Parent Expectations

The University-Model® is perhaps more reliant on parents than anything else in the education of children. Because the UM returns the gift of time to families, parents have the opportunity and the means to powerfully influence their children’s academic, moral, and spiritual success.

I love the days I get to spend at home with my kids as we work on school assignments together. This model has given me extra time during the day to shepherd and disciple my kids which is my most important mission. I also love the way my fifth grader has transitioned into such an independent learner. He knows how to use different resources to find answers to his questions rather than depending on me for help every time. I attribute his independence to the University-Model® and I know he will be well-prepared for college and beyond.Alissa M. | Providence Academy

Academic Program Parent Roles

The UM helps parents to succeed in their Biblically mandated roles (Deuteronomy 6:6-7) as the primary guardians of their children's education. In the UM school, these roles change as the student moves through the various grade levels.

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Academic Program Parent Responsibilities

Parents must be consistently involved in their child’s education. In general, parents should:

  • Be familiar with course syllabi and assignment sheets for all courses.
  • Make sure their child works diligently on assignments whenever the child is outside the central classroom.
  •  Monitor their child’s progress, including the timely completion of satellite assignments.
  • Take responsibility for instruction at home as directed by the classroom teacher.
  • Discuss with their child matters of belief, morality, and values as they arise in course readings and assignments.
  • Monitor their child’s completion of all reading assignments to ensure they are appropriately paced and completed on schedule.
  • Assist their child in organizing his/her thoughts concerning more sophisticated analytical and critical essays.
  • Provide an audience for their child to practice speeches or presentations.
  • Assist their child in gathering research and study materials from local libraries.
  • Assist their child in locating scripture references for discussions, tests, or projects.
  • Assist their child by proofreading the child’s written work.

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