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One-on-One Homeschooling for 9 – 12

About Excelsior Academy Homeschool – High School 

Excelsior Academy Homeschool for High School is a blended program which implements online components along with face to face instruction.  Students enroll in an accredited program with an online HS agency through Excelsior Academy. Students at Excelsior Academy take classes in their grade level and those that are most congruent to their learning abilities. Excelsior Academy fosters a curriculum that is centered on learning through application and learning how to learn. Excelsior Academy achieves this agenda by implementing a curriculum that is hands on and practical. Additionally, students with learning disabilities master learning how to learn by taking ownership for the way they assemble information. Teachers provide individualize instruction that caters to their distinct learning styles and students form and share learned information that is most conducive to their learning styles. During times of projects, research, and discussion, students take ownership on the method in which they would like to showcase their knowledge. Our mission at Excelsior Academy Private High School is to create a learning environment that is individualized, intimate, and cognitively safe for students to prosper.

Excelsior Academy molds students into fluent readers and effective writers. Essay writing is an important skill that students need as they continue their studies with post-secondary education. We help students put their thoughts on paper through brainstorming, outlining, and critical thinking.

What makes Excelsior Academy High School Homeschooling Different?

  • Learning how to learn – Our students learn how by taking ownership of the structure and layout in which they want their information showcased.
  • Learning through application – Students apply their learning to practical applications by building, creating ,and generalizing information into tangible or authentic concepts.
  • Individualized instruction – Students’ instructions are personalized to their abilities and strengths

Our programs at Excelsior Academy Homeschool for High School prepares our students for college and career placements. We understand the importance of both academics and vocational skills, therefore accredited curriculum programs are designed to provide a holistic view on learning. Understanding our students’ strengths is important to our individualized instruction, which allows us to offer curriculums that are unique to cater for differences among our students.

OBJECTIVE

To provide the student with one-on-one tutoring sessions and student-centered learning, in a full-time (to obtain a HS Diploma), part-time, or credit recovery homeschool accredited-curriculum.  Access to teachers’ support through Excelsior Academy will ensure a rewarding high school experience.

GRADUATION PLAN CHECKLIST
High School Diploma requires 26 Total Credits
Subjects 9th 10th 11th 12th
English Language Arts (4 credits) English 1 English II English III English IV
Math (4 credits) Algebra I Geometry Algebra II Pre-Calculus
Science (4 credits) IPC (or Advanced Science) Biology Chemistry Physics
Social Studies (4 credits) World Geography World History US History Government (0.5)
Economics (0.5)
Electives (6 credits) 2 2 2 Optional
Foreign Language (2 credits) Spanish Spanish Spanish None
Fine Arts (1 credits) Art I Optional Optional Optional
Physical Education
(1 credit)
Optional Physical Education Optional Optional
Communication
(.5 credit)
N/A N/A Public Speaking Optional
*Transcript and diploma will be provided through the homeschool agency or Excelsior Academy, depending on program selection.

AVAILABLE ACCREDITED CURRICULUMS: 

1. Keystone School Online 

  • Curriculum covers core subjects including Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Advanced Placement (AP) courses, Spanish for foreign language, and electives including Accounting, Life Skills, Business, and Public Speaking, Fine Arts I.
  • Estimated daily course time per subject is 45 minutes
  • Official transcripts are provided by Keystone School Online
  • Curriculum Fees (does not include Tuition fees):
Subjects Half a Credit Full Credit
Core Courses & Electives $289 $399
AP Courses N/A $499
AP Science N/A $549
Labs $289 $349
AP Labs $369 $449

Curriculum Fee examples for a full-time student taking 8 Courses per year per grade.

Grade Core Courses AP Course (non-science) Foreign Language Elective Lab AP Lab Total Cost
9th Grade 4   1 3     $3,192
10th Grade 4 1 1 1 1   $3,242
11th Grade 3 1 1 2   1 $3,392
12th Grade 2 2 1 1   1 $3,043

Other fees may include: Textbooks, Transcript Request.

2. Texas Tech University Online 

  • High school program offers a state-accredited online education to earn high school diploma.
  • Students are required to take the STAAR Exams, just as other schools in Texas.
    • This is an end of the year state assessment/test for students to take to assess academic readiness
  • Courses requiring a STAAR exam for graduation from Texas Tech High School: English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, U.S. History.
  • Estimated daily course time per subject is 50 minutes
  • Official transcripts are provided by Texas Tech University Online
  • Curriculum Fees (does not include Tuition fees):
    • Credits Fee for an average Annual Full-Time Enrollment – 8 Courses per Year: $3,600
Subjects Half a Credit Full Credit
Core Courses & Electives $225 $450
AP Courses N/A N/A
Labs N/A N/A
AP Labs N/A N/A

 Other fees may include: Textbooks, Transcript Request, Graduation Cap & Gown.

3. University of Texas at Austin 

  • The student has 150 days to complete the course from date of enrollment, a student may work more quickly to advance. For an additional fee, a 30-day extension can be requested by emailing edservices@austin.utexas.edu
  • All courses require proctored exams, students would be proctored by an Excelsior teacher or staff member. Students who fail the exam are allowed one reexamination.
  • Assignments count for 75% of the course grade, the final exam counts for 25%. A score of 70% is the minimum requirement for passing the course. Student final grades can be viewed from the UT Student Portalor UT Counselor Portal. Official transcripts are provided by Excelsior Academy
  • Curriculum Fee rate (does not include Tuition fees):
    • Average Annual Full-Time Enrollment – Per Year: $3,485
Subjects Half a Credit Full Credit
Core Courses & Electives $245 $490
AP Courses $245 $490
Labs N/A N/A
AP Labs N/A N/A

Other fees with University of Texas:

  • Registration fees: $150
  • Semester Credit by Exam: $50
  • Course 30-Day Extension Fee: $55
  • Final Exam Re-examination Fee: $35
  • Other fees aren’t listed as: Exam Change Requests, Testing Center Proctor.

4. Gifted and Talented Homeschooling – Accelerated program (2 years in 1 program) via Credit by Exam (to test out of a subject the student already mastered) through:

  • CLEP (only for 11th 12th only) OR
  • TTU Online Exams (for 9 – 12)
  • Advantages of CLEP Exam(s):
    • Student will obtain Credit by Exam (CE) for high school courses
    • Student will obtain College Credit(s)
  • A minimum of 70% is the required passing score on any CLEP exam to obtain a C Letter grade.
  • Interested student(s) must be entering the 10th or higher grade level.
  • 9th grade students can’t enroll in this Accelerated Program.
  • Mandatory Requirement: interested students who are in 2nd or 3rd high school year (10th, 11th grade) must have passed all Core Subjects and Foreign Language courses from previous high school years by providing official Transcripts, to be able to enroll into this Accelerated Program.
  • The student must be ready to take rigorous workload to pass the 4 core subjects via CLEP exams (which completes 2 years of high school in one year). This would guarantee obtaining HS credits for the grade level entered, and high school credits for the following year (through credit by exam).
  • To enroll in CLEP the student would sign up on com and complete the steps below:
    • Review the CLEP Policy and sign up for the exam(s) to take
    • Pay for the exam(s) and select the institute to receive the score(s) for free or wait on selection until after taking the exam and pay $20 fee.
    • Select a nearby center and time to take the CLEP exam(s). Students can register for the exam 6 months prior to test date.
  • To enroll in Texas Tech University (TTU) the student would create an account, Log-in, complete student information section, sign student agreement form, and pay the CE fee.

Examples of students entering the Accelerated Program at different grade levels are shown below:

Accelerated Program Plan for student starting in 9th Grade Level

Subjects Math English Science Social Studies Electives Foreign Language
9th

 

UT

Algebra I
Geometry
English I Science (IPC)
Biology
World Geography

 

Fine Arts None
10th

 

UT

 

Algebra II

 

English II

 

English III

Chemistry US History
World History
Accounting &

Life Skills

Spanish
11th

 

CLEP Exams

Pre-Calculus

 

English IV Physics

 

Fall- US Government

Spring – Macroeconomies

Speech

Business

Spanish

Accelerated Program Plan for student starting in 10th Grade Level

Subjects Math English Science Social Studies Electives Foreign Language
9th:

Transfer must have completed the following 

Algebra I

 

English I

 

Science (IPC)

 

World Geography

 

Two &

Art I

One
10th
UT
Geometry English II
English III
Chemistry
Biology
World History

 

Life Skills One (must be same language as last year)
11th
CLEP Exams
Algebra II

 

Pre-Calculus

English IV (English Literature) Physics

 

Natural Sciences

 

US History

Fall- Government

Spring- Macroeconomies

Business None

 

Accelerated Program Plan for student starting in 11th Grade Level

Subjects Math English Science Social Studies Electives Foreign Language
9th:

Transfer must have completed the following 

Algebra I

 

English I

 

Science (IPC)

 

World Geography

 

Two &

Art I

One
10th

Transfer must have completed the following 

Geometry English II

 

Chemistry

 

World History

 

Two &

Physical Education

One
11th

 

CLEP Exams

Algebra II

 

Pre-Calculus

English III

 

English IV – English Literature

Physics

 

Biology

 

US History
Fall- GovernmentSpring- Macroeconomies
Public Speaking None

INSTRUCTION

Our hybrid teaching program may incorporate computers and face to face teaching to accomplish the most productive and effective learning environment for struggling learners. Teachers instruct lessons for individual subjects and may incorporate online components within classes.

EXCELSIOR TUITION PRICING (One-on-One Tutoring).

25 hours per week = 100 hours per month= $3,000 per month
15 hours per week = 60 hours per month = $2,100 per month

This pricing does not include the fees associated with the above-mentioned private pay to the accredited-curriculum agency, such as: curriculum fees, admission fees, textbooks/ material, tuition for credits, or transcript requests, etc.

TUITION REFUND POLICY

The policy applies on a course by course basis, and the selected program’s policy.  Additionally, a non-refundable $150 registration fee to Excelsior Academy will apply.


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