General

Yes, CAA is accredited both regionally and nationally and is registered and accredited as a private school with the state of Texas. Please visit our Accreditations page for more information on our accrediting organizations.

Yes, we maintain academic records for each student who enrolls with us.* We provide annual report cards, Verification of Enrollment forms/letters, and transcripts. Additional documents are available as needed (e.g. verification of full-time attendance for drivers permits, mid-year report cards for rodeo, etc.). If a student transfers out, we will send records directly to the new school upon official request.

*Because we are distance-based, we do not maintain medical records.
Yes, our accreditations usually provide ease of transferability. Public and private schools have varying rules and policies regarding the acceptance of transfer credits, so we cannot guarantee transfer. However, because we are fully accredited, high school credits awarded by CAA are accepted at most public and private schools.
Yes, we have students all over the United States. Our distance-based format makes this possible.
Students may enroll at any time during the calendar year provided our enrollment is not full. Grade placement is based on the records we receive from the previous school or homeschool, and students complete the school year on an individualized schedule.
Distance learning (homeschooling) is legal in every state.  However, the requirements differ from state to state. CAA is an accredited private school and there are usually fewer requirements for homeschooling through a private school in most states. If you have questions about your state’s requirements for distance learning, visit the Home School Legal Defense Association website (HSLDA – www.hslda.org).
Some states require homeschool students to take nationally standardized achievement tests. CAA does not require achievement testing, but we do offer the online California Achievement Test (CAT) for 4th-12th grade students every spring.

Each CAA student is on an individualized schedule. By default, coursework is scheduled for the standard academic school year of nine months, but students are allowed up to 12 months to complete it, if necessary. Vacation times are flexible, and determined by the parent/supervisor.

When you submit a New Student Application, you will be asked to list information regarding your student’s previous school or homeschool. We will then request records directly from the school listed, or if you have been homeschooling, we will request homeschool records from you. Any necessary instructions and/or templates will be included in the Welcome Email.
CAA has many tools & resources to help students who have an IEP, 504 plan, or other special needs. Please see Special Accomodations for more details. Since CAA is not a state- or tax-funded school, there are some programs that we may not be able to provide. However, our desire is to accommodate the needs of students as much as possible while still meeting the standards of our accrediting institutions.
To complete a school year within the standard nine months (36 weeks), the following approximate amounts of time are needed for schoolwork each day exclusive of break times. (These are calculated based on a five-day school week.)

Kindergarten: 2 hours/day
1st- 5th grades: 3-4 hours/day
6th-8th grades: 4-5 hours/day
9th-12th grades: 5-6 hours/day

Be sure to incorporate breaks in your student’s schedule. Generally, students need a 10-minute break for each hour of schoolwork. Younger students will need more frequent breaks.

Yes! Students may work ahead and complete a school year in less than the standard nine months. Once a student’s work has been reviewed and a report card processed promoting them to the next grade level, they may reenroll for the next school year.
If a student finishes a year of schoolwork in less than five months, the Accelerated Progress policy will apply, workbook students will be required to return all workbooks and tests for review.

Regardless of where they receive their education, children interact with parents, family members, neighbors, friends, and people in the community. Additionally, many school districts allow homeschool students to participate in extracurricular activities such as band, drama, and sports on campus, and many homeschool students regularly participate in community-based sports, rodeo, or other activities. Church activities are also an important part of children’s socialization. With CAA’s distance-based format, you and your student are not limited by regimented classroom hours. This allows your student more time to pursue hobbies and interests and develop hands-on skills. Many CAA students have been able to complete their education while pursuing passions such as sports, rodeo, music, and acting.  

Online

No. Our curriculum is designed to be self-instructional. Learning is accomplished through reading, watching brief videos (online program only), and completing assignments. Parents or another designated adult are responsible to supervise their student’s schoolwork and provide assistance as needed.
For either format, parents need to have a reliable phone number and email address that will be checked regularly. Internet access will be required to complete school forms throughout the year.
For the online program, reliable, high-speed internet is required on a daily basis for students to log in and complete work. Students will also need a laptop, computer, or tablet with a supported browser. (Some program features may not be compatible with a tablet, so a laptop or computer is recommended.) See Ignitia System Requirements for more details.
Parents are responsible to supervise their student’s daily work. This involves monitoring progress, providing assistance as needed, and checking and grading some work.

With the online program, depending on the student’s grade level, 85-95% of grading is automated. Short answer questions and essays that require parent grading include answer keys and/or grading instructions. When students finish their online work for a grade level, parents are responsible to notify CAA staff. With the workbook program, parents are responsible for all grading. Score keys and test keys are provided. Parents are also responsible to record grades and return completed schoolwork and resources to CAA as instructed. Shipping costs for returning completed schoolwork and resources are not covered by CAA. For all formats and programs (kindergarten, workbook, and online), parents must maintain communication with CAA staff throughout the school year. This involves completing all required forms, responding to emails and phone calls, and communicating with CAA staff regarding the student’s progress and any other relevant information.

Workbooks

Yes, all of the curriculum and record keeping is included in the tuition. Here is the link for the Workbook tuition

For either format, parents need to have a reliable phone number and email address that will be checked regularly. Internet access will be required to complete school forms throughout the year. For the workbook program, your student will need basic school supplies such as a pencil, eraser, and notebook. High school students may need a calculator for more advanced math. For the kindergarten program, all supplies needed are included in the Resource Kit that comes with the curriculum.
Parents are responsible to supervise their student’s daily work. This involves monitoring progress, providing assistance as needed, and checking and grading some work.

With the online program, depending on the student’s grade level, 85-95% of grading is automated. Short answer questions and essays that require parent grading include answer keys and/or grading instructions. When students finish their online work for a grade level, parents are responsible to notify CAA staff.
With the workbook program, parents are responsible for all grading. Score keys and test keys are provided. Parents are also responsible to record grades and return completed schoolwork and resources to CAA as instructed. Shipping costs for returning completed schoolwork and resources are not covered by CAA.

For all formats and programs (kindergarten, workbook, and online), parents must maintain communication with CAA staff throughout the school year. This involves completing all required forms, responding to emails and phone calls, and communicating with CAA staff regarding the student’s progress and any other relevant information.

Tuition

Yes, all of the curriculum and record keeping is included in the tuition. Here are the links for the tuition for Kindergarten, Workbooks and Online.

We keep our standard tuition as low as possible in an effort to make our program accessible to more families. We do offer a 5% second student discount per additional student for multiple enrolled students within the same immediate family.
No, unless you specifically request it. After your student begins with CAA, we will email you an invoice showing any registration and tuition that has already been paid. You are responsible to submit the next installment by the due date listed, either on the Payment Center or by calling the office. If tuition is not submitted by the due date and you receive an inactive notification by email, a $10 Reactivation Fee will be required (in addition to the tuition due) to continue your student’s enrollment.

If you would like to set up automatic recurring payments, please contact us. Recurring payments are scheduled for one grade level at a time, and must be requested again for each subsequent school year.
Tuition is the same for both programs.

With the workbook program, this means the cost of shipping original materials to students is covered by tuition. However, parents are responsible for return shipping of required reports, resources, and any supplies needed to ship those items back to CAA. Materials sent by CAA as a replacement for work that has been lost, damaged, or changed due to course adjustments will incur replacement and shipping fees.
No. Tuition can be submitted on the Payment Center or by calling the office.