The support staff members are experts in their respective fields of study and expose students to a wealth of real world experiences. Each member of the school's support staff adds significant value to the school's vision and commitment to providing a challenging and enjoyable learning experience to its students by merging real-world experiences into the school's dynamic curriculum. In addition to working at the Rubicon Academy, the art teacher works with the Woodlands Art League and the Woodland Waterway Art Festival. In like manner, Rubicon's Robotics teacher is a part-time Robotics teacher at the University of Houston. The Spanish teacher also teaches at Lone Star College, and the math teacher/tutor is a retired public school teacher and curriculum writer.
The school advocates acceleration, creative and critical thinking and problem solving through its use of the National Standards, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), the Core Knowledge curriculum and the Texas Tech online curriculum. Creative and critical thinking are emphasized at the Rubicon Academy through their Robotics and Educational Lego programs. These initiatives not only promote teamwork, they enable students to hone their critical and higher order thinking skills. Use of the Core Knowledge Sequence affords students the opportunity to learn the important knowledge they will need to make significant progress in school and be effective in society. The Core Knowledge Sequence is aligned to the TEKS and is an excellent companion piece to the National Standards. Rubicon's school culture and climate are aligned with the campus' vision of acceleration, creative and critical thinking and problem solving.
The caring and involved attitude of the teachers at The Rubicon Academy combined with the small class size allows every child to cultivate their skills and interests.
The strong sense of family and team spirit permeates throughout the school and adds a unique richness to the school's multiage culture and strengthens each student's sense of self-reliance. Rubicon Academy exemplifies a strong sense of family and team spirit, as evidenced by students helping and encouraging each other, as well as teachers helping students to be their personal best. The school has created a learning environment for students that nurtures a sense of caring, and belonging is evident in every facet of the work of the school. Successful schools have positive and productive working relationships that are established among students, support staff and administrators.
My child has completed his preK year at The Rubicon Academy. I am so impressed with how much he has learned this past year. We started the year not knowing how to write very well, only knowing a few site words and not really have any math skills. Now he has excellent penmanship, can read the I can read books, learned basic math, time and money facts. I never expected him to be able to paint a picture and have it earn a prize at the Livestock Show and Rodeo or to become a proficient lego builder/problem solver. I can't express enough gratitude to the teachers at The Academy for helping my son become the best that he can be.
The community feeling of the Rubicon Academy is enhanced by the multiage classrooms and home style setting of the building and grounds. It encourages the children and faculty to treat each other as family and they do. You can tell that they all truly value each other.
The Rubicon Academy offers an exemplary atmosphere for learning and creative thinking. With their individualized curriculum and outstanding fine arts program, my child has excelled far beyond his age mates in his academic, critical skills and problem solving abilities.
The school leaders and staff personalize and individualize the learning experience for each student which allows students to progress as far as they are able without age or grade level boundaries. The school has revisited their mission to reflect their use of a personalized curriculum to promote students to progress as far as they are able without age or grade level boundaries. E.D. Hirsch's Core Knowledge Sequence is the basis of the school's innovative individualized curriculum. The school culture reflects the dedication of work in the best interest of students' academic well-being with individualized instruction.
With the creation of the Rubicon Academy, the director is able to serve gifted and talented students whose ages range from 2 to 15 years old. The defining characteristics of the school are academic excellence, leadership and character development, and emphasis on the fine arts. The Rubicon Academy’s director provides exemplary instructional leadership to the school culture which honors learning. The Academy promotes quality instruction by fostering an academic learning climate and actively supporting teaching and learning.
The exemplary leadership and vision of the school's director has created an educational program of excellence for its award winning gifted students. The school's director has translated her vision to establish a school which gives families an alternative to the education offered in public schools into reality.