CBA Thursday Classes Program Description
Cedar Brook Academy’s Thursday Class program is designed to give all CBA students a chance to gather together to make friends and study, while coming along side and assisting home schooling parents as they strive to provide an educational program that strives for excellence. The students in grades K-6 meet on the "Elementary Campus" at Peoples' Community Baptist Church and the Jr. and Sr. High students meet at the "Main Campus" at First Alliance Church. Both locations are centrally located for CBA families in Silver Spring within a 3 minute drive of each other. The Thursday classes are not intended to be a substitute for home instruction - merely a supplement to what is happening at home. These classes are here to offer parents an option; they are not a requirement.
CBA's elementary program is designed to help families help students become accustom to a classroom setting and to build friendships and community with other home schoolers. Kindergarten through 3rd grade meet weekly from 10:30 to 12:30 in a classroom setting for instruction and fun in a lightly academic, highly engaging Christian environment. Fourth through sixth graders will have a selection of classes to choose from that will supplement the home curriculum and ease the teaching responsibility for our parents. Parents are strongly encouraged to oversee their student at home by helping budget their time throughout the week so there isn’t a rush to complete assignments. Students/parents can e- mail or call teachers with any questions. An orientation is offered each spring for the coming school years' offerings and registration is in June. These classes follow the same calendar as the Jr. and Sr. high classes.
CBA's Jr. and Sr. high program is designed to help families teach some of the classes that are more difficult to offer at home, to give home schooled students an opportunity to function in a classroom situation with a teacher other than their parents, and to prepare students for the self-disciplined scheduling that college and life demands. Parents are strongly encouraged to oversee their student at home by helping budget their time throughout the week so there isn’t a rush to complete assignments. Students/parents can e- mail or call teachers with any questions. (See individual class descriptions for Jr. High.) (See individual class descriptions for Sr. High.) The Thursday classes are not intended to be a substitute for home instruction - merely a supplement to what is happening at home. These classes are here to offer families an option; they are not a requirement - so even though biology, for instance, is a requirement for graduation, you do not need to take this class through The Thursday Class Program. An orientation is offered each spring for the coming school years' offerings and registration is in June.
You must mail your registration form and ¼ of the tuition to the CBA office before the deadline. All class registrations MUST be mailed. No walk-in registrations. Keep in mind that many classes will fill up quickly so it is wise to register early. Registration is based on first come-first served basis. Remember: Check the course descriptions for pre-requisites before registering for a class and if you are in Jr. and Sr. high indicate the hours you will be in study hall. Do not register for more than one class per hour.
At the orientation each instructor will explain the course objectives, assignments and grading procedures for their class. Because these classes run for only 25 weeks and a great deal of material is covered each week, it is critical that students attend each class. In case of illness, it is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with the instructor regarding missed classes or assignments. It is highly recommended that those families participating in Thursday classes not plan vacations or days off during the time period for which classes are scheduled. Grades will be mailed to the students at the end of each semester as long as tuition and fees are up to date.
Credits for high school classes will be awarded as explained in the course description. Since students are limited as to the number of credits they may earn in a given year, any student may take a course as extracurricular or enrichment which would be considered not for credit. This should be noted on the appropriate credit contract. No high school credits are awarded to junior high school and younger students.