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Classical Education Model

Classical Education Model
Student academic achievement is the primary goal of LPA. We believe that when students are fluent in foundational knowledge of the major disciplines they can effectively express their knowledge and master higher-level skills. Therefore, the foundation of instruction will focus on mastery of fundamentals. 
We define mastery as the ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills repeatedly and accurately. Mastery requires instruction in the subject matter with an increased degree of challenge and practice. As students master the fundamentals, instruction will focus on the sequential building of concepts and promoting independent expression of knowledge. Finally, instruction will focus on individual internalization of conceptual knowledge, expressed in extensive written work and verbal presentation, to prepare students for advanced study at the college level.
These levels of instruction and knowledge attainment follow the classical education model of the Trivium – grammar, logic and rhetoric. LPA respects this well-founded, proven educational model and uses it in selecting and implementing the school’s curriculum.
Our academic policies support our academic mission and philosophy. An important and vital component of academic achievement is that of organization of student work. LPA students will be given tools and training that will assist them in becoming independent students and in organizing their school work, maximizing the potential for them to succeed.