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Eagle Ridge Academy

INFORMATIONAL MEETING
2016-2017

School of Logic
School of Rhetoric
Mission

The mission of Eagle Ridge


Academy is to provide students
with a traditional, classical
education that demands their
best in academic achievement,
behavior, and attitude and
challenges them to attain their
highest potential.
Vision
Eagle Ridge Academy will offer an
academically rigorous, time-tested classical,
liberal arts curriculum that:
prepares students to be exemplary and
knowledgeable citizens;
instills a life-long passion for learning;
values self-discipline, respect, perseverance,
and achievement;
teaches truth, beauty and goodness; and
fosters an appreciation for the United States
of America and her unique role in the world
Our Story
Eagle Ridge Academy was founded in 2004 by
parents and community members interested in
providing a unique and academically rigorous
educational opportunity to middle and high
school students in the southwest metro area.
The school has grown and expanded to include
students in Kindergarten through grade 12. We
currently serve approximately 860 students
from multiple communities.
Today, Eagle Ridge Academy students score in
the top 1% of all test scores in Minnesota.
What is a Charter School?

1.Publicly funded school of choice


2.Usually established by a group
of local founders
3.Site-based managed
4.Created with a specific
philosophy for a very defined
purpose
Classical Education
Cultivating of wisdom and virtue
Nourishing the soul on good, true, and
beautiful
Using high-quality, time-tested, influential
materials
Discussing to understand
Understanding that which is good, true,
and beautiful
Resulting in virtuous individuals who are
lovers of learning
Eagle Ridge Academy
Pillars

These pillars
support our
mission at
Eagle Ridge
Academy, and
our desire is
that the
children bring
them into their
Classical Education
Though all from the Eastern Hemisphere, the creators
of Western Civilization (Greeks, Romans, and Jews),
as well as those who strongly implemented it
(Renaissance and Enlightenment), implemented an
education that was:
1. Virtuous
natural ability trained to the pitch of
excellence
2. Language-based
importance of vocabulary and Latin
3. Systematic
spiraling content and sequential curricula
Classical Education
4. History-focused
hub for cross-curricular connections
5. Teacher-driven
wisdom is gained through experience
6. Rigorous
there are no shortcuts to excellence
7. Liberating
freedom is the ultimate goal
Classical Education

We have succeeded in
teaching our students
subjects, but we have failed
overall in teaching them how
to think.
~Dorothy Sayers
19th century writer
Structure

The Trivium

Grammar Logic Rhetoric


(younger grades or (upper grades or well into
early in the learning process) (middle grades or a few the learning process)
steps into the learning process)
Classical Education
Structure
Grammar Logic Stage Rhetoric
Grades 6-8
Stage Stage
Grades K-5 Grades 9-12
Grammar
Grammar
Grammar
Logic
Logic
Logic
Rhetoric
Rhetoric Rhetoric
High School Course
Offerings
Read the Classics
Spanish and Latin
Geometry Calculus College Credit
Anatomy, Chemistry, Courses:
Biology, Physics, CIS Latin
Astronomy AP Biology
AP Calculus AB
Electives including: AP Physics
Composition
Creative Writing
AP Studio Art
Studio Arts AP Statistics
Orchestra/Band/Choir
American Government
History of Theater
Personal Health & Wellness
Post-Secondary Plans

You can specialize in science if


you wish but the young man
with classical training will often
outstrip his competitors in
science itself.
~ Niels Bohr
German
Scientist
Graduation
Requirements
Area of Study Credit
s
Humanities 8
Fine Arts/Art History 2
Math 4
Science 4
Foreign Language 4
Singletons:
Logic, Rhetoric, Eastern Thought, 2.5
Economics,
Healthy Living
Electives 1.5
Total 26
Extra Curricular
Activities
Soccer/Basketball Junior Classical League
Track and Field National Honor Society
Cross Country Student Government
Tennis/Golf Choir Club
Ultimate Frisbee Math League
Volleyball Chess Club
Baseball Debate
Radio Play Club Mock Trial
Drama Club Spanish Club
Skiing Club Japanese Club
Film Club Improv Club
Club Terra
Admissions

Admissions Pieces

Open Application Period (Oct 1 Jan


15)
Lottery (January 19)
Enrollment (Feb 1 all positions
filled)
Sibling Preference
Tours
Shadows (gr. 6-12)
Is ERA the right choice for
you?
challenges our students to reach
their highest potential.
Eagle Ridge Academy excels because
we are a school of choice.
Students and families must strive to
thrivenot survive.
We agree to give your child our best,
and in return, students and families
must give us their best.
Need more
information?

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www.eagleridgeacademy.or
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