Welcome to the Initio Kindergarten Program!
Your Kindergarten Year is a complete, online, authentically-Catholic
curriculum program for your elementary school student -- exclusively
designed for you to take the lead in teaching your child --
With simple, short, how-to videos on
What is in the Kindergarten program?
As a curriculum provider and guide for your homeschooling, Initio Academy
includes a 100-percent-complete, year-long grade-level curriculum
for you and your child -- a full school year with 30 weeks of classical, hands-on,
faith-focused learning. We're so thrilled to open our inaugural year of Kindergarten
to you and your family -- providing you with all that you need, start to finish, to
teach your child Religion and Active Faith, Mathematics, Reading, and Writing.
How does it work?
The content for all four subjects is held on Moodle, our online learning
management system, in an easy-to-follow format. It's the same system
used for Homeschool Connections' middle and high school courses -- yet
the "look and feel" of Initio Academy's elements is even more user-friendly,
in a simple, direct, and easy to follow layout.
At what age do you recommend my child
begin the Kindergarten Program?
You know your child best. While most children begin Kindergarten around age 5,
some are ready at age 4 or 6.
Can I start at any time?
Yes, you can start at any time during the year. There are 30 weeks in the Kindergarten
program; the learning is linear (in order), so you won't want to skip around. You also can
arrange those weeks in the best way needed for your family, with taking time off, moving
slower through the material, or moving faster. Do whatever works best for you!
When you sign up, you'll have access to all four subject areas'
how-to videos, hands-on activities, and specific directions for each week. If
there are readings, we'll provide the content and let you know where to find
what you need.
The wonderful difference between Initio and any other program is that
every week, you get special "For Parents" short videos
for each and every subject --
with coaching, guidance, and simple ideas on how to
instruct and help your child understand each concept --
showing exactly what to do, to teach your child well.
So if you ever wanted
a system of learning that's like having a private coach
to help guide you and your child through the school year, then
you can get it here.
Because no other Catholic program, online or "live,"
gives you that kind of complete guidance.
It's not just pages and written directions.
You get visual how-to guidance through short, 3-5 minutes videos designed just
for you, the parent, each and every week. You don't know the concept? No worries.
Through the video, you'll find out exactly what you need to know. You don't know
how to get the ideas across? Again, no worries -- you'll get step-by-step instructions,
where we show you, on video, exactly what to do.
It's not kids sitting in front of a video -- far from it!
Students interact with you, with hands-on materials, and with every-day family activites.
You are the teacher, and we support your teaching by giving you exactly what you need to
feel competent and know that you're teaching well. You'll find "concept videos" to watch together
with your child -- short videos that introduce an idea -- and then you and your child are free
to explore, practice, and play with the ideas in an open, gently-classical approach.
It's not just workbooks and pages.
In fact, Initio's curriculum is all about experiencing and using the classically-based learning ideas
in a gentle, family-centered way -- to help your child enjoy learning -- and create a love of
learning as a whole, enjoyment of the family, and admiration of God's creation around us.
You can download and save the full 11 Guiding Principles for Optimum Learning document here:
You can sign up your child for Kindergarten here:
Kindergarten is Open Right Now --
Enrollment for the Premier Group is open now for Kindergarten, with classes
available September 6th for the 2016-17 school year.
Can I sample the program and see how it works?
Absolutely! You can check out the sample by the end of this week. A link
will be sent to you when you sign up at this button for information:
[information button placed here September 3]
What is the cost?
That's the best news yet! For this first "Beta Year," you'll
(That's a substantial discount from next year's planned price.)
And included in the program, you get access to the entire 5-level
True North Reading program -- a value of $298 for the year, alone!
(Some would say you can't go wrong with that kind of price!)
For this steep discounted price, all we ask is that you help this first year to
give feedback, making Initio Academy even better for your future.
Can you tell me more about what's taught in each subject?
Religion & Faith -- [posted September 3]
Mathematics -- [posted September 3]
Writing -- [posted September 3]
Sign your child up for the
Kindergarten 2016-17 school year now