CrossPointe Preparatory is a University-Model® School (UMS), a relatively new model for elementary and secondary education that seeks to partner with parents in their God-given responsibility to teach their children.
The University-Mode® School strives to blend the best aspects of traditional public and private schools, as well as home schools, into one model. Students attend classes two or three days each week and learn under the instruction of professional educators teaching in their areas of expertise. All classes are taught from a biblical worldview. On alternate days, students learn at home in a “satellite classroom” where parents continue their instruction and monitor student progress. Teachers provide parents with detailed instructions for days spent at home.
The University-Model® School assumes that parents are the single most influential factor in a child’s emotional, social and spiritual development. Consequently, the school seeks to provide parents the opportunity to work consistently with their children during their school years and teach them the faith and values they hold dear in an environment they control. Ultimately, this partnership develops children who are morally, academically, and spiritually prepared to perform at their maximum potential while maintaining strong family relationships for the fostering of the Christian faith.
Although expectations of parents are clearly defined and required by the University-Model® School, this model is not home schooling or a home-schooling cooperative. It is also not a traditional classroom education with less classroom time. The success of a University-Model® School lies in its ability to effectively join parents with professional educators to produce strong academic results and growing Christian disciples while preserving the parental responsibility for educating children.
CrossPointe Preparatory is affiliated with the National Association of University-Model® Schools (NAUMS, Inc.). NAUMS is a Christian organization that seeks to promote and support this unique model of schooling. Currently, there are 82 existing and developing University-Model® Schools in the United States, including two in Arkansas.
“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it” -Proverbs 22:6