In this video, Derec Shuler tells his story of getting involved with starting a charter school in Golden, Colorado called Golden View Classical Academy, and why he continues to help with the expansion of this school model into Douglas County, Colorado, and north metro Denver.
The schools all use the Classical method of education which uses various methodologies in a classic liberal arts education to build great students both in academics and in character.
The method uses a concordance model called Core Knowledge which means when they are studying specific topics, they will span across all subject areas – Language Arts, science, mathematics and even art and physical education at times.
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