Founders Classical Academy
A TUITION-FREE CHARTER SCHOOL
What is Classical Education?
The mission of Founders Classical Academy of Schertz is to train the minds and improve the hearts of young people through a rigorous classical education in the liberal arts and sciences with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue.
At Founders, we believe that there is greatness in every human being, and everything we do is aimed at drawing that greatness forth. To that end, we offer a rich curriculum steeped in the best of the Western and American tradition. We study all subjects for their own sake. We give necessary focus to every part of the human person. We teach, and expect, students to grow out of mediocrity into nobility through the practice of virtue.
Our academic program stands in sharp contrast to many schools today that are focused on process and standardized tests. Our academic program emphasizes a core of knowledge, acquisition of intellectual skills, and exploration of our Western tradition. Though standardized tests have their place, and we do seek to equip students for these assessments, they are not emphasized as a regular part of the classroom or as the major goal of a student's education. Here we aim to help students acquire knowledge, develop skills, and grow in wonder and appreciation for the joy of learning.
Q: What is a Charter School?
A: Charter schools are public schools that operate with an agreement (or charter) with a state, school district or governmental entity to provide an enhanced education that is often unavailable within the conventional public schooling setting. These schools are open to all students, do not charge tuition, have no religious affiliation and must abide by the same state and federal testing, financial, anti-discrimination, health and safety regulations as all public schools. They typically have higher levels of parent, student and community involvement and often realize higher student achievement.
Our campus is small by design, which gives it a private school atmosphere where parents, faculty, and staff can work together for the benefit of each child. Though it may seem like a small private school, it is an established, tuition-free public school of choice.
Q: Do you have a Special Education and 504 program?
A: Founders has a Student Services department to assist with students’ learning needs. Parents should notify the school upon enrollment of any existing plans in place and provide documentation from the previous school to make the transition as seamless as possible.
Q: What type of lunch programs are available?
A: We offer a hot lunch program with the charge of $3 per lunch. We also participate in the Free and Reduced Lunch program for students who qualify. Students are always welcome to bring their own lunch. Microwaves are available to reheat meals for students in 2nd grade and up (2 minute microwave limit).
Q: How do we pay for hot lunches and what is the charge per meal?
A: The cost of each lunch is $3. Parents are to pay for hot lunches on the K12paymentcenter.com website. More information will be given at Back to School Night.
Q: Do you have a transportation department?
A: All students are brought to school through family transportation. Families within our community also have carpooled with one another to assist in the transportation of their students.