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Getting Started


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Getting Started

1.) Choose the program that best fits your needs.

Homeschooling Program

The Homeschool Program is the choice for parents who want to have total control over their student’s education. Parents pay a yearly registration fee to Daniel 1, choose and acquire the curriculum they want to use and then teach their student on whatever schedule they create. At the end of each semester, the parent will submit semester grades to Daniel 1. The staff will put those grades on the student’s official transcript. D1A staff will be available throughout the year to answer questions and assist parents when possible. Learn More!

 

Correspondence Program

The Correspondence Program is for families who want more assistance from the staff at Daniel 1 but prefer a workbook format instead of a computer. Students on this program will receive packages containing one unit of each subject that the student is taking in the form of workbooks. Each package contains enough schoolwork for three weeks. Students and parents will need to grade the daily work and quizzes. Upon completing all the work in the unit, the student returns that package to D1A and
receives the next unit package. Staff at D1A will grade the unit tests. Parents will be provided a yearly schedule showing when each unit should be completed but will need to help the student schedule daily work in order to finish a unit in three weeks. Parents will still be responsible for making sure the student completes all schoolwork and returns it to D1A on schedule.   Learn More!

 

Online Program

The Online Program is for families who want more assistance from the staff at Daniel 1. Students on this program will be logging onto a website each day, reading their lessons, completing homework assignments as well as taking all quizzes and tests over the various units. Their schoolwork is scheduled for them in advance so that by following the daily schedule all work will be completed by the middle of May. Students will have access to a teacher at D1A who will answer questions that they may have over their schoolwork. Parents will be able to monitor daily their student’s progress and grades. Parents will still be responsible for making sure the student completes all schoolwork on schedule.  Learn More!

 

2.) Complete the registration packet and gather all required papers.

Download the registration packet here. Please use a different registration form for each child. You may submit the completed registration by mail, fax or bring it into the school. Include the correct amount of fees and any other papers required or the registration will be rejected.

Birth certificate

  • A copy of the student’s official birth certificate must be submitted with registration for any student new to D1A.

Parent’s proof of high school education or higher (For Homeschooling Program only)

  • If this is the first child you are registering with D1A, you must submit a copy of a parent’s high school diploma or transcript showing graduation date, or any proof of schooling after high school such as a college transcript. Call the school if you have questions about this.

Proof of guardianship
If someone other than the student’s parents (i.e. grandparents, friend, other family member) is enrolling the student, you must submit copies of official documents proving guardianship of the student.

Unofficial copy of high school transcript for students in grades 9-12 who are registering on the Online or Correspondence Programs

  • This will help us to be able to start your student more quickly on the new materials. Without it we will have to wait until their former school sends us records.

5.) Withdraw your student from former school.

In addition to registering with Daniel 1, officially withdraw them from any previous schools. Go to the school and find out what you need to do or call them and ask.  (Not necessary if switching schools during the summer break.)

6.) Begin teaching your student at home.

On the Homeschooling program you will need to obtain school materials to use. You can purchase them across the internet, from individuals, from curriculum fairs and from retail stores. On the Correspondence program you will be receiving your curriculum from Daniel 1 along with a schedule to follow.  On the Online program you will receive instructions on how to access Daniel 1’s Ignitia website.

Requirements

Yearly Enrollment

Enrollment is good only for the current school year. Students must be re-enrolled each school year.

School Year

The school year starts on July 1st and ends on June 30th of the following year. Enrollment is open year-round. Transfers are accepted throughout the school year. Most students enroll for the new school year during July and August.

Start Date

The student’s enrollment at Daniel 1 Academy begins on the date he/she registers for that school year. (Example: Student starts home schooling in August, but does not register until sometime in November. The school days between August and November will not be counted as school days at Daniel 1 Academy.)

Attendance

Daniel 1 Academy requires a minimum of 180 days but we do not require an attendance report. Parents are to be responsible for making sure their student meets this requirement.

Grade Reports

Parents of students on the Homeschool Program are required to submit a grade report for each semester. First semester reports are due January 30th and second semester reports are due June 30th. If a student withdraws from D1A during a semester, the parent must submit the grade report at time of withdrawal.

Achievement Testing

Daniel 1 no longer offers achievement testing.  Parents who want testing for their student should search the internet where there are many options from which to choose.  High school students will still have a testing requirement using the ACT test.

Withdrawing from Daniel 1 Academy

To withdraw from D1A during the school year, you must complete the Withdrawal Request Form and send it to Daniel 1 along with a grade report form for the time spent homeschooling. We will not release records to another school unless all accounts are settled and reports have been turned in. All fees are non-refundable.