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Homeschool Intro and Diagnostic Test
The Homeschool Intro is an orientation given at least once every month. During this meeting, you will find out what homeschooling is all about, who TMA Homeschool is, and how you can get started. Simultaneous with this Intro, your grade school children can take a Diagnostic Test. This DT reveals your child’s strengths and skills, as well as their gaps. After 10 working days, a consultant will sit down with you to discuss where your child is at and recommend curriculum best suited to his needs.
TMA Homeschool follows an open curriculum system. This means that you have the freedom to choose from different curricula options to tailor fit the material to your child’s needs and learning style. TMA Homeschool provides a booklist that includes recommended curricula for each subject. Using the results of the Diagnostic Test, an Academic Consultant or Family Advisor will guide you through the options.
Parent-teachers are also allowed to present a preferred curriculum material which may not be included in the list. Upon review and approval, these may also be used. The criteria for approval will essentially be (a) coverage of the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) learning competencies and (b) the Christian core values of the program.
Enrollment and the Commitment Form
Upon submission of requirements for enrollment, payment of tuition fee, and purchase of books, you will be asked to sign the Commitment Form.
Signing of the Commitment Form gives you the privilege of year-round consultations with your assigned Academic Consultant or your Family Advisor. The signed Commitment Form also serves as a reminder for you to proactively inform the LEARN Team of the status of your homeschooling, factors that will delay or extend your year, or any change such as addresses, contact numbers, address, marital status, etc.
Homeschool 101 (HS 101) covers “Everything You Need to Know to Get Started.” You will be trained on the necessary methods, strategies, and principles that will help you set up your homeschool. This is a required training after enrollment. In this training module, Academic Consultants or Family Advisors will meet with you to guide you through the curriculum, discuss the grading system, and help you with the Portfolio review system. During this time, the Connect Team will also put you into a Co-op.
Academic Consultant (AC): an educator who has experience dealing with homeschool families to assist both parents and Family Advisors in meeting academic goals and requirements.
Family Advisor (FA): an enrolled TMA Homeschool parent with several years experience in homeschooling, who has volunteered “to walk alongside” home-schooling families to support, counsel, inspire and help bring them to the end-goal of true success.