Deep Waters Academy

The University-Model ® 

"The immediate goal of the University-Model® educational system is quality, cost-effective, college-preparatory education accomplished in a way that gives parents more time for imparting the faith and values they hold precious. The ultimate goal is that of producing wholesome, competent men and women of character who make a positive difference for Christ in the next generation." 

- Dr. John William Turner, Jr.

Author, Character Driven College Preparation

What is the University Model?

The University-Model® combines the best attributes of traditional schooling with the best attributes of homeschooling and integrates them into one model. The result is quality, cost-effective, college-preparatory education that gives parents more time for imparting their own faith and values to their children. In partnership with one another, parents and the school work together toward a mutual goal: to produce wholesome, competent, and virtuous followers of Christ who will change the world in their generation.

The University-Model® is a five-day academic program with students spending 2-3 days in the central classroom and 2-3 days in their “satellite classroom” at home with their co-teacher, the parent.  Both classrooms are under the direction of the professional educator.

The teachers are responsible for all direct instruction in the central classroom, and they encourage and expect students to learn the material assigned through independent practice and work at home. Teachers also provide consistent feedback to students and parents regarding the progress in each class.

The school integrates the Christian faith, formation in virtue, and a biblical worldview into the context of each subject area, to the end that character building that begins in the home receives support and reinforcement throughout the school community.

The University-Model® offers a rigorous, college-preparatory education that is second to none. Validation of the University-Model® by the entire educational community proves its value as a highly credible alternative model of education. The AdvancED accreditation of NAUMS, Inc., along with the growing number of accredited NAUMS/UMSI member schools, support this belief.

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"The objective of education is to learn to love what is beautiful." - Plato