Homepage FAQs

Do you offer support for parents who homeschool independently?

For families using Oak Meadow’s curriculum independently, we offer our Homeschool Support consultation service and Oak Meadow teacher tutoring services. Both are fee-based and available to independent users only.

Homeschool Support: Whether you are a new homeschooling parent with lots of questions, or a veteran with specific topics in mind, an experienced Oak Meadow teacher can provide you with student-centered educational guidance. Topics might include organization, pacing, planning, teaching multiple grades, and more. Upon purchase, you will be asked to fill out the form, and an Oak Meadow teacher will contact you to discuss a plan of action. Purchase here.

K-4 Portfolio Evaluation Program: The program is available to independent users. Available by the semester or full year, the program includes a one-hour consultation with an Oak Meadow teacher at the beginning of each semester, a review of selected assignments at the end of each semester, and a comprehensive narrative evaluation upon completion. For families who would like support without enrollment, this is a way to get valuable assistance from an experienced teacher at important check points throughout the year. More information here.

Oak Meadow teacher tutors: We understand that our independent curriculum users may need extra support when teaching their children at home—especially with certain subject areas. Several of our teachers are available privately for tutoring and coaching. Click here for more information.

For enrolled students: Your Oak Meadow teacher can make adjustments and modifications to the curriculum and course schedule, so don’t hesitate to ask them for assistance. They also will be able to point you towards other helpful resources. If you would like to work independently with a certified academic or special needs coach, click here.

Can you provide guidance on grade placement?

Oak Meadow believes parents are in the best position to determine what grade level to choose for their child. Instead of requiring placement tests, we encourage parents to study our grade overviews and sample lessons to make an informed judgment based on their knowledge of their child. Because we know that many students work at different grade levels in different subjects, Oak Meadow curriculum is designed to be easy to modify and adapt so you can customize your child’s education to serve his or her particular strengths, challenges, and needs.

If you have questions after reviewing our materials, please contact us or call our educational counselors at (802) 251-7250 for free assistance.

In kindergarten through 3rd grade, our curriculum is integrated across subject areas and contained in a single syllabus. In grade 4, the math curriculum is printed separately, and in grades 5 and 6, the math and science are each their own syllabus. In 7th and 8th grade, all four core subjects (English, social studies, science and math) are in printed as separate coursebooks. This allows you to choose the best grade placement for your child in each subject in the middle school years. This type of flexibility makes Oak Meadow an effective way to learn for students of all abilities. Upon receiving and reviewing our materials, if you feel a different grade level would be a better fit, you have 30 days to request an exchange (shipping charges apply).

What's the difference between independent use vs. enrollment?

Independent homeschool by purchasing the curriculum: You will be responsible for registering with your school district or state Department of Education (DOE) as a homeschooler and satisfying state requirements for reporting your progress. Every state is different, so we recommend you research guidelines in your state and district. You can see complete descriptions of our materials by visiting our online Bookstore. For those who are using our curriculum on their own but occasionally need some guidance, our Homeschool Support (available on our Bookstore) lets you consult with an experienced teacher when you need help.

Enrollment in our school: Students who enroll in our accredited distance learning school are still learning at home, but they earn official school credit while enjoying on-going support and guidance from an experienced teacher. Students often work with the same teacher over the course of many years, and students are motivated and inspired by this mentor relationship as they develop their skills. As the parent, you will also enjoy this support! Having someone to discuss your child’s progress with and evaluate your child’s work is helpful to many parents. You will have access to your teacher, via email, phone and video chat, whenever you have questions, concerns or just need some new ideas and inspiration. In addition, enrolling your children in Oak Meadow School may eliminate the need for you to file as a homeschooler with your state.

Upon enrollment, we provide you a dated Verification of Enrollment document. Please consult your local Department of Education or school district regarding local/state laws and distance learning regulations; they may require a copy of your Verification of Enrollment. You can view information about our tuition fees and payment options, as well as our enrollment withdrawal/refund and Bookstore return policies on our website. Enrolling in Oak Meadow is easy and our educational counselors will be happy to answer any questions you have about the process.

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