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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

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:

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













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.


(Up to 8 subjects per semester)


(Up to 6 subjects per semester)


(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.




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 get access to academic support via email




You get access to academic support via phone




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




Individualized Learning Plans

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





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 at no additional costs.


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)


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 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

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

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


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 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.

Evaluate Reflection

Evaluate 3 – Self-Reflection

Self reflection is very important to professional growth.  It helps to identify strengths and weaknesses as an educator.  Here is a link to my ePortfolio which includes my own reflections through out my career as an online educator:  Andrea Hall’s Professional Development ePortfolio.

Below are some screenshots with explanations of my own reflections based on course surveys and student feedback:

The Spring 2015 Student Survey reports were very informative.  This semester I added questions to help me develop better weekly chat sessions/open office hours.  I learned that having the weekly chats on Mondays were good for the majority of students and having them occur at 7pm in the evening was perfect for them.  I was hesitant that it might be too late but I had the most turn out this semester than in times past with this later time.

Some students made the comment of wanting more time in the chats to ask questions and to get more details.  Upon reflection, have a 90 minute weekly chat/office hour might be something I might want to consider in the future.  Another student mentioned wanting a weekly check up phone call to keep them on track.  While this might not always be feasible, I think setting up a weekly appointment time for students who are falling behind from the beginning to call me (besides the monthly failure calls) might be something I would want to consider.

Overall, it was a great semester.  The student appreciated my feedback and my availability as a teacher.

There are several data analysis tools available for teachers to utilize when evaluating their course and their performance.  In addition to the Analytics Portal in Brightspace, there are evaluations from EvaluationKit which house the results from student and parent surveys.

I learned from this survey that students appreciated the feedback and that 100% found it very helpful.

I especially enjoyed the comment left by the student “I enjoyed my teacher, Mrs. Hall, a whole lot. She was very supportive and helped me understand a lot of things. She is a great instructor, and it’s a blessing to have a teacher that has so much care for and dedication to her students. Thank you Mrs. Hall. Also, the discussions and tasks were a lot of fun, especially since I was able to interact with my instructor and get help in areas where I’m tough around the edges.”

I plan to keep on giving instructive feedback and improve my grading turn around.

Evaluate 3 – Personalized Teaching and Learning

When teaching Algebra IB this school year I decided to do a heatmap to see how students were performing on the assignments.  Below is a sample of a heatmap that I did on my students in my course.

When I did this heatmap I decided to target the two lowest quizzes and the two lowest tests and created a remediation plan to not only give students an opportunity to bring up their grades but to also practice the concepts they struggled with.  Below is an example of the class action remediation plan that I came up with to help students

By doing this remediation plan many students were able to bring up their grades.

Another way that I can create a personalized learning path to help students struggling in other lessons besides the four that I identified for the class is to create customized and conditional news announcements that would only show to students who made certain scores on assessments that I identified.  This way if a student failed a quiz, they would automatically see a news announcement the next time they logged in offering extra help.

Using all this data can help me differentiate learning for my students in a more productive manner.  Instead of taking a stab in the dark, I know exactly what I need to be targeting.

Evaluate 2 – Competencies

Above is a screenshot of the competency structure I created for a Geometry course.  I used the following Georgia Standards of Excellence for Geometry to help me create this structure:

  • MGSE9-12.G.C. Circles Understand and apply theorems about circles
    • MGSE9-12.G.C.1 Understand that all circles are similar.
    • MGSE9-12.G.C.2 Identify and describe relationships among inscribed angles, radii, chords, tangents, and secants. Include the relationship between central, inscribed, and circumscribed angles; inscribed angles on a diameter are right angles; the radius of a circle is perpendicular to the tangent where the radius intersects the circle.

I used MGSE9-12.G.C. as the code so that it directly correlates to the standard so that as students are preparing for the EOC Milestone Exam they know which standards they need to work on based on the results from their associated assessments.

Students will demonstrate this competency by completing dropbox assignments as well as quizzes associated.  Here is a screenshot of a dropbox assignment