Frequently Asked Questions
When a family joins True North Academy, they instantly become part of a strong Christian community dedicated to discipling the next generation. We are a group of parents, teachers, grandparents, pastors and concerned Christians who believe that a return to a biblical-based education is essential to building Christian character and ending the mass exodus of young adults from the Church.
Professional teachers trained in the Principle Approach® come alongside parents to provide inspired classroom instruction using the Word of God as the primary source of truth, as well as lesson plans for home instruction.
Principle Approach® schools have a proven track record of producing academic scholars firmly grounded in a biblical worldview. Parents will also receive homeschooling guidance and continued learning opportunities through study groups, discussion groups, and planned field studies (trips).
No educational organization can guarantee a particular student outcome; however, we can expect that God will give us good success as parents adhere to the biblical mandate to educate their children in the way of the Lord.
What will I receive when I join True North Academy?
The tuition to attend True North Academy for the 2021-22 academic year is $2,500 per student. This can be paid in 1, 2 or 9 payment(s). This breaks down to $500 per 30-week academic class. At about 30% of the average cost of private school tuition in Florida, True North Academy is a worthwhile investment for the future of the Church.
How much does it cost to attend True North Academy?
For this inaugural year, we are able to accommodate a maximum of 60 students. Classes will be conducted schoolroom style- i.e., 1st-2nd , 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th.
How many students can True North Academy enroll?
With only 2 classroom days per week, families are left with plenty of time for customized learning at home. The home lesson plans will be designed to allow for the home teacher to have flexibility in accommodating different learning styles and utilizing supplementary learning resources as they choose. For lower school, you can expect your home days to be 2-4 hours. For upper school, students will work for 4-6 hours. These are estimates and depend on the student.
How much flexibility is there as a homeschooler attending True North Academy?
There are several organizations that provide valuable guidance for compliance with Florida law. The Florida Parent Educators Association and Homeschool Legal Defense Association are two great ones to look at. Also, if you are new to homeschooling, have no fear! We will connect you with a veteran homeschooling family for support and the Administration Team will provide guidance along the way.
How do I know that I am in compliance with Florida Law as a home educator?
We realize this is a significant financial commitment for some families. We encourage you to apply for tuition assistance if the tuition is a financial burden for your family. Instructions for applying will be provided upon acceptance.
What if I cannot afford the tuition to attend True North Academy?
The Principle Approach® is a method of education, not a particular curriculum. Each teacher at True North Academy will be utilizing The Noah Plan Curriculum Guides (produced by the Foundation for American Christian Education) in preparation of the course scope and sequence and weekly lesson plans. There are recommended student resources provided in the Curriculum Guides. You may order a FREE Resource Catalogue HERE. You may also request our 2021-22 Curriculum List.
What curriculum will be used at True North Academy?
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, students will be on campus from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. They will receive instruction in four academic subjects -- Bible, History, Language Arts, and Science. In addition, lower school students (1st-6th) will have PE and Art or Music Class. Upper school students (7th-8th) will have Logic and Rhetoric this year. At this time, Math for all grades and Handwriting for lower school grades will not be taught on classroom days. We will provide guidance for curriculum selection and tutoring, as needed.