Spring Branch Academy has a college-style schedule in both high school and middle school. Students receive
instruction that sets up a significant amount of schoolwork that must be done at home. Given both freedom and deadlines, students must learn to manage their own schedules under God. In the middle school, as seen below, classes meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Homework is designed to be done within the workweek with nothing due on Monday. Orientation Day this year is August 24th at 8:30 a.m.
Parents are responsible each year for a one-time enrollment fee ($100 per family), tuition for each child ($250 per month for one middle-school student), transportation arrangements, and books. Each summer, by July 1st, the school puts out a book list for the coming year. Parents are responsible for borrowing or buying textbooks for their student. In time, many books may be borrowed through the school or other parents; but for now, there is need of purchasing.
In contrast to high school, where homeschool families can enroll a student in one or more classes, the middle-school program is an integrated curriculum that only accepts full-time status. Students must take all the classes offered or possibly swap out a class in 8th grade for a high-school class (e.g. Algebra I). To enroll, families fill out the enrollment form and schedule an interview with Bob Snyder, the school director. Enrollment is limited, so families should apply early. Acceptance is on a first-come basis. The enrollment form can be found on our Admissions page.