The A Beka Home Schooling Academy takes the popular A Beka homeschool curriculum and offers a homeschool DVD curriculum, homeschooling online or a traditional textbook approach through Pensacola Christian College.
A Beka Academy Details:
Parents supervise and are actively involved in your child’s learning at home using the manual provided. Everything need is provided and planned out for you including: textbooks, workbooks, tests, keys and even videos. Accredited teaches provide daily instruction on video or streaming over the internet.
The course are planned for a 170-day school year. You can supplement with other activities and field trips if your state requires more days of attendance in a year. Both the homeschool DVD curriculum and online homeschool options are planned for school-aged children with little supervision or additional parental instruction needed.
Expect a kindergartner to spend approximately 3 hours watching the video per day. Elementary children will spend about 3 hours a day viewing the video and then have additional independent work time. Homeschool high school course time is a traditional 50 minute class period with daily homework assignments for each course.
Advantages of the A Beka Academy:
- The DVD curriculum and online options make it easier for a busy parent to homeschool.
- The quality of education is consistent with A Beka’s good reputation.
- The videos help children who are auditory learners and struggle with independent textbook work alone.
- It is an affordable Christian education when compared to the cost of most Christian school tuition costs.
Possible Disadvantages of the A Beka Academy:
- The cost is much more expensive than other CD Rom or video-based curriculum options like Switched on Schoolhouse or Bob Jones.
- Some children were very bored with the DVD homeschool method. Unlike the interactive style of some of the other online or CD-Rom homeschool programs, the A Beka Academy requires children to sit and watch the videos for hours and then complete the required assignments.
- Some parents do not appreciate being on the Academy’s schedule in order for the children to receive grades and credit for their work.