FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
1. What days/times are classes?
All Classes are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 5K and up are from 8:30-3:00. Columbia and Lexington campuses have preschool classes from 8:30-12.
2. Can my child just take one class?
No, students must register for the 2 full day program. Exceptions are made for high school students enrolled via our flex program.
3. Is this a co-op?
No, we charge tuition and function more like a school. Our teachers have backgrounds and degrees in education. Parents are not required to work any class hours. We do, however, rely on parent volunteers to make our special events and fundraisers successful!
4. What subjects are taught at Arrows?
Check out our curriculum maps under Classes to see what is taught in each grade.
5. What should I teach at home?
Your child will get assignments from their Arrows Academy teacher that you will need to complete with them at home each week. As a parent, you are still your child’s primary teacher!
Depending on the age of your child, you may be responsible for the planning and instruction of Math, Phonics/Spelling, Grammar, and Handwriting.
6. Is the curriculum included?
A buying guide is available on the website with the list of required materials. The required texts are the parents responsibility to purchase.
7. Where do I send my paperwork?
2700 Bush River Road, Columbia SC 29210
8. How do I put my child on the wait-list?
Send in the new student registration form (under the forms tab). No need to send in the registration fee. We will contact you if a space opens. Without the registration form, we can’t hold a spot on the wait list.
9. & 10. What are the payment options? Are there scholarships?
Tuition can be paid in full at the beginning of the year, or you can enroll in our tuition payment plan which allows for monthly payments.
In order to keep our tuition costs low, we are unable to offer scholarships. We do offer assistant shifts on campus to help with tuition.
11. Do I still have to register as a homeschooler?
Yes!!!! You are still the primary teacher of your child!
According to SC law, you must register under one of the following options:
2nd Option: Section 59-65-45 for home school programs. The alternative home schooling requirements are as follows:
3rd Option: Section 59-65-47 for home school programs.
Parents or guardians may teach their children at home if the instruction is conducted under the auspices of an association for home schools which has no fewer than fifty members and meets the requirements of this section.
Family Friendly Standards:
HSLDA guide to HS:
- A Great Overview of Home Schooling: http://www.carolinahomeschooler.com/homeschool-faqs/beginning-homeschooling/
- Family Friendly Standards: http://ed.sc.gov/instruction/standards-learning/
- HSLDA guide to HS https://www.hslda.org/highschool/HSBrochure.pdf
- Strengthening Student Engagement: http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/sept95/vol53/num01/Strengthening-Student-Engagement@-What-Do-Students-Want.aspx
- Several families have found success with a modified workbox approach. This website is wealth of information: http://www.squidoo.com/workboxes
- For the type A personality, check out Managers of the Home by Teri Maxwell.
- For those who like filling in planners, there are plenty of resources here: http://betashop.homeeducatingfamily.com/productlist.cfm?category=1 (they even have planning software now).
- For those who like “planned spontaneity”: www. Homeschooling-ideas.com/homeschooler-planner.html
- For forms and other planning resources: www.donnayoung.org