Frequently asked questions:

Can you tell me more about the program and curriculum?

Apogee Longview is a full-time alternative solution to public education for ages 5-18. We aim to develop young leaders and their families, equipping them to do life well. We use an innovative approach to whole person formation. Apogee combines elements of Socratic learning, hands-on experiential projects, and interactive technology, creating a lively learning environment that feels more like an adventure than school.

At Apogee, we have mixed-aged classrooms called studios with a self-paced learning design as opposed to grade-levels. Our projects seek to instill real-world skills and culminate in a public exhibition of learning as opposed to test scores and report cards. In all areas of Apogee life, our learners are empowered to be in the driver's seat of their education.

Our program is structured around 7 project-based sessions from September to June. Each session lasts 5-6 weeks with a 1 week break between each session. This allows time for our young heroes to reset, integrate, and return excited and refreshed for the next session. This also provides quality family time throughout the year.

Is apogee longview a school?

We are neither a private nor public school. We are a full-time enrichment program for homeschool families. Parents are the primary educators and utilize our program and facility to further equip, train, and prepare their young learners to excel at life in the 21st century.

We are a family leadership academy that offers every parent the opportunity to join Apogee Man or Apogee Woman, a 12-month intensive self-development program aimed at upleveling in every area of their lives - marriage, family, relationships, finances, faith, and fitness.

We will be offering after hours enrichment programs for the Longview community, which will be posted to our calendar.

what is the apogee code

The Apogee Code is a code of ethics that all members of our community commit to live by:

INTEGRITY

"Integrity is the choice between what's convenient and what's right." - Tony Dungy

I will make good on my dealings with others. I will be a self-controlled leader, denying myself of any privileges which could potentially derail my credibility. I will never waiver or compromise what is true and right.

BRAVERY

"A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave for five minutes longer." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

My ideals will not waiver in the face of danger. I will stand up for what is right, and will not compromise, no matter who the enemy, and, especially when the enemy is myself.

COMPASSION

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” -Dalai Lama

I will have a countenance of generosity, sympathy, and forgiveness. Compassion serves others, even to the discomfort of self. A chance to help others is an opportunity to change the very direction of humanity.

POLITENESS

"A polite gentleman is indeed one who puts more into this world than he takes out". -George Bernard Shaw

Extending politeness to all and utilizing good manners is a chance to honor those who have come before me, as well as inspire those who come after me. Respect is gained by the consistent manner with which I deal with people, so I will deal with them accordingly.

HONESTY

"Befriend the man who is brutally honest, for honesty is the highest form of respect”. -Daniel Saint

My word is my bond, and that bond cannot be broken. In an age where contracts and handshakes are marginalized, I am Apogee Strong, committed to my word at all costs.

HONOR

"The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be who we pretend to be." -Socrates

I will have a dignity of worthiness in all of my work, my cause, and my purpose. My transparency in leadership and principled living will be evident in public and in private.

LOYALTY

"Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable, than loyalty." -Cicero

I am loyal to myself, my cause, my family, my friends, and to the betterment of society through the daily living of the Apogee Code. I take personal responsibility for my decisions and actions, as well as their correlating results.

Is Apogee LONGVIEW full-time?

Yes. For our young heroes, our program is full-time.

Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm

can my young hero attend part-time?

No not at this time.

Check back for our community events and enrichment programs calendar for families who are looking for additional opportunities.

What does a typical day look like?

Below is a sample schedule of our day. While this is subject to some flexibility, depending on the needs of the day and week, this is generally what a day might look like. Age groups will have an age-appropriate schedule of activities. The idea is to hit different "buckets" throughout the day - play, fitness, core skills (reading, writing, math, etc), socratic discussions, and project-based learning.

8:30-9AM - DROP OFF AND FREE PLAY

9AM - MORNING HUDDLE (REFLECTION, PRAYER, GOAL-SETTING, GRATITUDE)

9:15AM-10:00 - CORE FUNDAMENTALS (READING, WRITING)

10:00AM-10:45 - PHYSICAL HEALTH AND EXERCISE

10:45AM-11:00 - SNACK AND PERSONAL TIME

11:00AM-11:45 - CORE FUNDAMENTALS (MATH, SCIENCE)

11:45-12:00 - AFTERNOON HUDDLE (SOCRATIC DISCUSSION)

12:00-1 PM - LUNCH AND FREE PLAY

1PM-2:30PM - HANDS-ON WORK, OUTDOOR LEARNING, TEAM-BASED CHALLENGES, PROJECT WORK, ETC

2:30PM-3:00PM CLOSING HUDDLE AND STUDIO CLEANUP

3PM-3:30PM - PICKUP

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Do you have a program calendar for the year?

Yes. Here is a projected calendar for the year.

We will begin during the first week of September and finish during the last week of June. We have 7 sessions throughout the year, lasting 5-6 weeks each. Between each session is a 1-week reset for our young heroes, providing ample opportunity for quality family time. This allows our young heroes to reset and return energized and recharged for the next session. Our goal is to maintain an atmosphere of excitement about learning, giving the program more of a camp feel.

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Do parents volunteer or do you have full-time staff?

We will have a full-time coaching staff that will facilitate learning in our studios.

There will be volunteer opportunities for parents, which will be communicated in coming months, but the primary responsibility of running our studios rests on our highly capable Apogee Longview coaching staff.

What are the membership costs?

$8900/year (September through end of June). This amount can be paid up front or equally divided on a 10-month or 12-month payment plan.

We offer the following discounts (these are stackable):

  • LE/Military/First Responder - 5%

  • Pay in full by end of September - 5%

  • Child 2 - 10%

  • Child 3 (and more) - 15%

Do you offer scholarships?

We will not likely have scholarships available for our first year 2024-25. But, as we build a scholarship and endowment fund, founding families will have first access to these scholarship opportunities.

Are you hiring?

Yes. We currently have openings for full-time coaches.

Click on the "Join Our Team" tab on our website to learn about and start the application process.

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