Your custom academic schedule and free lesson plans
When enrolling your students, we ask you to provide us with at least some tentative dates for your academic school year, such as the start and end dates of your school year, as well as any vacations / days off such as your Christmas and Easter breaks. By providing this basic information, we can generate free, customized lesson plans for each of your students. But these customized lesson plans are not only papers you can print for use at home; they are also, in effect, a daily academic schedule, which we can use to automatically help you stay informed as the school year progresses.
Setting up your custom schedule
Generating free lesson plans
Our free, customized lesson plans are also a computer reminder system
When you enroll in our system, we offer you the choice to generate free, customized lesson plans for the student. (Show me a sample, customized lesson plans document – this links to a pdf document, which will either open in your browser or download.) If you do not generate these plans at the time of enrollment, no worries: it is never too late – you can generate or regenerate them anytime on our parent portal.
These plans can easily be tailored to your family’s unique school year schedule, accounting not only for your Christmas and Easter breaks but also for other holydays, holidays, celebrations, etc. With your assistance, the student should follow the schedule on these lesson plans. But we wish to stress that besides being a useful guide for you and the student to reference, these lesson plans also “have teeth”. That is, the same software that created the plans can also help “enforce” the schedule. This is done by automated texts / emails we occasionally send you (and the student) as the school year progresses. These messages let you know whether the student is “on schedule”, falling behind, or, thanks be to God – ahead of schedule! (We can determine if the student is on schedule by consulting which lessons have been submitted to us for grading.)
These reminders can be very useful for keeping the parent ‘in the loop” and keeping the student honest. No more asking, “Thomas, are you keeping up with your schoolwork?”. You will already have a pretty good idea of how he is doing both academically and according to the schedule.
Please note that these status messages are meant to help, not stress you out. The ADA staff understands that “life happens”, and students fall behind. We will never pressure you or the student. Many parents find these messages helpful, but you can disable them anytime on the parent portal.