Are there any scholarships available?

We aim to provide scholarships for needy families whose children are accepted into the school, but we are a new school with limited funds. However, we take a Hudson Taylor-George Mueller approach and pray for God's provision to meet those needs.

What does learner-driven mean?

Learner-driven means the student is the one who drives his/her education (the teacher does not stand and lecture). Learning is centered around the student's interest and goals, while still completing core skills. 

What ages or grades do we serve?

Ages 5-19 (K5-12th Grade)

How will the students be grouped?

All will be interspersed by mixed age groups: K - 5th and 6th - 12th, with cooperation among the two groups.  

Do you service students with special needs?

We are able to help some with mild disabilities. These accommodations are something that can be discussed during the application process and during the family interview to see if TMA is a match for any student with a mild disability. Those needing more specialized attention may require a different environment.

How do you track student performance?

Student performance is tracked using portfolios, rubrics, online trackers, and checklists. Students earn badges for core skill mastery (in lieu of traditional grades such as A, B,C, D, F). Receiving a badge means mastery in that core skill (equivalent of an A). Because badges are not earned until students reach mastery, this ensures students successfully learn and process what they study. Badges are translatable to transcripts for acceptance to other academic institutions. Students also demonstrate results of their learning through showcases, productions, and presentations on their studies.

Does TMA do any standardized testing?

Each year, students will complete a standardized test (i.e., ITBS) to verify that they are performing at or above grade level while retaining the knowledge/experience earned. Even so, we do not take a "teach to the test" approach, opting rather for an individualized approach. 

What is a typical weekly/daily schedule?

A typical week at TMA is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesdays are at home learning, family time, and creative learning days.

8-8:20am Drop-off and peer socialization

8:25-8:45am Devotion and Socratic Discussion

8:45am-11:30am Goal Planning & Core Skills

11:30-11:45am:     Reflection Time

11:45-12:40pm Lunch

12:40-12:45pm:     Bathroom & Clean up from Lunch

12:45-1:15 pm D.E.A.R. Time  (Drop everything and read)

1:15-1:25 pm Quest or Writer's Workshop Launch

1:25-2:30pm Quest or Writer's Workshop

2:30pm-2:55pm Studio Maintenance

2:55 - 3:00pm End of Day Reflection

3:00 - 3:15pm Outdoor Play and Pickup

Are there half-day options?

While we do encourage students to full participate in The Mission Academy, we do offer two half day options. The first option is our Morning Only Option. This option is only to help your child with their core skills (Math, Reading, Writing, other High necessary requirements). Our other half day option is our Afternoon Only Option. This second option allows you student to participate in our Quests, Writers Workshops, Civilization (Mainly Elementary), Electives, and any field trips we are able to take.

How much time will my child spend at a computer screen?

Students will spend between 1-2 hours per day using computers for active learning. Depending on the student and the project undertaken, it can vary from day to day.

Will computers be provided?

To maintain low overhead costs and more flexibility, families are asked to provide their own Chromebook/laptop for each student.

Will lunches be provided?

Students will bring their own lunches on school days. However, if there are special events or lunches planned and prepped by the students, lunches may be provided.

Will my high schooler receive a diploma?

Yes, students that complete our program and complete each level required for a high school diploma will receive a valid diploma and transcripts for their high school experience.