Bridgeway Academy Homeschooling Questions

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Bridgeway Academy has students from all over the world contributing to our diverse student body! Furthermore, our online platform for middle school and high school allows students to take some courses in their native language!

Bridgeway is very flexible and students can create their own schedule and work at their own pace. We will offer recommendations on pacing.

Bridgeway Academy is fully-accredited by the National Association of Private Schools, the Department of Education in Pennsylvania, and AdvancEd, which gives us the SACS CASI, NCA CASI, and NWAC designation. Students who graduate from Bridgeway will have earned a fully-accredited high school diploma.

What sets Bridgeway Academy apart from other homeschooling academies is that we are extremely flexible. We allow you to work at your own pace and set your own schedule.

Yes! Thanks to our accreditation, students are able to enroll in traditional schools with a fully-accredited transcript. Additionally, Bridgeway alumni have attended some of the most-prestigious colleges and universities in the country.

Bridgeway Customized

The Customized package is a great resource for families who are not looking for accreditation and who want to homeschool on their own. It provides fully-customized curriculum based on each individual’s learning style and academic level.

No, the customized package is designed for the homeschooler who prefers to homeschool independently or who is a member of a homeschool organization and does not include record keeping or transcripts. However, this service can be added with the purchase of our Support package!

No, by itself the Customized package is not accredited. However, you can purchase the Support package to complement your Customized purchase and take advantage of accreditation, record keeping, and year-round support.

No, the Customized package does not constitute full enrollment. However, you can add a Support package to your Customized purchase to achieve full enrollment status.

You can choose from over 30 different publishers when enrolling in our customized program, some of which are DVD-based!

Bridgeway Support

Bridgeway Support is a great option for families who have already selected their curriculum or are involved in homeschool co-op classes but are not quite ready to go it alone. A support package means award-winning support, expertise and guidance from your personal homeschool advisor as well as full accreditation and membership in the Bridgeway Academy community. Enjoy full support, professional records, accreditation, homeschool resources, and much more as an official Bridgeway Academy student.

Complete record keeping and accreditation and unlimited support including homeschool advice and expertise, report cards, transcripts, permanent records, honor roll, community events, and membership in the Bridgeway Academy homeschool family. Up to 7 courses. Grading is not included.

No. The Support Package is designed to allow parents who are confident in their curriculum choices to take advantage of complete support, records, and accreditation while using their own curriculum. If you need assistance with curriculum, please check out our Customized Package or enroll in a Total Care program–an all-inclusive homeschool program that includes a full year of curriculum along with unlimited support and full accreditation.

Bridgeway Total Care

Bridgeway’s Total Care programs are all-inclusive and fully accredited. That means you receive our award-winning support, expertise and guidance along with a full year of curriculum or online courses designed specifically for your student. Worried about records? We’ve got that. Not sure what courses makes sense? We’ve got that too. Have a student with specific learning needs? We have you covered. Trusted since 1989, all of us at Bridgeway Academy are passionate about homeschooling and stand ready to make your job easier.

As an all-inclusive program, Total Care includes everything you need for the school year, personalized to your student and customized to meet the needs of your family and schedule.  This means you receive up to seven courses, all instructor guides, full support, accreditation, and membership in the Bridgeway Academy community. 

Because there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all Total Care package, it does take time to get your student’s perfect homeschool package organized and on its way. We ask that you allow up to two weeks to receive your materials or online classes. However, you can speed up that getting started process by responding quickly to your advisor’s requests, taking the assessments as soon as they are available and approving or adjusting curriculum recommendations in a timely fashion.

If you receive a course that does not fit, simply contact your advisor within 30 days to request a curriculum change. 

College/Dual Enroll

Yes you can. We are able to work with you and your student to find the courses you need and come up with a schedule that works for you. However, if you are seeking to earn your Associate’s degree from Ohio Christian University there are specific times throughout the year when those courses are scheduled to begin–typically in conjunction with other Bridgeway Academy students.

Yes and no. We always encourage students to contact the college or university that they wish to attend to confirm that they will accept transfer credits from our college partners. Each school is different and they have their own set of requirements that they look for from a college transfer course. By using American Council on Education approved courses, we can confidently say that there are 440 schools that will accept these transfer courses. Visit http://www2.acenet.edu/CREDITCollegeNetwork/ to find a list of participating colleges and universities.

No, the courses are asynchronous in that you can log in at your convenience. Some classes have deadlines whereas others are more flexible. Upon starting the course, it is important to reach the course syllabus to know whether your course has deadlines on your assignments.          

Finance and Policies

There are no shipping fees on Total Care Online tuition packages and Bridgeway Support packages. PLEASE NOTE: If an online student is required to take a course that is only available as a text course in order to meet graduation requirements, the family is responsible for the cost of shipping the materials.

Registration fees are non-refundable and must accompany all new and re-enrollment applications.

All customs fees charged by the destination country are the sole responsibility of the customer. All shipping fees are always non-refundable.

Registration fees for each student are due annually.

The default shipping carrier for international shipments is UPS. The base shipping charge for all international shipping is $275.00. Remaining balance, if applicable, will be charged when the final order is shipped.

Shipping fees are not refundable.

The finance office does not send tuition reminders or invoices for payment plans. Parents are responsible to have the funds available for processing on the scheduled date.

Customers opting for payment plans will be charged finance fees per-payment, which are included in the payment amount. Customers need to authorize automatic payments on the authorization form that will be provided upon enrollment.

If the enrollment is cancelled within 30 days of your start date, any tuition fees paid will be refunded in-full, provided the curriculum is returned to Bridgeway in unused condition. If any materials are used or unreturned, the cost of these items will be deducted from the refund. Tuition fees are non-refundable after 30 days from the date of shipping or online class assignment. The family agrees to pay for the full price of their student(s)’ tuition package and recordkeeping fees if they do not withdraw their student(s) within the initial 30-day-guarantee period. The family understands that this remains true, no matter which payment plan was selected for their order. Registration fees are not refundable.

Payment plans are available for most of our tuition packages, except for Pre-K, Kindergarten, Bridgeway Customized, and High School Per Course options. Finance charges will be charged for all payment plans; payment amounts are included in the installment amount.

If a customer wishes to cancel, or withdraw their student from Bridgeway Academy, a formal withdraw form must be obtained from the family’s academic advisor and submitted according to proper procedure in order for the refund to be issued.If the enrollment is cancelled within 30 days of your start date, any tuition fees paid will be refunded in-full, provided the curriculum is returned to Bridgeway in unused condition. If any materials are used or unreturned, the cost of these items will be deducted from the refund. Tuition fees are non-refundable after 30 days. The family agrees to pay for the full price of their student(s)’ tuition package and recordkeeping fees if they do not withdraw their student(s) within the initial 30-day-guarantee period. The family understands that this remains true, no matter which payment plan was selected for their order. Registration fees are not refundable.

No tuition or recordkeeping fees will be refunded after 30 days following curriculum shipment or online classes assignment.

International families: When a course exchange is requested, Bridgeway Academy does not cover the cost of shipping course materials, whether within 30 days from initial curriculum shipment or after 30 days from initial curriculum shipment. Actual cost-to-ship will be charged, and payment must be made before course materials will be shipped.

Tuition fees are incurred every school year or grade level enrolled per student. A school year includes ten full months of enrollment; extensions are available for an additional fee.

Grade Level Kits

Yes, you will receive a teacher’s guide that includes pacing and extra learning activity suggestions for each subject.

Yes, our Grade Level Kits can be customized by grade level, subject, and publisher.

Yes! Simply purchase our Support Package as an add-on and it will provide all of the accreditation, recordkeeping, and support that you need for your Grade Level Kit.

Games, lab kits, books, and more!

Live Online Classes

We use the Zoom platform- they are the leader in video communications. It allows your student to be on camera and engage with the teacher and other students- a truly exciting class experience.

Yes, live classes are offered for Grades 1-12, and include both core content classes and classes designed for enrichment and exploration.

Live classes meet just once per week, making it easy to create a schedule that works. Classes are recorded so if your student misses a session, you can easily access the content to catch up. Live classes take place on a full-year, semester, or trimester basis.

Enrollment maximums vary by grade level but classes do fill up quickly so be sure to reserve your spot early.

Your student can take as many live online classes as you allow. However, class schedules vary and can overlap so be sure to check the schedule before finalizing your purchase.

Trimester classes run for 10 weeks; semester classes run for 15 weeks; and full year classes run for 30 weeks.

Yes, we offer a Live Online Total Care Package that allows Middle and High School students to structure your school year with all live online classes. It includes all of the benefits of our Total Care Program and can include a full year of live online or a mix of textbook, self-paced online and live online classes.

Yes, your students will have activities and other assignments throughout the week as a follow up to what was covered in the previous week’s live online class or that prepare them for the upcoming class. Those students who are pursuing classes for credits will have up to five more rigorous assignments and should expect to spend time every day between classes.

Students will need a computer with mic/webcam and an Internet connection that supports streaming.

Self-Paced By Course

Yes! Bridgeway Academy offers rolling admissions throughout the year.

Yes! Bridgeway offers over 200 live, textbook, and online courses for students to enroll in!

The great thing about homeschooling with Bridgeway is that students can work through each self-paced course at his or her own pace! Each full-year course has a 300-day limit; however, extensions can also be purchased.

Yes, the registration fee is due annually.

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Bridgeway Homeschool Academy
334 2nd Street
Catasauqua, PA 18032

Office (610) 266-9016
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