Get The FAQs About Homeschooling

Between all the educators, staff and administrators, Heritage Home School has over 80 years of collective education experience. Get the answers to your questions about Christian home schooling 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 traditionally, also helps parents control learning distractions often found in public 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 traditional 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 Heritage Home School’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 Heritage Home School Academy is like 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 home schooling affordable?

A: Traditional and online home school programs are a very affordable and cost-effective way to get your child the education and personal attention they deserve. Please re-visit the online curriculum or the traditional-workbook curriculum 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 traditional program is available for children kindergarten through 12th grade. Our online program is available for children third through 12th grade.

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. In our Traditional 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 program parents can view their student’s grades online at any time. Printed progress reports area made available at the end of the student’s school year. Heritage Home School Academy will send out grades in every subject twice a year.

Q: Are teachers available if my child needs help?

A: Heritage Home School Academy’s teaching staff has more than 80 years of combined educational, teaching and administrative experience. By joining our teacher assisted online 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 are 24 to 48 hours except weekends and holidays.

Q: Can my child earn a high school diploma with home school education?

A: Yes! Our curriculum follows requirements set fourth by the Kansas 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. The following link is instructive. www.homeschoolfriendlycolleges.com Still have questions? For more information about homeschooling your child, contact us by phone or 24/7 by email.