Welcome to our first year of rolling out our Hybrid Model. The Hybrid Academy is an extension program to our Co-Op and we are super excited to serve you!
We will be showing you how your students can receive ACE College credit while fulfilling their high school graduation requirements. Please understand that every college has their own ACE credit policy, so it is best to create a list of schools your student may want to attend and then verify their policy.
If you are familiar with CLEP then you are at least familiar with one avenue of receiving ACE college credit. There are several other ways! Check out our FAQ and additional info below.
My family personally focuses on what I call the Fabulous FOUR. And these 4 universities accept between 75% to 90% ACE transfer credit. It is not my child's goal to go to a big local school, live on campus, or to obtain large amounts of debt.
My family personally focuses on what I call the Fabulous FOUR. And these 4 universities accept between 75% to 90% ACE transfer credit. It is not my child's goal to go to a big local university, live on campus, and obtain large amounts of debt.
She wishes to go to a regionally accredited online school, graduate high school with her bachelor’s degree, and then possibly go to trade school. If you’re looking for the traditional college route, it will be up to you to determine if this program is the best fit. For example, the last time I checked, UofSC only accepted 15 ACE college credits but that still leaves room to get a few credits completed while still in high school.
*Colleges reserve the right to change their policy at any time, it is best to follow up often with your school of choice*
(2/3 days a week)
(High school & ACE College Credit)
7th grade - 12th grade.
All 7th - through 12th grade students will be receiving high school and/or ACE College Credit. Please be advised that in true Homeschool fashion, we have an eclectic program and our hybrid classes are not based on ages. It is based on grades and ability, however, please note that we do take maturity level into account to ensure we don’t have kids distracting the class environment.
Fall Semester Schedule : August, September, October, November
December: Independent online work with teacher check in's
Spring Semester Schedule : February, March, April
December & January: Independent online work with teacher check in's
Graduation Date: May 5th
Do the kids have to sit at desks the whole time?
Depending on the needs of the class, we can offer project based learning environments for those students that are not interested in sitting at a table the entire class. We encourage your kids to bring their yoga balls, bean bag chairs, yoga mats etc so that they are as comfortable as possible during these classes.
Do you have to be a genius to receive college credit, it sounds like it?
No, not at all! The curriculum that we use breaks things down very well! They offer small 5 to 9 minute video animated lessons, so you couple that with the instruction of the teacher, it works extremely well.
What curriculum do you use?
We use study.com!
- Bit size classes with video lessons from 5 to 9 minutes
- Each lesson comes with a 5 question multiple choice quiz at the end, which you can take up to 3 times.
- They offer over 2,900 courses ranging from 3rd grade to college credit. The monthly plan includes ALL courses and if you're not receiving college credit, can be used for multiple children.
- It's great for kids with learning disabilities such as ADHD or ADD.
If the curriculum is so inexpensive for all of these courses, what's driving the total cost up with HCU? Whats stopping me from using this curriculum ar home without HCU?
Absolutely nothing! Nothing is stopping you. Anyone can take any class rather online or through textbook at home in the comfort of their own home.
Joining a Co-Op is for those families that want to learn in a more structured classroom environment. There's benefits to learning in a group setting because the kids get an opportunity to learn from each other and from a teacher.
Although it is structured, we allow every opportunity for the kids to get comfortable, lay out on the floor to do their work if they choose to etc. The biggest cost factor is the tuition fee which pays the teacher salary for the class. Unlike our co-op, the Hybrid Academy requires 2-3 days of instruction per week so we utilize paid teachers in consideration of the time commitment. All other fees are poured back into the co-op.
What if I have a child in both the Hybrid Program as well as the Co-Op? This is allowed
- Very few classes will overlap
- If your child has a gap, there are several study hall rooms they can go into to take a break or get some other work completed.
- They are free to move about the halls to go to the restroom when they wish. (Church doors will remain locked) Or, if you're close by, you can pick your child up to run errands etc.
- A student enrolled in both the Co-Op & Hybrid Academy, the Co-Op Registration will be waived 100%.
How will transcripts work?
There are several options.
Once your child completes each college class it will go on their college transcript.
We use a free transcript service where Study.com will send it directly to Credly (credly.com). They can also send an copy to your email.
Another option is parchment https://www.parchment.com/order/ and study.com transcripts.
Parchment is only $5 and can be sent to your college of choice as well as to your personal email address. Once it’s added to your college transcript, you may keep it for your records. You will also need to send your class grades to your homeschooling accountability association to be added to your high school transcript, or add it to your own.
I’m having trouble locating the ACE credit policy for my university, what should I do?
If you’re having trouble finding the ACE Credit Policy, you can simply ask on google. For example “what is the ACE credit policy for _________ university” You can also research the school’s CLEP transfer credit policy as CLEP and ACE are the same thing. CLEP is a form of ACE credit.
Please be advised that study.com offers 3rd grade through college credit. We will not be using the High School courses, but rather the college courses. Your homeschooling association should have no problem giving you high school credit being that it’s a college level class. Nonetheless, you may want to check in with them to see if they have any High School Curriculum choice requirements.
Cathy Duffy Study.com Review: https://cathyduffyreviews.com/homeschool-extras/college-career-preparation/study-com-accelerated-college-options
Study.com Home Page: https://study.com
Study.com College Credit Home Page: https://study.com/college/earn-college-credit.html
List of Study.com ACE College Credit Classes https://study.com/academy/goal/transferable-credit/online-college-credit.html
Study.com College Accerator Plan FAQ: https://study.com/college/faq.html
Study.com has partnered with over 1500 colleges and universities to offer guaranteed transfer credit. Because there’s over 1500 universities it's too many schools for them to add to their website so you may use the inbox feature at the bottom to type in the school name to see if that university is a partner school.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: If you type in a university and it says to contact that university, that means they are not a partnered school but that they DO accept ACE Credit. If it comes back and says “this university does NOT accept ACE credit, then that school indeed does not accept ACE credit.
Study.com partner school Link: https://study.com/college/school/index.html
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