Via Potentia Academy is a private in-person/online hybrid classical Christian cooperative homeschool program operated under Holy Family Old Catholic Church. We emphasize the classic trivium/quadrivium and integration with living out the Christian faith.
Students meet together, in-person. Parents are present as assisting tutors as needed.
We work primarily with students in middle school and above who are capable of following self-directed curricula with some adult guidance/tutoring as needed. Core courses include:
In addition to the above, all students take supplemental elective courses in music, visual arts, computer programming, business, economics, woodworking, physical health, etc. as time allows and tutors are available.
The fundamental goal is to help the children mature into well-balanced, faithful, competent adults who have an excellent educational foundation that can assist them as they proceed into a vocation, trade, or college.
Our emphasis is upon the proven classics of human formation. However, we are grateful to be able to use Google Workplace for Education. Among other things, this allows students to access and complete their work using convenient resources like Google Docs. We also have video and audio monitoring of classroom areas. All parents have access to the video and audio feeds (and records).
We operate on a 12-week trimester schedule similar to many colleges. We do not hold classes in the summer.
Families are responsible for paying for the curriculum for their own children and must have one adult present regularly to assist as a tutor. Otherwise, the fees are on a donation basis, and the school is supported primarily by Holy Family Old Catholic Church.
If you have comments or questions please call 503-437-3450 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Via Potentia Academy is an activity of Holy Family Old Catholic Church, a non-profit organization.
Via Potentia Academy
805 NW Alder St.
McMinnville, OR 97128
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