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At Bridgeway Academy we believe that every child has incredible potential. And when you design learning around that child, you open doors to an incredible future. That is why our 5 step process is so important-because our desire is to meet the needs of both you and your child!

STEP 1

Speak with a Bridgeway educational advisor

STEP 2

Take the Bridgeway learning style assessment

STEP 3

Determine your budget and review options

STEP 4

Design your personal curriculum program

STEP 5

Get inspired and start learning your way

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"Bridgeway Academy was the best decision we ever made. My son has moved from a kid who hated school to one who is planning where he will go to college! Homeschooling has made all the difference and without Bridgeway I would never have taken that step."

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Your personal Admissions Representative will meet with you to discuss your needs, your hopes and your goals for the year. Because our programs are customized to you and your child, we take the time to get to know you and your budget so we can help determine the right fit. And our admissions representatives are Bridgeway experts so bring your most challenging homeschooling-questions-if we don't know the answer, we will find it for you!

- Amy H. (San Diego, CA)

"My Bridgeway admissions advisor took the time to listen to what my kids have been going through and then helped me figure out where to go from here. Her care and support were exactly what I needed."

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Purchase the homeschool program that best fits your needs.

After discussing your budget, academic needs, and homeschooling goals, your Admissions Representative will work with you to choose the perfect Bridgeway package. They'll explain exactly what you'll get with your purchase and walk you through the enrollment process. Our goal is to make it easy to begin one of the most rewarding journeys you will ever take!

- Mark P. Allentown, PA

"At Bridgeway the different levels of membership made it easy and affordable to make the right choice. With Total Care we get personal help when we need it and the Customized package made finding the right curriculum simple."

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Take Bridgeway's customized placement and learning assessments.

Bridgeway's customized learning plan is based on your child's unique learning style, needs, and goals. Your child will take math and language arts academic placement tests to ensure he is placed in the right courses. And our learning and personality style assessments not only give you better insight into how your child learns but also helps your academic advisor find the perfect fit for your child.

- Tim S. Austin, TX

"Data is my life so the learning style assessment was right up my alley! I was impressed with the results. Both of my kids ended up with courses that really did fit who they are. Now they are learning, having fun and doing great!"

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Meet with your personal advisor and begin a lifelong relationship

Your personal advisor will meet with you to go over your child's assessment results, discuss your goals and select a customized curriculum that best suits your individual child. And if you are a Bridgeway Support or Total Care family, this is just the beginning! Your advisor will walk with you every step of the way-from the moment you first connect to the day you watch your graduate cross the stage to accept that hard earned diploma.

- Sarah A. from Portland, Oregon (Grade 8)

"It's great to know that my Academic Advisor understands my challenges and is willing to help whenever I need her. It's like I have a whole new family that genuinely cares! It makes the experience at Bridgeway Academy really unique."

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Within 2 weeks you'll receive your child's curriculum and personalized instructor guides for each course. Your Bridgeway Academy Instructor guides make it easy to walk through your curriculum and even provide ample ideas to add fun, additional help or more in-depth learning to each course. You choose what to include and what to ignore based on what excites and inspires your child. And if you have any questions after reviewing your materials your personal advisor is ready to help. If you've selected our online program, your package includes our Bridgeway note-taking and study guides, designed to help your child develop note-taking and study skills that will carry on throughout high school and beyond.

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- Linda S. Edson, AB

"It is so nice to have the freedom to do what interests us. Knowing that the instructor guides outline everything for the year means I get to focus on the kids. As a former "do it yourselfer", you cannot imagine how freeing it is to know that we have everything we need and that Bridgeway is taking care of my records and requirements!"

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Honors vs Ap Classes

Honors and AP Classes for Your Advanced Learner

What is the difference between an honors and an AP course?

If you are trying to be competitive in the college application process, it is crucial to take higher-level courses such as the honors and AP courses.  Not only will they look great on a transcript, but they will often boost your GPA (because they are often weighted).

Both honors and AP courses can help you look good on a college application; however, it is imperative that if you take an honors or AP course, you do well.  Otherwise college and university admissions officers will determine that although you were willing to take the challenge, you were not capable of performing well.

But what is the difference and how do you decide which courses to take?

Honors vs AP Classes

Honors Courses
Honors courses are designed to provide more academic rigor and will therefore demonstrate to college admissions officers your willingness to challenge yourself.  Their increased rigor will also prepare you for the courses you will encounter in a college setting.

In addition, when you do well in an honors course, you let college admissions officers know how you will do in a college level course.

Select an honors course if you are looking to increase the academic rigor of your high school program, if you hope to ramp up your college applications, and if you need to pull up your GPA (check with your homeschool advisor to ensure that the honors courses are weighted).

AP Courses
AP courses also provide more academic rigor and can demonstrate to college admissions officers not only your ability to handle college-level courses but also your willingness to take on a challenge.

But AP courses go further than that. These courses are designed to prepare students for the AP exams.*

These tests can be taken after the completion of the AP course. Earning a 3 on the exam will demonstrate your competence in the subject and will earn you college credit in some colleges. However, achieving a 4 or 5 on that exam should be your aim as many top colleges and universities will not award credit for a score lower than a 4.

AP courses can also boost your GPA as honors courses do.  These courses will appear as an honors credit on your Bridgeway Academy transcript upon completion of the course.

*In order to receive AP credit for this course, you must take and pass the AP exam. This course will appear as an Honors credit on your Bridgeway Academy transcript.

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