1. (What days/times are classes?

 

All Classes are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  

 

– Preschool runs from 8:30-12:00. 

 

– Elementary school begins at 8:30 & ends at 3:00.

 

– Middle & High school begin at 8:45 and end at 3:30.

 

 

 

  1. Can my child just take one class?

 

No, students must register for the 2 full day program.  The exception to this is our Flex credit program for high school students.  

 

 

 

  1. 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!

 

 

 

  1. What subjects are taught at Arrows?

 

Check out our curriculum maps under each grade level to see what is taught at Arrows and what should be completed at home.

 

 

 

  1. What should I teach at home?

 

For the subjects taught at Arrows, 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.

 

 

 

  1.  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.

 

 

 

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

 

Tuition can be paid in full at the beginning of the year or via a payment plan.  All tuition payments are made online through our FACTS tuition management system.  In order to keep our tuition costs low, we are unable to offer scholarships.  Parents can earn tuition credit in exchange for assisting at school each week.

 

 

 8. 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 that Parents or guardians may teach their children at home if the instruction is conducted under the auspices of SCAIHS

 

– 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 a written record of subjects taught and activities the student and parent have completed, a portfolio, and a semiannual progress report, attendance records, and documentation of each student’s progress

 

 

9.  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.

 

 

10.  This is my first year homeschooling, and I feel very overwhelmed by scheduling our days at home.  Are there any resources you recommend?

 

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 personality, 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

 

 

11. 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    5th and up.