Transformational Classical Model
Education for Scholars
Scholars in this model are graded based on Mastery, Proficient, Approaching Proficiency, and Not Yet. If a scholar has not mastered their material and is struggling in their content, they will have the opportunity to revisit that material through different instruction and potentially a different mentor until they are at least approaching proficiency. Scholars will be graded using exit tickets, projects, quizzes, and summative and formative assessments. However, throughout the learning process, a scholar is expected to advocate for themselves and their education. Any concepts that are not fully understood need to be brought to the attention of the mentor by the scholar.
Based on the diagram provided, it has been established that mastery is the best method for
scholars to succeed through their own learning style. The Transformational Classical
Model © employs this rigorous curriculum to master standards, while empowering scholars
to take personal and academic risks to understand and challenge their own personal
Finally in the Transformational Classical Model ©, the family plays a vital role in being successful due to their being the primary educators of their children in the home. To support this element, the TCM© incorporates a no homework policy, training scholars to work an eight hour day and produce product during that time. After academy hours are dedicated to family enrichment and activity.
Incorporating schole, a ten minute journaling in the morning and the afternoon to solidify learning for scholars that they can share at home with family. The term “schole” is actually where we get our word “school” . It means to think in a leisurely way. It allows your mind to relax and process information that you have gained without rushing to the next subject.