Get The FAQs About Distance Learning & Homeschooling with BELL JOY PREPARATORY ACADEMY!
Between the educators, staff and administrators, Bell Joy Preparatory Academy has over 40 years of collective education experience.
Get the answers to your questions about our Elite College Preparatory Distance Learning home schooling option below or contact us for more information.
Q: What are the benefits to homeschooling?
A: One of the biggest benefits is the constant embrace of family values and the importance of Biblically based curriculum. Homeschooling, online or workbooks, also helps parents control learning distractions often found in public and charter schools that dilute the basic elements of education.
Q: Can I home educate my child if I am not a teacher?
A: Yes. Of the millions of families that home school, only a fraction have a teaching degree. Our online and workbook models provide easy-to-follow, flexible and concept-by-concept curriculum that effectively walk students, parents and other instructors through each grade. If you provide the structure and motivation, we’ll provide the award-winning curriculum and work together to help your child succeed.
Q: Is Bell Joy Preparatory Academy’s curriculum accredited and legal?
A: One of the most common questions presented to home school institutions is if it’s legal and accredited. ABSOLUTELY! Registering with Bell Joy Preparatory Academy IS signing your child up for a private school only the school is in the privacy of your own home. We use only the most current Christian home school curriculum and the programs we use are continuously updating materials.
Q: Is homeschooling affordable?
A: Distance Learning home school programs are a VERY affordable and a cost-effective way to get your child the education and personal attention they deserve. Please re-visit the Distance Learning portion of our site for a complete cost breakdown.
Q: In what grade should my children begin homeschooling?
A: The earlier you begin homeschooling your children, the more you can influence their concept learning and value system. Our Distance Learning workbook program is available for children Pre-School age 3 through 8th grade. Our Virtual Distance Learning academy is available for children K through 8th grade. ( High school 9th-12th -Coming soon! )
Q: When does the home school year start and how long are the school years?
A: Your child’s home school year can start at anytime of year and takes ten months to complete. The convenience of flexible hours, flexible starting dates and adjustable learning times is one of the many benefits to homeschooling.
Q: How do I measure my child’s progress?
A: Your child’s success will be very apparent through their everyday interaction with you and our Master Video teachers. In our workbook program we send out quarterly progress reports. These are based on the First Quarter being July-August-September, the Second Quarter will be October-November-December, the Third Quarter will be January-February-March, and the Fourth Quarter will be for April-May-June.
In the online academy parents can request their student’s grades and progress via email at any time. In our workbooks program printed progress reports are provided as each quarter is completed and turn into us.
Q: Are teachers available if my child needs help?
A: BJPA’s teaching staff has more than 30 years of combined educational, teaching and administrative experience. By joining our Distance Learning Program, your child will get assigned to an experienced teaching professional who is available to answer questions via messaging through the online system 24 hours a day. Response times will vary. Excluding weekends and holidays.
Q: Can my child earn a high school diploma with home school education? (COMING SOON)
A: Yes! WE WILL SOON BE ADDING HIGH SCHOOL GRADES 9th- 12th. Our curriculum follows requirements set fourth by the Florida Department of Education for the number of credit hours and covered curriculum so students can earn high school diplomas. Our program offers four diploma plans based on your child’s post-high school plans. Every student must take courses in math, science, English, social studies, physical education and elective choice courses.
Q: If my child is home schooled, can they still attend college?
A: Many Colleges retain a primary commitment to excellence in undergraduate liberal arts programs with an emphasis on moral and ethical values.
Great attention will be paid to A.C.T. and S.A.T. test scores.
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