During the middle school years, students will move from learning rules and accumulating facts to analyzing and asking why. As they study grammar, composition, and literature, the focus will be learning how to support a thesis. In history we will discover how events are connected and begin recognizing patterns. Math and science develop from memorization of facts to applying formulas and using the scientific method.



SCHEDULE

 

Tuesdays

7th & 8th Grade Math
7:45 am - 8:45 am

7th & 8th Grade Core
9 am - 2 pm

7th & 8th Grade Science
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Art Basics (Grades 3 - 6)
9 am - 10:30 am

Theater: Set & Costume Design
(Grades 3 - 6)

10:30 am - 12 pm

Theater: Acting
(Grades 3 - 6)

12:30 pm - 2 pm

Wednesdays

5th & 6th Grade Math
7:45 am - 8:45 am

5th & 6th Grade Core
9 am - 2 pm

5th & 6th Grade Science
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Art Basics (Grades 7 & 8)
9 am - 10:30 am

Theater: Set & Costume Design
(Grades
7 & 8)
10:30 am - 12 pm

Theater: Acting
(Grades
7 & 8)
12:30 pm - 2 pm

 

 

TEACHERS

 
  Becky Shultz   Becky has a BA in Education and an MS in Psychology. She also holds a Florida Professional Educators Certificate. Becky has been involved in the field of education her entire adult life. She taught in public schools as well as at the collegiate level and has worked in the private sector in customer service and management training. One of the biggest blessings of her life has been homeschooling her four children for 18 years.   

Becky Shultz

Becky has a BA in Education and an MS in Psychology. She also holds a Florida Professional Educators Certificate. Becky has been involved in the field of education her entire adult life. She taught in public schools as well as at the collegiate level and has worked in the private sector in customer service and management training. One of the biggest blessings of her life has been homeschooling her four children for 18 years.

 

  Lauren Gurr   Lauren, a former homeschool student, graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies including minors in Health Sciences and Psychology. Throughout college Lauren taught part time at Keystone Academy, focusing on elementary math. Upon graduating in 2013, she joined the Keystone family full time where she team teaches the lower grades with her mom (Gwen) and sister (Haley). In addition, Lauren teaches middle school math and science classes for grades 3 through 12.

Lauren Gurr

Lauren, a former homeschool student, graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies including minors in Health Sciences and Psychology. Throughout college Lauren taught part time at Keystone Academy, focusing on elementary math. Upon graduating in 2013, she joined the Keystone family full time where she team teaches the lower grades with her mom (Gwen) and sister (Haley). In addition, Lauren teaches middle school math and science classes for grades 3 through 12.

  Gwen Gurr   Gwen began homeschooling Haley, the first of her three children, in 1988. She continued the homeschooling journey from kindergarten to high school, finishing twenty years later with her youngest daughter, Lauren, in 2008. Throughout her twenty-plus years in the homeschooling world, Gwen has gathered a wide range of experience and knowledge in homeschooling. In 1996 she helped create and served as an active board member of Family Educators of Orange County, a support group for homeschoolers. In 1999 she was invited to work with the Orange County Public School System as a member of the Home Education Task Force, a committee which created a revised Home Education Program packet. She has also completed leadership training with the Florida Parent-Educators Association. For the past ten years Gwen has enjoyed teaching the lower grades at Keystone Academy with her two daughters, Haley and Lauren.

Gwen Gurr

Gwen began homeschooling Haley, the first of her three children, in 1988. She continued the homeschooling journey from kindergarten to high school, finishing twenty years later with her youngest daughter, Lauren, in 2008. Throughout her twenty-plus years in the homeschooling world, Gwen has gathered a wide range of experience and knowledge in homeschooling. In 1996 she helped create and served as an active board member of Family Educators of Orange County, a support group for homeschoolers. In 1999 she was invited to work with the Orange County Public School System as a member of the Home Education Task Force, a committee which created a revised Home Education Program packet. She has also completed leadership training with the Florida Parent-Educators Association. For the past ten years Gwen has enjoyed teaching the lower grades at Keystone Academy with her two daughters, Haley and Lauren.

 

 

TUITION

Tuition is due the first of each month.

Middle School Core Classes Tuition: $185 per month
Middle School Math Tuition: $75 per month
Middle School Science Tuition: $85 per month


A one-time registration fee is required to reserve a student’s place and cover the purchase of textbooks for the year. All textbooks will remain the property of Keystone Academy, while students will retain all workbooks and consumable materials.

Middle School Core Classes: $350
Middle School Math Classes: $125
Middle School Science Classes: $125