Southside Academy has developed a comprehensive program that is designed to exceed national education standards. Our goal is to provide children with an education that is comparable (at the least) to that provided by nation’s best public and private schools, regardless of demographic constraints. The Academy is registered with NAECOB.
Each student must register through the ‘REGISTER’ link on our webpage. Students seeking to enter Grade 3 or higher must sit our Online Placement Exam, the results of which will help us to confirm grade placement. After grade placement is determined an Admissions File is created for which specific documentation is requested. After the Admissions File is complete and payment has been made, enrollment is complete and studies can begin. Enrollment is open year round.
Online Placement Test: $30.00
Registration Fee: $30.00
Tuition: Because our programs are customized according to student needs there is no standard tuition costs. Our averages are listed as follows for our standard 5 course program:
Grades K-2: $130.00 mo.
Grades 3-6: $175.00 mo.
Grades 7-12: $230.00 mo.
Payment plans are available.
Our program is self-paced and flexible. The high school program is a combination of self paced work and scheduled lessons and activities. Students are expected to achieve a year’s academic growth in a year’s time unless planned otherwise.
Southside Academy’s curriculum and learning platform-the Online School (OLS)-are delivered online. Everything necessary for a comprehensive education is found in the OLS, including lesson plans, attendance tracking, planning and progress tools, resources, material lists, parent access, reports and much more.
Yes. We provide tools that allow students to work at their own pace. Southside works for children who require extra time to master topics, as well as those who learn quickly. Depending on a child’s ndividual Education Plan, we can tailor our curriculum to meet your needs.
Because we provide all the lesson plans and materials needed for grades K-12, it easy to enroll multiple children in the program. Sibling discounts apply.
Some basic skills are required as use of the computer is an important part of the program for all grade levels. For kindergarten and lower primary grade levels it is mostly the parent practitioner (or other responsible adult) who interacts with the computer. The program is user-friendly and easy to navigate.
Pre-COVID19 there were 2 mandatory home visits as part of the program. This feature is now on hold until further notice.
Not at all. Generally, children in grades K-6 do about 30-60 percent of the work online. They do much of the work offline, reading books, solving math problems on paper, drawing, and conducting science experiments etc. Middle school and high school students have more refined reading skills, so instruction and activities involve increased computer use, according to educational standards. However, offline work (30% equivalent) will always be essential.
Pre-COVID19, students were invited to participate in local outings, field trips, meet and greets and other social events. We organized local clusters of students and parents to get together on a regular basis in their areas. Due to social distancing protocols, with online discussions and forums new types of communities can be formed that are based not on physical interaction but on shared interests. Students can also join a wide variety of clubs-som student-led, some headed by teachers-covering myriad topics of interests and connecting them to their peers around the nation.
You can withdraw your child at any time if you ever feel that it is not right for your family or your child without penalty.