Nicaea Academy: Home School Connection Program
Mission and Purpose
It is the purpose of the Nicaea Academy Home School Connection to assist and support families in meeting the responsibilities of educating their children at home. We provide administrative oversight and accountability.
The Nicaea Academy Home School Connection exists for those families who are committed to the philosophy and lifestyle of training and educating their children within a Biblical worldview format at home. It is our purpose to assist and support those families who are dedicated to using this means of education as a tool to declare God’s power to the next generation, “God’s might to all who are to come.” (Psalm 71:18) Nicaea Academy views home education as an alternative method of Christian education, not as a tool for select course remediation or advancement.
You are invited to call the school office to set up an interview and tour of our school. Nicaea Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnic background or national origin.
Benefits and Requirements
High School Diploma- Nicaea Academy high school diploma are available for home schooled students upon successful completion of pre-approved courses. The student will need 26 credits to graduate from Nicaea Academy. Please check with the school office for a updated list of courses. Home school students enrolled in the Nicaea Home School Program are also invited to participate in graduation ceremonies.
School Transcript- A cumulative record for each Nicaea Academy home school student is kept in the school office. Transcripts are available upon request.
Report Card- Home school parents may give their students grades to the school and receive a report card from Nicaea Academy.
Educational Support, Guidance, and Evaluation- The personnel and facilities of Nicaea Academy are open to assist you in educating your children at home. Teacher consultations, weekly school assignment sheets, newsletters, and support meetings are available.
Curriculum Selection- All curricular materials must be approved by Nicaea. The curriculum should be substantially close to Nicaea Academy’s curriculum. Examples of approved curriculum are Abeka, Bob Jones, and Accelerated Christian Education (Pace).
Annual Standardized Testing- Home schooled students must be given a annual achievement testing. The SAT’s tests are also administered to high school sophomores and juniors.
Additional School Classes- Elementary home schooled students are invited to participate in library and computer instructional time at Nicaea. They may also choose to attend one of the following classes: physical education or art. These additional classes are provided at no additional fee. Many junior and senior high home schooled students elect to take some of their courses at Nicaea. The school uses a modified block schedule. These classes do require an additional fee.
Encouragement- The Nicaea Home school coordinator are always accessible for questions or assistance. Monthly meetings are planned to encourage you in your home school endeavors.