Potter’s Wheel Academy is a unique school that, unlike most public or other private schools, believes that when presented with the various educational choices available to them, the best educational choices directly involve decisions made by the students and their parents. These decisions affect the student much more than it affects their parents or their school.
Students and families may utilize, at the same time, more than one type of curriculum choice available to them. Since students have different learning styles and abilities, each student needs to be able to learn at their own pace utilizing any resource available to them that challenges their abilities without frustrating them.
Kindergarten through eighth grade students are mainly taught at home by parents using textbooks, workbooks, CD’s, DVD’s, videos, or private tutors in addition to participating in hands-on group learning or other activities at various locations. In addition, Middle School students may also take courses through The Florida Virtual School which offers regular and advanced classes for grades six through eight.
Choices for high school students include, but are not limited to, dual enrollment at various community colleges, early admission status at Florida colleges and universities, dual enrollment at technical or career oriented schools, the Florida Virtual School which offers regular, honors, and Advanced Placement courses, online courses from various sources, courses on CD’s, DVD’s, and video, correspondence courses, textbooks, workbooks, or teaching at home by parents or private tutors. From these various sources are drawn the plan that fits the goals and dreams of each student and their family. Case studies to Follow.