ELITE HOMESCHOOL ACADEMY

Grades TK-12

A premier homeschool education designed to meet your child’s specific needs and interests.

Elite Homeschool Academy (EHA) is for students and families who love the flexibility of learning from their own home! Parents are the primary educators in this model and every student enrolled in grades TK-12 benefits from the expertise and support of a California Credentialed Elite Educator.

We work with each student and family to develop a personalized learning plan based on the student’s learning style and personal goals. This ensures that your child’s homeschool education is geared to their best interest and designed to meet their specific needs.

Elite parents enjoy a superior level of flexibility, choice and support.

Elite Educator role

Our Elite Educators work to encourage, support and guide students and parents on their educational journey.

  • Primary contact who shares EHA information, updates and policies
  • Works with parent/guardian to create a individual learning plan
  • Oversees progress toward learning plan
    • Meets virtually with students and parents each week via Skype or email
    • Meets in person with students and families every 20 school days for an academic consultation

Parent/guardian role

As the primary provider of instruction, the EHA parent/guardian works with the guidance and support of an Elite Educator to select curriculum and create an independent learning plan for their student.

As the main instructor, you work with your son/daughter each week in all grade level subject areas to meet their learning plan goals and objectives. As a homeschool parent, you have flexibility, choice and the support of an Elite Educator to ensure your child’s homeschool journey is a successful one.

Academic consultation

The purpose of the monthly in person academic consultation between student, parent and Elite Educator is to document the learning that has taken place during the prior attendance period and to determine whether or not progress has been made based on the educational plan that was established. Meetings are 45–60 minutes per student.

A week in the life of an EHA student

As a homeschooling family, you have the flexibility to create a schedule that works for you.
Here are examples for different age groups:

Curriculum

One of the exciting aspects of homeschooling at EHA is you get to choose curriculum for your child that best fits their needs. Elite Educators work to partner with a variety of top quality curriculum providers to ensure we meet your child’s unique learning style.

Our list of vendors is always changing and growing, so be sure to see your Elite Educator for the most up-to-date options.

Our curriculum partner StrongMind delivers rigorous, engaging and award-winning virtual courses for grades 6-12.

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Assessments

Assessments help parents and educators determine student growth. Learn about the current assessments recommended by EHA.

Homeschool Academy Assessments

Educational Funding

EHA students enrolled prior to September 4, 2018, will receive the full funding amount of $2850 for grades TK-8 and $3200 for grades 9-12 in two distributions for the academic year:

1st Distribution Date: 8-4-2018, Amount $1350 (Tk-8) and $1600 (9th-12th)
2nd Distribution Date: 1-7-2019, Amount $1350 (Tk-8) and $1600 (9th-12th)

Funds must first be used for core curriculum and any necessary academic tutoring. Remaining funds can then be used for Elite-authorized enrichment activities that allow for a wonderfully customized curriculum:

  • Music lessons and instrument rental fees
  • Athletic lessons and clinics
  • Art, dance or sailing lessons
  • Technology classes
  • School sponsored field trips, travel and corresponding classes
  • School and office supplies

Please see the Parent/Student Handbook for more details on Educational Funding

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FAQs

Is this program free?

Yes, we are a public charter school approved by both Lucerne Valley Unified School District and Mountain Empire Unified School District. We are publicly funded like traditional schools and do not charge tuition for attendance and participation in our homeschool model.

Why homeschooling at Elite Homeschool Academy?

At Elite Homeschool Academy (EHA) we embrace our homeschoolers need for flexibility in how and what they learn, allowing them to learn about the “real world” by being part of it. These advantages allow homeschooled children to receive a superior education that is attuned specifically to their own needs, learning style, personality, and interests. In this independent study homeschool model, families will have the direct support of a credentialed teacher to guide them in curriculum choices, pacing, assessment and use of educational funds. As a parent you are not alone in this adventure, as our Elite Educators are here to guide, support and partner with you to ensure the academic growth of your child.

Can I choose the Elite Educator for my child/family?

Upon enrollment parents are always encouraged to specify a teacher that would be preferred and work best for their child and family. However, we cannot guarantee placement with your preferred teacher. We will always work to accommodate you as long as the teacher has room to accept an additional student.

What type of homeschooling philosophies does EHA support?

We are able to support all types of homeschooling philosophies as long as students are making progress. We have students who follow the Classical model, Traditional, Eclectic, Montessori, Waldorf, and Charlotte Mason models. The most important aspect of any one of these philosophies is that learning is occurring daily and that you, as the parent, are able to document the learning. We are here to help support you on the homeschooling journey. Our goal is to ensure your child becomes prepared for a vocation, college or their chosen career path.

Can I homeschool more than one child at a time?

Homeschooling multiple children can be very rewarding for the entire family! You can work with your Elite Educator in order to set goals for each child you would like to homeschool. You often can teach social studies or science together with the whole family and vary the difficulty of the work.

Does EHA offer field trips for enrolled students?

We offer a wide variety of field trips throughout the year in order to enrich the homeschooling experience. Our official field trips include science centers, theaters, farms, museums, gem & mineral exhibits, hikes, historical reenactments and so much more!

I'm not a certified teacher. Can I still homeschool my child with EHA?

Of course! You know your child better than anyone else, and we are sure you will make a wonderful teacher. Your family will be paired with a California credentialed teacher in order to introduce you to homeschooling and guide you throughout the entire process.

How often are we required to come into the school?

You will meet in-person with your family’s Elite Educator at least once every 20 school days (1 Learning Period). At these monthly meetings, we will collaboratively evaluate instruction, curriculum, assessment and goals.

What is the EHA view of Common Core Standards?

The Common Core standards are not based upon specific curriculum, but rather centralized around higher-level understanding and critical thinking. Our educational philosophy aligns directly with the four C’s of Common Core that are currently being implemented: Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Communication. For more information about the Common Core Standards please contact your Elite Educator.

Our family travels, can we still enroll in EHA?

This is most definitely an option with us! Your Elite Educator will help you set personalized goals for your family and select curriculum that will work for you on the road. Positive life experiences such as travel can be a meaningful tool to tie into homeschooling, and we can show you how.

How does your program differ from other 'Independent Study' high school programs?

Great question! Home schooling differs from independent study programs due to the high level of parent/guardian involvement. In order to participate in this program effectively, students should have resources available within the home that provide them the tools to be successful in learning.

Do you have online classes available?

Elite has personal relationships with many online platforms, specifically including StrongMind and other parent requested on-line curriculum vendors. Through this platform, we offer a diverse range of courses for high school students, including English, math, science, history, foreign language and electives.

We do not want to do online classes. Do you have textbook or other curriculum options?

Of course! Here at Elite Academic, we understand that online courses do not suit the needs of every child. Therefore, we have built in the option of textbooks and alternative curriculum. Our students can use a blend of online courses, textbooks and direct instruction. Your Elite Educator will help guide you through the process of picking curriculum that best suits the needs of your student.

Do you have tutoring available for subjects such as Algebra, Biology, Spanish, etc.?

Yes! Your Elite Educator will help match curriculum and instruction options that will mesh with you and your student. We also offer tutoring opportunities from credentialed teachers, as well as tutors through our approved vendors. Our goal is to create independent, lifelong learners such that your role as a homeschool parent is one of guidance and support rather than curriculum instruction. Let us take care of the rest!

Can my child take classes at a community college while enrolled with EHA?

Most definitely. In fact, this is something we highly encourage. Your student must take a minimum 20 credits with Elite Academic Academy in order to enroll into a community college. Concurrent enrollment also offers dual credit. For example, a 3-credit course at the Community College level (100 or above) equates to college credit as well as 10 credits towards Elite Academic High School Graduation Credits.

Does Elite Homeschool Academy support students with an IEP or 504 plan?

Absolutely! EHA has Special Education credentialed teachers to ensure the IEP plan is being followed or revised as neeeded for student success.

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