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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

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STEP 3

Determine your budget and review options

STEP 4

Design your personal curriculum program

STEP 5

Get inspired and start learning your way

- Cindy G. Belview, VA

"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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Speak to an Admissions Representative and discuss your learning options.

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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Receive your curriculum, get inspired, and start your homeschooling journey!

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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High School Social Studies

High School History

Bridgeway’s high school social studies and history courses are designed to inform and to encourage students to analyze what they are learning; to apply the principles and lessons from history to their own lives; and to recognize the similarities between civilizations. Homeschooling high school students is where at home education really shines.

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The curriculum provides historical contexts and/or in-depth studies of specific periods in history as well as a look at the changing geography of each region and the development of government. Students will also look at major events and key individuals in history and in government and analyze the impact on society and our developing world. Many courses provide the opportunity for high school students to critically think through the analysis of primary source documents.

The honors courses allow students to specialize in specific topics and to gain a solid grounding in those topics. AP-Prep courses are college-level courses designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement exam.

 

World Geography

Can you find Djibouti on a world map? What is the climate like in Afghanistan? What are the primary geographical features of Australia? How have the continents of Europe and Asia changed since the fall of Communism? The answers to these questions, and much more, can be found in this world geography course. This course provides a current overview of world boundaries, helps students readily visualize other parts of the world with easy-to-read, detailed maps, explains how boundaries change as new nations are formed and gives homeschool students an appreciation for other cultures with in-depth country profiles.

World History

World history from Creation to the present is viewed from a Biblical perspective. The view includes ancient civilizations, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, colonialism, the age of revolution, spiritual awakenings and the missionary outreach.

World History I

In World History I, homeschool students delve into the fascinating topic of world history from Prehistory to the Middle Ages. Rather than focus on dates and facts, this engaging course presents profiles of international historical figures as well as essential places and events that shaped the world. Students connect with lessons in history through critical thinking activities that have them analyzing significant people and events and applying lessons to present day issues and events.

World History II

This second year world history course provides a comprehensive overview of world history, from Renaissance to the 1800s, presents engaging profiles of international historical figures, focuses on essential people, places and events that shaped the world, and includes a concise time line of critical world events. Home school students will compare civilizations, research projects on the Internet and complete written analyses of various topics studied.

World History III

World History III provides a comprehensive overview of world history, from 1900 to present civilizations to the middle ages; presents engaging profiles of international historical figures; focuses on essential people, places and events that shaped the world; and includes a concise time line of critical world events.

US History

American history examines U.S. history from the colonial period through recent events; engages homeschool students with captivating profiles of key historical figures; covers the consequences of conflicts from the Civil War and WWII to the Gulf War and beyond; and presents timely material, including the effects of 9/11 on the state of the nation.

American History I & II

This course is a study of United States history from pre-Columbus expeditions through the election of President George W. Bush. This content-based course approaches the study of American history from the 15 major components of culture (families, agriculture, religion, economics, military, discoveries, inventions, etc). The writers include vignettes, biographical sketches and narratives to engage homeschooling high school students. Graphics, illustrations, time lines and maps help homeschool students visualize significant concepts, dates and events. This course has been called “real history” because it ties the 15 major cultural components to real people, places and principles.

Ancient/Western History

In Ancient Western History, homeschool students begin their exploration with the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Assyria and Babylon before moving to explore the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Reformation. From there, homeschoolers study the growth of world empires, the Age of Revolution, The Industrial Revolution, the two world wars, and the contemporary world. Homeschool students are challenged to evaluate and apply the lessons throughout history to their world today.

Government/Economics

Do your homeschool students realize they have a responsibility toward their government? Do they know enough about their government to take part in its processes? This course will help prepare them by providing a study of the historical foundations of our government, the American party system, and international governments.

Students will then move to a study of economics that includes price theory, production, free enterprise, free trade, banking, investments, international trade, stewardship, and government and the economy. Throughout the course, the importance of ideals and values in the marketplace is emphasized.

The Constitution

A detailed study on the origins and foundations of the Constitution; the organization and administration of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government as outlined in the first three articles of the Constitution; and the meaning and application of the remainder of the Constitution.

Collectivism

This course traces the history of collectivism, starting with the revolt of Satan and the subsequent fall of man. It concludes with a detailed look at the major 20th-century “isms” such as Marxism, Communism, Socialism, etc. The study is designed to give students an awareness of the humanistic aspects of “ism” ideologies from a Biblical point of view.

Anthropology and Sociology

Take your child on a unique journey into the history of mankind, from a Biblical perspective. The Bible-based lessons in this course include step-by-step, student-directed studies on the origin and fall of man, the method of sociology, cultural backgrounds in the United States and distant lands, Earth’s development by man, and more.

Advanced U.S. History

This college-level course is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement exam. Students will study all aspects of American history, including economics, politics, religious, social, and cultural elements of our nation’s past. This course is designed to engage your student through analysis and evaluation of primary source documents. Students will become proficient in reading, writing about, and analyzing history at the collegiate level.

Founding Fathers

The creation of this great nation was an arduous task that rested upon the shoulders of a few brave men. These men, known as the Founding Fathers, are responsible for creating the democratic institutions that govern our nation. But, who were they? How and why did they shape our government into this democratic nation? Founding Fathers will take your student back into time, challenging them to analyze these great men and their impact on our country then and today.

Economics

Have you ever wondered how the stock market works or how interest rates impact your paycheck? Why do we pay taxes? What is capitalism versus communism? Economics is designed to provide a firm foundation in the basic principles of economics while enabling them to apply them to the real world and connect how each facet of economics impacts their lives. This course is delivered online and is great for visual and auditory learners.

Civics

Many students benefit from living in our nation without truly understanding the basic principles, rights, and ideals that make this nation great. Civics is a course designed to teach high school students the foundations of our nation’s government. This course will cover topics including the foundations of government, the Constitution, Federalism, and much more!

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