At TOPA, character development is an integral part of our curriculum. We actively seek to create a student body culture that values and supports our core values. Our school is a place where students are transformed into scholars, where it is acceptable to excel, and engagement is expected. This culture of excellence is cultivated by a variety of means. Not every family may agree with the demands placed upon scholars, and as a school of choice, we would like to encourage both parents and scholars to lend their support to this commitment to excellence while at The Odyssey Preparatory Academy.
Scholar Responsibility/Love and Logic
Essential to our mission of preparing scholars to be productive, principled members of a global society is requiring responsibility. In fact, at The Odyssey Preparatory Academy, we have a Scholar Responsibility Policy which states that once the morning bell rings, the academic day starts. Books, backpacks, and projects that were left at home remain there, and the student accepts the consequences. Some might call this unsympathetic; but we call it: Love and Logic. From the first day of school, TOPA faculty provide a climate of appropriate limits without anger, helping scholars own and solve their problems. Love and Logic works because when scholars have to deal with the consequences of their actions, they learn to think… and when scholars learn to think, we are doing our job!
Please check back frequently for Love and Logic articles, blogs, and to sign up for parent seminars led by Megan Olson, a Love and Logic Certified Trainer!