How do we prepare to answer that call?
Kaleo is a Christ-centered, creative community for homeschool students in grades K-12. Our unique, integrated approach is based on the time tested methodology of Charlotte Mason.
Educate the heart through community
Educate the mind through grace filled rigor
Educate the soul by connecting everything we know and are back to God.
All the things
What is the admission process?
We have a multiple step process for admissions.
While we hope to all be friends, we might not be a good fit for every family.
We want to make sure we are all a good fit for each other for a successful year!
Family sets up a school tour - this is where we tell you about us!
Family fills out application
Family interview - this is where you tell us about you!
We both take a few days to pray and seek God. He knows us both and is our ultimate authority!
If we both feel we are a good fit, you will be accepted into our Kaleo family and we will start the enrollment process!
*Once your family is admitted into our Academy, you are free to enroll in any of our classes at any campus!
Tell me about your Core classes
We focus on 5 core subjects:
These classes are taught from the voice of history partnered with a biblical worldview. Because of our historical integration, they are only offered as a group. We do not offer these classes individually.
*We teach history chronologically in 4 year rotations. This year we will be in the modern time period, starting with the Civil War and going through current history.
Our students are broken into groups by age and these groups are capped to keep them small.
What about Math and Science for Middle and High School?
We would LOVE to offer these classes. Because math and science are so grade specific, at this time, we do not have enough students to offer these classes. If you would like to be put on the waiting list for the future, contact us! Give us the specific class you would like to take (Algebra, Biology etc) and when we have enough students for the class to make, we will let you know!
*These classes are only offered to students who have been admitted to our program. You do not have to take the core classes, but you do have to follow the same admissions protocols for entrance. First step is to fill out the New Student Application.
What about Math and Science?
We offer a 3 hour STEM class on Wednesdays. These classes are for K-6.
These classes will learn the math concepts in class in fun ways and we will use Horizons Math for our weekly practice work at home. However, because we don't believe in busy work, this work will be scaled down as the student masters the concept. We will not be assigning entire pages of problems just for the sake of doing them!
We will use Apologia's Young Explorer series for Science.
K-2 will use Zoology 1, Flying Animals
3-6 (two separate classes) will use Human Anatomy
We will do fun Engineering projects each week and we will send home basic technology assignments to be done with the home teacher. These lessons will cover basic and safe technology use to prepare your student for living in a technological world!
Do you offer other extra classes?
We will be offering Drama Club this fall. We will have a Drama Club for elementary students and one for middle and high school students. We will add more classes as we see a need and desire for others.
Who teaches your classes? Do I have to stay on campus each week?
Our teachers are not all state certified, but we do have qualifications. They must adhere to at least one of the following.
A degree in education
A degree in the subject matter they are teaching
At least 3 years of experience in their field and /or teaching in a classroom
If we have an opening and a parent would like to apply, we are happy for them to do so. However, we will not give precedence to a parent over a more qualified candidate. We have a great staff and we want to always strive for excellence.
We are a drop off program. We ask that each family volunteer at least once every 6 weeks or pay an opt out fee. This day of volunteering does not have to be working with children. It might be helping with admin work or lunch etc. This day is about more than helping. It is a day to give our parents some connection and community as well! Spending a day with other parents and seeing what we do up close is well worth your time!
We provide free, onsite childcare for our staff and volunteers when you are working on campus, so you don't have to worry about your littles!
How much does it cost? (Payment plans available for all classes!)
We try very hard to keep our prices as low as possible. We also like to keep it simple! Here are a breakdown of costs:
Enrollment Fee - $100 ($150 after June 1)
This is a per student fee. This covers insurance, rent and other administrative fees.
Book Fee - Core Class $125 (includes textbooks, literature books)
STEM Class $75 (includes textbooks for math and science as well as all supplies for class, including engineering)
Tuition - Core Class $1395
This is for all five classes for 32 weeks. This breaks down to $8.72 per class per week!
STEM Class $995
This breaks down to $10.30 per class! And you don't have to teach math!
Drama Club Elementary $350 for the year.
This is a one hour class that meets for 32 weeks (with some extra rehearsals.) We will have at least one full production at the end of the year as well as being involved with the older drama club in our Christmas Program. This cost includes costumes with the exception of shoes that you will need to provide at the directors discretion.
Drama Club MS/HS $450 for the year.
This is a 2 hour class that meets for 32 weeks (with some extra rehearsals) This Drama Club will be the main characters and speaking parts for the Christmas Program and they will do an additional full performance at the end of the year.
Why the Arts?
Why would the Arts be core classes?
First, let me say, we value Math and Science! Many times, people assume we are just artsy people and don't value these essential subjects. Believe it or not, the Arts make those subjects more valuable! Research shows that music fires off the same areas of the brain that we use when solving spatial-temporal reasoning problems - in other words, music and math are best friends!
When archaeologists look at previous civilizations, they study the arts of the people. What did they create? What did they write? This helps us have a deeper understanding of people groups and history.
We also believe that we are made in the image of God and that God is the ultimate creator. Therefore, we are creative beings!
That means, that even for students who don't show a leaning towards the arts, they can still benefit in these areas:
Critical thinking skills
The value of teamwork
Creative problem-solving skills
An appreciation of the beauty in God's world.
While we are all creative, we are not all creative in the same ways. Exposure to different art forms helps us all to find that God designed part the we need to answer the unique call God has given to each one of us.
(And let's face it, theater at home is just not the same!)
When you say rigor...
Kaleo Academy is a full college prep program.
We don't skimp on academics, but we do believe there are a lot of ways to get there.
We believe education should be:
Fun and engaging
A feast of learning for our students.
Individualized for students
Moving our students towards great adults that appreciate academics AND the arts!
We believe education should NOT be:
Full of busy work
Subjects disconnected from each other
Measured by others accomplishments (God made your student unique!)
God and Community
God created us to be in community with Him and other believers. In fact, Jesus said that the most important thing we could do was love God with everything we have and the second was to love others!
That is why every subject we teach has a biblical worldview. We want to see God's story and our part in that story!
We know you want your child to have a faith of their own and we want to support them in that endeavor by providing an environment where they can explore their faith. A safe environment of like minded friends who will support them as they wrestle with big God questions and even doubts.
At Kaleo Academy, we hope they will make lifelong friends who will sharpen them and push them to be better humans!
3 ways to connect with us
We know choosing a program to partner with can be stressful. We want to make it as easy as possible! Choose one of our connection points below. We look forward to meeting you!
Chat on the phone with one of our directors. Hear our heart for serving our homeschool community and what that partnership will look like for your family.
We can meet with one or multiple families online. This is a great option if both parents would like to be a part of the conversation. (Our most successful families come to us with both parents on the same page, in agreement with Kaleo!)
Schedule a tour of our school during our class day. We love to meet new families and show them what we do! One of our directors will show you around, share with you what we do and answer any questions you might have!
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