See the Difference.
The program at Harvest Preparatory Academy differs from those offered at other public schools. While the major objective in public schools is to provide an excellent educational experience for each child, the process used to achieve excellence varies widely from school to school.
With this in mind, Harvest Preparatory Academy is different for many reasons:
Time-honored curriculum and teaching methodology
As a traditional school, Harvest Preparatory Academy uses time-honored curriculum and teaching methodology rather than fad, fashion, and educational innovations. Harvest Preparatory Academy has a sequential and consistent curriculum across the grades.
Strong emphasis on reading, writing, spelling, and phonics
Reading, writing, spelling, and phonics are daily activities in the lower grades. As students progress from skill to skill, more emphasis is placed on application. Reading instruction incorporates challenging literature and emphasizes the classics.
Parent Involvement is encouraged
Parent involvement in the development and implementation of the school program is critical. Parents are actively involved as volunteers through the Harvest Preparatory Academy Programs.
Discipline is tightly structured, with a calm and orderly atmosphere. There is a strong focus on high standards of dress and behavior.
Traditional teaching techniques
Traditional teaching techniques are required, including direct instruction, daily board work, dictation, and drill. In addition, students are required to read and report on a number of books and memorize and recite prose or poetry on a regular basis.
Regular homework is a given
Regular homework is a given. The purpose of homework is to: (1) develop personal responsibility; (2) reinforce class lessons and practice; and (3) inform parents about what and how their children are doing at school.
Helping build a good self-image is through solid academic achievement
The best way for a student to build a good self-image is through solid academic achievement. Harvest Preparatory Academy challenges each child to do his or her best and turn in work on time.
Accountability is expected. Examinations, grading, and reports are essential so that each student may come to know his or her own strengths and limitations.
We want to help your child advance to reach their highest potential