School Models at the National Academy

Teacher-Led Live Instruction Model

Best for: Families who value learning in community, interactive instructional time, live discussions and classroom engagement, and/or want a more traditional classroom experience virtually. 

Instruction: Teacher-led, live virtual classes Monday through Thursday with consistent faculty and classmates.

Independent Assignments: Daily independent assignments are completed in the afternoons and on Fridays then due the next morning.

Attendance Tracking: Teacher will record attendance during the live classes.

Flexible Model

Best for: Independent scholars and families who value self-paced flexibility over live instruction and can dedicate significant time to supporting their child’s education.

Instruction:  Course content delivered via instructional videos and self-paced asynchronous, independent assignments and activities. Course lesson open to scholars for the whole quarter within the learning management system, Canvas.

Independent Assignments:  Scholars complete assignments sequentially within each quarter and have the flexibility to go at their own pace within each quarter. All quarter work must be completed and turned in prior to the end of the quarter.

Attendance Tracking: Scholars have pre-determined check-in with teachers.

Important Notes for All Great Hearts Online Scholars
  • Highly trained, passionate teachers provide feedback and grading on assignments and academic progress.
  • All K-2 scholars will participate in live virtual reading groups. 
  • All scholars will have access to live tutoring and office hours.
  • All scholars are welcome to participate in virtual and in-person clubs, athletics, field trips and community events. 
  • All scholars have access to the recorded video when classes are missed.

Which model is best for my student?

We value human connection especially when schooling at home. The Teacher-Led Live Instruction Model provides a nurturing and consistent environment to form meaningful relationships with teachers and peers.

We also realize each family is different. Some may need more flexibility. Whether your family travels regularly or your child spends their day pursuing a personal passion, the Flexible Model is a wonderful alternative.

Teacher-Led Live Instruction Model

Great for Families Needing Structure

Flexible Model

Great for families needing flexibility

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