The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered – Jean Piaget
Sphinx Academy is a full time school providing a blended learning flexible environment that serves students 6th through 12th grades. Blended learning is the integration of online courses with face to face instruction to provide a personal unique educational experience for each student.
Sphinx Academy Purpose: to customize the educational experience for each student to the best of our ability to ensure that they are all prepared for whatever comes next regardless of what path they may be on.
At Sphinx Academy, students are offered onsite as well as online courses with multiple levels for core subjects ranging from standard to honors to AP and over one hundred electives to choose from. Our courses allow students to work independently for uninterrupted blocks of time at their own pace. Mastery is assessed through projects, discussions, quizzes, and unit assessments to ensure a deeper understanding of content.
Sphinx Academy learning coaches act as advisors, facilitators, and mediators. They support the students in their day-to-day emotional, social, and academic needs and they facilitate and organize field trips, internships, community service projects, extra curricular clubs, Socratic discussions, career exploration, and many more activities. They also create small group courses from scratch if that is better for the student(s).
Students are also encouraged to pursue independent studies exploring main interest areas for credit. They are also encouraged to create courses for other students for credit. For example, one of our students created a “Back to Basics” art class for our students and has successfully taught them many of the skills she had learned in art class herself.
Onsite courses offer students more options for delivery of content as well as how they show mastery.
In order to extend the students’ experiences beyond the walls of the school, Sphinx Academy continues to establish connections with community members and organizations to provide real world experiences, practical life skills, and creative outlets.