About Nobis Pacem
Nobis Pacem is considered a private school according to Texas legislation (page 267):
And proud member of Association of Classical Christian schools.
And also part of the public education charter school Valiant prep, which offers government assistance and funds for students to be able to enroll in our school and use our materials in the states of California, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Oklahoma and Michigan.
The mission of Nobis Pacem is to help bilingual families who are searching for a quality education, to be the change our world needs, helping parents to educate human beings who are compassionate, ethical, honest and determined.
We strive to cultivate in our students a love for Christ, and a love for learning. We teach them how to learn, not just memorize concepts idly. We aim to teach them how to reason, and always seek truth.
1. Admission and Attendance Registers Policy
Although we are a Catholic school, we do not discriminate on the basis of different faiths , race, color, and national or ethnic origin.
Each academic school year is comprised of 40 weeks, divided in 4 terms of 10 weeks each.
We require our students or their parents to show attendance list, and to provide records of their school day.
2. Curriculum Policies:
- Our students require using advanced cognitive abilities. Comprehension and being able to apply what was learned is essential to this method of learning.
- We aim to instill in our students foundations for mathematical and scientific understanding for the solution of problems.
- It is a cumulative curriculum where we build up on each concept and idea learned.
- Learning is collaborative, and multi level when studied with siblings. This helps older siblings integrate knowledge by means of explanation, and helps younger siblings strive to learn what they’re brothers know.
- Habits and Discipline: Our students are encouraged to show will power, and will and responsibility to do what is required. This will help them no only in their schoolwork, but all throughout their lives. We encourage them to cultivate patience, participation, discipline, order and focus and concentration.
- Appart from learning by literature, explanations and problem resolutions, we include projects and games that reinforce what was learned.
- Important aspects of our curriculum:
- To learn reading, writing, spelling and grammar, we first start exposing children to quality literature, and then using same quality books to copy from. Later on we pass to dictation, where students have to pay attention to the correct spelling, grammar and punctuation. Afterwards, we study the grammar rules, and this serves as a way of naming what they already mastered.
- We believe in narrating what was studied to organize the information acquired and integrate it for further recall it, instead of filling out unrelated questions or multiple option questions that don’t relate to one another.
- We study history in a chroological order to space students in time and spaceand to learn thing in the comtext in which it happened.
- Livingbooks, either fiction or non fiction, that peeks the child-s interest We use books of high literary quality, not watwred down.
- We expose our students to aesthetic qualities and great quality by means od art, music and poetry.
- Short lessons depending on age and attention length of our students.
- We encourage all our students to participate in at least one sport or physical education activity.
- We encourage learning at least one other language. We recommend starting with Spanish and latin.
- We promote self learning when the child is ready.
Our subjects are:
- Universal and Salvation History, covering social studies, and literature.
- World Geography.
- Science (Health, Nature, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth)
- We ask that our students practice at least one sport or form of Physical education.
- Art Appreciation
- Classical Music and composer study
- Nature Study
- Bible study
- Habit and virtue training
- Religion (apart from Bilbe studies and salvation history, we offer Liturgical year, and catechism, following the teachings of the Catholic Church)
3. Confidentiality Policy
4. Pupil Behaviour and Discipline Policy
5. School Personnel Code of Conduct Policy
In the modality of distance learning, we have the davtange of having specialized direction. Teacher-student ratio is much lower than a classroom. The teacher can take the time to explain to the students in a way they understand best, according to their aptitudes or abilities.
Another aspect of distance learning, is that they don’t need to keep up with the rhythm of the rest of the class. they can go at their own pace. This means that if they take more time in comprehending something, they can take it without missing out on important concepts just because the class kept going.
This helps our students have grades above avergae , they truly understand everything they are learning.
Because of all of the above, our evaluations differ from a traditional brick and mortar school. Instead of evaluationg our students with prewritten tests, we require written and oral narrations and explanations, history and scientific projects, and to present the portfolio in PDF format at the end of the year to ensure the quality of each of our student's work.
The course of study in good citizenship is a requirement for homeschooling in Texas.