Saturday, October 29, 2011

Cap Rock Academy celebrates opening of New Addition

A crowd of parents, students, staff and supporters for Caprock Academy gathered on Saturday morning, October 29, before the courtyard of the new school building now open.
 Students have been enjoying a beatiful and very functional gym, band room, choir room, two art rooms, science rooms, nurse station and a science lab, which is still being completed, since late September.
After the modest beginnings of 2005, when parents who believed in this school's mission to educate, to make a positive difference in the future, the school has grown from some two hundred students to over six hundred students.  
The school now hosts grades K to 11. Soon the very first senior class will start on its way to becoming
the first graduation class.
The school follows what is known as the Core Curriculum, whose mission is as follows:
 "The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy."

Caprock Academy promotes the Arts as an important part of its curriculum knowing that core knowledge contains all aspects of learning, each subject complementing the other.
On Caprock's Web site one may find a description of their "Classical Knowledge" education.

"Students in all grades will be taught in the classical method. Classical Education 
promotes teaching students to understand a concept (grammar), analyze 
information (logic), and to synthesize various authentic texts and articulate in 
writing and speech what has been learned (rhetoric).

This methodology encapsulates the desire for the learner to seek truth, and to 
share it in conversation with others. Each phase of the trivium builds upon prior

Classical education affords the student the opportunity to learn using a method 
that has been used for centuries, across multiple western cultures and social 
strata. This model serves students as they encounter new subjects and pursue new 
ideas throughout their lives."
Parents, staff, students and supporters
gathered to enjoy the official opening
of the completion of Phase One.

Caprock's Headmaster, Kristin Trezise, introduced many
of the supporters present and thanked
all the community businesses and
individuals who contributed to the
completion of this phase in the school's

The rock solid entrance and design of the school's name welcome all who
enter here. Parent involvement is crucial to the success of their students.
Caprock believes it takes a village, a community, to succeed in creating
a solid education.

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