Our website has a lot of information about the program, so on this page we are giving you a quick bird's eye view of the main information. It is important to understand that we are a resource to be used during your homeschool journey. Our goal is to partner with you and help enhance your student's educational experience from the comfort of your home
We offer hybrid classes
Our Hybrid classes offer the following:
Attend class online 1 day per week for 25 minutes
A steady pace to complete the full course over 2 semesters (16 weeks per semester)
Video instructions for each lesson
Most assignments graded by the teacher
Assignment completion online for real time grading for most assignments
Access to chat and email the teacher for additional help
Our learning platform offers a safe and private social media platform for all students to post and interact with each other
Each student should have their own computer, headset, and webcam in order to participate in class and complete assignments
Parents are the primary teacher and are fully responsible for their student(s) education and partnering with Beacon will help enhance their educational experience
Parents are responsible to ensure the completion of assignments within 16 weeks per semester
Parents are required to register with their local school district as a homeschool family as per their state's requirements
Have access to high speed internet with the minimum speeds of 50mbs down and 5 mbs up.
parents & students
Each family should have a scanner in order to scan and upload any assignments that are completed offline
Parents and students are responsible to check their online assignments page for each class in order to know if any assignments are missing and to check the scores for resubmission of a low grade assignment
Our staff work from the comfort of their home and have the flexibility to work hours that best fits their schedule and times zone
Beacon offers tutoring sessions when they are necessary. First step is to email the teacher using our message platform, if the teacher feels that the student needs further assistance, they can video chat in real time
Scheduled tutoring sessions provided by our staff are billed in 15 or 30 minute increments and must be paid prior to the session
HOW ARE ASSIGNMENTS GIVEN?
All assignments are posted through our learning management system. Your student will be able to access the site for each of their classes. Within the pages of these class sites there is an assignment area where all work is posted so your student will know what they have to complete for each subject. The learning management system also combines each subject's list into one easy to follow to do list so that you and your student(s) can see everything that is coming due for your student(s) to complete and turn in.
HOW DO WE TURN IN ASSIGNMENTS?
In our learning management system, the assignment will not only list the instructions on what is to be done, but also information on how to turn in the assignment. Depending on the assignment type, there are differing methods of turning in an assignment. If the assignment is a "dropbox" assignment there will be a place for the student to upload the scanned PDF of their completed assignment. If it is an online "quiz" the assignment can be completed online by filling in the blank, choosing the multiple choice option, or typing the essay response, depending on the question type. These "quiz" options are done directly through the learning management system so that they do not need to write it on paper to turn it in.
HOW DO WE SEE OUR STUDENT'S GRADES?
Once the assignment has been turned in, the teacher reviews the work and gives it a grade. On the same section that the assignment is posted, they will see the grade received for the assignment listed there along with any teacher comments and also the markup of the assignment PDF. The student or parent will then be able to click on the assignment and review over the paper that was graded and read any comments that teacher may have given.