What is the purpose of the Academy Charter Support Program for Homeschool Families?
Our desire is to support you in your homeschooling efforts by providing high quality instruction in Science and Spanish and giving you the social and peer support conducive to having a successful homeschool experience.
Does the Homeschool Program provide all of my homeschool curriculum?
No, we only provide curriculum and materials for instruction in science and Spanish. Our curriculum meets, and in most cases, exceeds Douglas County Standards. Our grade level standards and topics of study are in line with the Core Knowledge Curriculum sequence. Information on science curriculum can be found on the following website: http://www.coreknowledge.org/the-k-8-sequence
Can my student be enrolled in the homeschool program and another publicly funded program?
No, your student is considered a part time student at Academy Charter School and may not be enrolled in another publicly funded program.
When and where do classes meet?
Classes meet in Castle Rock, Lone Tree, and Parker. Students meet 2 days a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays OR for one full day on Wednesdays. Times vary for each location. The times and addresses of each site are noted on our main page.
Are the teachers qualified to teach in Colorado?
All of our teachers are licensed and/or highly qualified to teach in Colorado.
Does my student have to wear a uniform?
No, our students are required to dress appropriately for a school environment.
Do you keep records?
No, record keeping is your responsibility as the primary homeschool educator . We do regularly send home academic progress report for your information but these reports are not maintained as a permanent record by Academy Charter.
What if we take a vacation?
The homeschool student will achieve their greatest benefit by attending all classes. We have a one week “break” scheduled for most months to allow for family activities. The homeschool support program will offer 90 hours of instruction each semester. We will also offer field trips throughout the year for both individual classes and for the whole family.
Will my student have work to do outside of the classroom?
Our staff is aware that you also have a very full academic schedule with your homeschool program. Assignments given in class will be expected to be completed during the class period.
Am I expected to volunteer in the classroom?
No, we understand this time is valuable to you as a homeschool teacher. The door is always open for you to visit your child’s classroom and you are certainly welcome to help as needed, but there are no volunteer requirements.
Can my student participate in Academy Charter activities?
Yes, there are many school activities your child may participate in at ACS such as band, sports, spelling and geography bees, after school activities and much more. Homeschool students must follow the same guidelines for participation as full time ACS students.
Does my student have priority in the ACS lottery?
Yes, ACS homeschool students have priority after children of ACS staff and siblings of full time ACS students.
How do I apply?
Please fill out the online application which can be accessed at the top of this page. You will be contacted to verify enrollment and to answer any questions. The main number at ACS is 303-660-4881.