Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Getting Started

  1. At what age can my child start?
  2. When does registration for the academic year begin?
  3. Is this Homeschooling?
  4. What is the parents’ role?
  5. Is Progress Academy an accredited school?
  6. Can my student receive a diploma through Progress Academy?
  7. Who is my teacher?

Curriculum and Materials

  1. Are the costs of materials included in the tuition?
  2. Can I change a course once I have registered?
  3. Do you supply books with your online courses?
  4. Are there quizzes and tests?
  5. Are there assignments that are not completed on the computer?
  6. How is my child’s progress evaluated?

Tuition and Costs

  1. How do you keep the cost of your tuition so low?
  2. How do I submit my enrollment form and registration fee?
  3. Does Progress Academy have a payment plan?
  4. What is your cancellation policy?

Technical Requirements

  1. What kind of computer and Internet access do I need?
  2. Will your program work with a Macintosh?
  3. If I enroll more than one child, do they each need their own computer?
  4. How can I read PDF (Acrobat) files?
  5. Can I print out the lessons for review while off the Internet?
  6. Do you need to be able to type in order to complete the work?

Learning Styles

  1. Do you accept students with special education needs?
  2. Can my child work at an accelerated pace and move on to the next grade?
  3. How much time typically does a student spend online every day?
  4. Is there a time limit on completing a course or assignment?

Getting Started

  1. At what age can my child start?

    Children grow at different rates, and their abilities vary; as the parent you would know best your child’s starting age. For this reason, students may enroll at Progress Academy at any age. Each state has mandatory age requirements for attendance. Contact us for your states current requirements.

  2. When does registration for the academic year begin?

    Registration can occur at any time during the calendar year. Your subscription with Progress Academy includes one full year (365 days) of learning.

  3. Is this Homeschooling?

    Yes! This program offers the structure of a traditional classroom education with the flexible benefits of homeschooling. Progress Academy provides a broad-range curriculum specialized for independent study and eliminates the tedious task of creating lesson plans, assignments, quizzes and tests – providing you more time to enjoy the learning experience with your family.

  4. What is the parents’ role?

    Your committed participation is essential to making your child’s independent study experience a success. The first and primary teacher of every child is their parent(s), at Progress we have removed the busy work of searching for curriculum by providing a complete solution for each student. Independent study is a partnership between parents, students, and Progress Academy. This allows parents to have the time to really enjoy teaching and learning with their children and, more importantly, learning about their children.

  5. Is Progress Academy an accredited school?

    Progress Academy is a web based curriculum provider. Our certified teachers write the curriculum using many top educational tools to meet CORE national standards of learning in the United States. The curriculum is accredited in many different learning institutions administered by certified teachers. As it is the homeschooling parent administering the curriculum, it is considered homeschooling.

  6. Can my student receive a diploma through Progress Academy?

    Yes, we have a graduation program and if all requirements are met we provide a diploma. Progress Academy offers a College Preparatory Diploma and a Standard Diploma. The College Preparatory Diploma requires specific Math courses, while the Standard Diploma does not.

  7. Who is my teacher?

    Progress Academy provides curriculum for homeschool students, the “teacher” is your parent or guardian administering the education.


Curriculum and Materials

  1. Are the costs of materials included in the tuition?

    YES. All of our courses have accompanying materials, such as eBooks, interactive audio and visual resources, including “Brainpop” learning cartoons, educational videos from United Streaming and Digital Curriculum Corporation, automated testing functions, and various other web-based interactive resources; the charges for these are already included in the cost of your tuition.

  2. Can I change a course once I have registered?

    Yes! We work with each individual student to meet their specific needs. If a student finds the need to change courses, our Progress Academy staff will personally assist you in making changes as needed.

  3. Do you supply books with your online courses?

    Progress Academy curriculum utilizes eBooks for their courses, traditional text books can be purchased if desired.

  4. Are there quizzes and tests?

    We offer automatically graded quizzes and unit tests that upload into a personal electronic gradebook for each student.

  5. Are there assignments that are not completed on the computer?

    Yes! While all coursework is accessed via the internet, most assignments can be saved and completed off line. Also included are many learning opportunities such as labs, projects, and developmental exercises explored off line.

  6. How is my child’s progress evaluated?

    Our online curriculum offers automated test and quiz grading, and a personal portfolio function that captures and holds your child’s online completed assignments for your future review.


Tuition and Costs

  1. How do you keep the cost of your tuition so low?

    As a web based curriculum provider, we serve our families through the Internet and by telephone, we do not have large buildings or infrastructures to finance.

  2. How do I submit my enrollment form and registration fee?

    You may register online at www.progressacademy.com, or mail in your enrollment form and registration to:
    Progress Academy, P.O. Box 415, Powell, OH 43065.

  3. Does Progress Academy have a payment plan?

    The Single Payment option is $895, which gives you a 10% discount. The Quarterly Payment option gives you a 5% discount. The initial down-payment is $295, with 3 additional payments of $217, for a total cost due of $946. The Monthly Payment option has an initial down-payment of $95, with 11 additional monthly payments of $82, for a total cost due of $997.

  4. What is your cancellation policy?

    Progress Academy is pleased to offer a Guest Pass to all potential student’s families to try out our curriculum. Once you have purchased a personalized, customized student account, we have set this up with all of our external partnerships, and we have emailed you usernames and passwords, there is no discontinuance of payments or refunds. The fees are based on services purchased and not actual usage, payment obligations are non-cancelable and fees paid are non-refundable. The Progress Academy online subscription contains many software partnerships that once accessed, cannot be retrieved.


Technical Requirements

  1. What kind of computer and Internet access do I need?

    Students will need to have access to a computer with internet connection capabilities.

  2. Will your program work with a Macintosh?

    Yes, a Mac will work with our online program.

  3. If I enroll more than one child, do they each need their own computer?

    The importance of having “one computer per student” changes from elementary school (not so important) through high school (more important). Depending on learning styles, and schedules many children can use the same computer at different times of the day. Keep in mind how much time each student will need, and set a schedule that fits your lifestyle.

  4. How can I read PDF (Acrobat) files?

    Download Acrobat ReaderCertain parts of our curriculum will need to be accessed with a FREE downloadable version of Acrobat.

  5. Can I print out the lessons for review while off the Internet?

    Yes, assignments and lessons can be printed, or downloaded for future use offline.

  6. Do you need to be able to type in order to complete the work?

    Our lessons require point and click abilities to navigate, and the typing would be up to the individual student’s choice. Many assignments can be hand-written. We also offer a program called “Typing Pal” so that students may learn to type and/or become more proficient at typing.


Learning Styles

  1. Do you accept students with special education needs?

    Our unique online learning system accommodates rapidly changing energy levels and allows students to work at their own unique pace. Although we do not offer “special education” services, the very nature of our engaging curriculum has been a wonderful solution for many students.

  2. Can my child work at an accelerated pace and move on to the next grade?

    A Progress Subscription is for an entire year of study and does allow for students to progress at an accelerated pace; moving on to the next grade is possible. We do not suggest rushing through this rigorous education program, but to explore all the opportunities each course offers.

  3. How much time typically does a student spend online every day?

    Each child learns at a different pace. As a guide, many courses have suggested time frames for completion for the average student. Our typical student spends approximately 3 to 4 hours each week day to complete the course requirements; however, all of this time is not spent online. Many of our learning activities and projects are completed offline.

  4. Is there a time limit on completing a course or assignment?

    As a private parent-led curriculum, each subscription entitles the student to work at their own pace, completing assignments and course work on their schedule within the 1 year subscription. If the Student has not completed the coursework within the 1 year time frame, they may resume at the beginning of the next subscription period.