The Academy

For parents of students interested in the arts – especially those parents considering educational alternatives as the coronavirus continues to disrupt society – Music Compound has a new option. Music Compound is officially launching a new program, The Academy, for grades 3-8, that offers core curriculum through virtual means and then afternoon electives in the arts.

INFORMATION SESSION

TUESDAY, JULY 28TH 10AM

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29TH 6PM

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Home-schoolers can opt to attend one or more of our afternoon enrichment classes. You do not have to enroll for the entire afternoon session to participate. Do you see a class that interests you? If so, call us. Each class is $100 per month.

Academy Philosophy:

Originally, The Academy was designed for rising stars who would travel for auditions, shows, and contracts. Music Compound wanted to provide an environment that would suit their education and interest needs. Recently, students and parents have become very familiar with virtual learning. Our team feels now is the time to launch this unique arts focused education platform for area students with an interest in arts and safety. The current program outlined allows students to complete all school work in a short period of time with a qualified teacher and receive art and music credits. 

The program will also include employability skills training and career pathway plan. 

Program overview: 

  • Education Session (Education Coordinator position) is offered daily from 8:30AM to Noon Monday through Thursday. Students have the option to attend two, three or four days a week. Days depend on parents’ child-care needs and time the student requires to complete weekly school work. 
  • Lunch and relaxation time offered daily from Noon to 1:00PM and available to FULL day students only. This time is supervised by one of our staff members. Students will have time to enjoy lunch and outdoor play. The last 20 minutes will be reserved for quiet time. Our team will offer yoga or meditation sessions. Students can opt to read a book, nap, or check out in another capacity. 
  • Enrichment Session is arts related. (Elective and credit based) and offered daily from 1:00 to 4:00 PM Monday thru Thursday. The afternoon session will include a daily afternoon snack break for students.  The afternoon sessions are based on interest. Afternoon classes sizes will range from 6-12 students per class.  Classes that have more than six students will be hosted in our large 3,000 sq. ft. event venue. The larger classes are reserved for dance, musical theatre, show choir, and other classes that require movement and more students for the basis of the program. 
    • Electives are One hour and 20 minutes per session
    • Electives are offered quarterly, by semester, or yearly. It depends on the course offered. 
    • Courses offered
        • Art 
        • Dance
        • Drama 
        • Group Instruction 
        • Musical theatre / Show Choir 
        • Band program (Kidz Rock, Rising Stars, Youth Bands
        • Career Exploration 
        • Private lessons*

* Private lessons available at a different rate. Academy tuition includes group instruction only. Academy students will receive a 20% discount on all Music Compound Private Lesson Memberships. 

EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS:

Full day option allows students the flexibility to attend the Academy Monday thru Thursday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  This option also allows students to attend two or three days a week compared to all four. Attendance is up to student and parent.

Half Day option allows students to partake in morning or afternoon sessions only. Only 4 spots for morning only option. Morning session is limited to 12 students. 8 spots are reserved for full day students.  Afternoon half day option is open to the public and other homeschool co-ops.  Half day option is based on your child attending 1,2,3 or 4 days a week.

Or you can opt for single afternoon class. Yes, you can select to attend one or more classes without committing to the entire afternoon Enrichment session. Classes are $100 per month.

FAQ when choosing schedule needs:

How many days a week do you need a safe and educational setting for your child?

Do you need morning or afternoon support? Morning session is general education. Afternoon session offers electives in art and music.

What type of student is your child? Do they complete school work within a few days or need all four days?

Every child is different. So are we. We offer a holistic approach to education. Our team is committed to inspiring your child. If we do our job, your child will want to learn, practice, participate, and collaborate with others. We are team. We are a family. We are here for you.

Elisha Jennings

Education Coordinator

Elisha Jennings is from Sarasota Florida where she currently resides with her husband and two children. Elisha has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Central Florida in Economics and a Master’s degree in School Counseling from Argosy University. Her teaching background includes over 17 years of experience in classroom instruction at both elementary and high school levels as well as School Counseling. Elisha’s most recent experiences in the field of education included Program Specialist for the School Board of Sarasota County’s Professional Development Department where she supported principals, administrators, and struggling teachers in a variety of capacities including training and instructional coaching. Currently, Elisha is an Internationally Certified Trainer and Coach for Kagan Publishing and Professional Development. Elisha is also a Social Studies Instructor for Sarasota Virtual. She brings enthusiasm to all of her interactions with students. This same enthusiasm applies to all of her educational endeavors. She has a passion for sharing knowledge with others and looks forward to becoming the new Education Coordinator at the Music Compound.

PRICING:

The Education session is limited to 12 individuals. Tuition is based on 10 months, September through June.  Tuition is paid on the first of each month. The Academy will follow the Sarasota County School Calendar. If your child completes the program early, your fee still applies.

Full day option: $10,000 Annually

  • $1,000 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration
  • $900 month per month (September through June)

Half Day option: $7,000 Annually,

  • $700 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration
  • $630 per month (September – June)
Quarter – 9 weeksSemester – Sept – Jan / Feb – JuneAnnual Sept – JuneClass type – class size
Music CoursesDanceBandDance – 4-12
– Music AppreciationDrama KidsShow ChoirShow choir – 6 -15
– Group InstructionDrama AcademyMusical TheatreMusical Theatre – 6-15
Artist ExplorationCareer ExplorationSelect ElectivesInstrument group – 4-6
Select ElectivesSelect ElectivesArt – 4 – 6
DROP OFF:
Anytime between 8:30 – 9:00 AM / Flex schedule
BREAKS:Optional and flexible
MID-DAY BREAK:
Extended General Education time, Lunch, Yoga, Mediation, Outdoor play

Schedule for Grades 6th – 8th.

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday
8:00General EducationGeneral EducationGeneral EducationGeneral Education
9:00General EducationGeneral EducationGeneral EducationGeneral Education
10:00Morning BreakMorning BreakMorning BreakMorning Break
10:15General EducationGeneral EducationGeneral EducationGeneral Education
12:00General EducationGeneral EducationGeneral EducationGeneral Education
12:00Lunch / Mid Day BreakLunch / Mid Day BreakLunch / Mid Day BreakLunch / Mid Day Break
1:00Drama Academy / Elective (FLV)Band Program / Elective (FLV)Dance / Elective (FLV)Piano Group / Show Choir / Elective (FLV)
2:20Afternoon BreakAfternoon BreakAfternoon BreakAfternoon Break
2:40Career Exploration / Elective (FLV)Artist Exploration / Elective (FLV)Guitar Group Instruction / Elective (FLV)Music Appreciation / Elective (FLV)
4:00Session EndsSession EndsSession EndsSession Ends

Schedule for grades 3rd – 5th

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday
8:30General EducationGeneral EducationGeneral EducationGeneral Education
9:00General EducationGeneral EducationGeneral EducationGeneral Education
10:00Morning BreakMorning BreakMorning BreakMorning Break
10:15General EducationGeneral EducationGeneral EducationGeneral Education
12:00General EducationGeneral EducationGeneral EducationGeneral Education
12:00Lunch / Mid Day BreakLunch / Mid Day BreakLunch / Mid Day BreakLunch / Mid Day Break
1:00Art OR Elective (FLV)Crafty Musicians OR Musical TheatreDance OR Guitar Group Instruction
Music Appreciation OR Elective (FLV)
2:20Afternoon BreakAfternoon BreakAfternoon BreakAfternoon Break
2:40Drama Kids OR Elective (FLV)Piano Group Instruction OR Elective (FLV)Dance OR Elective (FLV)Band (3-5) OR Elective (FLV)
4:00Session EndsSession EndsSession EndsSession Ends

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