The Gentry School e-Scholar
Congratulations! You have recognized that early learning education is critically important. Your child, during these preteen years, is in a period of rapid growth: socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. The skills learned in elementary school set the stage for success going forward.
Current research shows that children who do not read at grade level by the end of the third grade are at high risk of dropping out.
The Gentry School e-Scholar is an independent, Christ-centered virtual school. Our brick-and-mortar school serves children from age 3 through grade 6. Our online school serves kindergarten through grade 8. We are now making our exceptional, Christ-centered, culturally relevant program available online to those outside our geographic reach. We combine the academic structure of a traditional school – and all of its benefits – with the flexibility and innovations of the online experience. This is what makes The Gentry e-Scholar TM unique.
Pearson Education– World Renowned
We use Pearson Education curriculum, recognized as the world’s best. It is designed to provide students with an abundance of intellectually based learning tools, digital texts, and a wide range of activities to encourage and stimulate your child’s learning. Students are taught to make inquiries and to work independently and cooperatively to draw conclusions. We emphasize problem solving, critical thinking, and character development throughout.
Our Schedule – Structured Yet Flexible
Gentry e-Scholar follows a structure like our traditional school. However, Gentry e-Scholar frees your student from the constraints of time and space:
The lessons are recorded, so your scholar can watch (and re-watch) the lessons anytime.
They do not have to come to a physical building. They can attend school from your home or from a distant city where you are exploring museums, visiting relatives, or spending family time together while a parent is on a business trip.
Canvas by Instructure: Our Learning Management System – Used By Colleges
Just as we believe it is not too early to start teaching five-year-olds how to code, we also believe our scholars benefit from a Learning Management System (LMS). This is why Gentry e-Scholar uses the K-12 version of the Canvas LMS, the fastest growing LMS in the world, used by thousands of colleges worldwide. Our LMS helps our teachers, scholars and parents get the most out of the learning experience. The parent or “coach” (as many refer to the person helping the online student at home) will especially enjoy the efficiency of our LMS. Everything is in one system. Gentry e-Scholar does not use multiple apps with multiple screens open at the same time which distracts from learning.
Traditional School Experience at Home
Gentry e-Scholar brings the learning to you. We think the structure and benefits of a traditional school coupled with the flexibility of online learning provides scholars with a rigorous and stimulating academic environment in which to grow and thrive – accessible anywhere, at any time.
Gentry e-Scholar’s daily schedule provides its online scholars the opportunity to enjoy a traditional school experience in the comfort of their home. All online scholars are assigned a teacher and will meet virtually with that teacher daily through the school’s learning management system (LMS). Each virtual school day begins with morning meetings, where teachers engage online scholars with activities that help develop their social and emotional well-being. Then, teachers expertly instruct online scholars in a virtual setting using both wholegroup and small group instruction. In order to further enhance the online scholar’s academic experience, teachers have weekly one-on-on virtual meetings with every online scholar, allowing them the chance to get individualized attention and feedback.