WHAT IS THE DEVELOPMENTAL CADRE?
Aletheia Bible Fellowship’s Developmental Cadre is an education advocacy program that provides support for parents and individuals of Aletheia Bible Fellowship who need help in pursuing education for themselves or others. This program helps to support the education of individuals of all ages, as well as equipping families to provide educational resources for their children.
WHAT AGE IS IT FOR?
The whole Developmental Cadre program is open to all ages and supports anyone seeking education, there is no aging out. There are multiple levels within the Cadre system.
WHAT ARE THE TWO PATHS?
Within the Cadre program there are two paths.
PROJECT BASED LEARNING (PBL)
The Cadre Staff works with the parents and student to develop a program that is tailored to best suit their learning style and incorporates their homeschooling subject matter and yearning to develop certain skill paths. An example of this could be writing a children’s book about animals to focus on grammar, zoology, graphic design and production. The staff provides available study space, tutoring, nutritional care, accountability for students and a safe and trusted environment.
The Cadre staff provides support for the process in which an individual completes a curriculum that is external, such as Connections Academy, from which they will receive an accredited diploma or certificate. The staff provides available study space, tutoring, nutritional care, accountability for each student and a safe and trusted environment.
Students and parents of Cadre are given several other benefits in the natural course of their tenure in the program. Below are some examples.
EMBER WATCH OUTDOOR SCHOOL
One week every year the students of Cadre go to Ember Watch Outdoor School and immerse themselves in nature and learn and grow in God’s design.
For each topic studied, the students of Cadre embark on a field trip to gets hands on with what they are learning. Field trips are designed for the students on the PBL path primarily, however, all Cadre participants are encouraged to come and enjoy the trip or act as chaperones as well.
Lunch and snack are provided with utmost thought into the health and growth of the students following strict food guidelines. The food provided meets Aletheia Bible Fellowship’s 10 point minimum nutrition standard which focuses on balanced diets, natural ingredients, local and sustainable sources and a proper mindset about food.
Parents have full access to curriculum. Standards and practices are completely transparent. Every student’s education is thoughtfully planned and supported by the parents and their involvement is the backbone of this program. Parents are encouraged to volunteer as workers and tutors.
The Bible says, “For no one can lay a foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 3:11 [NIV]). Nothing is separated from the foundation of Christ, here at Cadre education will always reflect a complete worldview with Christ at the center.
We have taken into account the needs of your student to provide him or her with everything they can use to set themselves up for success in their school day. From high security entry points, to a classroom and design lab, to a small workout room and worship room, the Cadre program provides a unique space for education. It gives safety, consideration and opportunities that most homeschooling parents will not have access to without joining a mainstream education institution. Cadre meets at
Aletheia Bible Fellowship
4511 SE Main St.
Portland, OR 97215
HOW IT IS FUNDED?
This program is run by generous donations of those who wish to support it. If you are wanting to give time, supplies or funds, please contact Heidi Parker at 503-852-1701.