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2018-2019 ITBS Testing Schedule

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The Study Hall Education Consulting Company will be administering the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) during the weeks of October 29-September 2 and April 24-30, 2019.

Dates

  • October 29-31, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 3rd Grade – 8th Grade
  • September 1-2, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – 9th – 12th Grade
  • April 24-26, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 3rd Grade – 8th Grade
  • April 29-30, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – 9th – 12th Grade

Cost

The cost for our location, materials, results AND administration of the test is listed below for Group Testing. EPIC HSN members receive a 10% discount on all testing.

  • K5–3rd grade students- $100 for the first child, $80 for each subsequent child.
  • Grades 4–12 students- $80 for the first child, $60 for each subsequent child.
  • Special Needs students must be administered separately – $150 each child.

If you would like to purchase a practice test with answer key you may purchase one for $25 for each child. Please note that the highest practice test is for grade 5.

Location

South Cobb Regional Library

Registration

To register please complete the 2018.2019 Standardized Testing Application Form and email it to Andrea Hall at ahall@thestudyhalledu.com.

Registration must be received at least 4 weeks prior to the testing dates.

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Enrollment Levels

Enrollment Levels

24/7 Curriculum

We use Ignitia, as our online curriculum provider as well as SonLight Education Curriculum to provide a Bible based foundation.  To view the course catalog click here.  To learn more about SonLight Education Ministries click here.

Live Learning

In addition to 24/7 access to curriculum, depending on your level, your child will benefit from weekly live learning lessons via our Zoom platform featuring special topics like African American History, Work Education and Service Projects.

Reporting and Record Keeping

We provide you with final reporting to help you meet your Homeschool Requirements and keep you up to date with your records.

Academic Support

You  can choose from a variety of options based on your enrollment level.  Support ranges from email only support to phone and finally live one on one learning support through web conferencing.

Individualized Learning Plans

Depending on your plan, as part of your orientation, we work together to create an individual learning plan identifying you and your child’s goals.

Training

Is online new to you?  Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our orientation course.

Standardized testing available to local students upon request.

Testimonials

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“We appreciate the work you did with her.” Sabrinna McTier

Aundrea Popoe“Ms. Hall was an excellent fit for my son. She was able to give him encouragement and confidence in his math skills. Ms. Hall was able to improve my son’s test grades from making low F’s to B’s and C’s and a couple of A’s. He was finally able to pass geometry after taking the class 2 times. I highly recommend her as a reliable and patient tutor for kids and adults of all ages.”

– Aundrea Pope, MLS, MPHLibrarian, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC

— Aundrea Pope

 

pat2“Andrea is very knowledgeable in her field. She is caring and compassionate concerning her students. Her teacher style allows for interaction and discussion that allows students to be an active participant and their program. Her skill-set is expensive and unmatched she has a pleasant disposition that allows her to be personable towards her student.”

– Patricia Stewart -LillyFront Office Specialist

— Patricia Stewart -Lilly

Online Open House

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Interested in Homeschooling but need support? Check out how The Study Hall Homeschool Academy may help you.

 

Come to our online open house on June 17 at 7 p.m. where you will meet Andrea Hall, M.Ed, a certified educator who has been homeschooling for over 6 years and teaching for over 13.

You will get to see the curriculum, experience the live learning platform and ask questions.

To attend this free event register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-study-hall-homeschool-academy-online-open-house-tickets-46692183578 

Enrollment is Open

 

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Enrollment is now open for The Study Hall Homeschool Academy.  This online program is formed to support parents/guardians who choose to educate their child/ren at home.  Currently our program enrolls all students in grades 4 – 9 only, adding a grade level above with each subsequent year. To learn more come to our next online open house on June 17 at 7 p.m.!  RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-study-hall-homeschool-academy-online-open-house-tickets-46692183578

Our Vision

The vision of The Study Hall Homeschool Academy is to create 21st Century Christian leaders who will stand for God though the heavens fall.  We desire for students to enter to learn and depart to serve.

Our Instructor

Andrea Hall, M.Ed is a certified educator who has been homeschooling for over 6 years.  In the past, she successfully homeschooled triplets bringing them up one to three grade levels as measured by the ITBS.  She believes that kids learn in an enriching and stimulating environment and has received numerous awards in her tenure as a classroom teacher such as Teacher of the Month and Teacher of the Year.

2018-2019 Calendar

The 2018-2019 school year begins August 1, 2018 and ends on May 24, 2019.  Please see the 2018-2019 Calendar for Holidays: https://thestudyhalleduc.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/traditional-homeschool-calendar-sy2018-2018.pdf

Tuition and Fees

The registration fee is a non-refundable $75 . This is due July 13, 2018.  Tuition is due upon acceptance and on the first day of the month.

  • Savant Tuition $1125/semester
  • Scholar Tuition $625/semester
  • Academic Tuition $375/semester

Additional siblings get a 10% discount on all levels. Monthly Payment options are available.

What You Get

 

 

Features

 Savant

 $1125

/semester

Scholar

 $625

/semester

Academic

 $375

/semester

24/7 Curriculum

We use Ignitia, as our online curriculum provider as well as SonLight Education Curriculum to provide a Bible based foundation.  To view the course catalog click here.

To learn more about SonLight Education Ministries click here.

Yes

(Up to 8 subjects per semester)

Yes

(Up to 6 subjects per semester)

Yes

(Up to 4 subjects per semester)

Live Learning

In addition to 24/7 access to curriculum, your child will benefit from weekly live learning lessons via our Zoom platform featuring special topics like African American History, Work Education and Service Projects.

Yes

No

No

Reporting and Record Keeping

We provide you with final reporting to help you meet your Homeschool Requirements and keep you up to date with your records.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Academic Support
You get access to academic support via email

Yes

Yes

Yes

You get access to academic support via phone

Yes

Yes

No

You get access to academic support via 1 on 1 live learning

Yes

No

No

Individualized Learning Plans

As part of your orientation, we work together to create an individual learning plan identifying you and your child’s goals.

Yes

Yes

No

Training

Is online new to you?  Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our orientation course.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Standardized testing available to local students upon request at no additional costs.

Yes

Additional Cost

Additional Cost

Parental Involvement

It is our desire to encourage family unity.  God’s original design was that the family to be the school and the parents the teachers.  While we understand the need for parents to work, we want to encourage the family structure as much as possible.  As a result, parents are required to volunteer for at least one weekly Friday Online Assembly each quarter at The Study Hall Homeschool Academy. (Applies to Savant Level Only)

Materials

You will need the following:

  • Reliable access to the internet
  • Computer/Laptop with microphone and webcam
  • Google Email
  • Additional Materials List will be supplied by the instructor as necessary.

Enrollment Form

To enroll, please complete the following form for more information.

More Information

Come to our next online open house on June 17, 2018 at 7 p.m. . RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-study-hall-homeschool-academy-online-open-house-tickets-46692183578 or fill out the information below.

Jigsaw 104: Internship

 

For Jigsaw 104 I decided to do a lesson on how to write an equation for an ellipse.  First I created a Jigsaw Storyboard which can be found here Jigsaw Storyboard-2gtj5vc.  I then created a quick overview recording of an instructional lesson that uses all four panes that can be found here https://stream.jigsawme.com/u/GRpBoL.

The use of the panes really allow for increased student engagement.  It allows you to grab the student’s attention by the use of audios and videos that stream very well and then allows you to assess student learning by using surveys or activities on the whiteboard.  I see that the possibilities here are endless.

 

Jigsaw 103: Making the Grade

 

Pane 3 – Survey

Pane 4 – Whiteboard

In this lesson I chose to use surveys in Pane 3 and a whiteboard in Pane 4.

I love the use of surveys as a warm up or exit ticket to assess student learning.  In this survey I ask the students two simple questions to assess their understanding of ellipses:  What is an ellipse and what does (h,k) represent in an ellipse.  This quick assessment allows me to decide what I need to emphasize in the session.

I like the whiteboard to increase student engagement.  In this session, after teaching the lesson using Pane 2 I would then allow the students to create equations using the properties that I have given them in Pane 4.  I would give privileges to particular students to enable them to write their answer on the whiteboard.

The use of Panes 3 and 4 really help to increase student interaction and engagement in the lesson.  It allows me as the teacher to really get a hands-on view of what my students are learning.

 

 

 

Jigsaw 102: Going to Class

In this screenshot I demonstrate the use of a video in Pane 1 and a document in Pane 2.  This method is extremely helpful for students to have a graphic organizer to follow along with while watching the video explanation of how to work a particular problem out.  I did not know the two panes were possible instead of four.  I am happy that this is a feature because it really helps during instruction to help the students focus on what I need them too.  I also see myself using the two panes as a note-taking guide while I am teaching so that students can follow along and not be lost.

Jigsaw 101: Setting Up for Success

Welcome to Jigsaw University 101!  Above you will find a picture of the 5 diversified assets that have been added to my asset library as well as the unique tags  for each asset. To demonstrate that I have used one of these assets in a session I have created this quick clip https://stream.jigsawme.com/u/0qGbF4.

It is definitely a best practice to create and add assets prior to your synchronous sessions because it helps the flow of the class to be better and minimizes connectivity glitches.  For example, if you upload the audios to the assets prior to class, the audio will play clearly as opposed to forgetting to add the audio, trying to play it from your computer and hoping your microphone will pick up the sound so the students can hear it.

Homeschool Testing Deadline March 19, 2018

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According to the GDOE : “Students in home study programs shall be subject to an appropriate nationally standardized testing program administered in consultation with a person trained in the administration and interpretation of norm referenced tests. The student must be evaluated at least every three years beginning at the end of the third grade. Records of such tests shall be retained.”

To aid home school parents in the administration of this test EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. in conjunction with The Study Hall Education Consulting Company will be administering the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) during the week of  April 16, 2018.  Please see the specific time and dates below for your child’s age group and register today!

  • April 18-20, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 3rd Grade – 8th Grade
  • April 16-17, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – 9th – 12th Grade

The cost for materials, results AND administration of the test is listed below for Group Testing. EPIC HSN members receive a 10% discount on all testing.

  • K5–3rd grade students- $100 for the first child, $80 for each subsequent child.
  • Grades 4–12 students- $80 for the first child, $60 for each subsequent child.
  • Special Needs students must be administered separately – $150 each child.

If you would like to purchase a practice test with answer key you may purchase one for $25 for each child. Please note that the highest practice test is for grade 5.

To register please complete this form 2018 ITBS Testing Application Form and email it to Andrea Hall at ahall@thestudyhalledu.com or fax it to 470-308-0861. You many also call four zero four-644-eight391 for additional information. Once form is received you will be sent an invoice.  Registration must be received by March 19, 2018.