USCO is a University-Model School® for pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Students receive a comprehensive education that fully integrates a Biblical worldview focusing on developing their critical thinking skills, creating life learners, and seeing work as worship.
The University Model®
The University-Model® combines the best attributes of traditional schooling with the best attributes of homeschooling and integrates them into one model. The result is quality, cost-effective, college-preparatory education that gives parents more time for imparting their own faith and values to their children. In partnership with one another, parents and the school work together toward a mutual goal: to produce educated and equipped followers of Christ who will change the world in their generation.
Blending Classroom + Home
Our model blends on-campus days with at-home academic days. USCO teachers establish all course objectives, lesson plans, and assessments for our PreK-12th grade program. Teachers instruct students for three days of the school week. Teachers provide parents specific lesson plans with assignments to accomplish during the two at home days. These at-home days reflect a full school day of work but can vary in length depending on grade level and individual student needs. Parents are true co-teachers in this model!
Partenership Is Paramount
Our unique structure is designed for families where parents desire to take an active role in the oversight, instruction, and implementation of their children’s education. The direct involvement of parents is paramount for the success of students in The University Model. The level of parental involvement evolves as students move through the grades. By partnering with parents, together USCO is then able to integrate the at home and on-campus instruction effectively toward the common goals of Christian character development and solid academic preparation.
Our academic week is set up to provide intentional time for family and adventure.
We make the most of our on-campus school days to cover crucial content and create meaningful connections between people and Truth.
Our at-home days consist of assignments for students to do to transition them to independent study. Parents play a big role in being a co-teacher and slowly step back until the student is nearly independent in the higher grades and well-prepared for the rhythms and disciplines of college.
Family + Fun
Friday – Monday
Our schedule gives four flexible days to families to prioritize family time and church participation. We also use this time to go on adventure trips and retreats a few times a year.