Distance Learning Program
Eaton Academy's Distance Learning Program (DLP) offers SACS/CASI accredited courses for students in grades K-12. These courses are perfect for students in many different situations such as:
- high school students who want to take courses for credit or earn a diploma at their own pace
- home schooled students
- students unable to attend traditional settings due to specific scheduling or health concerns
By enrolling in the Distance Learning Program, students are given appropriate curriculum materials and assignments. Upon proper completion of the course(s), they receive documentation such as report cards or transcripts indicating that the credits are recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS/CASI) and the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC).
Eaton Academy's accredited Distance Learning Program provides students and their families with educational materials that have been designed specifically for independent implementation. The curriculum includes teacher guides, easy-to-understand directions, self-tests and final tests. Courses are offered at all levels. Students may take just one course or a full course load. By enrolling in and completing courses in this program, students receive documentation of their accredited coursework.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Distance Learning Program
Who implements the Distance Learning Program?
This individual serves as the teacher who actually instructs the student using the provided materials. A parent with a high school diploma and some academic credit beyond high school may be the Mentor. Individuals other than a parent may serve as the Mentor provided they hold a college degree.
The Test Proctor:
This individual administers the tests which will be mailed directly to him/her. Further, the Test Proctor certifies that proper testing procedures were followed and that the student actually completed the test. The Test Proctor cannot be the student's parent. If the Mentor is someone other than the parent, then he/she also may serve as the Test Proctor. A Test Proctor must hold a college degree.
How do we get started with the Distance Learning Program?
Determine who will serve as the Mentor and Test Proctor. Then simply print out and complete the application packet, including the Course Selection and Request for School Records forms. You must be able to answer all questions “yes” on the application in order to begin the program. Select the courses desired, compute your tuition as indicated, and mail the application packet, Mentor and Proctor documentation, and tuition check to the address shown.
What does the Distance Learning Program provide?
Upon receipt of a completed application packet and check, Eaton Academy will order and ship to you all required materials for the course(s) you have selected. Once each Life Pac Booklet has been finished, the Test Proctor is to mail in the test for grading. Upon satisfactory review of the test (students must finish with a test average of at least 80%), Eaton Academy will record and email grades back to the parent. Properly completed Life Pac Booklets may be mailed back after each semester (5 books) or at the completion of each course(10 books). This program is designed to operate as independent study. Eaton Academy does not provide instructors for these courses. Families convenient to Roswell, Georgia, may enroll in on-site tutorial sessions at an additional cost.
What resources are used in the Distance Learning Program?
Each course is divided into structured, manageable booklets, usually ten booklets per complete course. These materials contain some Christian religious elements which students may choose to investigate. Eaton Academy is not affiliated with any religion and maintains a non-discriminatory admissions policy.
What are the requirements for the Distance Learning Program?
Parents must register with their local school district that they are home schooling their children. Parents may administer the Distance Learning Program provided they have a high school diploma and have completed some academic credit beyond high school. Individuals other than a parent may supervise the program provided they hold a college degree. As part of the application, Eaton Academy must receive documentation indicating who will be mentoring the student and what credentials that person holds. Tests must be proctored by someone other than the parent. The identity and qualifications of the proctor must also be included with the application. To receive a diploma from the Distance Learning Program, students must provide Eaton Academy with one set of nationally standardized test scores from their high school years, such as the ITBS, Standford, ACT, PSAT, or SAT. Specific graduation course requirements for a career technology diploma are available upon request. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What is the cost of the Distance Learning Program?
There is a one time application fee of $250.00. Each complete course (1 credit) is $700.00 per student. Each semester course (1/2 credit) is $400.00 per student. These prices include materials, documentation and shipping.