Getting Started/Admissions

Getting Started/Admissions

Frequently asked questions related to programs offered and enrollment.

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  • What does A Beka Academy provide?

    Accredited Program
    Independent Study Program

  • What are parent/student responsibilities?

    Accredited Program
    Independent Study Program

  • What grades and courses do you offer?

    We offer K4–12th grade. Visit Courses pages for detailed information.

  • Is there a schedule prepared to tell me when and how to operate the video school?

    Yes, the video program provides a video manual containing a complete day-by-day schedule for the home teacher to follow. In addition, there are individual manuals for each grade or courses that give complete details concerning both student and teacher preparation.

  • What laws apply to home schooling in my state?

    It is your responsibility to inform your local school district that your child will be enrolled in a home school environment and to comply with your state’s home schooling requirements.

  • Does A Beka Academy offer programs for schools?

    Yes! Please see the Christian School Video Programs page.

  • Do we get to keep the DVDs?

    No, the DVDs are leased and remain the unconditional property of A Beka Academy. The materials remain the property of the parent and student.

  • How do I return the DVDs?

    A Beka Academy has added a convenient feature for customers living in the U.S. and U.S. territories when returning DVDs. Customers are able to utilize FedEx SmartPost for this return service. Follow the instructions below on printing a Return Label and simply place the package with the DVDs in the mailbox or drop it off at the local Post Office. (Please note: International customers will receive a pre-paid UPS Return Label when sending back DVDs.)

    To print your free, pre-paid, Return Service Label:

    1. Click on the Homeschool Login tab in the upper-right-hand corner then select Parent Account. Enter your A Beka Academy account number and password (Note: If this is your first time logging in, enter your A Beka Academy account number and click on the question mark next to the password box and then select the Create a Password link).
    2. Expand the Shipment Information tab by clicking on it, and then select Request a DVD return label.
    3. Follow the Steps listed to print out the label and then affix it to the box.
    4. Retain the lower portion of the printout for your records.
    5. If possible, we recommend getting a receipt from the location where you drop off the box. Should the box or label not track, this receipt will be proof that you dropped off this box, as well as when and where it was dropped off.
  • Who can be the student's supervisor and what do they need to be able to do?

    In the video program, the master teacher will provide the teaching expertise necessary for a quality learning program. A parent or a designated adult, needs only to administer the material and grade the quizzes and tests using the included materials.

  • Can you help me get started home schooling?

    Yes, request a Homeschool Packet which will show you the many options A Beka offers in home schooling.

  • Does A Beka Academy have a statement of faith?

    Yes, see our Statement of Faith.

  • What are the graduation requirements for an A Beka Academy student?

    See the Graduation requirements page.

  • Do I need to own a television and DVD player?

    Depending on your enrollment, yes, you will need a TV and DVD player or a computer that will play DVDs for A Beka Academy courses that use DVD instruction. If you want to use headphones to listen to the videos, you may need a special attachment for your TV/DVD player or computer.

  • How much of each day’s total classroom time is video instruction?

    Approximately three hours of the total kindergarten and elementary classroom day is spent viewing videos. Most video teaching sessions are 15-20 minutes in length on the elementary level and 45 minutes in length on the secondary levels. These sessions are separated by time periods for lunch, physical education, recess or breaks, student seat-work, reading, and homework check.

  • Can a student take just one semester of a full-year course?

    Yes, if only one-half credit is needed.

  • Is A Beka Academy accredited?

    Please see the ABA Accreditation page.

  • I’m having problems enrolling or viewing my account information online. What’s wrong?

    To protect your privacy online, our web site requires strong encryption (SSLv3, 128 bit encryption). Your web browser may not support this level of encryption or it may be disabled in your browser. Instructions for enabling strong encryption in some popular browsers are listed below.

    • Internet Explorer: Choose “Internet Options” from the “Tools” menu. Click the “Advanced” tab and scroll to the bottom of the list of settings. Make sure “Use SSL 3.0” or “Use TLS 1.0” is checked. Click “OK” to apply your changes.
    • Netscape Navigator: Choose “Preferences” from the “Edit” menu. Choose “SSL” from the “Privacy & Security” category. Make sure “Enable SSL version 3” is checked. Click “OK” to apply your changes.
    • Firefox: Choose “Options...” from the “Tools” menu (or “Preferences” from the “Firefox” menu if on MacOS X). Click the “Advanced” icon. Make sure “Use SSL 3.0” under the “Security” category is checked. Click “OK” to apply your changes.
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