Arise Classical Academy integrates the liberal arts with real-world applications through our Christian apprenticeship programs. These apprenticeships culminate in the launch of a nonprofit and student-owned business that catalyzes the fulfillment of the portrait of the graduate. Our Christian apprenticeships equip students to be engaged Christians, lifelong learners, critical thinkers, beauty connoisseurs, persuasive communicators and dynamic leaders.
Participating in these beyond-the-walls learning experiences offers a chance for students to apply their Christian discipleship and Classical scholarship with practical wisdom. Arise Classical Academy handpicks organizational partners who will invest in students with meaningful work experiences to develop the virtues of grit, grace, and a growth mindset.
The Strategic Planning
for Nonprofit of the Arts Apprenticeship
As part of this 9th grade Christian apprenticeship program, students will lead the whole production of a musical or play, which will be performed at the end of the year. Students will completely control directing, organizing, and performing the musical.
Part of the apprenticeship program will involve students creating a nonprofit specific to their class that will exist through graduation. This nonprofit will be created in order to raise and house money for their drama, choir and worship band throughout their high school career. The practical process will empower students with the knowledge, expertise, and experience of starting a nonprofit. Throughout the year, we will host experts to mentor the students.
The apprenticeship begins with real-life board experience, strategic planning, and board meetings. These activities focus on the skills of the problem-solver and the attributes of collaboration, persuasion, reflection and productivity. The curriculum and execution will empower students with the confidence that they, too, can start a nonprofit to change the world around them. The course will culminate into a final launch of the nonprofit, resulting in students achieving 3+ years of nonprofit experience.
Nonprofit Strategies and Financial Stewardship Apprenticeship
As part of the 10th grade Christian apprenticeship program, students will build upon the foundation of the nonprofit they started in 9th grade. In addition to nurturing that knowledge base and working with classmates as a team, students will be taught about successful stewardship of personal finances and in a business or nonprofit setting.
11th and 12th Grade
The Business Development
for a Christian Entrepreneur Apprenticeship
In 11th and 12th grade, students will further expand the non-profit they have been working on in previous years. Students will continue to learn about good financial management in their personal life, business and non-profit work. Teamwork will remain central to the experience.
For more information about Christian apprenticeships at Arise Classical Academy, call us at +1(412) 600-3579.