D’Arezzo Creative Education
We are now offering our classes online through ZOOM. For students not formally registered we have opened many of our sessions at no cost as a support to our community during this time of crisis.
Technically we are a supplemental program to Independent Study and Home Schoolers. We are not an accredited school, but a private organization. We are also available to Public and Private School Students for after-school tutoring and enrichment.
We are a fully approved Vendor to Charter Schools which are fully accredited schools. Home School Families are able to enroll their children through the Charters and most or all of the cost of our program can be covered depending on the time of the year you enroll.
If you are an independent Home Schooler and have signed an affidavit with the State of California, then the cost of our program would have to be paid out of pocket.
We have our own full curriculum that includes all core subjects, and enrichment classes in music, art, poetry, acting, entrepreneurship and civic engagement with an emphasis in land, sea and people. Mondays and Tuesdays we focus on academics (in a creative and fun way) and Wednesdays and Thursdays we do the enrichment classes.
We have accredited teachers and professionals for instructors. So, whether you are an independent homeschooler or with a Charter School, we can ultimately meet all the requirements. We are able to generate all the work samples you need to meet State of California requirements. It does take family involvement and homework, but our creative approach typically means less homework than most public or private schools.
If you are a part of a charter school your children are only able to attend a maximum of 12 hours per week. Our formal hours for instruction and enrichment are from 9:30am to 12:30pm. We allow early drop off for a small fee.
We also sponsor a Parent Cooperative that includes an after program opportunity. That program operates from 12:30pm to 2pm and includes Health & Fitness in the gym, board games, ping pong, and more opportunities for music, art and acting or, homework time if needed. If parents volunteer 2 afternoons per month, there is little cost, depending on how many children you have enrolled. If not, the program is still very reasonable in cost compared to most after school programs.
Starting in January 2020 we are going to offer an after school program for those attending public and private schools for homework and enrichment that will start at 2PM and go until 5:30.
D’Arezzo Center for Creative Education Goals
GOALS FOR THE YOUTH MEMBERS CENTER
1. Center for Collaboration for Home School and Independent Study Students & Families
Discovering the right path for the individual and supporting them as they walk that path is the foundation to success. This is the thematic approach I have utilized in all applications of mentoring and guidance.
Together with service providers, students, and homeschool families we have identified the need to provide an environment where students are able to work individually and corporately. Independent Study Students and home schooled students are often isolated from their friends. We are creating an environment where students and families are able to collaborate together, inspire one another, complement one another and enjoy a social environment.
2. Family Support strategically designed for each and every individual
One of our highest goals is to offer qualified and nurturing support to students and families who Home School and are working through an Independent Study program. At our Center we establish written goals with the families, creating a strategic plan supporting the students and their families according to their style and approach. We invite parents and guardians to use our center as a second home, as an academic resource, and a place they can trust when they are not able to be their with their child, that our staff is continuing with the agreed upon plan. Our intent is not to “babysit” but to share in the development of each individual with excellence.
3. Creative Expression Through the Arts and Civic Engagement
We will maintain our theme in the Arts and Civic Engagement. Whether students are focusing on the Arts or not, our environment will use the Arts as the foundation of our support. Reports have shown that exposing children to the Arts contributes to certain development areas of the brain. Therefore, the value of our Center may even be higher for those students who are focused on science, math and engineering. We welcome all students to participate and share in our Center’s unique environment and hope to inspire creative expression and engagement in civic responsibility.
4. How did D’Arezzo Creative Education Vision Begin?
I am the father of 6, 4 biological and 2 adopted children and the grandfather of 14!
My wife and I have experience with a myriad of approaches to educating our children and grandchildren academically and with life enrichment skills.
I hold a Master of Science in Education and Business, experience teaching in Universities and High Technology. I have designed and implemented education programs for children and education and vocational programs for adults with learning challenges.
With my personal family and professional experience, I have founded a program based in Santa Barbara called D’Arezzo Creative Education for K-12 with the goal of providing opportunities for learning, enrichment and socializing for homeschoolers and independent study students from all walks of life.
Get In Touch
- Monday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Tuesday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Wednesday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Thursday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Friday Open all day
- Saturday Open all day
- Sunday Open all day