"We currently live overseas and after a few years here have determined that the public schools are really not meeting my kids needs academically, and there is a lot of time being wasted in class, excessive holidays/days off, etc. I became frustrated with the public school system here, but unfortunately we can’t afford to pay private school for 3 kids, so I started to look into homeschooling them. I work from home, so I needed to find a program that would allow them to work mostly independently while I put in my work hours. I was very happy to find Acellus and chose it over other programs because of this among other things. The video instruction (rather than just info or slides to read) is great, and the accreditation for my son’s H.S. diploma gives me peace of mind, not to mention its affordability with the mentoring program. Thank you Acellus Academy! The program is working well for us so far and definitely made the idea of Homeschooling much less daunting. My 11th grader says he really likes this 'no-nonsense' way to 'do school', distraction-free without the tons of wasted time they had in regular school."
"We decided after the experience we’ve been having at my son’s school, it was time to make a change. I don’t think he has been this excited about school and this excited to hear how he is progressing since he was in Kindergarten, and he is in 6th Grade! I really love being able to review work immediately and check progress, etc. I’m seeing him express the desire to learn more day to day things (like understanding and seeing measuring cups and spoons in order to put a visual on serving sizes). He wanted to learn how to make his own “flipped” fried egg. I had him watch me closely the first time, and upon his turn, he successfully flipped his own egg with no mess or breaks! He was so excited and I am certain that the accomplishment he is feeling because of this program is directly related. Please pass along our humble gratitude to Roger Billings for offering this scholarship program! Such a generous gesture to open this opportunity to so many more people. I hope it lasts for many years to come.”
"My daughter loves this program. She likes that she can work on it by herself and I like how much she is learning. Acellus is amazing and I recommend it to every parent."
A friend recommended Acellus to me. After a few years of struggling with school refusal, depression, and anxiety at our local traditional middle school, my son came to me after only a few months of his freshman year in high school and said, “I just can’t do this.” For someone who had never homeschooled, Acellus offered me an accredited solution in a box, to be quite frank. His traditional school counselors were not supportive because they said he wouldn’t stick with online school either. But he was missing so much school at that point I needed a new direction. We started last October with four classes and after just a few weeks he said he could do Acellus….and he has. He likes the flexibility and working at his own pace. When his anxiety flares up, we simply take a break for a week or two. I have to monitor him closely, but he is seeing and feeling success, which has been very positive. He wants to graduate from Acellus and is talking about college now. He took the PSAT this spring and his scores went up. Overall, it has been a game changer for us.”
"This program is amazing! My 7 year old was pulled from public school. He’s slightly gifted, but has issues with reading/writing at times. 4 months ago we pulled him to homeschool through Acellus Academy. I used a third party standardized test when he first began. It placed him at grade level 2.3. Four months later he was done with an entire grade level (on his own!) so I retested him to see if he actually learned anything. He jumped to grade level 3.7! In FOUR months! Amazing progress, with a great system. I also love being able to spend more time with him and live outside of the barrier traditional schools have. This program should be more widely used by all parents! He’s now doing fourth grade math at age 7! Seven! Amazing!”
"I am very grateful for Acellus Academy! My daughter, since the age of 2, has been in special education programs. Before Covid-19, she have been in 4 different programs at school. On October 18, 2018, she was diagnosed with Autism and global delay. Her behavior became very violent every day (about 5-8 times per day for over 20 minutes each). Her previous 2nd grade teacher's report stated she had mainly C's and D's (which was to be determined within itself because her comprehension was on a kindergarten level). I decided before the 2019-2020 school year ended that I wasn't going to send her back to school this coming Fall. However, I did not see a home-school program that would fit her needs. A friend of mine told me to check out a "virtual school" than an actual "home-school" program. I am a woman of faith, so I prayed before searching. Acellus Academy was the first school that popped up on my screen. I saw that they were doing a 1 month free trial, I enrolled that same day. I played along with the program that night (without my daughter around). The next day, I showed it to my mom and my daughter. They both loved it. I called the school to see if they could reset the program for me so that she can be taught from the beginning. I love that their staff are very understanding. In the last 4 weeks of the public school, she was enrolled with Acellus Academy. I enrolled her as a 2nd grader because I didn't know what gaps she had missed in the school year. Her previous public school teacher told me that she doesn't know what is going on but my daughter's self-esteem, motivation to learn, and comprehension have improved more than ever in the entire year. I told her it was Acellus Academy! Since Acellus Academy, my daughter's physical behavior has decreased over 80%. The other percentage is through private therapy. Her wanting to learn has increased. In fact, we can spend less time doing school work while she answers the questions correctly. Her average grade per course is over 80% without me helping her answer the questions. The only thing I might do is read what is on the screen if she needs assistance. I let her decide on the answer, which 99% of the time she gets correct. What a difference Acellus Academy has made for my daughter, who not only had issues with her behavior, self-esteem, speech, and comprehension, but her eagerness to learn. Sometimes, I've left the room and when I came back in; she would be doing her school work by herself without my help and still compete the lesson correctly. In her old school, a teacher would have to prompt her (help her with each step of the lesson) before answering, possibly, the wrong/last word because of the lack of understanding. After she completes 2nd grade (again), she will continue with this school for at least 3rd grade at Acellus Academy. I highly recommend you giving Acellus Academy a try for any child, but especially for your child who might have a challenge. Thank you Acellus Academy for making this program a blessing to my daughter and myself!"
"I researched our many “home school” online options. We chose Acellus Academy because it seemed to be the best fit & it is accredited. And, boy, am I glad we did! My 5th-6th grade student has thrived <3 She loves it, has learned more & maintains straight A’s / 4.0 GPA”
"I have homeschooled my nephew since the 1st grade when it was realized that traditional school just wasn’t going to work for him. His level of anxiety would only lead to learning issues. We struggled with him not wanting to do ANY school work until finding Acellus. That he can work at his own pace and be in charge of the work he does every day, is a blessing. I can track his progress and help him whenever he needs me. He is going into the 8th grade and doing wonderful! We are looking forward to the day when he graduates from Acellus! Thank you, just isn’t enough!”
"After using books and online schooling it became obvious that Lucas responded much better to online. After trying a couple of different programs I came across Acellus. Really liked what I saw and showed the program to Lucas. We decided to give it a whirl and haven’t looked back since. The support is amazing as are the quality of the lessons. We also enjoy the Wednesday evening mentoring program. The addition of Acellus Camp was the icing on the cake. To quote my eleven year old grandson: I always liked the program, but now I have a whole new respect for it."
"My son is dyslexic. Your video based learning was the right fit for us, once we left his Montessori school who would not accommodate his dyslexia. Going into our 2nd year. We love Acellus and would never look back.”
My daughter attended the same Elementary School for almost 5 years but by 4th grade she verbally expressed the school she once loved was not right for her anymore after the staff no longer was as understanding about her medical absences as before. She began Acellus only a little over a month ago and she absolutely loves it and is already expressing her desire to continue Acellus into Middle and High school. She is thriving and it brings me so much joy to see her eager to learn every day.”
"My youngest attended “brick & mortar” school until his sophomore year in HS. He never adjusted well to school and was just kind of going through the motions. It just wasn’t a good fit for my him and he always seemed indifferent and uninspired. He was the one who actually came to us with the idea of homeschooling for the remainder of his high school years. Needless to say, we were very nervous and full of doubt, but after a lot of research and praying, we took the leap of faith and chose Acellus Academy. Looking back (which I know we shouldn’t) I wish I had homeschooled both of my sons from day one."
We were considering online schooling prior to COVID. My son is hard of hearing and has some special needs. He was in public school in a great program for kids with communication disabilities and learning quite successfully. As we were transitioning to middle school this program was not offered and the district wanted to place him in a general special needs classroom. I was very concerned that his academics would fall behind as he is very intelligent, he just cannot always communicate well. As many parents of children with disabilities know it is a fight to have educators see past the disability and understand that all children can successfully learn. When COVID happened we saw it as an opportunity to try an online platform over the summer with the ability to switch back to public school by fall if this didn't work for us. My son has been so successful with Acellus that we don't believe we will ever change back. He is able to turn on subtitles to compensate for what he cannot hear. At the public school he needed an IEP, with Acellus he is learning grade level curriculum with zero help and is retaining that information, this is reflective in his grades. Acellus has shown him that he is capable of GREAT success despite his disability.
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