Is Josiah Academy’s method of education legal?
Yes, our method of educating our children is legal. States recognize this method of education and define it in their educational laws and codes. Josiah Academy is a private, church-related school under the educational statutes of the State of Louisiana. Students outside the state of Louisiana can enroll with Josiah Academy. We recommend that you find out what home school laws are in effect in your own area first. One good place to check is the HSLDA web site (the Home School Legal Defense Association in Washington DC).
Frequently Asked Questions
Josiah Academy takes special care to understand the unique needs of each of our students to design custom solutions that exceed expectations. Our attentive staff makes every effort to ensure you are 100% satisfied.
We are more than happy to answer the many questions that can arise. As parents, we take our children and their education just as serious.
Do the teachers have to be certified?
Not in Louisiana. The law requires parents who are registered with a home school organization for students in grades 9-12 to have earned at least a high school diploma or a GED certificate. The Home School Legal Defense Association posts requirements for other States.
Josiah Academy is opened year round for enrollment. Our school year starts on August 17th and ends on May 30th of the following year. Most students enroll in July or August, allowing for plenty of time to complete the minimum requirement of 180 days of school for the year.
Enrolling as early as possible ensures that your student's records will be transferred in a timely manner, allows you to find the curriculum your student will be needing, and helps you prepare for the upcoming school year.
We encourage parents to register before they start their first day of home schooling to be able to receive credit for those days.