Needless to say, the current pandemic has interrupted “life as we know it.”  SRCCHA was not immune to the many changes that have occurred over the past year, and we have had to make adjustments accordingly.  The Board, the Administrators, the tutors, and the families have been working hard to make the 2020 – 2021 school year successful.  We continue to keep out mission and vision at the forefront, while adjusting to the new, and hopefully temporary, way of life.  We are extremely grateful for brothers and sisters at Severna Park Evengelical Presbyterian Church (SPEPC), without who we could continue this ministry.  Soli Deo Gloria.

What a typical week looks like:

Day of Week Day of School Week Location Day’s Activity
Tue. 1st day SPEPC Students attend classes at Severna Park Evangelical Presbyterian Church led by tutors and overseen by the Academy’s Administrators.
Wed. 2nd day home school Children complete Wednesday’s assignment through self-directed (age appropriate) and parent directed instruction.
Thu. 3rd day SPEPC Students attend classes at SPEPC led by tutors and overseen by the Academy’s Administrators.
Fri. 4th day home school Children complete Friday’s assignment through self-directed (age appropriate) and parent directed instruction.
Mon. 5th day home school Children complete Monday’s assignment. Families receive HAS (Homeschool Assignment Sheets) from their tutors by 12:00 p.m. for the upcoming week.

Since Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are at-home-school days, parents can plan assignments according to their family’s needs and schedule. Assignments can be tailored to a child’s learning methods and provide for optional enrichment opportunities. This keeps you, the parent, in charge of your child’s education. At SRCCHA we provide the assignments and curriculum, giving you time to focus on teaching your children and not having to reinvent the wheel of Classical Christian education.

What a typical COVID-19 Academy day looks like (Tuesday & Thursday):

Opening 8:10 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.
1st Period 8:25 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
2nd Period 9:20 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Snack 10:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
3rd Period 10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
4th Period 11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Dismissal 12:15 p.m – 12:30 p.m.

We limit our classes at 8-10 students for Kindergarten and 12 students for all other grades. This gives the students more individualized attention from their tutors. It also gives the tutors the ability to adapt work to meet a grades specific need.  Unfortunately, we were unable to offer Art, Music, and lunch this year in an effort to decrease potential health and safety impacts due to COVID-19.

What a typical homeschool day may look like (Monday, Wednesday, & Friday):

On your homeschool days, students will complete the assignments provided by their tutors in the Homeschool Assignment Sheets (HAS) emailed out on Mondays.  Every family and student is different, so how you homeschool will be unique to your family. Many factors will play into how long a homeschool day lasts for your family, including how many children you are homeschooling, what grades your children are in, if you have any infants or toddlers, and other factors. Below is a chart giving average times a student may spend per at-home day based on grade. Please contact us with any question you may have about this.

K 1.5 to 3.0 hours per at-home day
G1 2.5 to 4.0 hours per at-home day
G2 3.0 to 4.5 hours per at-home day
G3 3.5 to to 5.0 hours per at-home day
G4 4.0 to 5.0 hours per at-home day
G5 and G6 4.0 to 6.0 hours per at-home day
D1 & D2 6.0 or more hours per at-home day