Christian Prodigies Junior Academy 

Southern   California's  Traveling  Homeschool  Classroom

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Christian Prodigy, and what is the ultimate philosophy of this school?
The entire purpose of this school is to create CHRISTIAN PRODIGIES that grow up to become World Changing Powerhouses for God.  A Christian Prodigy is a child that has truly mastered who they are in Christ from a very young age.  They are not easily swayed by the ways of the world, and remain fully planted and prepared for these last days.  They have developed a deep, genuine, and priceless relationship with God.  They know their true selves, their dreams, and even have a pretty good idea of their calling in life.  They use their God-given talents to reach their potential, and in essence, dedicate their skills towards creating a better world

What exactly is Christian Prodigies Junior Academy? 
Christian Prodigies Junior Academy is a HOME-BASED Private School that is entirely dedicated to ONE classroom and accepts up to 7 students born in the years 2007 to 2010.  In the 2019/2020 school year we will be launching the "Occupational Prep Program" which (once each student has master "Core Academics") has a bigger emphasis on the Adult and Career Preparation Curriculum.  This is customized to fit each child's desired career path.  This school uniquely provides the most beautiful collaboration of a STRUCTURED PRIVATE SCHOOL, frequent 1-on-1 TUTORING, CUSTOMIZED SCHOOLWORK, and OUTDOOR EXCURSIONS multiple times a week (typically with Homeschoolers)!!!   This extremely small capacity helps to ensure optimal results in the most controlled of environments.  We don't believe in holding back any child's potential simply because it is the social norm.  Our academic curriculum was created by a Credentialed Teacher to better ensure each child is academically where they should be or better.  Our students are trained in leadership, entrepreneur skills and real life preparation skills to REALISITICALLY take on the world from a practical approach as well as any other.


What other programs do you provide outside of your private school program? 


             Our Homeschool Group:  "SOCAL CHRISTIAN HOMESCHOOLERS"   -    FREE!!!

This group is available to all like-minded individuals who want to make a difference in the world and develop wholesome relationships along the way.  Events include; field trips, fun trips, outreach programs, service projects, occupational learning sites, social gatherings, and uplifting/Christian activities.  This group is completely free to join.  Field Trip destinations/activities occasionally involve a fee.  No location boundaries, no weekly commitments, no specific homeschool styles, religion, etc. We just ask for everyone to be nice and respectful.  For more information please join our our Facebook group directly:  Facebook.com/groups/SoCalChristianHomeschoolers


Occupational Prep Program:  Middle School and High School Students ONLY (12 - 18yrs)
This program will be available to all 7th - 12th Grade Students.  During academic classroom time, instead of learning about irrelevant subjects that does not pertain the student's future, Christian Prodigies provides a program specifically customized to the child's career goals in additional to general adult preparation that every person should know before entering adulthood.  Please click here for more information:  OCCUPATIONAL PREP

            

Do you require vaccinations?
NO, according to the 2016 California vaccination laws, unless you have a doctor's approved exemption, all public schools and even private schools now require all students to be vaccinated except "home-based" private schools/homeschools, even if traditional schools have a "personal beliefs exemption" .  Because students are enrolled with our "home-based" private school, Christian Prodigies falls under this rare exemption and therefore does not require it.  Students are welcome to join Christian Prodigies whether children are vaccinated or not.  For our other programs (child care and group), vaccinations would not be applicable as children will already be enrolled in another school.

What grades do you accept, and how do you teach different grades at the same time?
We only accept children born in 2007 - 2010.  For the year 2018/2019, that means ages 8 - 12yrs old and is likely 3rd - 6th grade.  In the year 2019/2020, we will be launching 7th - 12 grade (12 - 18yrs).  During core academics (Memorization Drills, ELA, Math, Reading, & Writing) there is only one teacher assigned to up to 4 students (likely 3 students).  Classes have extremely low ratios during this time to ensure that everyone is given the opportunity to reach their potential learning abilities (which will naturally be different for everyone).  For other subjects, classes are typically combined.  Children will get to enjoy the social experience of being in a classroom setting of up to 7 students, while at the same time not miss out on their learning potentials for the more concentrated areas. 

Where does the program take place?
For outdoor programs, we travel throughout the Southern California region; mainly LA County, Orange County, Inland Empire, and San Diego County.  For indoor classroom time, this will take place in a "home-based" La Mirada apartment.  By the end of Summer 2019, our school will be moving to West LA/North South Bay area, where we will still continue as a Home-Based private school.  Exact time and location is to be determined.

Can you tell me about your "Open Door Policy" and parent participation?
Parents are always encouraged to come and help volunteer, join us on field trips, and watch their children play sports.  Although class sizes are small, we could always use the help.  Parents will be kept in a tight loop of what goes on with their children and where they will be.  They are also welcome to "spy" on their children at any time.

In addition, an annual blog/album is posted online for parents to bask in the precious memories their children are creating during this priceless time in their life.  They will also be given a gifted annual picture calendar that maps out future events for the upcoming school year and MANY more pictures of all the fun they had in the past year.

What happens when it rains?
Depending on the safety aspect and other weather conditions, fieldtrips may be altered, but not necessarily cancelled.  Parents should always have a working contact and will be immediately notified (typically through text) if plans are to change.  There may be an occasion or two where children will have the opportunity to play in the rain.  Parents will be asked to always dress their child accordingly.

How will I know if this program is right for my family? 
Because this is a very rare and selective program, it is imperative for the student to be a good fit for the school and vice versa.  Interviews and assessments are required before enrolling and from there get a better idea if this is the right school for them.  This is a "no-nonsense" school with very strict polices and high expectations from both the children and their parents/caregivers. 

This school is particularly beneficial for families and children that:
   *   Thrive on being physically active and is opposed to schoolwork overload/sitting at a desk 6+ hours daily
   *   Want their children to be raised with a solid Christian upbringing, positive friends and a safe environment
   *   Want the highest quality of education and care; better than public school, private school, nannies or even what a personal tutor can provide
   *   Don't want their children to be vaccinated
   *   Want to protect their children from bullying, abuse, and bad influences
   *   Want their children to have structure, discipline, be smart, be kind, be loving, and overall better individuals
   *   Don't agree with what is being taught in traditional schools or the way it is taught (common core, large class sizes, and controversial lessons)
   *   Want to give their child a happy, healthy, childhood
   *   Families seeking for better adult preparation for the real world (breaking societal brainwash, building leadership skills, proper career training, entrepreneurship, real life skills etc.)
   *   Want their children homeschooled, but can't do it themselves for whatever reason 


This may not be a good fit if your child lacks discipline and/or you're not ok with the necessary change, if you disagree with any aspect of our philosophies, if you have a problem with your child traveling often, and if you cannot realistically afford the school expenses.  Children are expected to do their very best for up to 7 hours of rigorous academic drills, and are still expected to behave accordingly when attending our outdoor explorations, to be respectful to staff and others, and to give their very best in every aspect of learning.  


How do you discipline children?
The best strategy is to keep them busy and take heed to their needs.  Many school problems arise because of the LACK of supervision, which obviously would not apply at our school.  In any case, immediate reinforcement is our main method with motivational tokens, prizes, and privileges given for positive behaviors.  Demerits, timeouts, and fewer privileges are given for negative behaviors or defiant academic lag.  If your child still cannot follow instructions, unfortunately the family will be asked to withdraw.  It would be unfair to the other students and potentially dangerous for the safety of a constantly busy classroom.  All fees, deposit, and used tuition in these cases would be non-refundable.  
  
What are all the financial requirements for these programs?
Payments are due by the 1st of the month with a 5 day grace period, after which a late fee of $15 will be applied + $5/additional late day.  If payment is not made in a timely fashion, your child will unfortunately be at risk for disenrollment.  Must fill out a "Notice of Disenrollment Form" at least 30 days in advance.
 
In person Cash, Direct Deposit, and PayPal are the only acceptable methods of payment at this time.  All PayPal payments will be charged the 2.75% Paypal service fee.
For paypal payments, please submit to:    Paypal.me/ChristianProdigies
                     

Do you offer discounts?
Unlike most schools, this private school is limited to an EXTREMELY small amount of students yet still offers the VERY BEST and MOST UNCHARTED QUALITY OF EDUCATION (no exaggeration).    In fact, there's no other school quite like it.  Pricing is set low for the unheard of quality of service provided. We are currently offering the following discounts:

The $1500 annual materials fee is completely waived for families who enroll by August 31st, 2018 and $500 off the materials fee if enrolled by 12/31/18.

Successfully enroll a friend into Private School and get $750 off your tuition.

As the school grows, there will be "Low Income Scholarships" provided.  Details will be provided when that time comes.

For those that cannot afford our private school, we still welcome all students to join our homeschool group which is ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!


Thank you for visiting!
For more information please email us at:     [email protected]