Q:Is Grace and Glory Academy, affiliated with a church? A: No. We are an independent non profit organization.
>Q:What are some benefits to private home education through Grace and Glory Academy? >A: Families can educate without government involvement. Families can exercise freedom and flexibility in regards to curriculum, scheduling, testing, and vaccinations. Families can explore alternatives to traditional academics. Families can increase availability for ministry, business, or travel. Families can develop student’s God-given gifts and talents. Families can work on credit recovery or special needs.
>Q:How is Grace and Glory different from a California charter school? >A: There are many differences….the top 3 are: 1 – CA charters are a public-school homeschool system, which accept government funds. Your child is considered a public school student, tracked, monitored, tested, and must be taught according to state standards, following state laws and health requirements for public education. Grace and Glory is a California private school and does not accept public funding. 2 – Because CA charter students are public school students, – under CA State Constitution Article 9/Section 8, students are not legally permitted to receive religious instruction or utilize religious materials while enrolled.
[even if parents purchases these materials, it is not legal to use them]
Grace and Glory students may legally receive religious instruction, using religious materials. 3 – Charter School students remain under the control and supervision of a certified teacher [this can be referred to as an Educational Supervisor, Educational Facilitator, Educational Consultant, etc.] who checks on instruction and progress regularly. Grace and Glory students are under the authority of their teaching parent.
>Q: Are Grace and Glory parents solely responsible for their child’s educational instruction? >A: Parents are required to be in charge of atleast 51% of their child’s education at home or online. Support Groups, Co-Ops, outside classes/Tutors may be used for “select” subjects, enrichment and supplements.
>Q: Which school subjects are required to be taught? >A: In the state of California, private schools must offer students instruction in the following branches of study: English (including Literature & Writing, Spelling & Grammar), Arithmetic, Social Studies & Geography, Science, Fine Art, Health and Physical Education.
>Q: Are there a required number of educational days/hours? >A: In the state of California, there are no required number of educational hours for private school students, however, Grace and Glory Academy requires that all students complete between 155-175 educational “school days” (including field trips) per academic year.
>Q: How do families apply for Grace and Glory Academy? >A: Contact us and arrange a time to meet with our leaders. All families go through an interview and probation period. New families should be prepared to provide a reference letter from a leader in your church.
We desire for all participating families to be bible-believing, church-attending members who agree with our Academy statement of faith.
>Q: Who should NOT apply for Grace and Glory Academy? >A: Families who do not agree with the Academy Statement of Faith,
Families that want to practice unschooling, Parents that are not available to oversee their student’s academics, Parents that are not able to respectfully submit to leadership.