American Academy – Christian-based Homeschool Academy for Pre-K Through High School
The American Academy
5350 S. Western, Suite 318
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73109
By Ellen Meade
It has become more difficult to find traditional, comprehensive, Christian-based curricula for home study. Ask yourself: Do you believe education should come before socialization? Do you believe homeschooling curricula should develop a strong Christian character? Do you want your child’s education to instill a love for our country and a desire to perpetuate our American heritage?
American Academy has developed an entire academic program emphasizing the development of personal character and Christian family values. In addition to offering parents guidance and educational expertise, American Academy provides record keeping, including report cards, transcripts, diplomas, and graduation services. From curriculum, to socialization, to getting started, the people at American Academy are ready and eager to help every parent become a successful homeschooling educator.
Along with wholesome, supportive, nationally-recognized supportive materials, American Academy uses The School of Tomorrow as the foundation for their academic program. The School of Tomorrow, also known as Accelerated Christian Education (ACE), is an individual education program; which includes a complete and comprehensive review of content, promoting goal-setting and consistently rewarding student achievement. Each subject uses independent instructional units called “Paces,” which encourage children learn to master a set of individualized academic skills and content before moving forward. Every lesson aims to build a positive attitude based on the love of God and develop Christian values, based upon the lessons in the Bible.
To begin enrollment, each student must complete the Student Diagnostic Test and return it to American Academy by mail. Parents also need to review the handy Training Handbook offered in the enrollment packet. It is a perfect guide for first-time homeschoolers, but also offers plenty of advice for more experienced parents. Whatever grade your child “should” be entering in public school, these placement tests will offer the individualized curriculum your unique student needs to succeed. More than academic knowledge, American Academy works with you to train children to think independently, to make decisions from values which are based on respect for the authority of God, and offers the tools they need to build a productive and successful life.
For more information, including tuition costs and enrollment procedures, please visit their website at www.american-academy.com. E.M.