How We Operate

Home Study Program

How We Operate

North Kern Christian School’s Home Study Program provides complete private Christian school services to parents in Kern County and the Central Valley of California who have been called by God to provide individualized home education to their children, grades P-12.

Families may enroll their child(ren) in our private school, where we will keep their records and provide regular consulting services and support while parents provide the one-on-one instruction each child needs. Our large curriculum library provides enough resources that families do not need to purchase anything but consumable curriculum. Our day school uses A Beka and ACSI textbooks, which families in the Home Study Program may order at the school price. Our advisor is trained as a high school counselor, and will provide parents with resources needed to plan your child’s complete education including college and/or career preparation.

Here’s how our program is set up to help you:

❀ Fill out our Home Study Application from this website and send it to the school. We will contact you to complete your enrollment.

❀ Once you enroll, our academic advisor will meet with you (parents and students)  personally to determine which services you need, find curriculum if you do not have any, and help you set academic objectives. She is able to provide diagnostic testing and follow-up consultations if necessary.

❀ Parents will ensure that students are taught regularly, will keep attendance, and will save work samples for cum files. Our school calendar is flexible.

❀ Thereafter, a parent will meet with the academic advisor at the beginning and end of each semester (usually in September, January, and June) to file Objectives and Progress Reports and turn in attendance reports and work samples. Note that these dates are flexible for families on a different school schedule.

❀ Achievement and aptitude testing (TerraNova and InView) are available for grades 3 and up, and some sort of testing is required for grades 5 and up (flexible for students with special needs). High school testing is also available (Pre-ACT, PSAT, ASVAB). An Eighth Grade Proficiency Test is available for students whose parents are unsure of their readiness for high school coursework.

❀ Bi-monthly parent support meetings, parent-led field trips and activities, as well as on-campus classes are also a part of our program. These are announced via our email newsletters.

❀ An available option is school-directed home study, where our academic advisor sets the goals for your student and meets with him/her on a weekly or regular basis to tutor or check progress.

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