The Ambrose School mission is to mature students in Christ as we integrate faith and reason through classical Christian education. The Bridge Program furthers this vision in the Treasure Valley by helping families participate more actively in their student’s education. Parent involvement is essential to a child’s education and we emphasize the family’s role by supporting parents with teaching, training, curriculum, assessment and accountability.
WHAT IS THE AMBROSE SCHOOL BRIDGE PROGRAM?
The Bridge Program is an educational model where instruction is shared between a Bridge teacher on campus and parents at home. Students receive the benefit of a brick-and-mortar classroom experience coupled with the benefits of homeschooling. An on-campus Bridge Program teacher provides students with instruction two days per week while parents use our lesson plans to teach the other three days at home.
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|WHO||Grades K-12 in the fall of 2017. Grades 3/4, 5/6, 7-9 and 10-12 may be combined for certain courses. A minimum of five students per grade is required for a class to be offered.|
|WHEN||The Bridge Program opens in the fall of 2017. Classes meet between 8:00 AM and 3:10 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students in grades 9-12 also meet Wednesday mornings from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM for math and science instruction.|
|WHERE||The Bridge Program meets at Valley Life Community Church, located at 6325 N. Locust Grove in Meridian, across the street from The Ambrose School. Some upper school classes may be held at The Ambrose School depending on student numbers.|
|WHY||The Bridge Program integrates quality learning at home with meaningful connection to a community of classical Christian learners. Numerous benefits include: greater flexibility for family time, less commute time, reduced cost, and greater opportunity for individualized instruction. Students who graduate from The Bridge Program receive an Ambrose School diploma.|
THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE AMBROSE SCHOOL AND THE BRIDGE PROGRAM
The Bridge Program uses the curriculum, educational philosophy, teaching methods, and resources of The Ambrose School. Bridge students receive the same diploma at graduation as the traditional Ambrose student. Additionally, Bridge students have access to Ambrose’s lunch program and library, and can participate in extra-curricular offerings at The Ambrose School including homework club and dances. Sometimes, The Ambrose School and the Bridge Program will share teachers, the science lab, or classroom space. However, the Bridge Program is a unique and distinct community, providing its own classes and electives, and tailoring Ambrose curriculum to support Bridge’s mission to families. As the Bridge Program grows, events will be added for the purpose of forming a close and supportive community among Bridge students and families.
A COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM
The Ambrose School Bridge Program is committed to providing a comprehensive and proven classical curriculum. Unlike homeschooling co-ops where parents can pick and choose the classes they have their children take, Bridge students follow a set scope and sequence that incorporates all subjects. Bridge teachers assume the responsibility of providing and implementing the curriculum, writing the lesson plans, teaching during on-campus days, and grading. The parent is responsible for following teacher-designed assignments while teaching the Ambrose curriculum during home days, and attending a quarterly training session that ensures continuity between home and classroom instruction.