HLSA welcomes families and students transitioning to our educational model. The classical curriculum, opportunity for individual academic pathing, and time management requirements each demand attention and support as students learn to function independently and successfully. Our headmaster, resident faculty members, and parents collaborate to support students in mastering these transitions, as well as related life skills, as they progress through their years at HLSA.
The transition to a classical curriculum is natural at the sixth-grade level and allows students the full benefit of a Classical Education. Students can, however, successfully transition to and benefit from a classical curriculum throughout the middle and high school years. Our headmaster will work closely with each family to determine an appropriate academic path that integrates core components of our classical curriculum. In some cases, preparatory or introductory classes will be required prior to the start of school.
Individualized academic pathing encourages students to explore academic strengths, educational aspirations, career goals, and personal goals at an early age and to begin to chart their own path to
Time management is important in a university scheduling model. Our schedule facilitates this skill by including dedicated study time for each class. With the exception of lunch and breaks, students have direction on where and how to focus their attention at all times. Our resident faculty encourage students to remain focused and on task during both classes and study periods. Younger students are supervised by an adult during both classes and study periods. Most experienced students are able to finish the majority of their assignments and studying during school hours, freeing after school and weekend hours for spending time with family and friends or other activities.