Is Slavic Christian Academy Online accredited?
Slavic Christian Academy offers the premiere Ignitia curriculum that is fully accredited through Alpha Omega Publications by the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA) and by the North Central Association (NCA). The online homeschool program is approved by Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Our school is a member of Association of Christian Schools International.
How does the content of the Ignitia curriculum compare to LIFEPAC?
Ignitia lesson content was originally drawn from the LIFEPAC curriculum. Ignitia developers have updated the content, rewritten sections, and enriched the material with interactive multimedia such as 3-D animation, video clips, and learning games. Made for today's generation, this flexible, computer-based curriculum offers multiple printing options, a helpful resource center, and an automated "text-to-speech" feature.
How much time does my student have to finish the school year?
The school year consists of 180 days, which is about nine months. Students are required to finish all work assigned within given timeframe. Students enrolled in a one-semester course will have up to 90 days or four in a half months to complete the course. For additional fee, we offer summer session to those students who need more time to complete the school year.
Can I use a satellite Internet connection if I live in a remote area?
We do not recommend using satellite Internet connections because of frequent reports of difficulty transmitting infromation to the main server. An ordinary dial-up connection usually works better than a satellite connection. However, if there is no better way, families may try using a satellite connection if they are willing to assume the risk.
Are students only admitted during certain times of the year?
No. We understand that not everyone operates on the same calendar; because of that, we offer rolling enrollment. Rolling enrollment means that you can start your school year at any day or month during the year as long as you fulfill all requirements either by the end of the second semster or summer session.
I do not know if distance learning is for me. May I talk to someone?
Our educational specialists are available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST. Please call 888-924-4618. We look forward to discussing your student's educational needs.
If my student is enrolled in the Academy, do I still control his schedule?
One of the benefits of Slavic Christian Academy Online is the flexibility of the schedule. The parent has the freedom to change the student's schedule, provided he stays within the deadline for the course. Parents do not need to notify the Academy of a school day that has been missed. If the student will not be working for a week or more, we ask parents to inform our Hotline Support staff.
Does my student have to be connected to the Internet while doing schoolwork?
The Ignitia curriculum is online based and requires internet connection at all times.
Will your program prepare my student for college?
One of the main goals of designing the Ignitia curriculum was to equip students with the necessary knowledge and work habits for a challenging post-secondary academic environment. The amount of content required to be mastered daily and difficulty level of tests and quizzes were fine-tuned to match the expectations of most competetive four year institutions in the country.
Can my student use other curriculum?
All students must use Slavic Christian Academy Online curriculum—Ignitia. High school students may, for an additional fee, include outside courses. Outside courses must be pre-approved by a counselor and not be offered in Ignitia.
Do you know my state's distance learning requirements?
Certain states view enrollment in any form of distance education as "homeschooling." Other states recognize accredited distance education institutions. It is the responsibility of the parent to be familiar with the education laws in their home state in order to know how enrollment in Slavic Christian Academy Online is interpreted by their state.
Does Slavic Christian Academy Online offer achievement testing?
Measures of Academic Progress in 3-8 grades
Slavic Christian Academy Online offers enrolled students the Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) test through the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). MAP is a nationally normed and accepted achievement test delivered to enrolled students through the home computer. During the first year of enrollment, achievement testing is done in April. Parents are notified about the test one month in advance by SCA office.
High School Measurement of Achievement: PSAT & SAT
SCA high school students take PSAT in October for 9-10 grades and SAT for 11-12 grades in spring. It is parents responsibility to help thier student to register for PSAT and SAT at least one month in advance www.collegeboard.com
If I'm not able to explain academic concepts to my student when he/she needs additional help, what should I do?
SCA Teachers will answer academic questions for your student in the Ignitia program using the message system and the problem notepad. Between our well-written curriculum, the SCA teacher, and our Hotline Support educators, your student will get plenty of help.
How quickly can my student work through curriculum?
While there is flexibility in doing schoolwork at home, Slavic Christian Academy Online requires approximately 180 school days of instruction for each school year. It is especially important to meet these requirements at the high school level in order to receive credit. Students can complete their courses over a shorter period of time by occasionally increasing hours of study, working on the weekends, or adding a summer session.
Does SCA offer AP or Honors Program?
Yes, SCA offers honors program for grades 7-12 and AP courses for grades 11-12. Honors/AP courses demand the highest level of participation, effort and quality from students. This program requires additional emphasis on higher-level thinking and explores curriculum at greater depths and levels of complexity. The AP Program, allows students to participate in a college level course and possibly earn college credit while still in high school. Students who score 75% or higher on entrance testing will be considered for this program. Upon registration, students will be given an option to opt out of the Advanced Placement or Honors Program.
My child is failing classes in his current school, how can SCA help him?
SCA offers Remedial Program that is designed to help students who are having problems with understanding the basics of core subjects such as Math and English. These classes act as a safety valve for struggling students, allowing them to work at the level they are truly on, rather than letting them fail on the level they are expected to be. The main goal of the Remedial Program is to accelerate the student gradually to a Regular Program.
My child has average abilities, how can SCA help him to excel?
For students who score 50% or higher on entrance tests, SCA offers a Regular Program which is academically challenging and designed to develop all necessary skills for a competitive post-secondary environment.
Are there any fees for obtaining a Diploma for graduating seniors?
There is a $50 fee for an SCA Diploma and issuing the official transcript. It is a one time fee that should be paid by mid June.