Parents need not have teaching experience. The Oaks will take the lead in the area of academics. Curriculum is selected based on its academic excellence and its usability both in the home and in class. Teachers will provide training each August and detailed online assignment sheets each week while maintaining open lines of communication with parents. Parents act as co-teachers under the guidance of the teacher. As students progress to the upper grade levels, the role of the parent gradually shifts from co-teacher to mentor. One of the long term goals of this model is that students will become trained and experienced to assume the responsibility required for success in learning beyond high school.