Read about it from a Student’s Perspective:
TMMA (Ages 12 thru 18)
Why Providence Middle and Master Academy? Our long-term goal at Providence is to not just educate, but wholly prepare students to thrive in life beyond formal education, becoming pivotal Christian contributors in their global community. We are committed to serving children not just for the next step, but for life.
Like a strong tree, our students have roots and branches that make them fruitful.
- Their roots: Deep Character and Relationships that transcend.
- Their branches: Skill Sets needed in an ever-changing job market.
- Their fruit: Manifestation of their Purpose and Passion which brings life-long fulfillment.
It doesn’t matter what kind of tree you are – or even the length of time it takes to grow – it matters that it is full of good fruit! – John 15:15, Ezekiel 17:8, James 5:7, Luke 13:9
Curriculum – What does it look like?
At Providence, we believe learning best takes place when the curriculum is thoughtfully crafted with the individual learner in mind.
The essence of independence is to be able to do something for one’s self. Adults work to finish a task, but the child works in order to grow, and is working to create the adult, the person that is to be. Such experience is not just play… it is work he must do in order to grow up. – Maria Montessori
Each year, our staff reviews the skill sets that each unique student will achieve to create an interdisciplinary course of study that will embed Math, English, Science, History, Biblical study & Christian principles, life skills & experiential learning opportunities, and field experiences for career exploration and development. Moderately adaptive software is utilized to individualize student learning for Math and English. We balance the limited use of software with hands-on and socratic learning experiences as well. Our integrated approach develops the student physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively providing them with the life skills that are needed for them to be independent contributors to our world and Christian community.
Comprehensive Plans for Skill Sets
What is ultimate hands-on learning?
The field experiences are a hallmark component of the Middle and Master Academy program at Providence which is designed for students to manifest their lifelong purpose and kindle their passions.
Our field experiences are student-selected and driven, orchestrated by our Career Advisory System.
Field experiences include:
- Four, full-day, job shadowing opportunities exploring various career fields for our 6th-9th grade students, and two, one-week, internship or apprenticeship opportunities for our 10th-12th grade students each year.
- students select potential opportunities to connect with community partners from our student-generated database or by establishing their own network of partnerships.
- Exploration of career fields in:
- Arts, culture and entertainment
- Architecture and engineering
- Business, management and administration
- Community and social services
- Science and technology
- Manufacturing, Installation, repair and maintenance
- Farming, fishing and forestry
- Health and medicine
- Law and public policy
- Service and Non-profits
- Community Service – not to check off a box, but born of deep conviction and desire to impact our community.
- Networking – we scaffold for success, one of the most difficult skill sets for young adults today.
- Presentations and Portfolio Building – Because grades don’t tell employers what you can do.
- Entrepreneurial Opportunities – because entrepreneurial skills translate in almost any high-end profession.
- Crest Creation – designed to motivate students to success as a visual guide to goal setting.
Classroom culture – what does it feel like at PCMC?
Our classroom experience has been mindfully prepared to embody an open work office environment. Inspired by high-performance business culture, our Montessori classroom is mixed-age to foster collaboration and mentorship. It provides freedom of movement, and dedicated time set aside for focused work cycles, empowering students to work independently or collaboratively with their peers.
We are a Christian community, anchored in our relationship with God. Our classroom reflects these values in the way we utilize the grace and courtesy we extend to ourselves and others. Students have the support of a guide to reflect and repair when mistakes are made, but are given the tools to confidently do this independently as well.
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