Extensive Enrollment Package
Upon enrollment, you will receive a nice binder filled with information on how the program works, how to receive credit for extra classes, and information about our group discount with the Home School Legal Defense Association.
Students do their work on the computer each day. Since the program is internet-based, there is no downtime. Your students will be using the award-winning Switched-On Schoolhouse curriculum. Five core subjects are available: Bible, English, math, science, and social studies plus many electives. Do class work as fast or as slow as you like--there is no time limit. .Work may be done at one sitting, or spread through the day. Older students can work during the day and do schoolwork in the evenings and on weekends. Placement tests ensure that the student is working at the appropriate level. The Sycamore Academy Online School is available anywhere in the world where there is Internet access. Students may work on computers in different locations. A combination of traditional curriculum and the online school may be used.
Professional Educational Guidance
Guidance is provided by email. A credentialed teacher is on staff during office hours to answer any questions you may have.
Flexible School Year
We have a flexible schedule--enrollments are accepted at any time during the school year--even for high schoolers.
Maintenance of Cumulative Records
Cumulative files are kept for each student. We will send for records from your child's previous school (optional for elementary students) upon request, and send them on with your accumulated Sycamore Academy records as your child moves into another school environment.
Year-end Standardized Testing and Evaluation
The Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills is provided to all students enrolled in our online program at a 50% discount. It will be evaluated by a professional scoring service or trained school staff. Performance results are mailed to parents and a copy will become part of your child's permanent record.
Student Body Cards
Each student receives a nice photo ID student body card identifying him/her as a student in Sycamore Academy. This is useful for obtaining student discounts, and also gives the child a feeling of "belonging." In addition, we send birthday cards to all our students!
All enrolled families receive a 10% discount on all catalog items that begin with a letter.
A group plan with a discount group rate is provided through Home School Legal Defense Association. This organization provides support and legal aid when public personnel question your homeschooling. It is strongly recommended that you join this group although it is not required.
High School Diploma
Upon completion of the high school program and demonstrated performance on proficiency tests, the student receives a diploma, printed in gold. Students with the Sycamore Academy diploma have attended many colleges, universities, and entered the armed forces. All high school classes must be documented, either by us or by the previous school. Credit for classes taken at local Junior Colleges may be applied to the high school graduation requirements. We also give credit for approved work experience.
High School Transcript
Upon graduation or transfer, Sycamore Academy will provide a transcript. This transcript can be sent to public and private schools or colleges.