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THE ACADEMY at CVCU

 

The Academy at CVCU exists to support homeschooling parents and members of the National Homeschool Academy Network (NHAN) as they seek to educate, inspire, and disciple the next generation. 

 

Reclaiming Government Education K to College 

The Academy at CVCU is our PK to 14 model, an accelerated homeschool support program that provides national training and support for preschool parents, core and elective classes for K to 10th graders, and college classes for 11th and 12th graders. The model allows students to graduate high school with their first two years of college completed. After graduation, they can either remain with CVCU for another 22 months to complete their Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, or they can transfer to another university with all of their general education coursework completed. 

 

Dr. Dunne has founded 19 homeschool academies across the United States as well as the first modern, homeschool-based university on the West Coast, Chula Vista Christian University. The Academy is part of the CVCU Youth Institute, an umbrella program designed to support homeschooling parents by providing Christian community, athletic opportunities, and scholastic support. 

 

What makes The Academy different from other educational institutions? The Academy is a multigenerational, parent-driven, faith-based model of educational support. Unlike private school models, it does not segregate families and age brackets; it integrates them in a mentor modality. The Academy fully partners with parents for the learning experience, supporting rather than replacing them, as well as offering complimentary on-site and Zoom support, training, and enrichment classes to parents throughout the year. The Academy classes are taught through a partnership with parents, professors, pastors, and CVCU students. 

 

A Multigenerational Mentorship Model 

 

An Academy is a place of deep, intentional learning. In the 5th century BC, Plato taught his pupils in Athens in an area called Akadēmeia, which, in the early years, housed an olive grove, a tree rooted in the biblical symbolism of peace, abundance, joy, and anointing. The grounds became known as a place for intellectual discussion, drawing scholars and great thinkers from across the region. It was on these grounds that Plato began formulating the piercing truth that has now echoed through the centuries: “The two most important questions every civilization must ask are who teaches the children, and what are they being taught?”

Adding to Plato‘s brilliant but humanistically limited understanding of belief and behavior, The Academy adds the source of all truth, the Bible. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of all wisdom,” Proverbs 9:10 reminds us. As George Washington said, an education that is devoid of morality will undermine the very principles that govern America’s foundations of freedom: “Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in the exclusion of religious principles.” Similarly, Samuel Adams said that morality must reign as the foundation of freedom: “Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals.”

 

To this end, The Academy classes are taught by mentors who understand the vital nature of biblical integration and Socratic (inquiry-based) methodology at all ages of development. The Academy coursework is structured for parental flexibility, intentionally designed to support homeschool parents on the journey from preschool to college. The program begins with academic summer camps in June, which are followed by The Academy’s semester-based classes in the fall (August to December) and spring (January to May). Parents are free to take one class or as many classes as needed to support their family’s education process. 

Affordable Pricing, Flexible Schedules 

 

Dr. Dunne has always believed in a flexible, affordable model of Bible-based education support. The Academy rates are in keeping with that value and vision: $50 per family for annual membership and $150 per semester for class (15 weeks). PK costs cover the entire class block, $150 for the semester for a class that meets from 9:30 to noon. Family membership includes parental support and training sessions as well as regular personal development seminars offered by our CVCU professors, staff, mentors, and fellow parents.

 

Click here for summer camp information. 

Click here for The Academy’s fall schedules and course descriptions. 

 

Our founder, Dr. Lisa Dunne, is an expert in educational methodology. She holds five college degrees, has written six books, and spent 20 years in the college classroom prior to founding CVCU. Hear her radio show Saturdays at 11pm on KPraise Radio or catch her podcast, The Communication Architect, on Spotify or iTunes. Her latest book, Outsourced: Why America’s Kids Need an Education Revolution, is available on Amazon and at OutsourcedTheBook.com. Dr. Dunne continues to found homeschool academies across

the nation to help rescue students from the indoctrination of government school systems.

 

Church pastors who want to join the rescue mission can click the Start a Homeschool Academy tab right here at CVCU.us. We will

help you build an Academy model tailored to your local church! 

 

 

 

We look forward to inspiring and equipping the next generation with you!