Welcome to the
Homeschool Enrichment Programs at
Montessori Peaks Academy
Virtual tours are available by appointment.
We are happy to share our program information all year long.
Phone: 303-972-2627 x500 or email email@example.com
Ms. Melissé Segesman
Homeschool Program Director
Welcome to the MPA HS Programs!
Welcome to Montessori Peaks Academy Homeschool Programs! We have completed a year full of unique challenges and opportunities that have taught us so much. We are so excited to see you all in August! Until then, have a wonderful summer!
We continue to offer a one day a week, enrichment program for Kindergarten through 8th graders, through two different programs. Our intent is to assist the unique needs of our homeschool community with wonderful children's enrichment.
Our Options Programs are on Tuesdays K-2, and Wednesdays 3-5th and 6-8th graders .
The Friday Connections Program is for 1st-6th graders. Detailed descriptions are below.
Every school day is from 8:30-3:30. All students receive music, art, physical education, and library orders to check out books. In the future our after school programming may return with our variety of classes.
Basic Program Information Q and A's:
Is there a fee to attend?
Yes, there is a $75 one time material fee due at the beginning of each year. If we do not attend in person some or all of the year of this fee can be refunded.
Can I be dual enrolled in other programs?
You can only be enrolled in 1 publicly funded program at a time.
Can you be enrolled in an umbrella school as well?
Yes, as long as it is a private school.
Does MPA help with state testing?
We can offer state testing through 6th grade, please just notify the Director if you want to participate in the testing, there is no charge.
Does MPA Homeschool service IEP's?
Unfortunately, no. We are an enrichment program and do not service IEP's. If your child has an IEP, you will need to sign a waiver with the district to enroll in our program.
Are there parent volunteer hours?
No, we do not require any volunteer hours for our HS program parents, currently we cannot have parents in our buildings for health and safety.
Does MPA provide academic curriculum?
No, at this time we are purely an enrichment program.
Do families still have to submit a letter of intent to the district?
Yes, you should notify the district of your choosing that you are homeschooling.
Do you have to be in the Jeffco District to attend?
No, you can be in any district as long as there is space in the program.
Can a family attend both the Options and the Connections program?
So sorry, but no. It's one or the other, Options or Connections.
MPA Homeschool Mission
It is the mission of the Montessori Peaks Academy Homeschool Programs to share a Montessori philosophy enriched and prepared environment with homeschooled students and their families. To activate the curiosity of learning and foster group and peer to peer communication and deep thinking skills. To offer experiences that are more difficult to provide in a home environment, while encouraging social, emotional and academic support for the growth of the whole child.
MPA Homeschool Vision
It is the vision of the MPA HS Programs to honor the homeschooled child and share in their growth and learning using an inquiry based approach to the Montessori philosophy.
Students from K-8th grade attend one day a week from 8:30-3:30. The Options Program offers multi-aged grouping in a Montessori environment. Tuesday is K-2nd grade, max of 20 students with 2 instructors. Wednesday has 2 classes; 6-8th grade and 3-5th grade. Both have smaller class sizes. The days consist of a Dalcroze Music class with our own Ms. Lori Forden, along with art lessons and physical education time. Nature walks and nature explorations are enjoyed each week when the weather permits. Options students in the lower grades study themed units encompassing each academic subject. We strive to help students activate their previous knowledge and build with our presented units. We implement activities that are difficult to administer at home providing a school-like comfortable learning environment.
Our 3rd grade+ students participate in 1/2 a day of project based learning; choosing a project, developing a plan of action, budget, proposals, and at the end of the semester, completion. The rest of the day is filled with art classes, nature exploration, Montessori materials and more.
In our programs all children are respected as individual young people and invited to explore their learning styles and preferences. We work with our students with a constructivist exploratory form encompassing the Montessori philosophy of learning.
Students from 1st-6th grade, attend on Fridays each week. They receive supplemental Montessori lessons on a themed unit of study, music class, art and PE along with library time. The day is from 8:30-3:30, including recess/outdoor organized gross motor skills.
Connections students enjoy a one day a week school enrichment program to be social, explore learning in a group environment and having a community of similar students. We encourage individuality and recognize the value of their homeschooled education. We encourage learning exploration with in a themed unit.
Each Enrichment Program encourages a Growth Mindset way of thinking, participating in class and with peers. Our behavioral expectations for all people at MPA fall under our school 5 Pillars of behavior; I will show....
Homeschool Programs Staff
Melisse Segesman: Home School Program Director and Lower Elementary Connections Guide
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Sarah Stephens: Primary Options, Middleschool Options and Upper Elementary Connections Guide
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Karen Buschman: Primary Options and Elementary Options Guide
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The HS Primary (K-2nd) students on a sunny walk to get the wiggles out.
Connections Lower El. (1-3 grade) students nature journaling.
Mr. Tyler is our MPA music guide and works with our Connections HS students each week. (Music will look a little different this year, but will be had by all)
School mascot Dewey running in Dewey's Dash in October, '19. MPA raised $45,500 for our annual school fundraiser.
Recent Love Letter~
I wanted to let you know (again) how much my family appreciates our son's fabulous teachers and your great program. He came home and told us that his teachers were really happy he came and stayed all day with a big smile on his face. I tell them lots how we adore them but I wanted to make sure you know that your program is really loving and wonderful. We are so happy to be part of it. ~ Primary HS Options Parent