Apex Learning

Apex Learning is a leading provider of online high school learning, whether its for Advanced Placement, college preparatory, or honors courses, Apex Learning through ChristianEducatorsAcademy.com offers high school students a choice of 90+ courses to choose from.  Using CEA, Apex Learning courses provides high school students with an accredited  transcript and diploma, while completing all courses anywhere, anytime, all online.

Why choose Apex Learning for your homeschool high school curriculum needs?  All Apex Learning curriculum provides students with a calendar, syllabus, and course instruction for resources and requirements.  The schedule assists students in keeping on track to complete semester work within 18 weeks.  The syllabus is another way to mark off completed assignments and see recorded progress daily.  Immediate grade feedback is given, so that students can set milestones for completing work in advance and monitor themselves to know if they are keeping on track.  Christian Educators Academy offers “flex” time, and will adjust dates for students in case of illness, travel, sports events, or personal needs, as long as each semester is completed within 5-6 months.

Teacher responses with Apex Learning:  CEA maintains a strict policy that all material requiring instructor grading will be graded within a 24-48 hour period from the time of the student’s submittal, in order that students can complete their work in a timely fashion (Monday through Friday).  The only exception to this are instructional holidays, and the mandatory 2 week Christmas break and 2 week summer vacation.  Instructional holidays are clearly identified in the CEA handbook, and reminders are sent to all students starting two weeks prior to the holiday so that they can adjust their work schedule.  If students do not hear from a teacher within 48 hours, they should contact the assistant director or director. Sometimes emails may not be received.  We encourage you to resend work if this happens, giving the teacher the benefit of the doubt.

Apex Learning Weekly Reports, report cards, student progress:  In addition to weekly email progress reports sent to parents, tutors or any other registration requested guardian, a written report is sent to parents on a quarterly basis.  Transcripts are mailed the end of January and final grades are mailed the end June.   CEA maintains a continuous tracking and monitoring system.  The Director Student Services reviews and tracks every student in every class on a regular basis.  The director will contact the student and their parents anytime the student is lagging their schedule by more than a week.  The CEA director and instructors will work with the student and their parents to help the student to get back on track, and find solutions to time-management issues.  CEA may adjust an individual student’s  schedule to accommodate personal needs, provided that the student adheres to the requirements of the curriculum.

Apex Learning Course completion:  CEA follows the Apex criteria for course completion.  Students must take the proctored final exam or mid-term per semester, before grades are issued in the subjects of English, math, history and science.  AT the teacher’s discretion, grades can be modified within a few points to add for extra credit assignments, or extra essay requirements previously determined.  Student is eligible to move to the 2nd semester of the course ONLY after the 1st semester work and grade has been issued.  Some subjects have prerequisites.

Online middle school

Why choose online homeschool for your child

Online for middle school, such as christianeducatorsacademy.com, is a perfect alternative to the peer pressures of public school, the high cost of Christian Schools, and the challenges of homeschooling a pre-teen.  Online Middle school is a time of great changes for students shifting from childhood to adolescence, and online middle school classes help prepare them for the rigorous commitments in high school. Parents are often surprised at the transformation their children undergo with online middle school classes – almost overnight!  Parents no longer have to be teachers, or deal with the hormonal issues presented by school classmates.  Online middle school students are very computer savvy, learn the system in days, and become self-motivated and more responsible!   A cooperative, happy child may turn into a brooding, sarcastic, moody preteen who lashes out at the homeschool mom, public or the private school teacher. Although the middle school years can be a challenge, they are an important part of development.  Online homeschooling middle school children, from grades 5th-8th can help kids try on new roles and begin acting more independently.

More and more families are turning to Christian Educators Academy for excellent curriculum choice and excellent teacher support for their middle school homeschooled child.  Many parents see the benefits of online classes, as a way of allowing thier child to work at their own pace, in their own home, away from school violence, peer pressure, and the many adolescent issues surrounding them.  Online middle school classes provide excellent opportunity for pre-teens to use computers and  laptops in a constructive way, not just gaming and facebook.

Middle school students continually test boundaries, making them a challenging age group for educators, but online educators seem to have fewer issues with out peer pressure and support of other pre-teens! CEA practices strong classroom-management techniques and we implementing s teaching strategies for middle-school online students.  We also have innovative tools to connect with these students.

At Christianeducatorsacademy.com, our sole focus is student success, student maturity, and self-esteem, supported by a hands-on distance learning experience that’s flexible yet appropriately rigorous academically. Students and their parents have easy access to CEA administrators and  teachers.  CEA is fully accredited, and your middle school online student can easily transition back to public school for high school, or continue with CEA through graduation.  CEA has a 98% graduation rate.  Middle school families in all 50 states, and in several countries have chosen CEA to help prepare their middle school and high school students for success in the academic world.

Online Christian Schools

Online Christian schools are popping up each year!  The market is overwhelmed with links to everything from umbrella schools, to schools offering curriculum of outside vendors, to fully accredited online schools such as Christianeducatorsacademy.com

More Christian and non-Christian families all over the United States are looking for a higher education in today’s world, and they find quality education with online Christian Schools.   With a myriad of different types of online schools, classes and other online educational programs out there, Statement of Faith, beliefs, purpose and cost, accreditation and year round classes that are teacher supported are some of the key advantages to look for when choosing an online school.  Christian school online options are the best remedy for these problems and you will find these schools and courses are very accessible. Whether you are a parent who would like their high school student to take college preparatory classes, so that your child can be accepted in any college nationwide, or have your child obtain some of the best online academics available today, Christianeducatorsacademy.com may be the best choice, at an affordable price.

Critics complain that Christian online learning is more about the technology and statements of faith of the school, rather than the learning.  While it is true that you need the basic skills such as sending e-mails, opening videos and joining forums, the software involved is pretty clear-cut and uncomplicated. Most curriculum at an accredited online school is college preparatory, and not immersed in Christian beliefs. Colleges are leery of taking transcripts with courses that soley have Christian content.

Online courses encourage students If to join class discussions, learn how to take good notes, and take responsibility for their education.  Students learn to take responsibility for their education, and are better prepared for the changing requirements of colleges.

Yes, there is much flexibility in a online high school, however, most accredited virtual high school programs work on a syllabus and calendar that have set time frames. This means that although you can take your lessons anytime of the day and week, you will still need to turn in assignments and projects on time.

Online learning requires a certain amount of networking by getting involved in online class discussions, Teacher Skype chats and Facebook entries, allowing students to connect with classmates from various parts of the country, and even the world. Also, online learning actually provides the flexibility to enable the student to connect socially in pursuing his own interests by ways of joining clubs and civic organizations.

 

Homeschooling online Middle School

With more and more credit requirements being mandatory of our high school students today, many students need to get a step ahead of the pack with homeschooling online middle school courses, starting as early as the 5th grade.  By the time online middle school students reach 8th grade, they are able to take two or three high school credits, especially in the critical subjects of math and science.  With online middle school, Christian Educators Academy offers Gradpoint curriculum, with several choices and levels of classes to choose from.  Both are easy to use, giving parents regular updates on student progress.

Online middle school classes helps your child prepare for the difficult schedule in high school.  With CEA’s middle school online curriculum, students become increasingly more independent with their studies, note-taking skills, but more importantly, they begin to the more responsibility for their learning.

Online school courses for middle school have several benefits.  First, students can avoid the peer pressure and bullying that often happens in this age group, especially in public schools.  Private schools have more supervision and support, but they are often very expensive.  Homeschooling is an option for parents, but homeschooling with textbooks has other complications; registering with the superintendent of schools, taking standardized tests, reporting curriculum grades and attendance, etc…  Another advantage of enrolling your child in online junior high classes is they no longer have to be homeschool students- they become private school students, and only have to abide by private school standards.

Virtual middle school classes have students login within 24 hours of registration.  They immediately have access to their core classes of English, math, social studies and science, and they begin working directly with highly qualified subject area teachers.  They actively participate in online class instruction and review sessions. Once students complete a course, they are eligible to take the next years math, English, history or sconce class at no additional charge!  This helps middle school online students to accelerate their pace.  Although this may not be good for all students, more mature or gifted middle school students flourish with increased responsibility, and the privilege of earning high school credit in middle school.

As with CEA’s high school online program, middle school students can enroll “year round,” taking one or two semester courses.  CEA’s prices are very competitive and all inclusive.  No hidden charges!  In addition, all 8th grades students take the Terra Nova Standardized Tests at no additional charge.  This helps us prove our middle school students are not only ready for high school, but that they often are well above the national average in academics.

Florida Online High School

Florida online high school

Christianeducatorsacademy.com is a fully accredited Florida online high school and online middle school, registered by the state of Florida. This means no matter where you live in the state of Florida, or in any other state for that matter, you can have access to all of Christian Educators Academy’s accredited online curriculum programs.  We offer Apex Learning for high school, and two other approved programs for junior high.

With almost 100 courses to choose from, Christian Educators offers everything from college preparatory, honors, Advanced Placement courses, and even courses for the struggling student.  This includes our Learning Advantage and Foundational courses. Our courses are approved by NWAC and AdvancED accrediting agencies, and what’s more, is our teachers are dedicated, professional educators that work personally with you.  Christian Educators Academy (CEA) allows you to learn on your own time and schedule, and earn a choice of three accredited diplomas.  CEA takes students from grades 5th-12th, with a completive tuition price, and NO HIDDEN CHARGES!   If you are a public school, private school or home school student, and have been thinking about online classes and if it is a good choice for you, contact us today at 321-501-0300, or take a tour of our online virtual demo classes!

 

How does Florida online high school work?

Christianeducatorsacademy.com is a Private school.  Students who have been enrolled previously as a public or private school, continue to be private school students.  No more FCATS, or End of Course exams, or being mandated to the Common Core National Standards!

The greatest benefit is to our new, potential online homeschool students, is they become private school students taking online digital school courses.  They earn an accredited diploma, and follow private school regulations, not homeschool regulations!  This allows all of our students to transfer to any college of their choice.

We are different than most public or private schools, in that we offer a choice of curriculum, designed to meet each students individual needs, educational goals and schedules.  CEA offers online classes “year-round.”  This means you can register anytime of the year to take one semester or two semester classes as a private school student.

The enrollment process is so simple. We have an online registration form, and our Director of Student Services will be happy to help you choose the correct courses, sign up today, and have you start working with your assigned teachers within 24 hours!  Yes, most of our courses are online, and available to students nationwide.

Choosing Online High School

Choosing an online high school to complete your high school education is a great alternative to public school in today’s ever changing social environment.  Since new online schools are constantly popping up, it is crucial to choose one that is fully accredited, meets state educational requirements, and provides transcripts that are transferable to any college or school in the country.

Christian Educators Academy is an online high school that has been serving students nationwide for over 10 years.  Our mission is to empower students to achieve their academic and personal goals.  CEA offers each student a personal graduation plan to meet their individual needs, goals and dreams.  Our administrators are skilled in assisting students with post-high school planning, including the college application processes and career discovery.  All of our teachers are educational professionals, holding master’s degrees.  Our teachers work one-on-one with each student and are in regular contact with them.  Our goal is to help all of our students succeed.

Christian Educators Academy uses Apex Learning and Gradpoint by Pearson for its curriculum.  Both options are college-preparatory and highly regarded by colleges and universities.  Through the Apex curriculum,  we offer Honors and Dual-Enrollment courses on a 10-month contract.  Classes are available 24/7 except during school shutdowns.  Through Gradpoint, we offer a second complete college-preparatory curriculum with a wide selection of electives.  Gradpoint courses are available all year with no shutdown periods.    Gradpoint students also have the option of working ahead, and completing their high school in less than four years.

High school students typically take up to 6 classes (4 core + 2 electives) at a time.  Students set their own work schedule, which is typically 20 hours per week. With a 96% graduation rate, our graduates are admitted to colleges and universities around the country.

CEA is committed to actively involving parents in our programs by providing regular updates on their child’s progress that includes weekly or monthly reports, quarterly report cards, and regular contact via e-mail and phone.  We strive to keep parents informed about their student’s progress.

Homeschooling Online for High School

If you are considering homeschooling online your children through high school, accreditation should be a major concern for you. Most college and universities will only accept accredited diplomas, and if your child does not have an accredited diploma, it will severely limit their choices. Even many high schools, public and private, will now only accept credits from an accredited institution.

To eliminate the possibility that your child’s high school transcript will not be accepted, enroll them in an accredited online homeschool program. The online homeschool should not only be accredited, but be accredited by a recognized accreditation agency – one of the six agencies recognized by the US Department of Education – or one of their designates.

If you are homeschooling in high school, another concern is the curriculum that you use. It is not uncommon for college admissions directors to ask what curriculum was used for students coming out of a homeschool program. Much of the curriculum promoted to homeschoolers is frowned upon by colleges – particularly curriculum that is based on religious content or that is highly religious in nature. Colleges prefer curriculum that they deem as “college-preparatory”.

To eliminate questions about the curriculum you used, enroll in an online homeschool that uses college-preparatory curriculum, taught by professional teachers. This ensures that there will be no questions when it is time to enroll your students in college.

Other important ways that high school students prepare for college include preparing for the SAT or ACT tests, and taking a few college or dual-enrollment courses in their junior or senior year. Look for an online homeschool that includes SAT and ACT prep, and the ability to take Honors or Dual-Enrollment courses.

Christian Educators Academy (CEA) is a private school in Florida that provides an online homeschool in all 50 states that is properly accredited by SACS and AdvancED, uses college-preparatory curriculum and professional teachers, and offers SAT/ACT prep and Honors and Dual Enrollment courses. CEA’s program allows your child to continue to work at home, have access to their curriculum anytime, and meets the educational standards in all 50 states.

CEA offers two world-class curricula – Apex Learning and Gradpoint by Pearson – both are well-received by colleges and are considered to be college-preparatory. The curricula differ slightly in how they are presented, Apex being more “academic” and Gradpoint more “intuitive”. Having two curricula allows CEA to adapt to the individual learning styles of its students.

CEA’s program promotes academic excellence and is mastery-based; at the same time CEA’s educational philosophy is to develop the whole person so that they can fully utilize their talents and gifts. We also approach learning from a Christian viewpoint and perspective. We strive to maintain a relationship between academic excellence and the dynamics of Christian life, with the highest quality of educational materials, grounded in Christian values and beliefs.

 

Home School Online- An Excellent Choice

Home School Online – an excellent choice for homeschooling families in the middle school and high school years – and a great alternative to public education.

Many parents begin homeschooling in the early grades for a variety of reasons – wanting to educate and spend time with their children, concern about values taught in public school, or recent changes in public school curriculum, fear of peer pressure, special needs. As children move into the middle and high school years, those concerns become more pronounced. At the same time, parents find themselves increasingly challenged by having to teach complex subjects they are not comfortable with.

Traditionally, the alternatives at this point were not great – slog on with homeschool, enroll in an expensive private school, or take a chance with public school.

Online Home School is a great alternative to all of these choices. It avoids concerns and issues about content, values and peer-pressure in public schools, allows education at home to continue and is much less expensive than private school.

Christian Educators Academy is an Online Christian Home School that allows parents to provide their children with the best possible education. CEA has over 100 online courses, including Honors and Dual Enrollment courses allowing students to earn college credit while still in high school.

CEA diplomas are fully accredited, and have been accepted by colleges and universities around the country. CEA’s online homeschool program is available to students in grades 6-12 to students living in all 50 states and abroad. As a Christian school, CEA provides a faith-based foundation preferred by many Christian parents. CEA offers discounts for single-parent, military and missionary families. Online Home School opens a new world of opportunities, and CEA is at the forefront of this new world.

Online homeschool choices

Online homeschool has grown in popularity in recent years with parents as an alternative to traditional homeschool, and there are many online homeschool choices available today. Advantages of a good online homeschool are accreditation, world-class college-preparatory curriculum and professional teachers for students studying at home. Online homeschool prepares students for college, and is a great option for students planning to pursue higher education. Online home schools also offer flexibility in scheduling, the ability to tailor the instructional program to the needs of the student, and some latitude in dealing with special needs.

CEA’s Online Home School

CEA’s online home school is accredited by SACS (Southeaster Association of Colleges and Schools), an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and by AdvancED, one of the most well-recognized accreditation bodies in the world. CEA’s uses best-in-class college preparatory curriculum, and meets the standards in all 50 states. In addition, CEA offers Honors and Dual-Enrollment classes for advanced students.

Working with professional instructors, students using CEA’s online home school curriculum have a wealth of resources available to them. Unlike a traditional classroom, students in an online homeschool are able to take courses at their own pace, able to go a little faster where they excel, and ability to take a little more time where needed.

Regardless of one’s motivation for choosing online high school courses, the assortment of options available makes this an ideal solution for parents to consider. Flexible coursework, accredited courses, and high quality instruction from professional instructors make these education route an attractive alternative to other schooling. Furthermore, students who undergo such instruction will likely find themselves better prepared for the independent study requirements of collegiate courses.

Choice of Curriculum

CEA offers the top two online curriculum available – Apex Learning and Gradpoint by Pearson. Both curricula are highly acclaimed, have won prestigious awards and are college-preparatory in nature. Both vendors have staffs of professional curriculum writers and are constantly updating their offerings. Both are accepted by colleges and universities. The curricula target different learning styles and objectives. The Apex curriculum is more academically oriented, and offers Honors, AP and Dual Enrollment options in addition to the standard college-preparatory courses. Apex also offers Literacy Advantage level courses for struggling students. The Gradpoint curriculum is simpler and more intuitive, and offers a wide range of electives.

All online classes included text, graphics, videos, recordings and interactive activities. Students ask questions and submit lessons to be graded to their teachers. Contact is primarily via e-mail, but teachers can also set up teleconferences or Skype chats as needed. Teachers respond to all queries typically within 1 school day, Monday through Friday.

As a private school, CEA has the discretion to adapt its curriculum to the needs of individual students. This includes bringing in electives from outside sources, and the ability to make minor adjustments to courses to meet the needs of individuals, such as determining lists of required reading in English, and making minor substitutions. As a Christian school, we always allow students to answer questions based on their faith. As a private school, we have the discretion not to require End-of-Course (EOC) exams and not to administer state tests (FCAT, etc).

Students can access their courses any time of day or night. Gradpoint students have access to their courses for one full year; Apex students have access for 10 months from August – June, except for the Christmas 1-week shutdown.

Online Homeschooling Benefits

Christian Educators Academy (CEA) offers an online homeschool program with benefits that are far superior to public schools at a fraction of the cost for more expensive private schools. When you choose CEA’s accredited online school for your homeschooling needs, you are assured of the very best quality education, with fully supported classes that meet all state requirements. One of the most important advantages of CEA’s accredited school is that the diploma you earn and the courses you take will be recognized by colleges and universities after graduation. Whether you wish to pursue higher education or opt for military service, online homeschooling through CEA’s accredited program can help you reach your goals.

CEA’s online program has been designed with the needs of students in mind. CEA easily adapts its online program to accommodate the wide range of learning styles, aptitudes, needs and goals of a diverse student population. Our programs places emphasis on mastery and success, and provides you the assistance you need to get there. We can customize course selection and sequencing around individual needs. Classes are interactive, and activities are designed to meet the needs of different learning styles. We challenge students to meet their full potential. When you know that achievement is attainable, you will be motivated to strive for the very best and be proud of your accomplishments.

A great benefit of online homeschooling is that you will maximize the use of your time. Online classes allow students to work at their own pace, on a schedule that works for them. Another advantage of CEA is that we have a very generous policy when it comes to accepting high school credits from students coming from a traditional homeschool.

One of the greatest benefits of CEA’s online homeschool program is the cost, which is far less than traditional private schools, and very reasonable compared to other online homeschool programs. At CEA we keep our costs as low as possible so that we can keep our tuition low. Enrolling in CEA today is your first step toward a quality education that will be the foundation of your future.