The Heritage Advantage
Our Three Distinctives
Our University-Model® Philosophy
The University-Model ® philosophy combines the best in classroom education with parent-based education in the home. The intention of the University-Model® is to provide a structure for education that allows students to experience the benefits of focused, on-campus, professional instruction and a vibrant learning community on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, then benefit from life in the home and increased relational time with parents on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
In this way, the model mimics the type of academic structure students experience at the university level – alternating days when students receive classroom instruction and then complete coursework on their own outside of class. It also honors the unique responsibility that parents have to know and disciple their children and increases time for family members simply to enjoy one another and enjoy learning together.
While the model champions family time and parental involvement, it also relieves parents from the full load of homeschooling, which involves selecting and sequencing curriculum, being the primary teacher, facilitating meaningful assessment, etc. By the time students in this model graduate from high school, they are ready for productive, independent study and purposeful time management – skills essential for success in college.
University-Model education is designed to benefit families in the following ways:
University-Model schooling facilitates students' access to excellent education, increased time with family, and opportunities for growth toward maturity while providing a cost-effective, college-preparatory education.
NAUMS Informational Video -- How did the Univeristy Model Begin?