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 2023-24 academic year is:
Kindergarten Academic Program: $1,600.00 per student | Enrichment Program: $800.00 per student
$2,675 per student (1st-8th)
$1,200 per student (9th-10th) + $650 à la carte class
In addition, we offer an optional Enrichment Program on Tuesdays for 1st-10th grade students. These courses are offered à la carte and priced individually. The price range is $400.00 to $550.00 per year per class. Tuition 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?
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?
Classes will be conducted schoolroom style: e.g., 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th, 9th-10th. We will cap each combined grade levels at 12-15 students. Returning students to True North Academy will be given priority.
How many students can True North Academy enroll?
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 2023-24 Curriculum List.
What curriculum will be used at True North Academy?
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 3-5 hours. These are estimates and depend on the student.
How much flexibility is there as a homeschooler attending True North Academy?
On Mondays and Wednesdays, students will receive instruction in four academic subjects: Bible, History, Literature, and Science. In addition, Lower School students (1st-6th) will have Physical Education and Art or Music Class. Upper School students (7th-10th) will have an academic elective (Spanish or Logic & Rhetoric). On Tuesdays, a variety of Enrichment classes in the areas of creative arts, life skills, and STEM will be offered.
Currently, Math, Spelling and Handwriting for Lower School grades will not be offered. We will provide guidance for curriculum selection and tutoring, as needed.
What courses will be taught at True North Academy?
Yes, a family may enroll for Enrichment Day (Tuesday) only for Lower School (1st-6th grade). Upper School (7th-10th grade) students must be enrolled in the Academic Program to take Enrichment classes. As a covenant school, families will still be required to complete the application process even if they are only enrolling for Enrichment Day classes.
May a family enroll for Enrichment Day only?
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 do not provide record-keeping services currently. All enrolled families are considered home educators with the state of Florida and each family is responsible for all record-keeping and reporting.
Does True North Academy provide record-keeping services?
Mondays and Wednesdays begin at 8:15 a.m. in the Community Room with prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, and announcements and end at 2:30 p.m. For Enrichment Day on Tuesdays, students may be on campus at various times between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., depending on the courses in which they are enrolled.