The Academy is happy to announce that the charter has been approved at the State level and we are now set to move forward to begin to build our new school. Thank you to all of you who have supported us thus far! We are super excited as we put our feet on the ground and get ready to put shovels in the dirt! Please continue to share with your friends our mission and vision for classical education in Northern Utah. Also, direct your friends to the “We’re Interested” tab at the top of the page in order to secure a spot for the 2018 school year! It will be here before we know it! Stay tuned for events and activities directed toward our scholars that are already pre-registered as we introduce the community to what Capstone has to offer!
Capstone is blessed to announce that we only have one more step to complete before are officially approved for operation in Utah. The State Board of Education will vote on February 10th (the date was originally the 3rd, but has been changed) on the two charter schools who are recommended by the State Charter Board. We appreciate your support as we head to the committee meeting on the 9th and the vote on the 10th. We will update the website on the 10th with the news. We are excited!
Announcing the Capstone Classical Academy Capital Fund! Your tax-deductible end of year gift will jumpstart our campaign to launch our new school in 2018. Give today!
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May your home be filled with Joy and your family be Blessed this holiday season!
Check out these quick YouTube videos on education in Finland. The most important elements that Capstone will assimilate are:
Mentors (teachers) are honored and respected by ALL in the educational community; Parents, Scholars, Administration, Teammates. They are trusted to do the job of their profession and given the freedom to be autonomous in the presentation of lessons that are cross curricular. They are paid for their expertise!
Cross-Curricular Learning in a scholé environment that is peaceful, orderly, and allows for constant reflection and evaluation of a scholars’ own learning along with application of that learning in the real world via internships with non-profit organizations that need our young resources.
Small Groupings – like what is shown in these clips – are the key to building relationships for learning, and accountability for scholars to be their very best, excelling in knowledge and application and experiencing success. The ratio of adults to students is very small. We will aim for the smallest ratio possible by leveraging Mentors, Instructors, and Parents.
Comment on what you believe are the most important aspects of a well delivered education. Do you think your students can benefit from professionals in small groups with a peaceful environment? Which is most important to your family, why?
“When feelings are not well managed, thinking can be impaired.”
“In terms of basic brain functioning, emotions support executive functions when they are well regulated, but interfere with attention and decision making when they are poorly controlled.”
The following link brings us to an important article about the importance of focus and emotional control.
What are the strategies you use in your home to instill mindfulness in your students? Do you believe emotional balance just “happens” or does it have to be taught? What about attention span? Does it need to be practiced, or does it just build naturally?