The Hub is a resource to help implement a collaborative education model that exists to partner with Christian parents in the education of their children. The collaborative learning model aims to combine the best attributes of homeschooling with the best attributes of traditional schooling, integrating them into one educational experience under one cohesive curriculum.
What It Is
For starters, a collaborative school is a “real school,” with professional teachers, an established curriculum, and a cohesive vision for K-12 education. The Hub is a Private Member Association, led by a board of directors and governed by its membership. Collaborative education seeks to maintain the biblical responsibility God has given to parents to be the primary educators of their children. This responsibility belongs to the parent – not to the state, not to the church, and not to the school (Deuteronomy 6). Our model empowers moms and dads to take a direct leadership role in the education of their children, while still reaping the benefits of a structured school environment.
You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
Parents who select The Hub to assist in educating their family will benefit from a ready-made curriculum package and carefully crafted lesson plans. On the classroom days, students benefit from the rigor of the disciplined environment, a range of instruction methods, and social learning opportunities.
During the remainder of the week, parents co-teach, guiding their children to complete coursework prepared by the curriculum. This arrangement gives parents more time to enjoy and train their children, with freedom from choosing and planning curriculum and always being “on” as the teacher.
We hope to push students back to their families instead of drawing them into a busy slate of academy-focused activities. This allows the family to prioritize time together as well as involvement with their church and community. Families can choose areas of interest in which to participate, whether open-enrolling in a school to utilize athletic or music programs, selecting community offerings for leisure or educational pursuits, or finding private lessons or home school coop opportunities. Likewise, parents may recognize specialized training that would appeal to their family specifically, such as speech therapy or learning a foreign language, and The Hub would be happy to assist these families in finding external programs to supplement their studies.