Try our 3rd-8th grade online school for free for three weeks to make sure an online school is for you! Most parents don’t really know how well online curriculum will work for their situation until after they start the school year. Here’s your chance 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.
It is very helpful to read this page before using the free account signup below! It covers why your student should use it more two days, how to use it, and why this has been used by thousands of students. Want this page emailed to you to read later? Click Here!
Southeast Academy has over 38 years experience with school at home, not just 5 months! We use an efficient, individualized, 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. 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 Parent-teacher Led program, and does not use facetime tools.
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 an 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 it is used. Your account will provide one unit each in four core subjects.
You will need to give your student some understanding of why you are doing this. It can brush up working on academics, since many have been out of regular academic work for quite a while. It lets you see options in case they are needed, since there is considerable school uncertainty. Our structure normally requires less time to do 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.
If the student works long enough with the free account to complete entire units, Southeast Academy will give the student credit if you enroll with Southeast Academy afterward! That could help the student finish the upcoming year’s work earlier. 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. Even if your student doesn’t complete any units, we recommend having your student do at least 2-3 days’ work, so both you and your student know if online schooling is for you!
Why try this system?
Southeast Academy’s online school has so many benefits! 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.)
The first day or two will require the parent to be available much more. 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
The free online curriculum is the same high-quality curriculum we use in our accredited school! The online program includes assessment features to make sure the student is mastering typical concepts for the beginning of the grade level you indicate. 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 or our Parent-teacher Led program 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 basic structure of our Parent-teacher Led Program. 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. The free online curriculum covers beginning of the year material for the grade level you indicate. 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.