Our Method: The principle approach is a methodology that was developed by the Foundation for American Christian Education and refined by American Heritage school to support a restored gospel perspective.
To accomplish our mission, Liberty Rock School offers these methodologies:
- The Principle Approach
- 4 R’ing
- Word Studies
- History (His Story)Timelines
Liberty Rock School’s teaching approach is patterned after teaching in the Savior’s way and focuses on individuals; helping them gain knowledge, grow spiritually, and truly become converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Principle Approach is a methodology that was developed by the Foundation for American Christian Education (FACE). The Principle Approach places all knowledge and learning into context within God’s plan for His children on this earth. At Liberty Rock School, the Seven Principles outlined in this approach are found on the walls of classrooms so students can be reminded of and learn to internalize these principles.
Also found in LRS classrooms are historical timelines. Timelines provide a visual representation of important historical events and include each student’s place in God’s plan as they study “His” story throughout every subject.
To better understand how the 7 Principles apply to students and the gospel from an LDS perspective, this presentation by Dr. Jenet Erickson during American Heritage School’s Foundation Training is excellent: Methods to Match a Mission
(starts at 2:00)
Watch this playlist to learn more, in great detail, about the Principle Approach to teaching and the foundational methods we employ at Liberty Rock School.
Video playlist generously shared by American Heritage School in American Fork, UT.
Why Liberty Rock?
I love the way the Family School curriculum links each academic concept with spiritual truths.
The Family School curriculum was exactly what we needed. The material is academically rigorous and inspiring, while my kids love the rich variety of resources that are offered to enrich each lesson.
I am so grateful to have so many options within the offerings of Liberty Rock so that I am free to create the ideal schedule and experience for each of my 8 children. Their needs and interests are so varied that one model doesn’t work for all of them. Liberty Rock gives our family the options we need to help our children thrive with their individual talents!
“I love having this resource as a supplement to what I am doing at home with my children. It opens up resources and opportunities to my children that I wouldn’t be able to provide to them on my own.”
As a student, my favorite part about Liberty Rock is the Christ-centered atmosphere and educational environment. It keeps me close to the spirit through-out my day in all my decisions, and helps me keep my baptismal covenant, to always remember the Lord.
Abigail - 7th GradeStudent