Frequently Asked Questions
Are there specific times my child will need to be online?
For our live on-line classes, yes. Our classes are delivered live online via Zoom. You can download Zoom for free and you will receive an invite to class from your teacher. We do have students who cannot attend classes, and they watch the class recording. For the Classical Memory with Claritas classes, we do not record the information that is specific to Claritas (new memory work and memory review. This amounts to about ½ hour of the 90 min session).
For our self-paced classes, no. Students can access these classes anytime through Moodle.
Will my child receive a grade?
Yes –Our teachers give and grade assignments, are available for semester reviews with parents and give a final grade.
What if my child struggles with the material?
Students have access to the teacher– they are all just a message away! Messages are usually answered within 24 hours during the week.
What does a typical week look like?
The Syllabus for each course is housed in Moodle. Every student has access to this, along with the course schedule at all times. Each class differs in the amount of homework, but typically students will attend class and then have reading, assignments, videos, and projects to work on during the week. The expectations are clearly stated and teachers are available throughout the week to give feedback and help as needed.
What is your educational philosophy?
At True North Homeschool Academy we believe that education is the transmission of culture. We are committed to transmitting a Judeo-Christian culture in our classes. We believe that teaching is a form of discipleship and to that end, pray for our students and seek to provide Godly mentorship. We desire that our students grow in their mastery of the material as well as their understanding of their selves and the part they play in God’s amazing plan.
Our Essential Academic Advising Package gives you and your child a clear a personalized path and tools to navigate, no matter what age your homeschool student. It begins with our in-depth consultation and includes testing, curriculum suggestions, a detailed personalized learning plan, an up-to-date transcript, and ongoing support. You can get more information here.
True North Homeschool Academy offers state of the art standardized testing in Reading, Math and Language Arts tests for K-12th grade. ThePerformance Series Test can be submitted for state standardized testing requirements. They can be taken more than once throughout the school year after your initial purchase. Learn more about testing here.
We provide evaluation and learning plan services for students with special needs as well as for students who are simply struggling. Classes are kept small in order to facilitate a true cooperative learning environment with an educational therapy format. We use a discovery model of learning where students discover or realize a fact instead of being told facts. We think you will love our hands-on approach to education. Get the details when you click here.
What is your refund policy?
We understand that you may realize our classes are not a good fit for your child and so we offer a full refund less 10% fees, for the first 14 days after a class starts. Just email us.
Do you offer any discounts?
We offer a 10% discount on all individual classes to families of veterans and those in the ministry. Call or email us for that discount information. For information on special offers, discounts on classes, and free or discounted resources throughout the year join our email newsletter – The Compass.
How can I get more information about what you offer?
Visit our about page to learn more or call 605-496-9681 to talk directly to an Adviser and get your answers.
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