Common Questions About Our Live Classes
How many students are in each class?
Our live classes typically have 15 students or fewer. This smaller class size allows our teachers to offer personalized instruction and creates a comfortable environment for students to engage in class discussions.
Why do we keep class sizes small?
We believe that class size plays a vital role in delivering a quality education. Smaller classes have been linked to improved academic performance. Research indicates that students in smaller classes tend to achieve higher test scores, earn better grades, and retain knowledge more effectively.
When are the classes scheduled?
Our live classes are designed to accommodate busy families. We offer a variety of class times throughout the month, providing you with the flexibility to find a suitable option. Our instructors have the freedom to set their own schedules, so classes are available at various times of the day.
How can I choose classes that fit my schedule?
You have the freedom to browse through our selection of live classes and select the ones that align with your family’s schedule. This makes it simple to coordinate your student’s academic and extracurricular activities without any hassle.
How long are the class sessions?
Each class session lasts between 30 to 40 minutes. This duration is carefully designed to optimize students’ time and attention. By keeping sessions within this timeframe, we ensure that students can maintain focus on the material.
Is there a list of live classes and their schedules available?
We don’t have a fixed class schedule like traditional courses. Instead, our platform operates more like a marketplace. As classes become available, you can browse through the options and select the ones you’d like to attend. This unique approach offers you the freedom to tailor your learning experience by choosing classes that align with your preferences and availability.
Are the classes conducted one-on-one or in a group setting?
Our live classes are presented in a group setting, providing an opportunity for your child to engage with other JW children. This fosters meaningful interaction with peers who share similar faith and values, contributing to a wholesome learning environment.
To ensure effective interaction, each class is kept small, with a maximum of 15 students. This size allows for personalized attention and meaningful participation.
Are the instructors of your live classes also Witnesses?
Absolutely, all of our instructors are Witnesses. They come from diverse backgrounds and are situated in various regions, including Canada, Mexico, the USA, and other locations. Many of our instructors are pioneers and need-greaters who use this program to support their ministry efforts. This ensures that the instruction your child receives is aligned with our faith and values.
Is there a trial period available to explore the classes before committing?
Yes, we offer a trial period that allows you to experience our classes before making a commitment. This way, you can ensure that our platform aligns with your learning goals and preferences. Contact us for information.
Which grade levels are covered by the live classes?
Our live classes are available for students from Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Is there an age requirement for attending live classes?
No, we do not have any specific age requirements for attending our live classes. Parents have the freedom to select classes for their child based on their individual educational development and needs.
Are there suggested grades for each class?
Yes, we provide suggested grade levels for each class to assist you in determining which classes align best with your needs. This guidance is designed to help you make informed choices about which classes would be most suitable for your child’s educational journey.
How do we join the classes?
We’re excited to provide our students with quality instruction using the Zoom platform.
Zoom has proven to be a dependable and effective tool for conducting virtual classes. Through its features, we’ve crafted a virtual classroom environment that fosters engagement and interactivity, delivering an enriching learning experience.
Are the instructors qualified and experienced?
Absolutely. We pride ourselves on our team of qualified and experienced instructors. Each instructor undergoes a thorough selection process and possesses expertise in their respective subjects. Your child will learn from educators who are passionate about teaching and dedicated to student success.
Do I need to purchase any special software or materials?
No need to worry about additional expenses. Our classes are designed to be easily accessible, and we keep things simple. All you need is an internet connection and the enthusiasm to learn! We provide any necessary materials or instructions prior to each class.
Can I use a tablet or smartphone to attend the live classes?
Certainly! Our classes are accessible through various devices, including tablets and smartphones. As long as you have a stable internet connection, you can join the classes using your preferred device.
What if I want to attend more than 10 classes per month?
We’re here to support your learning journey. If you’re looking to participate in more than 10 classes per month, you have the option to purchase additional classes as needed. This way, you can tailor your learning experience to match your interests and availability.
Do I need any special materials for the classes?
Most of the materials you need will be provided by us. However, occasionally, there might be simple supplies or resources required, which will be communicated in advance.
What if my child has special learning needs?
We strive to cater to diverse learning needs. If your child requires special accommodations, please reach out to us, and we’ll work together to ensure a supportive and inclusive learning environment.
Can I provide feedback about the classes and instructors?
Absolutely, your feedback is valuable to us. We encourage you to share your thoughts and suggestions about the classes and instructors to help us continually improve.
Common Questions About Our Curriculum
What is the Treeway Academy curriculum program?
The Academy curriculum program offers a comprehensive and structured educational experience. With this program, you receive 40 weeks of lessons across a range of subjects.
The curriculum includes engaging videos, worksheets, recommended reading materials, and access to live classes. The best part? There’s no need for any preparation on your end – it’s hassle-free learning!
Lessons are unlocked on a weekly basis, providing you with 4-5 lessons in 4 or more subjects each month. Additionally, you have the option for full-year access, which grants you access to all the curriculum content at once.
Is there a free trial available for the curriculum program?
At this time, we do not offer a free trial period for our curriculum program. However, you have the opportunity to preview a sample of our curriculum materials on the enrollment page. This way, you can get a glimpse of what our curriculum offers before making a decision.
Do you have specific enrollment periods for the curriculum program?
Unlike traditional enrollment schedules, our program is designed to be accessible and convenient. We don’t have specific enrollment periods – you have the flexibility to enroll your child at any time that suits your family’s needs.
For those considering the curriculum bundle with accompanying live classes, it’s worth noting that these live classes, which complement the curriculum, typically begin in August/September each year. This timeframe could be an ideal opportunity to join and fully benefit from both the curriculum and the live classes.
Is there a specific start and end to the school year?
Yes, our curriculum is structured with a clear start and end, aligning with the live classes we offer.
Live classes commence in August/September and conclude in June/July, providing a structured timeline for your child’s educational journey.
For those who prefer a self-paced approach, there’s an option for an independent curriculum with a yearly subscription. However, please note that this subscription is available upon request.
It’s important to consider that while self-pacing allows flexibility, the live class schedule may not always align perfectly with your chosen pace if you select the bundle membership option.
My child has a learning disability. Can I enroll them in a lower grade?
Absolutely, you have the flexibility to enroll your child in the grade that aligns with their learning needs. This option is available to all students.
Furthermore, you can switch between grades at any point if you find that the material is either too advanced or not challenging enough for your child. This way, you can ensure that your child’s education is tailored to their individual pace and abilities.
What subjects are covered in the curriculum program?
Our curriculum covers a wide range of subjects including Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and more. You’ll have a well-rounded educational experience.
Are the curriculum materials accessible offline?
The curriculum materials are primarily designed for online use, but you can print worksheets and materials for offline use if needed.
Is technical support available if I encounter issues with the online platform?
Absolutely, our technical support team is available to assist you with any platform-related issues you might encounter.
Can I use the curriculum with multiple children in different grade levels?
Absolutely, our curriculum is versatile and can be tailored for use with multiple children who are in different grade levels. This feature enables you to simplify your homeschooling experience while catering to the unique learning needs of each child. Keep in mind that each enrolled child will require their own individual account to ensure a personalized learning journey.
Can we use the Academy curriculum program alongside another program?
Absolutely! Our curriculum program is designed to be flexible and versatile, making it a great complement to other educational approaches you might be using.
The Academy curriculum can be utilized in several ways:
- As your primary curriculum: You can use the Academy curriculum as your main educational resource, providing a comprehensive foundation for your child’s learning journey.
- For afterschool enrichment: If you’re using another curriculum during regular school hours, the Academy curriculum can serve as an enriching supplement to further enhance your child’s education.
- To address specific subjects: You can choose to incorporate the Academy curriculum for specific subjects where you feel additional support or variety is needed.
- To tailor your child’s education: Mix and match! You have the flexibility to use the Academy curriculum in a way that best suits your child’s needs and interests while integrating it with your existing educational plan.
Is your curriculum program accredited?
Given that the Academy curriculum program is designed as a supplementary educational resource rather than a full-fledged school, accreditation does not apply to our program.
However, it’s important to note that the curriculum we provide is Standards-based and tailored to specific grades. It has been successfully utilized by students across various regions, including the United States, Canada, Australia, Mexico, and parts of the UK.
Our program is primarily intended for homeschooling families and adheres to the regulations and guidelines of homeschooling in most states.
Will higher grades be added to the curriculum?
Absolutely, we have plans for expansion to accommodate higher grades.
Currently, we offer a tailored curriculum for grades K-4, which is designed to cater to children aged 5 to 10. However, we are actively working on creating curriculum and live classes for grades 5-9, which are targeted at ages 11 to 15.
If you’re interested in these upcoming offerings, you have the option to join our waitlist by completing our dedicated waitlist form. This will ensure that you receive timely updates and information about the new curriculum and live classes as they become available.
Can I use the Academy curriculum in my state/country?
Certainly, you can use the Academy curriculum, but it’s important to consider homeschooling laws that vary depending on your location.
Since Academy provides curriculum and not an entire school program, it will typically fall under the rules and regulations of homeschooling in most U.S. states and countries where independent homeschooling by parents or guardians is allowed.
It’s worth noting that our curriculum has been effectively utilized by students in various regions, including the United States, Canada, Australia, Mexico, and parts of the UK.
Do I need to follow a strict daily schedule with the curriculum?
No, our curriculum is designed with flexibility in mind. You have the freedom to adjust the pacing to fit your family’s schedule and your child’s individual learning needs.
Unlike traditional school settings, homeschooling allows for a different approach. You can structure the learning day to accommodate your child’s optimal learning times and preferences.
The curriculum is crafted to accelerate learning in a shorter amount of time, so you don’t need to allocate the same 8-hour school day. With the freedom homeschooling provides, you can make the most of your child’s learning journey.
Are there assessments or tests included in the curriculum?
Yes, the curriculum includes assessments and quizzes (2nd grade and up) to help gauge your child’s progress and understanding.
Are there any additional resources or materials needed?
The curriculum provides most of what you need. It encompasses a variety of resources to support your child’s learning, including online books, worksheets, videos, images, and audio materials. You’ll find everything you need within the curriculum to facilitate a well-rounded educational experience.
Can I access the curriculum from multiple devices?
Yes, you can access the curriculum from various devices as long as you have an internet connection.
Common Questions About Our Payment
Can I get a refund if I change my mind after purchasing the curriculum or live classes?
Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds due to the digital nature of our products. Both the curriculum and live classes are digital items that provide ongoing access to educational content and services. However, You can cancel your subscription at any time, for any reason, no questions asked.
How does the membership cancellation work?
You can cancel your membership at any time, and you’ll still have access for the remainder of the current month. You won’t be charged for the upcoming month. You’ll lose access to the platform along with any accumulated credits or tickets associated with your account.
Can you explain the membership structure?
Certainly! Our platform operates on a membership-based subscription model. Each month, you pay a fee for continued access to the content and services, similar to how a streaming subscription works.
What are the membership options available?
We have three membership types:
- Live classes only: $65 per month
- Curriculum only: $45 per month
- Both bundled together: $85 per month
Do you offer a yearly membership option?
Yes, we offer a year-long membership for the bundled option, priced at $900 for the year. This option includes full curriculum access and 10 classes per month. You can find info about that on the enrollment page.
Is there a discount for families with multiple children?
Absolutely! Families with two or more enrolled children receive a 40% discount per child on the bundled option. This discount is applicable only to the bundled option and can be applied to any available grades. The discount is applied to each additional child.
How does the financial assistance program work?
Every academic year, we provide financial assistance to 25 families who face financial challenges. If you’re interested in learning more about this program, please contact us through our contact form. Be ready to provide documentation that verifies financial hardship.
Can I switch between different membership types as my needs change?
Yes, you have the flexibility to switch between membership types at any point to accommodate your needs. Just let us know, and we can assist you with the transition.
Is there a trial period available for the memberships?
Currently, we don’t offer trial periods for the memberships. However, you can explore the curriculum materials and class offerings in detail on the enrollment page before enrolling to ensure they align with your requirements.
How do I sign up for a membership?
Signing up is easy! Just visit the enrollment page and select the membership option that suits your preferences. Follow the steps provided to complete the enrollment process.
Are there any hidden fees associated with the memberships?
There are no hidden fees. The monthly or yearly membership fee covers access to all included content and services.
Can I upgrade or downgrade my membership during the month?
Yes, you can upgrade or downgrade your membership as needed. Any changes you make will be effective from the next billing cycle.
Can I pause my membership if I need to take a break?
At this time, we don’t offer a pause option for memberships. You can, however, cancel your membership and re-enroll when you’re ready to continue.
What happens if I join in the middle of the month?
If you join mid-month, you’ll still have access to the content and services for the entire month. The monthly fee and length of access remains the same regardless of when you join.
What payment method do you accept for the memberships?
Currently, we process payments exclusively through PayPal. This secure payment method ensures a smooth and reliable transaction process.