Wednesday, March 18, 2009

local homeschool co-op meeting

We will be having an information meeting for parents interested in finding out more about Blessed Jose’ Luis Academy for your own family or to pass along information to others who might be interested in participating in the school in the fall. We will hold the meeting Monday, March 30th at 7:00 pm (location to be announced).

If you would like more info please feel free to leave a comment here and your contact info will be forwarded.

Also, If you would like to join us – we are having a Seder Meal on April 1st. This is a service project our school is executing to more fully partake in the Passion and Death of our Lord. I have attached an invitation with more information.

Please feel free to forward this information to others you feel might be interested.

Below is a little information about our co-op.

A home schooling educational cooperative (for grades K-8) that integrates Catholic spirituality with academic, human and apostolic development for each child, and practical tools to continue this formation at home. It will establish an orderly, creative learning environment, which encourages growth in Christ’s virtues, especially charity, in both children and their parents.

Blessed Jose’ Luis Academy
The vision of the Academy is to raise strong Catholic leaders who will actively pursue the unique missions given to them by Christ at baptism.

The students and parents will meet one day per week, with the work to be continued at home throughout the remainder of the week. The children will be broken into age categories, with a teacher and assistant in each class. The classes covered at Blessed Jose’ Luis Academy will be Art, Language Appreciation/Literature, Excellence in Writing, History, Religion, and Science.
An additional part of the mission of the school is to have the children work together on apostolic projects and we encourage the older children to take a more active role in leadership within the school.

Some Excerpts from our Philosophy:
All people are endowed with a specific set of human talents and struggles, which are inherent to the individual. Schooling which encourages the development of human virtues (human formation) and assists each student with overcoming his/her natural passions will produce solid citizens who can adapt to a multitude of environments without compromising Christian beliefs.

The principle of Integral Formation as defined by St. Ignatius of Loyola is the core of the educational system employed at Blessed Jose’ Luis Academy.

The effect of integral formation brings us back to our universal vocation accepted at baptism – to preach to all nations. God has asked each of us to be leaders in the environment in which he has placed us. It is not sufficient simply to be good people; we must encourage others toward the good. The graduate of Blessed Jose’ Luis Academy is a Christian witness, fully integrated, ready to lead in any environment to which God calls him.

The human person needs to live in society. Society is not for him an extraneous addition but a requirement of his nature. Through the exchange with others, mutual service and dialogue with his brethren, man develops his potential; he thus responds to his vocation.” (CCC 1879)