"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."
"I had a very hard time with my social life, school work, and teachers. When COVID started and we resorted to online learning, I had such a hard time communicating with my teachers. I barely passed my grade, I was very disappointed in myself. I was planning to go back to the same school and hope things go well. Then we heard about Acellus Academy and I decided to try it out. I loved it! Not only did it give me security in my own home, but it also gave me a chance to go at my own pace. I have finished one grade and am well on my way to the next one. One reason I know that this is a great school for me, I actually enjoy doing it. I highly recommend this school."
"For most of his academic years, my brother had been placed in a special education classroom, in regular public school with an IEP, due to his learning disabilities. He was always struggling with school and anxiety and that made learning difficult. I convinced my parents after stumbling upon Acellus Academy, to let him try and see if he can learn better online. I was skeptical at first on whether he would be able to handle a normal 11th grade curriculum online. He not only is doing 11th grade work but he's successfully learning with minimal help! Acellus academy has been the best thing that has ever happened to him! Now I can picture his educational future, and I can't wait to see how far he goes in life! My parents are super happy about the amount of progress my brother has made!"
"Acellus is a great school to go to online. Easy and fun to learn."
"I wanted to share our daughter Isabella's experience. She is in the first grade of Acellus, and during her social studies she learned about endangered species. She was so impacted by this that decided to make a video to explain what endangered animals were. She could not finish as she was overcome with tears. We decided to share the video with family and friends and many have pledged support not to hunt endangered species or donated money to adopt animals on her behalf at the Wild Animal Fund. She understands by this that anyone can make a difference. Thank you so much to all that contributed or replied any to Acellus Academy."
"My son Adam is 8 years old but he started the Acellus journey at 7 years-old. I want to say that he is so happy to be part of this Academy. He loves his education and he has told me that he wants to graduate from Acellus. In 2020, before the pandemic started, I decided to have my son study online and I started looking for online schools in the USA. I had bad experiences in my country with traditional schools and my boy was bored! Even though we are Spanish-native speakers, we decided to start this new adventure. My son has a diagnose of high skills so traditional education for him was the wrong idea. Homeschooling programs in my country are not available and so I searched abroad. He's been studying at Acellus Academy since July 2020 and it has been a great experience. I highly recommend Acellus to all parents in the world."
"Our granddaughter was struggling in public school. She was having anxiety issues, not able to focus. She pleaded to be schooled at home. So we searched for our best option. Acellus Academy is the answer to our prayers! She is excited to do work and is no longer having anxiety issues about her school work! So happy we found them. The lessons are easy to understand and interesting to learn. Best thing we could've done for her! Love this School!!"
"My daughter loves this school and she has some issues. Nicolette can work ahead when she fells good and when she does not we don't have to worry about being behind. Acellus has been a wonderful experience for us. If I can say one thing to Acellus it would be thank you Acellus has helped us in so many was I love love love love love this and so does Nicolette."
"This is the best school I have to get ahead of my work thank everyone that put this school together."
"Prior to joining Acellus Academy, I went to a public school and I struggled with severe anxiety and depression. My mom decided to try books and videos but it just made my anxiety and depression worse. We were at our breaking point. So, we decided to try Acellus. My life changed for the better and I truly mean that. I have flexibility to go to therapy and doctor appointments if I'd like without feeling like I've missed a lot like at a public school. I'm almost finished with my freshman year. I can't express my gratitude enough! Acellus Academy literally saved my life."
"My two kids are enrolled in Acellus Academy and both are doing wonderful!! I'm so grateful for this school! The lessons are creative and interesting. My children are learning and excelling with Acellus Academy! It's so easy for parents! Students log in and know exactly what they have to complete for each day and week. The school records their attendance, hours on each subject, test grades and GPA. Lessons are explained thoroughly with lots of visuals. Lessons are prerecorded which allows the students to watch the lesson multiple times if needed, pause or rewind. Tests are given after each lesson and students receive their grade immediately so they always know how they're doing academically. Students also have the ability to complete their work anytime of the day and weekends if they choose. The parent app allows the parent to see exactly what their child has completed, attendance, grades and much more."
"Acellus Academy is a great program for my elementary school kids. We started Acellus during the start of the COVID pandemic for my 3rd and 5th grade kids and the results we had has been phenomenal. My kids experienced no learning loss but rather they excelled.The mode of teaching ensures that kids master a concept before moving on to the next concept. My kids were excited to learn and they loved that they could move at their own pace and they both finished their grade level work before the end of the traditional school year! Amazing!The mentoring program on Wednesday evening was great as well, my kids really loved those. Thank you to the the team at Acellus, really appreciate it."
"I love Acellus! Yes, it may be hard, but for a little while! I can finish school faster at my own pace! I rate it 5 stars!! I have only Math left to finish!"
"Our school journey with our now 3rd grader has been, up to this point, a struggle. Overcoming the challenges that come with ASD, SPD, ADHD, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, and Anxiety in a traditional setting are hard enough on their own. Fighting to get the appropriate accommodations, supports, and alternative instruction put in place to help a child reach their full potential is an added uphill battle. One that many people lose. I felt like my child's potential just wasn't being seen simply because he couldn't perform within the constructs of that environment. As a parent, you just want to scream repeatedly "My child is smart, if you could just explain or show them a different way, you'd see that!" His educational confidence was in the gutter. Then, the pandemic and sensory overload of live zoom learning came...and it just broke my son. We both knew we could not continue down this path, there had to be something better that was suited to a visual learner that is self-paced and less stressful. Acellus Academy was our saving grace. I can not put into words the relief I feel, that we both feel. My son is grasping concepts that we were told to accept he'd never learn. He was consistently being assessed behind his grade level in reading and math, even though he could show me at home he was not behind at all. He just struggled with the pressure, needing to do things differently than his peers, and distractions of being in a classroom. With Acellus Academy, he has the tools to be successful in his education. In traditional school, if he mastered a concept without several hours of support from me at home, we were thrilled. He was barely passing many of his classes. Now he is getting straight A's with very little support from me and has recovered confidence in his ability to learn. Most importantly, we have our family time back! He needed something different, and I am so proud of the efforts he makes. He is excited every day to learn something new. My only regret, not switching sooner. Not every program is for every student. But this is the program for our son. Our whole family is grateful. Thank you Acellus!"
"Having a child who was diagnosed with ADHD / Autism with SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) and Proprioceptive Dysfunction with Hyperlexia. Acellus has reinspired our child to learn again. Developmentally, our child has come along way but with years of frustration. We starting 5th Grade with Acellus and have finally found an education platform that our child has asked to continue into the 6th Grade. Love Dr. Pajet Monet and Thank you Roger Billings."
"We are so excited to have joined Acellus Academy. I pulled my son from public school and public homeschool because his teachers did the bare minimum, he wasn't learning anything and he has ADHD so it was stressing him out to the point of insecurities with himself. He was trying so hard and failing because he wasn't given the help he needed. With Acellus my son is so confident! I loveeeeee the fact that a teacher teaches you a lesson directly before they do an assignment etc. The way these teachers teach is so in depth! My son is able to comprehend because theyre so great with explaining the lessons with added on visuals. I loveeeeee that you can work at your own pace, I love that you can work ahead, I love that help is offered when needed. I love that there are extra videos when your child is struggling with a lesson to explain further. I love that electives are a choice in 4th grade!! My child was so excited he could take Spanish, he's been wanting to for years. Elementary engineering as well. Just fantastic! His college application will look so great later on. Overall, this is exactly what we have been looking for in a school. My son is thriving and confident. He loves learning again and is already a week ahead in a few of his classes. EXCEPTIONAL JOB ACELLUS! I thank y'all from the bottom of my heart."
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