BIRTH - 12th GRADE!
The merits of high quality early childhood education programs are well known, but the benefits can fade quickly if the subsequent K-12 system is not up to par. This is precisely why we have extended our Center to a virtual elementary through high school. Aligning early childhood and elementary education systems allows educators to better meet the unique needs of young children and ensure they do not fall behind as they progress to higher grade levels. Integrating early education into the greater K-12 system provides children with a more cohesive and coordinated educational experience.
WHAT OUR PARENTS ARE SAYING
WHAT OUR PARENTS ARE SAYING
“Our 3-year old son began attending One Nation Academy at the end of 2018. He’d previously attended two other learning centers as an infant and toddler. His most recent school was unable to manage his constant thirst for new lessons, personalized attention, paired with his “spirited character”. We had to make a tough decision and withdraw him before he was expelled. He began homeschool with me over the subsequent three months while I telecommuted. We also acquired a pediatric therapist to assess his overly precocious behavior over that period. After a few months with the therapist, we observed a slight improvement and decided to begin interviewing potential school options. We sought out schools that offered: low teacher-to-student ratio, a progressive learning environment, patience with charismatic youth, and affordable tuition. The search felt hopeless as the available options were not up to our standards, so we settled upon the notion that our son wouldn’t start school until Kindergarten. Until, one day my husband came home and exuberantly shared that he’d passed a nearby church with a sign in the lawn advertising their new school, “One Nation Academy”. He called, asked a few questions, and left his info. Since this school never surfaced on my radar throughout my vast search, I ignored his request to inquire about a tour. A week later, he informed me that someone from the school called him back to see if he was still interested. We were both impressed to have received a follow-up call! I called the school the following day, was pleasantly greeted, and scheduled a tour for the morning after. Upon arriving at the learning center, AGAIN, I was genuinely greeted at the door by name! I was nervous that my son would begin to act out as meeting new people gives him the green light to ‘perform’. He too was greeted by name as we were both led to the main hallway where all teachers and students were there to welcome us with a celebratory song and dance. My son immediately began smiling and dancing with everyone as if he’d already belonged! We were given a detailed tour of the learning center while being advised upon the school’s mission, vision and standards. All of my questions were honestly answered, yet I felt a sense of dismay as I began to explain my son’s behavioral concerns. Once finished, I sensed no alarm, uneasiness, or apprehensions from the staff as I described what to expect. On the ride home, I asked my son what he thought of the school. He was elated to tell me that he couldn’t wait to go back! We enrolled him immediately and he began the same week! After his first day was complete, he came home excited to share with us that he learned to play chess, speak Spanish, and communicate in ASL! We were enamored at everything our son was taught and actually retained on day one! The school was willing AND able to work with the lessons he’d been taught at home over the prior three months, as well as communicate with his therapist for behavioral management tips. Needless to say, our son has been positively thriving due to the talented efforts of the entire staff at Glad Tidings Early Learning Center. After only three months of enrollment there, he graduated from therapy and tremendously increased his listening skills. He could only read 5 words upon enrollment, and can now read more than 15! He’s becoming stronger in two second languages, can’t wait to share what his teachers have taught him, and has a deeper understanding of God’s love. The professional stewardship consistently displayed at this learning center, far exceeded our expectations. We pray that many more people within the community have the opportunity to send their children to One Nation Academy in order to positively impact those around them.”
A very satisfied parent!