Frequently Asked Questions
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Below, we have answered many of the most common questions people ask about True Foundation and our methods. If you have could not find the answer here, click the "I Have Another Question" button at the bottom of this page to send us an email. Our goal is to respond as quickly as possible.
What days do you have classes?
We currently meet for classes Tuesday 8:30am - 1:00pm, Wednesday and Friday 8:30am-3:20pm. We will start meeting 5 days a week in the 2021-22 school year from 8:30 am-2:30 pm.
What grades do you offer?
We are a Pre-K through 12th grade school.
What is the youngest age that I may enroll my child in True Foundation?
Children must be 4 years old and potty-trained to apply for our Pre-K program.
What if my child is behind in a certain subject?
The beauty of the Christian method of education we use is the "tutorial approach." Every child has strengths and weaknesses and their own unique timeline of when and how they grasp concepts. We do not place the most emphasis upon children learning at the same rate. In fact, we seek to learn where each child currently is and encourage their growth from there. We use some diagnostic tools to help measure their current status in foundational skills and aim to meet them where they are to promote steady growth.
Can anyone enroll?
We do not discriminate based on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, or disability, in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, or school-administered programs. Each student seeking enrollment must complete the admissions process, which includes an interview and agreement to our school constitution. This constitution is the sole standard of governance to which we adhere to and, as a self-governing and private school, we are exempt from state standards and laws concerning education. Any person that does not agree with any statements in our constitution should seek enrollment in one of the many other options for private education. Note: We are not equipped as a school that offers a "special ed" program at this time.
Is True Foundation accredited?
We are currently seeking a Christian accreditation organization with which to start the process. Oklahoma law exempts private/parochial schools from any requirement for accreditation. Any accreditation is strictly based on each school's own discretion.
Are True Foundation teachers certified?
Oklahoma state law allows teachers of private/parochial schools to teach without any certification. However, as True Foundation progresses in the accreditation process, the teachers may be required to be certified through the organization of our choosing. In addition, our teachers are required to work on being certified through FACE as master teachers of the Principle Approach.
Are students required or participate in Oklahoma State Standardized Testing?
By Oklahoma law, its private/parochial schools are not required to administer Oklahoma State Standards testing to students. We hold the right to, or not to administer Oklahoma State Standards test. We also hold the right to test students according to standards that align with our learning goals.
Do you offer any discounts such as multi-discount, or scholarships?
We do not offer any discounts. However, any family may apply for a scholarship. Applicant families are assessed by FACTS, a private, third party company, that will identify if your family qualifies and for how much you may be eligible.
Can we transfer our child(ren) to True Foundation and use the Lindsay Nicole Henry scholarship (for disabled and IEP children)?
When we have completed the accreditation process, and are approved by OSDE, this scholarship for your child(ren) may be applied at True Foundation upon enrollment completion. Note: We are not equipped as a school that offers a "special ed" program at this time.
Is there before or after school care?
We do not provide any before school care. Students may be dropped off no earlier than 8:15 am. We partner with IGC Thrive Center which provides an after school program at an affordable separate cost from 3-6 pm M-F. They also provide transportation to their facility with the enrollment of your child(ren).
How do your payment plans work?
Our payment plans are very flexible, allowing you to pay in entirety upfront, 2 payments (first payment upon acceptance and 2nd payment upon 2nd semester) or monthly (8 or12 payments). Note: Please see FACTS fees regarding payment plans (in addition to tuition).
What curriculum do you use?
We do not use one particular curriculum but instead focus on the Principle Approach method, which can be used with many types of curriculum. We do use the Noah Plan as a guide, published through FACE, for all grades.
Do you only teach the Bible at your school or are the students taught academic skills?
We believe the Bible is the source of all knowledge. But of course, the students are taught intellectual skills but from a differing worldview of the public school. Every "academic" or intellectual skill is unashamedly presented with a Biblical worldview. We believe that students should not only come out of True Foundation equipped for their "future stations" (Webster's 1828, education) intellectually in this world but also in Christian character that teaches them how to live in this world. "To give children a good education in manners, arts and science, is important; to give them a religious education is indispensable;" (Webster's 1828, education).
What is the Principle Approach and what is FACE?
The Principle Approach is a proven Biblical method, rich in teaching the history and principles in all subjects with a Biblical worldview at the center. FACE is the Foundation for American Christian Education based in Chesapeake, VA. Its mission is, "to publish and teach American Christian history and method of education by Biblical principles to restore Christian self-government and character to the individual, to families, to churches and to the nation."