Try our 3rd-8th grade online curriculum for free to make sure an online school is for you! Students can successfully learn at home with this fantastic tool and support that has decades of experience. Our accredited program has over 38 years assisting thousands of families with a curriculum that is not anti-God, plus builds character and family values! See for yourself with this free trial!
Try it a couple days or up to three weeks. Many parents don’t really know how well online curriculum will work for their situation until after they use it. Instead of leaping into the unknown, use the free trial to find out! Find out if it will work for your student. Find out if it will work for you the parent. Find out if it will work for your family. If you really want to see how it works, it is important to use it longer than a day to get past the first day’s familiarization.
This free access does not require a credit card, nor will Southeast Academy sell or give any information to a third party. This free trial will be similar to our 3rd-5th Basic Online Program, but also gives families an idea how the online curriculum for our Premier and Elite programs for 6th grade through high school. Our curriculum does not use facetime tools. Instead, our videos have perfected teacher presentations.
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Why try this system?
Besides seeing if an experienced online school will work for your family, it will help you decide whether or not to enroll in Southeast Academy’s accredited online school! We have been assisting thousands of families for over 38 years! SEA has almost two decades of online school experience! It allows an individualized mastery-based approach that helps accelerate learning¹. Our efficient school at home approach can reduce the school day by up to three hours.² The financial savings of having school at home can help cover the tuition.³ Beginning of day stress caused by getting everyone out the door is gone. School safety and bullying issues are gone. Peer pressure can be guided much better. School at home provides assurance for your child when there are so many uncertainties in our world. There are many more benefits, but we want to cover how to try our online program for free on this page! (See references about these benefits at the bottom.)
Why You Need To Use It More Than A Day Or Two
The investment of your time right now with this free account will help you know if an online school might be a good option before enrolling for an entire year!
You need to use it long enough to get past the simple orientation of how it works to get a real idea of how it will work for the school year. Usually after the first 1-2 days, you will be at a place to see whether your student works well independently, so you as the parent know what your involvement might require. Normally the student will be more independent the longer the free trial is used. Your account will provide four core subjects. If students use it longer, they will not only get experience with lessons and lesson questions in multiple subjects, but with quizzes, projects, and tests.
You will need to give your student some understanding beforehand of why you are doing this. You may want to identify benefits from your student’s viewpoint. Our structure normally requires less time to complete a day’s work, so the school day is shorter than most schools. Our structure allows the student to work ahead to free up time on another day. Our structure can even shorten the school year. Since our structure is a mastery-based system, students usually score higher on tests.
Southeast Academy is not something that was thrown together as a temporary solution. It has been in existence long enough to see students go from Kindergarten through graduation, then see their children also use the same program. The home learning structure is not just 6 months old! Our teachers are not new to a home learning format. We use an efficient, individualized, mastery-based, custom educational plan for each student. We use a combination of video, digital tutors, graphics, games, text, and instant scoring of answers. Instant scoring corrects work while the questions are still fresh, and before wrong answers are stored in the student’s memory. Only a very small percentage of answers need checked by the parent.
The first day or two will require the parent to be available more than normal. We provide simple instructions to help both you and your student. We also provide separate simple instructions for how the parent checks and reports questions that cannot be autoscored by the system. Most things are autoscored. Once the student logs in, the online system will provide a daily lesson plan with links to all work for the day. The lesson plan also updates to show progress so both the student and parent can see the progress of the day. We are confident you will find it easy for your family. Find out before you commit!
Main Parent Jobs
Normally AFTER the first day or two, the parent will mainly need to do the following:
- get the student up and at the computer each day
- check on the student periodically
- be close enough in case the student has a question (we provide a guide for procedural questions)
- check to see if the day’s work was completed (easy to see)
- check any work the system cannot autoscore (this is less than 10% of questions)
- praise for progress and any scores (easy to see)
- repeat the next day
Free Online Curriculum Overview
This free access to our online curriculum is the same high-quality curriculum we use in our accredited school! If students use the free account longer, they will not only get experience with lessons and lesson questions in multiple subjects, but with quizzes, projects, and tests. Note: since it is a mastery-based system, students usually score higher on tests. The lesson plan screen will show recent scores and if the student is On Track, Ahead, or Behind for each subject. Remember: Experience, not experiment! Our experienced online school will prevent relying on unproven methods or thrown together programs that could put your student behind!
Southeast Academy uses an award-winning internet-based structure with over 50,000 multimedia features including videos and digital tutors. The free account does not use face time tools such as Zoom or Skype. The free online curriculum presents a Christian worldview to support family values, but leaves doctrinal issues up to the parent and your local church. Subjects of Language Arts, Math, History, and Science are assigned to students. Students can complete their schoolwork from anywhere using typical broadband internet access with either a PC or Mac browser. Grades and progress are viewable online by both the student and parents.
Electronic scoring instantly corrects work while the questions are still fresh, and before wrong answers are stored in the student’s memory. More than 90% of answers are automatically scored. Occasionally, parents will have to verify answers that cannot be electronically scored, which is called subjective scoring. Because the parent handles the subjective scoring and any student questions with this free trial, you will be experiencing the same structure of our Basic Service Program. It also shows the curriculum structure of our Premier and Elite Service Programs, but the parent is not responsible for subjective scoring in those programs. More about occasional parent scoring. There are also digital tutors (called tiny tutors). These offer more information about a concept or present the information differently to the student when needed. If you were to enroll at SEA next year, our Distinctive and Elite programs include the subjective scoring for the parent.
Students are guided through the lessons at their own speed, giving them the chance to master concepts at their ability before moving on to more challenging lessons. This allows students more time when needed, but also allows them to move quickly when they have mastered a concept.
Parent Responsibilities: Your student will need more supervision and help the first couple days, especially younger students. Simple instructions are provided for both student and parent usage. Although the system will automatically score over 90% of the work, the parent may need to review occasional phrase, sentence, or essay answers the system cannot autoscore. Students will eventually work more independently as they learn features and procedures, so the parent’s time becomes more freed up. Use our curriculum long enough to see how easy it becomes for both student and parent!
Signup Info For Free Online Curriculum
Once you submit the brief signup form below, we will send you a login, web link to the online system, and brief instructions (via the email address you provide). Our email will be from an account at either southeastacademyonline.com or southeastacademy.net. It normally takes less than 24 hours if requesting during the business week. If on a weekend, we will usually send your login and usage instructions on Monday.
We will setup at least three weeks’ typical school work for the grade level you provide. Every school and curriculum are slightly different, but will cover standard concepts found for the time of year and grade level. Access will be available for three weeks after you receive your login and easy instructions.