Carrie and John, certified and experienced life-long educators, created The Andersen Academy as a solution to the problem facing their own daughter, the lack of a safe, small, personalized learning space for home schooled middle school aged students.
Our center is designed to help students build friendships in a safe space, foster critical thinking skills, and nurture their desire to learn at a pace that reflects their individual needs and interests.
Through daily sessions, students get instruction, tutoring, guidance, and even friendship in a safe and supportive, educational setting.
Our small-group sessions allow students to socialize safely outside of the home while working with highly-qualified, experienced, professional educators.
Our home school system is adaptive to each student’s unique learning styles; evaluations are crafted to meet the needs of the student.
Online and In-Person Learning
Students will be able to work at their own pace utilizing award-winning technology coupled with the in-person expertise of accredited, passionate educators.
A Full-Service Approach
Parents can relax as the educators at The Andersen Academy do all the work! From portfolio creation, to end-of-the-year evaluations, our services take all of the stress of home schooling off of your plate and into our hands.
Every day will begin with a small group meeting that helps students get centered, develop emotional expression, and appropriate communication skills. Mornings will include an opportunity for students to explore the world around us, creating globally-minded students who will be prepared for the vast academic challenges present in secondary education (think AICE, AP Programs, College).
Critical Reading/Thinking Skills
Students will be presented with a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts that increase their comprehension. Students will be prompted to think critically about what they read, asking questions that will help them to identify their own beliefs and learn to share their opinions with each other (think debate, the Socratic Method, etc).
Students will be able to choose different methods of evaluation that focus on their own skill set. Some will gravitate towards traditional exams, while others will lean towards projects or oral/discussion-based evaluations. Education should not rely on the “one size fits all” approach seen in traditional schools; say GOOD-BYE to endless standardized tests!