Frequently Asked Questions
Are the classes one on one or group?
We offer classes in both one on one and in small group.
How long are the classes?
The length of your class depends on which option of the program you sign up for. Our shortest classes are 1 hour and 30 minutes and our longest classes are 2 hours.
Can I leave my child during the classes?
If your child is learning online, you will still need to remain at home because the teacher is not on-site, however you can set your child up and leave the room.
How will the classes help my child with school?
Our teachers ask the students in every class what they are doing in school and align the work we do in class with the school work. This way, we are able to have a direct impact on student success in school.
How will I know if my child is improving?
We conduct ongoing assessments to gage student progress and development. The assessment results are shared with parents and students to ensure everyone is informed. Additionally, we send home student progress reports to allow parents to follow along with the growth.
My child has an IEP. How will you support them?
During our intake process, we ask all parents if their child is in a specialized program or has an IEP and if so, to share with us the supporting documents we can ensure the necessary modifications and accommodations are met. Since our classes are all small group, we are easily able to provide students with all the support they require as listed in their IEP.
If my child is learning online or learning from home, how do these classes help?
The Home Learning/Homeschool Support Program focuses on teaching students the specific curriculum expectations for their grade, while also allowing time for them to bring to class questions based on what they have learned in school, or things they did not fully understand. There is a block of time put aside for this form of responsive teaching during each class to ensure all student needs are met.
I am homeschooling my child. How do these classes help?
The Home Learning/Homeschool Support Program is designed to give students face to face live access to a teacher. With the teacher on hand, you can be reassured that your child will be taught the specific concepts, strategies and content that is required of them. This is the main form of support provided to children who are being homeschooled. Additionally, the classes are planned with specific curriculum expectations in mind. This will ensure that your child is learning content and building skills that will allow them to fulfill the curriculum expectations for the year.
What kind of work do the students get?
Students receive work via Google Docs that is challenging, activates higher order thinking skills, and is non-repetitive. A core philosophy at Step Up Academy is to ensure that we are fostering a Growth Mindset. This means that we are always looking to challenge students. In regards to their work, this ensures that your child will always be receiving work that pushes them to grow and challenges their learning. All the work we provide our students with is developed at Step Up Academy by our extremely qualified and passionate educators.