Online Home school
ZAA is a fully-accredited, online Christian school offering affordable, award-winning summer homeschooling programs and curriculum
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For 40 years, Zion Academy of America has home-schooled children and teens through grade school, middle school and high school, preparing them for life, college, and careers.
Christian Homeschooling Online with Zion Academy
Online homeschool is a great way of educating your kids at home. Though most parents opt for state-sponsored schooling, some opt for Christian online homeschooling. There could be several reasons for schooling kids at home. Some reasons might be bullying, indoctrination, sexual deviance, school environment, or just helping your child pursue their talents and dreams. However, our homeschool program online is not for everyone, and a lot of self-directed effort is required which not all parents can give, but Zion Academy’s homeschool curriculum plan makes everything so much easier. To decide what is best for your children, you should examine the pros and cons of online homeschool.
Pros of Homeschooling Online
With online homeschool comes freedom of choice. How? Your child has a free hand to follow their dreams along with getting homeschooling online. Schools are more focused on specific education board-mandated curriculum instead of paying attention to individual students’ aims, goals, passions, strengths, and weaknesses. Online k-12 homeschooling has the benefit of paying equal attention to every subject from music to math. Added to freedom of choice is freedom from bullying, peer pressure, and indoctrination on some matters. Freedom to homeschool means freedom to parent, freedom to learn, and freedom to grow properly.
Everyone wishes to do things in their own timing and schedule, which can vary. While specific, daily tasks are set by ZAA, students can set their own flexible schedule so they don’t have to follow an hourly schedule as dictated by a public or private school.
Not all homeschooling online is expensive. There are very few online homeschool programs which are actually affordable, fewer, still, which are accredited and affordable, and none which are truly free. With ZAA, constant purchase of curriculum is not required and all resources are included and provided online.
Cons of Homeschooling Online:
Social Life Affected:
The one major drawback of online homeschooling is less social interaction. you get less exposure to different personalities, as the most you can do is help your child interact with neighbors, cousins, or family friends. A child studying at home often lacks the confidence to open up to others as he has been in such an environment since childhood. Children mostly get depressed when they have fewer people to interact with.
There is an excess usage of phones, tablets, laptops, and monitors whatever you take online classes on and play games on. This constant use of screens can affect children’s eyes, so ZAA recommends blue light glasses and/or filters, which limits the amount of harmful blue light absorped by the eyes. We know that increased screen time should also mean taking more time for wholesome activities. So instead of filling time with online gaming, chats, etc., now your child can spend most of their screentime doing home school work, have a little bit of gaming or online “freetime,” but focus most of their off-screen efforts to socializing in-person.
Less individual attention:
This is not something that affects homeschoolers at ZAA. Each child gets a customized curriculum plan to follow. But as a rule, homeschooling of any kind allows better individualized time and attention vs. a traditional class. This might lead to increased difficulty.
If you are finding an institute that could cater to you with most of the advantages and minimize the cons, you should contact Zion Academy, a Christian-based online school for kids. To get your child registered or to know more, contact us at 682-250-6088.
Zion Academy of America
232 SW Johnson Ave #2739
Burleson, TX 76097
All Plans Require $150 Annual Registration
Only $75 For Each Additional Student
Grades 3-5: $105/mo
Grades 6-8: $115/mo
Grades 9-11: $125/mo
Grade 12: $135/mo
Grades K-3: $145/mo
ONLINE & PRINT
Grades 3-6: $165/mo
*tuition rates based on 10-month plan. $250 fee if withdrawing before end of school year