BRIDGEWAY ACADEMY HOMESCHOOL COST AND PROGRAM OPTIONS
The first option is individual learning.
The price varies depending on the specific customization you choose, but generally the Bridgeway Academy Homeschool costs are between $750-$1200. You can check out their different options here:https://www.homeschoolacademy.com/home-school-programs/elementary/grade-level-kits/enroll/ (elementary);https://www.homeschoolacademy.com/home-school-programs/middle-school/grade-level-kits/enroll/ (middle school); andhttps://www.homeschoolacademy.com/home-school-programs/high-school/grade-level-kits/enroll/ (high school).
The major con for this program is that it is NOT accredited, which means they do not keep track of grades or give you a report card. As a result, your child would need a placement test to determine their grade if you chose to re-enroll your child in public or private school.
The second option you can choose is the actual Bridgeway Academy, which is the part of the school that is accredited.
(1) The Total Care Textbook program
is primarily textbook learning. It is the program I chose for my daughter. There are some Elephango resources (addendum lessons that are online) for certain subjects, but that is the only online learning children do. You are responsible for grading all tests and papers for your child and inputting them onto their system. You also are responsible for submitting a physical education log with a minimum of 3 times per week and 30 minutes per day of physical education. The cost for this program starts at $2,045 and increases as you go through middle school and high school. You can view more information here:https://www.homeschoolacademy.com/private-homeschool-academy/elementary/total-care-textbook/ (elementary);https://www.homeschoolacademy.com/private-homeschool-academy/middle-school/total-care-textbook/ (middle school); andhttps://www.homeschoolacademy.com/private-homeschool-academy/high-school/total-care-textbook/ (high school).
(2) The Blended/Total Care Online program
is a combination of online and textbook-based learning. With this program, your child will work online for lessons across all subjects, while also continuing text-based learning. With this program, your child advisor will grade all tests and papers, but you will still have to upload their physical education time. The cost for this program starts at $2,595 and increases as you go through middle school and high school. You can view more information here:https://www.homeschoolacademy.com/private-homeschool-academy/elementary/total-care-blended/ (elementary);https://www.homeschoolacademy.com/private-homeschool-academy/middle-school/total-care-online/ (middle school); andhttps://www.homeschoolacademy.com/private-homeschool-academy/high-school/total-care-online/ (high school).
(3) The HOPE program
is the same as the blended program, with the addition of Healing Sensory Therapy. They assess your child to determine their learning disability. Then your child gets 9 months of individualized learning disability therapy 4 times a week from Essential Learning Institute along with the blended/total care curriculum. Each session is 45-60 minutes long. The cost for this program starts at $4,490 and increases as you go through middle school and high school. You can view more information here:https://www.homeschoolacademy.com/private-homeschool-academy/elementary/hope-learning-disabilities/ (elementary);https://www.homeschoolacademy.com/private-homeschool-academy/middle-school/hope-learning-disabilities/ (middle school); andhttps://www.homeschoolacademy.com/private-homeschool-academy/high-school/(high school).
(4) Records and Support-
This option allows you to use a homeschool program of your choice (from any program), and Bridgeway will keep your records, provide support if there is a technical issue, and give full accreditation. The cost for this program starts at $950 and increases as you go through middle school and high school. You can view more information here:https://www.homeschoolacademy.com/private-homeschool-academy/elementary/records-support/ (elementary);https://www.homeschoolacademy.com/private-homeschool-academy/middle-school/record-support/ (middle school); andhttps://www.homeschoolacademy.com/private-homeschool-academy/high-school/record-support/ (high school).
ONLINE HOMESCHOOL REVIEW
After choosing your curriculum, it takes approximately a week for your materials to arrive at your house.
The major pros to Bridgeway Academy are that you have the flexibility to teach your child on your own schedule.
In my opinion, the one major con with Bridgeway Academy is that there is no instructor led option.
You can purchase elective classes that meet one time per week for approximately two months, but those are offered at an additional cost. You are responsible for being the full-time teacher. It is your responsibility to teach your child all the subjects. There are NO teachers that support your child’s needs or give you a break.
This year we had more time to plan which homeschool program we would use for Brielle. We enrolled her in Georgia’s online public school, Georgia Cyber Academy. It is free, which is a huge plus. They also have teacher-led online instruction, but the amount of computer-led instruction is an issue. We are trying to work something out with the teachers where the screen time will be more limited. If Georgia Cyber Academy is not a good fit, it is comforting to know that I have the option of enrolling her in Bridgeway Academy again.
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