Q. What remote platform will you use?
A. We use Google Classrooms.
Q. What is a one-room classroom and how does it work?
A. Here is a great article by Forbes on the benefits of a one-room classroom.
Q. Is there a teacher available for my child all day?
A. YES! There will be a teacher for each subject.
Q. Will we receive a transcript?
A. If you are enrolled in our High School program you will receive an official MHA Transcript at the end of the year. If you are enrolled in our Middle School program you will receive a portfolio outlining your work for the year. If you have enrolled in one of our Bushcraft campuses you will not receive a portfolio or transcript. Please feel free to use any of the material your student receives for completing any necessary homeschool paperwork.
Q. Does everyone stay together on every subject?
A. No, the teacher directs each student to their ability. The one-room classroom model allows students to move ahead or spend more time on a specific concept. Teachers ensure students aren't left floundering or feeling left behind while enabling them to move forward on concepts that come quickly to them. The one-room classroom model helps students practice empathy and mentorship to those younger and older than them.
Q. Why is Math not taught in the one-room classroom model?
A. Due to how foundational math concepts are, Montana Hybrid Academy and Beyond School believe that your student needs to be taught specifically where there are on their math journey. Depending on where everyone places, we may have multiple math teachers.
Q. Will there be homework?
A. No, we do not believe in working all-day long to then make the parents be teachers again at home. The only time your child would have homework is if for some reason they did not spend their work time appropriately. If there is a larger project that will require some after school work time, we will be letting the families know ahead of time. We encourage after school time to be spent outside or with family and friends.
Q. Will the classes be recorded?
A. Yes, we record all classes for a few important reasons. The first reason is for quality control of the curriculum and school culture. The second reason is so that if you miss a class that you can catch up by watching the recording.
Q. What if we miss a class?
A. We treat it as any other "school" would. We ask that you make up your work as quickly as possible and watch the recorded classes.
Q. What if we will be on vacation/holiday for an extended period of time.
A. We are strong believers in learning through experiences. We ask that you bring this up with your Education Consultant as soon as possible to work something out with your teacher. This does not change the cost of your tuition at all.
Q. If we miss a class, can we be refunded?
A. No, you will not be refunded if you miss a class.
Q. Can we join mid-semester?
A. Please e-mail us at email@example.com to discuss if a placement is available.
Q. Do you offer financial assistance?
A. Yes, we have private donors that believe in our program and provide funds for those that might not be able to afford a program. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 414-469-1643.
Q. How can we best support our children in their journey through education?
A. MHA will provide this information in our weekly bulletin along with discussing these topics in our open-source settings.
Q. How do I get in touch with Montana Hybrid Academy?
A. We believe in relationships, so please give us a call. We are happy to discuss any questions you may have. You can schedule a call with one of our staff members or call us directly at 414-469-1643.