Frequently Asked Questions About Our Online Homeschool

  • Our purpose is to provide an enriched and extended educational program through quality instruction in a varied and enriched learning environment that supports parents in teaching their children at home. Individual attention by the parents and Sycamore Academy teachers provides a firm foundation of basic skills for building a strong base for educational growth. Character development and spiritual instruction are also emphasized. We believe that the combination of parental support and Sycamore Academy’s professional guidance along with character development results in the most effective educational program. 

  • Internet access. A Windows-based, Linux-based, Apple computer or iPad may be used. The device must have a camera installed.

  • The online school is a web-based program that can be used with any Internet connection on any personal computer (PC) or Macintosh.  No installation is required and a student can be ready to work immediately.

  • We currently offer grades 3 through 12.

  • Click here to view the scope and sequence of the courses offered in the online school.

  • Yes, your student will be working on the internet during the live classes.

  • With Zoom technology the teachers have the ability to conduct virtual live classes with multiple students which creates a more engaged learning experience. Zoom is also used for one-on-one tutoring sessions.

  • Most work is done on the computer, except for science experiments, literature books, and projects.

  • With our online school, students are able to work at their own pace with no minimum enrollment period.

  • Students of any grade level including high school may enroll in the online school at any time during the year.

  •  Our teachers work with your students monitoring their progress, addressing student concerns and questions, and making comments on student work.   Students may call in to talk to a certified teacher during office hours or they can email their teachers. 

  • All teachers in our academy have either a Master’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree. Highly qualified teachers  personally review all work and reports.  

  • Students have one year to complete the curriculum. 

  • Student files are kept in our office for progress reports. We will send for records from your child’s previous school, and upon request, send them on with your accumulated Sycamore Academy records as your child moves into another school environment.

  • Spanish is available online.  Other languages can be taken, but they are not taught in live classes.

  • See our complete fee schedule for costs of enrollment and tuition for the online or combination programs.

  • A group plan with a discount group rate is provided through Home School Legal Defense Association. This organization provides support and legal aid when public personnel question your homeschooling. It is strongly recommended that you join this group although it is not required.

  • Upon graduation or transfer, Sycamore Academy will provide a transcript. This accredited transcript has been recognized by public and private schools, as well as colleges and universities around the world.  

  • 1.We will write letters of recommendation to your insurance for good student discount qualification.
    2. We will help you obtain work permits.
    3. We will supply high school students with our ID Code for proficiency tests and college exams.

  • Yes, Sycamore Academy is fully accredited by the AdvancED SACS CASI (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement).

  • Our students have attended many college and universities, including the following:
    Arizona Bible College • Arizona State University • Azusa Pacific University • Bob Jones University • California Polytechnic State University • California State University Long Beach • California State University – Northridge • Catawba Valley Community College • Cedarville University • Cerro Coro Community College • Christian Heritage College • Cisco Junior College • College of the Ozarks • College of the Ozarks • Cornish College of the Arts • Cuyahoga Community College • Eastern University • Fayetteville Technical Community College • Illinois Central College • Irvine Valley College • Kent State University • Knox College • Lake Superior College • Lesley University • Loma Linda University • Miami University • Montana State University • New Mexico State University • Nyack College • Ohio State University • Orange Coast College • Pacific Coast Union College • Pacific Union University • Palm Beach Community College • Pensacola Christian College • Pierce College • Santa Barbara City College • Southwestern Adventist University • Union College • United States Naval Academy • University of Rio Grande • University of California Davis • University of California Santa Barbara • University of Cincinnati • University of Southern California • Vanguard University • Walla Walla University • Western Carolina University • Western Carolina University • Western Washington University

  • Sycamore Academy started in 1981 and incorporated in 1982.  We were the first school and catalog in the world dedicated solely to homeschoolers.