As I look back on my years of homeschooling, I know many times the question came up about what to teach. While we followed a plan at times, we also enjoyed having new adventures and following our interests at other times. While there are benefits to a self-directed learning environment, this approach may have left some holes in their overall education as well.
"By giving all children an equal opportunity to learn essential academic knowledge and skills through a well-rounded, content-rich curriculum, Core Knowledge closes the opportunity gap." (bold for emphasis)"
BEE wants you to have access to a full individual plan for your student. To that end, we have partnered with the Core Knowledge Foundation. Core Knowledge has spent the last 20 years identifying what a coherent and sequenced learning plan consists of for what every student in America should know.
Click here to learn more about the benefits of Core Knowledge.
Why did we do this?
As with learning anything new, there is always a learning curve of understanding the terminology and vocabulary being used. This allows us to "provide a common ground for communication—in school and in life" to work alongside you to create that individual education plan for your student.
How are we implementing the Core Knowledge?
We are implementing this through our HIVE program. As we work with you to provide your student with in-depth core subject knowledge, your student will also experience all four art disciplines as well as being introduced to economic concepts. We don't know of a better way of preparing all students for the new economy.
In order to provide a well rounded K-8 curriculum, we will rotate what is covered as the primary focus of each year.