Our 2018-19 Class Schedule and Class Descriptions are now available! Credits Before College Workshop: July 12th 6-9 p.m. Interested in joining Truth Academy? Request membership today! We offer College Credit Prep Classes for students as early as 7th grade! We offer gender-separated discipleship classes for ages 12+
 

FAQs

Q:

Where is Truth Academy located?

A:

We meet at Calvary Memorial Church:

2420 Dunwoody Avenue 
Wayzata (Navarre), MN 55391

Q:

When does Truth Academy offer classes?

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We meet on Fridays, from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. We offer two 14-week semesters each school year. We take off the Friday after Thanksgiving in the fall, and Good Friday and MACHE weekend in the spring.

Q:

How much does it cost?

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A $75 (non-refundable) registration fee per family for the school year. Class fees for ages 6-12 range from $100-115/class for the semester, which includes supply fees. Class fees for age 12+ range from $100-160/class, which typically includes supply fees. Class materials for upper level classes are extra. Families also have an opportunity to participate in the Scrips program to reduce tuition.

Q:

How does the drop-off program work?

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We have an administrator present at all times. When you bring your children to Truth Academy, you sign them in with the administrator who is fully aware of their schedule. If you want your child to take some classes, but not all of the classes we offer, you can register them in the Student Lounge option, and they will be supervised by the administrator during that hour. Each student is typically allowed to register for a max of one Student Lounge hour/semester. During that free hour, your child could play games, do homework, or play in the gym if there are no classes that hour. 

Q:

Can I stay at Truth Academy with my child?

A:

Yes, parents are welcome to stay and attend classes with their children. We have parents who take advantage of the drop-off feature of our academy, others who stay to fellowship with other parents and receive support from our staff as well as a few who stay and attend classes with their children. If parents are planning to be on site with their child, they need to sign in with the administrator so that we have record of who is present in the building and wear a name tag. Parents with students who have special medical or other needs may need to remain on site with their student(s) - contact administrator for details.  

Q:

How does Truth Academy differ from other home school groups/co-ops?

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The primary distinction is how and why we structure our classes the way we do. Unlike a traditional co-op where student numbers determine if a class is going to be offered, we operate instead as a group, working with our teachers to provide classes across age brackets. They are hired to teach certain courses, even if they have less students in one age group and more in another, so we can provide stability in our class offerings. We also look at programs offered locally and work to offer classes that complement instead of compete with other groups of which our families may be a part.

Q:

What kind of parental support can Truth Academy offer my home schooling family?

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Our parental support offers opportunities for fellowship with other home schooling families, book studies, guided discussion and information on practical resources to aid our community. The fact that we are an a la carte program allows parents to pick and choose classes based on their individual student's needs. Being a drop-off or stay program also provides our parents needed time away, if they so choose, to handle the realities of life so they can focus on their responsibilities at home the rest of their week. 

Q:

Do the instructors assign grades for coursework?

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While students age 12-18 may receive grades for completed coursework in some of our upper level classes, the responsiblity for assigning grades for the entire course rests with the parent as we are not an accredited organization and view parents as the primary teachers.  

Q:

Can I come visit?

A:

Truth Academy visitation days are scheduled in advance with our administrative staff to provide an opportunity for families to discern whether Truth Academy is the right choice for their children before requesting membership. 

  • All visitations will be based on the availability of our staff. 
  • A visitation will consist of a short tour of the building and a brief information meeting with one of our staff members. 
  • You will be able to peak in on a class session, but will not be allowed to sit through an entire class.  

Please email us at truthacademymn@gmail.com to find out if we have availability for a tour/visit.    

 

Q:

What is the SCRIPS Program?

A:

Because Truth Academy is a nonprofit corporation, we have the opportunity for our families to reduce their fees by their optional participation in the scrips program.