a community of families
Our families are very important.
Because we are all officially homeschooling in the state of Minnesota, parents are the primary educators, and we respect your right to do so! AWS educators and guides technically serve as secondary educators. We serve as academic and social support for our families, who are their children’s first and most important teachers.
Because of this, we trust our families to make mindful decisions with the highest good of their children in mind.
Parents get to choose when to schedule drop-off and pick-up (we have an hour set aside to accommodate all schedules), make doctor’s appointments, schedule outside lessons, and even vacation according to their OWN needs. We do not have ‘tardies’ or ‘unexcused absences’. We trust parents to make the best decisions for their families.
Our community is rooted in Christian values and ideals. We talk about Jesus, God, the Holy Spirit, and the Universe. We pray and meditate daily. That being said, we welcome with open arms anyone who is comfortable with us using the Bible as a book of Wisdom, regardless of if they consider themselves Christian or not.
The three greatest ‘pre-requisites’ for our families are an acceptance and commitment to teaching LOVE, COMPASSION, and GRACE to the children of tomorrow.
-We have monthly ‘Family Dinners’, where we gather as a community to eat, laugh, play, and plan out future events.
-We encourage parent volunteers to schedule time to come in and help during the school days. Do you have a specialty that you would LOVE to teach? Let’s set up a guest teaching day!
-Parents and grandparents are ALWAYS invited along on Friday field trips. We love having chaperones and value spending time with our loved ones.
-We have holiday gatherings (Halloween, Christmas, Easter, etc.) to celebrate and showcase student work.
-Our Roadschool trips are always open for family to join. We have one trip a year is normally set aside as a ‘family-only’ trip, where we give our families the option to come along to learn and explore with us.