FAQs

1.  What days/times are classes?

All Classes are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Nursery-4K classes are 8:30-12; 5K and up are from 8:30-3:00.

2. Can my child just take one class?

No, students must register for the 2 full day program.

3.  Is this a co-op?

No, we charge tuition and function more like a school.  Our teachers have backgrounds and degrees in education. Parents are not required to work any class hours.  We do, however, rely on parent volunteers to make our special events and fundraisers successful!

4. What subjects are taught at Arrows?

Check out our curriculum maps under Classes to see what is taught in each grade.

5. What should I teach at home?

Your child will get assignments  from their Arrows Academy teacher that you will need to complete with them at home each week. As a parent, you are still your child’s primary teacher!

Depending on the age of your child, you will be responsible for the planning and instruction of Math, Phonics/Spelling, Grammar, and Handwriting.

6.  Is the curriculum included?

A buying guide is available on the website with the list of required materials.  The required texts are the parents responsibility to purchase.

7.  Where do I send my paperwork?

South Carolina mailing address: 2700 Bush River Road, Columbia SC 29210

Georgia mailing address:  3376 Sanford Drive, Marietta, GA  30066

8. How do I put my child on the wait-list?

Send in the new student registration form (under the forms tab). No need to send in the registration fee.  We will contact you if a space opens. Without the registration form, we can’t hold a spot on the wait list.

10. What are the payment options? Are there scholarships?

Tuition can be paid in full at the beginning of the year, or you can enroll in our Smart Tuition program which allows for monthly drafts.

In order to keep our tuition costs low, we are unable to offer scholarships.  Parents are able to get a $1,000 tuition credit in exchange for working a 3.5 hour/week assistant shift.

11.  Do I still have to register as a homeschooler?

Yes!!!! You are still the primary teacher of your child! According to SC law, you must register under one of the following options:

2nd Option: Section 59-65-45 for home school programs. The alternative home schooling requirements are as follows:

•Parents or guardians may teach their children at home if the instruction is conducted under the auspices of the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools

3rd Option: Section 59-65-47 for home school programs.

Parents or guardians may teach their children at home if the instruction is conducted under the auspices of an association for home schools which has no fewer than fifty members and meets the requirements of this section.

•A parent or guardian must have a high school diploma or GED.
•The instructional year is at least one hundred eighty days.
•Curriculum is to include reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies in grades seven through twelve, composition and literature.
•Educational records shall be maintained by the parent-teacher and will include the following:
•a written record of subjects taught and activities the student and parent have completed.
•a portfolio
•a semiannual progress report, attendance records, and documentation of each student’s progress
12.  I heard Arrows Academy is offering their own accountability group.  How do I take part in that?
Yes, as a service to our families, we are offering an accountability group (option 3) to comply with SC law.
13.  This is my first year homeschooling, and I feel very overwhelmed by planning/scheduling our days at home.  Are there any resources you recommend?
A great overview:
Several families have found success with a modified workbox approach.  This website is wealth of information: http://www.squidoo.com/workboxes
For the type A personaility, check out Managers of the Home by Teri Maxwell.
For those who like filling in planners, there are plenty of resources here: http://betashop.homeeducatingfamily.com/productlist.cfm?category=1 (they even have planning software now).
For those who like “planned spontaneity”: www. Homeschooling-ideas.com/homeschooler-planner.html
For forms and other planning resources: www.donnayoung.org
14. I’m nervous about covering Math in just 3 days/week.  How do other families cover their Math curriculum?
Some families start Math on August 1, some double up lessons in December when we don’t have Arrows classes, and others do Math on either Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons when their kids get home.  Look at your Math curriculum and a calendar, and start planning out lessons.  Most homeschool curriculums fit well in this modified schedule. As the difficulty and time requirements increase in middle school and high school, we offer Math classes for our older students.