Classical Academy Middle School (CAMS) provides 7th and 8th grade students with a well-rounded middle school experience. Our program blends classroom instruction with credentialed teachers and independent study overseen by a parent educator.
We partner with parents to create self-directed, passionate learners who can think, communicate, and achieve. Our school provides a positive learning environment that offers the right balance of academic rigor and support, enabling students to maximize their potential, grow, and thrive. Students are encouraged to pursue academic excellence by mastering foundational content and skills.
CAMS students attend classes on campus on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. On Mondays and Fridays, students complete assignments in all subjects at home with the support and instruction provided by the homeschooling parent.
On campus, students attend all core classes, including math, science, English, and history. Our teachers employ various methods—lectures, hands-on activities, collaborative learning, labs, and projects—to teach a challenging and interesting curriculum. The aim is to combine digital and traditional resources to make learning effective and engaging. During the school day, teachers guide activities that promote critical thinking, collaboration, and practical application of knowledge. Additionally, students participate in an elective class each week. These Elective options cover diverse interests like art, soccer, STEM, pickleball, Spanish, and more.
Courses are aligned to Common Core State Standards and other standards relevant to specific disciplines. Courses are rich in technology instruction, and all classrooms offer access to devices in daily activities.
In the Spring 2023, Classical Academy Middle School received the Rise Award, a national recognition that honors schools that have systems, structures, and culture that prepare students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in life beyond the classroom. The Rise committee specifically recognized our school’s:
- High levels of student engagement
- Positive classroom and school culture
- Commitment to continual improvement
- Despite the logistical challenges of not having students on campus every day, we have demonstrated strong implementation of the tenets of Rigor, Customization, and Self-Direction
- Our whole-campus approach and collaboration between teachers