K-6 Distance Learning
Thanks for your interest in enrolling your child in Wellmont Academy's new K-6 Distance Learning Program. We strive to partner with parents to provide a Christ-centered education experience for each child and to help them learn at their own speed and learning style. We are looking forward to the year ahead!
2020/2021 classes begin August 24, 2020 and end June 4, 2021. You may enroll through the third week of school, but weekly agendas will be posted according to the set school schedule.
Registration Fee: $100
$1900 $1400 now through Aug 31st.
*Tuition can be paid in full at the beginning of the year or in 10 monthly installments.
What does the K-6 Distance Learning Program Look Like?
Our NEW Distance Learning Program is for homeschooled families who are looking for accredited, reliable agendas for their students in grades K-6. Our agendas have been utilized at Wellmont for many years, and they are the backbone of our Elementary program.
We have never provided these to the public, but in keeping with the progress of virtual and remote learning, we are thrilled to be able to have this option for you! We continue to prayerfully move forward as the Leader in Hybrid Education.
Our agendas cover all subjects for K-6 students. These include: Bible, Math, Reading/Literature, Writing, Phonics/Grammar, History and Science. We give you links to purchase your curriculum new or used, and you simply print our agenda each week for your list of "to dos"!
What is the difference between your K-6 Distance Learning Program and others out there?
We recognize that there are many good homeschool curriculums in public circulation, but we think ours holds a bright candle to the rest.
How is your program better? We are so glad you asked!
- Our agendas are accredited by two different agencies - FCCPSA (Florida Coalition of Christian Schools Accreditation, as well as NCSPA (National Christian Schools Private Accreditation). Our agendas and our entire curriculum has been approved by NCAA as well. Accredited agendas provide you with the surety that you are completing a program that has been approved by a standardized, well-recognized educational organization. We are required to continue to improve every year, and are accountable to these agencies.
- Our agendas will keep you on track with our physical campuses! If you ever find that there is a time you want to join us on campus, you'll be ready!
- We have the added benefit of weekly input from a Distance Learning Coordinator! We don't know of any other programs that have this option for you.
What is a Distance Learning Coordinator?
Our Distance Learning Coordinator is a Wellmont staff member who:
- Connects you with your student's weekly agendas.
- Serves as a liaison for our distance learning families to our physical school campus. She connects you with our campus teachers and directors. Got a question about how to make an activity work for your family? She can help you with that. What about if your student finds our agendas challenging but you want them to reap the benefit of a full program? Or what about the student who seems to need more challenge? She can speak with a teacher to help you figure out ways to best accommodate your child. Struggling with a dyslexic or dysgraphic student?
- Can suggest ways of making your student's learning experience more beneficial for them and less of a challenge for you.
- Answer questions about keeping a homeschool portfolio of work, what to expect for testing, and how to find out what your county expectations are for homeschooling parents.
Our Distance Learning Coordinator is an invaluable resource for your Wellmont Academy Distance Learning experience!
Even in a Distance Learning environment, we want to promote support and community!
Please see our information on our Distance Learning Groups at the bottom of this page to find out how you can form a small community of Wellmont students to work with!
K-6 Distance Learning Groups
I Want To Start A Learning Group:
Interested in forming a Learning Group with other homeschool families?
Learning Groups are groups of Wellmont Academy Distance Learning parents and students who meet together throughout the week to facilitate their homeschooling experience using our Wellmont Academy agendas, hand-on projects, and labs. Each student participating must register and pay for our Wellmont Academy Distance Learning program. We suggest between 2 and 5 families with students in similar grades as the optimal Learning Group.
In Learning Groups, parents take turns facilitating curriculum subjects within the group each week so that students are able to have alternative sources of teaching, while still operating within a homeschool framework. We suggest meeting 1-2 times per week to accomplish the best dynamic of family interaction and healthy socialization. We think this is the BEST way to homeschool if you can do it!
Your Learning Group will need a Learning Group Leader. Your Distance Learning Coordinator will work with your Learning Group Leader to make your Learning Group function optimally for your community, while helping you keep your own community style and comfort level.
Encouraging Christ-centered, Soul-safe Community:
At Wellmont Academy, we value Christ-centered, soul-safe community. In fact, it is part of our Mission Statement!
“We are a Christ-centered, soul-safe community encouraging balanced academic excellence through God-written identity.”
Because we want to encourage your Wellmont Learning Group to participate in soul-safe community with one another, we think there are a few things you should know about what we believe.
- Children are gifts from the Lord and should be treated and spoken to as such.
- God has made parents to be loving, protective teachers, advocating and disciplining their children under God's covering. We believe he will equip you if he has called you to this homeschool journey.
- Bullying should not be tolerated in any form, in any soul-safe Wellmont Academy Learning Group. Neither should the "dumb question" exist. Students will only learn their value and their worth by the way the most important adults in their life treat them and the way they are encouraged to interact with their peers. You can make a difference in the life of your child by training them to treat others the way THEY want to be treated. This is the love of Christ.
- We cannot control the environment you facilitate, but we can guarantee that if elements of bullying or unsafe soul-learning creep into your group, it will not last. We want you to have the best experience you can, so we encourage you to lovingly hold your group accountable and to encourage one another daily.
We Want To Invest In Your Distance Learning Community!
To encourage your Learning Group towards activities of soul-safe community, we have assigned all Learning Groups with 4 or more students an annual budget, and each year, your budget can be renewed! Yes - you didn’t misread anything!
Each year, your Learning Group Leader may write a short description of the way your group would like to use your group’s community budget to encourage each of your students to serve one another and their community.
Host a Learning Group community event once a year! What about a simple service project in your area? Any type of activity that promotes excellence through God-written identity will be evaluated for approval. We want to help your students discover their God-written identity while promoting healthy communities all over your county!
We don’t just talk about Christ-centered, soul-safe community; we actually invest in it!
K-6 Distance Learning Refund Policy:
Withdrawal up to and including the 2nd week of school will result in a prorated refund for whatever tuition has been paid, excluding our non-refundable registration fee.
Also in this exclusion is a $50 withdrawal fee per student.
Following the second week of school, prorated refunds are not available.
Wellmont Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and load programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
K-6 Distance Learning Registration Process
1. Complete Distance Learning Registration
Go to our online Distance Learning Registration form, pay, and submit it.This form will give us all the information we need to process your registration. The form should take 5 minutes to complete.
Classes begin August 24, 2020. Enrollment is available through the third week of classes in each semester.
2. Getting to Know You
When we have received your registration, your Distance Learning Coordinator will be in touch with your family to begin the process of getting to know you.
3. Portal Invitation
Shortly after our Distance Learning Coordinator contacts you, you will be given access to your parent portal via email. Your parent portal gives you access to our school platform which holds your agendas, resources, and our school calendar.
4. Homeschool Status Registration
After your student has registered for the Wellmont Academy Distance Learning Program, you will want to unenroll your student from your private or public school. From this point on, your child should be enrolled as a Homeschooled student with your county. This is VERY important. The Distance Learning Program is a fully accredited program, but under this program, you are in charge of your child's permanent records. These records include their grades, their transcripts, and keeping an evaluation portfolio for your child each year that you homeschool them.
Part of the beauty of our Distance Learning Program is working with all kinds of homeschool parents to help you build a beautiful portfolio for your records, so if this is something you feel a little nervous about, don't worry! We've got you covered!