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Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is this program accredited?
Accreditation is necessary for public and private schools. Homeschool programs do not require accreditation. Georgia is a homeschool friendly state; and, in GA a parent has the legal right to issue a high school diploma to their child. While homeschoolers do not have to follow the graduation requirements of the public school, using a curriculum that covers 4 years of English, 4 years of Math, 3 years of Science, 3 years of History, 1 year of Health/PE and 6 electives makes it a lot easier when it comes to college applications.
2. Are elective classes offered?
Tiers Free Academy offers online electives and also has various partnerships with local businesses in the Conyers, Covington, and Snellville area to provide affordable homeschool elective opportunities.
3. Is this online or book learning?
The Tiers Free Academy is a self-paced online program that allows students to progress through the content as fast or as slow as they need to go to ensure content mastery.
4. Are the classes parent or student led?
The classes are taught online by state certified teachers.
5. Can students be placed in a more challenging level per subject? (Ie..if student is more advanced in one area more so than another)
Absolutely! We offer five levels of classes: General, Honors, Advanced, AP, and Special Education.
6. Are honor classes offered?
Yes, students have the option to take honors courses.
7. Is there an end-of-grade test?
Each class contains quizzes, a mid-term, and a final exam. There is not a cumulative end of grade test that must be passed to move into the next grade.
8. If student struggles to understand something is there a support team to contact?
We don’t have a support/tutoring team on staff but we do work with several tutoring providers and local school teachers to provide outside tutoring. These providers set their own rates and while they support Tiers Free Academy, they are not employees of Tiers Free Academy.
9. What are the requirements for dual enrollment?
Move on When Ready (MOWR) is Georgia's new dual enrollment program. It provides high school students with opportunities to earn college credit while working on their high school diplomas. We have partnered with Athens Technical College to provide dual enrollment opportunities for our students.
All high school students attending public or private high schools in Georgia or home school programs operated in accordance with O.C.G.A.§20-2-690(c) can participate in Move on When Ready. There is no residence or citizenship requirement to participate in the program.
Eligible high school students may choose to pursue their high school diploma by:
10. What is the cost for curriculum and tuition fees?
The yearly cost for curriculum is $300 and the monthly digital textbook fee is $60 per student.
2600 Main Street
Porterdale, GA 30070
We work hard to create a satisfying learning experience for all students of Tiers Free Academy. However, if you enroll and decide our school is not for you, simply cancel your enrollment within the first 3 days. The following fees are non-refundable: Application, Registration, Evaluation, Assessment, and AP Courses.