOK LIKE?

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

have tried to succeed.”

–Theodore Roosevelt-