American Prep Jr. High Mission Statement
American Preparatory Academy Jr. High assists students in their efforts to become student scholars by providing an academically rigorous liberal arts program that prepares them for advanced study at the high school level.
Student academic achievement is the primary goal of American Preparatory Academy. We believe that only when students master fundamentals and are fluent in the basic foundational knowledge of the major disciplines can they move on to effectively express their knowledge and master higher-level skills.
Therefore, the foundation of our instruction will focus on mastery of fundamentals. We define mastery as the ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills repeatedly and accurately. This requires repeated instruction in the subject matter, increasing the degree of challenge and considerable practice. As our students master the fundamentals, our instruction focuses on sequential building of conceptual knowledge and promoting independent expression of knowledge. APA students demonstrate individual internalization of conceptual knowledge through extensive written work and verbal presentation. This focus on repetitive, sequential knowledge acquisition, combined with extensive expression of understanding, prepares APA students for advanced study at high school and collegiate levels.
American Prep’s Junior High program reflects our commitment to our 2 pillars: Academic Achievement and Character Development. We believe it is important for students to continue rigorous academic study in Jr. High, and that in addition, they have opportunities to develop skills and talents in music, art, sports, drama, and debate. Character development training accelerates in Jr. High as students have opportunities for service learning, student government, legislative training, and fun social interaction.