We have always used our own "program" for our grade school children, but since they will want to go to college, we decided we needed something more formal for high school. Right now we have one child who will be a senior and one who will be starting 9th grade, plus two younger children. We chose STAA three years ago because we

had a lot of good things going that were working for us, and STAA has the flexibility to allow us to continue with these activities and actually count them for high school credit. This has helped us to continue with our own style of home schooling while making sure we covered all the bases for college admission. If you look at my daughter's transcript, you will see it's very heavy on the arts, with ballet, piano, fine arts, and voice. These are all the things that she loves to do, and she hasn't had to give any of it up in order to prepare herself for college. My son, who will be entering ninth grade this fall, will probably be slanted towards the arts and physical education. I have especially appreciated the flexibility of the STAA program. It is comforting to me to know that we're not locked into anything, and can make changes when things are not working well. I also like the reporting system. It allows us to keep track of what we're doing, but it is not excessively burdensome like some programs are. It has also allowed my daughter to take responsibility for her own education, since she is the one who has ended up doing the lion's share of the work involved in the quarterly reports. She is much more careful to get her work done on time, and to earmark certain assignments for the reports throughout the quarter. In fact, doing the reports has been a valuable learning experience for her in its own right. I would recommend this program to any homeschooler who is looking for a solid, comprehensive program that is based in the fundamentals of learning, but who also wants the flexibility to follow individual interests and learning styles.

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We would love to hear from you!  Please reach out with your questions by phone or email, schedule a courtesy telephone consultation with an advisor, or submit an enrollment application if you are ready to start planning for the upcoming school year.

 

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Alyse M.

California

Thanks for all you do on your end to help make our homeschooling academically, intellectually, spiritually, and morally enriching!!

Denise

Michigan

My advisor helps me to understand what needs to be done and how to make it really fun for the kids. What I really like are the tips she gives me for dealing with the little ones while trying to school the older ones.

Amber

Texas

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Gwen H.

Kansas

I really don't know what I would do without your kindness, and very helpful advice. You are a blessing to our family.

Pat

Idaho

The assessment testing was quick and easy to do, so I didn't expect much valuable feedback. Boy was I wrong!!! It was like my advisor had met my kids and spent hours/days with them.

Mary Ellen

Maryland

We have been so very happy with our first year with STAA! Thank you for walking me through it and for all the fantastic resources and materials we are using. There is not one we don't like!

Elizabeth

California

Our family so enjoyed our wonderful relationship with STAA as our [son] worked his way through high school. It was a wonderful and outstanding experience for him and we continue to suggest your program to all those who are looking for an excellent homeschool experience.

Debra S.

Colorado

Since I am writing, I will also sing more praises of the Greek Studies plan. [My daughter] moaned over the timed-essay and then did very well. So easy to implement with the choose one reflection topic from each subject and then get ready, get set, go! Apparently the school also gave suggestions for the process essay in "Format Writing." Thank you! For a mom of many this is real time saver.

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mother of 9th grade daughter and several STAA graduates

The academy works as a team to accomplish for your family specific ideas or needs for education, but more importantly, what each individual in your family needs, even Mom.

Anne

Illinois

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Texas

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