Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I find out information about my classes?
Once enrolled, Grades 5th-12th, you will be sent a link to JupiterEd to log in. You will need to log in to get your teacher's Welcome Letter and information. Elementary (K-4th) you will receive an email letter from your teacher.
What exactly is KDO Academy?
KDO Academy is a resource to homeschool families. We meet once a week in order to come alongside the homeschool program that the parent has set up for their student. We meet on Thursdays only, and therefore can not be the end all when it comes to teaching the student.
What does KDO Academy High School do?
Students attend desired classes and are tutored in the specific subjects. The teacher gives the homework weekly, and grades assignments. We are there to help facilitate a broader understanding of a subject. Our goal is for the student to gain classroom/group experience with labs and presentations.
What does KDO Academy Elementary do?
In elementary we use the unit study approach. Mom can teach the basics at home, but this allows for the student to gain experiences in group activities, presentations, basic group behavior, and also to enjoy doing projects, parties, special days, recess, eating in a cafeteria, making friends, etc. Things that kids find important!
Which grades are elementary and which are high school?
What are Bridge Classes?
Can my 7th grader take high school level classes?
Although we have had a few students who were emotionally and socially ready for the upper high school courses, on the whole this age student is not. We will allow 8th graders to take some of the upper level courses with teacher approval. The teacher has the final say. If the student isn’t ready, then you will have to choose something else that is available. Waiting to find out, may limit your options, and keeps the space from someone else who does need the course. Please consider carefully!
How will I decide what courses my student will need?
Based on your diploma program and with the help of your evalutor, you would want to decide what class(es) you would like your student to take at KDO throughout the years. We do our best to keep the core classes in the same class periods. The course descriptions will give you a good idea of what curriculum is being used and what to expect in the class. Refer to the suggested course list found on the High School general information page. Credits listed for each class, are suggested credits based on the sucessful completion of the work assigned. Your evaluator can help you determine credit value based on your diploma program. If we can be of any assistance, please email the HS Liaison.
How will my student be graded?
What happens if we miss a day of KDO?
It is the STUDENT’S responsibility to contact the teacher for the homework prior to when they will miss. We are trying to prepare students for college, and teach responsibility.
How will I contact the teachers?
The teachers for grades 5th-12th may be contacted through JupiterEd. The student will have their own log in, and the parent will receive their own log in after registration is complete. This is our main source of communication! Please make sure parent and student are logged into their own portal.
Do I pay if I miss a day?
Yes, you do need to pay. The teachers are there and available, and you are paying for your slot. KDO has up to three snow days built in. The teachers will keep the students moving with homework, and interaction through JupiterEd. If a high school teacher is out sick, and we do not have enough time to find a sub, then the high school teacher will work by JupiterEd to keep your student up to task. We do our best to have a sub in the classroom that will keep the pace of the lessons though.
How do I pay?
We prefer monthly, but we want KDO to be do-able for our families financially. Please pay however that works for your family’s budget. The only thing we ask is that you do not fall two weeks behind. Should you fall behind, it is your responsibility to contact the Administration. If you do not, then you will be locked out of JupiterEd (or grades withheld) until payment is made. Elementary students may be asked to not return until payment is made. After three weeks, your spot may be given to someone else.
I've heard about "credits" families can earn. What are these?
How do I register?
Go to our Forms page (found in the toolbar menu at the top of each page) for all the forms you need to register.
How will I know my registration is complete?
How can I meet the teacher?
What if I have more questions?
Please use the contact information on the website. You may find out on the contact page which person may have the best answer to your question! We are here to help you!