Administrator's Name: Laura McKenzie
Website URL: Asbury Academy
Location (mailing address): First United Methodist Church, Birmingham
Office hours (for phone contact): prefer after lunch ( during school year, and also please not after 9 pm)
Sponsoring church: St. Junia United Methodist Church, Birmingham
Enrollment area: We serve families primarily within driving distance of Birmingham.
Statement of Faith: NOT required at all. No church membership required.
HSLDA: Not Required
General description (or Mission Statement): Our primary focus is to help families who desire to home educate their children, to strive for educational excellence. We offer activities as well for the students. And have a large lending library of books to supplement the curriculum.
Requirements: We offer 8 faculty meetings per year, you are allowed to miss 4. We meet the first Tuesday night in August, September, November, December, February, March, May and June, at 7 pm. Our library opens at 6:30 pm and again at the close of the meeting. We have a one page form for attendance and grades. Parents choose curriculum. No requirement for number of days or hours per day, but we urge parents to come as close as they can to the number of days public school uses. We do have a policy where children must be supervised during the day by an adult. This usually is a parent but can also be a grandparent or something. We do not have a religious requirement, we trust parents to raise their children in their Faith as they see fit. State law currently does not require testing of students who attend church schools so we do not require testing.
Our meetings are centered on educational themes and have a panel of seasoned homeschool moms who share ideas and answer questions.
August - Math
September - Literature and reading (teaching reading)
November - College prep
December - Holiday party and craft ideas
February - Arts night
April - Social Studies
May - Science
June - Graduation with cap and gown and reception
Arts, Science, SS and Literature nights the kids can bring in exhibits related to the theme. It's a nice way to see what others are doing.
Fees: $275 a year, paid in 11 installments of $25 a month.. This is per family ... not per child. $30 to register initially.
Services: Very large library of books, DVDs, Cd-Rom's for home computer... to supplement curriculum. Monthly support meetings. Monthly field trips for all ages. Graduation for Kindergarten as well as Seniors..(always held first Tues in June). Dual enrollment with Jeff State (11th-12th graders) We keep transcripts and sent to next school or college.
Additional Info: We have at least one field trip a month. We sponsor a Spring Dance open to all homeschool teens 9th grade and up, in May. This dance is our equivalent of a "prom" and is very well attended.
Information here last verified on 11/03/2015.
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