Online Academy is an all-in-one homeschool solution that requires low parental involvement without sacrificing the effectiveness of learning. Daily video lessons are delivered to your child on-demand by expert teachers. Every week, class advisors provide lesson schedules and also send periodic updates to parents on their children’s progress. Lessons, eTextbooks, and assignments can be accessed from our responsive web interface from virtually any device, including iPad, Android, PC, and Mac. Online group tutorials are also available separately if you need extra help.
TYPE OF CURRICULUM MATERIALS: Online (instructional videos, online library, virtual labs) with printed books
SUPPORT TYPE: Daily live online classes with subject teachers; lesson guides, monthly progress reports, and weekly homeroom classes with a Class Advisor; grading of academic and non-academic subjects by Class Advisor
ASSESSMENT TYPE: Quarterly Online Tests
ONLINE TESTING AND LEARNING ENHANCEMENT TOOL: Grades 1 to 8: MobyMax / Grades 9 to 10: Stanford 10 & Labster
Frequently Asked Questions
The Class Advisor will help you get set up for your homeschool year and is your main contact person for all matters regarding Online Academy. Your Class Advisor is just an email away and will support you digitally every step of the way in your homeschooling journey. She will be: providing progress reports and daily lesson schedules; providing the details you need to prepare in homeschooling like accounts for online materials, guidelines, and manuals; giving technical support in navigating the DLO platform and Moodle Website; assisting you with online quarter exams schedule and uploading of exam results to the Online Grading System; providing quarterly coverage of lessons and helping you to track your timeline based on the commitment form; conducting weekly homeroom classes (Bible, MAPE, HELE/TLE); and assisting you with any Learn program services and concerns.
Online Academy uses Distance Learning Online, a blended curriculum with instructional supplements from Bob Jones University Press.
– Online materials should be supported with printed books.
– Among the printed books are students’ worktexts and activity manuals.
– Built-in online materials are included: teacher’s edition, answer keys, instructional videos and online library. Videos range from five to 30 minutes long, depending on the subject matter.
Online Academy requires the use of technology to promote and support student learning. All school participants, including parents or legal guardians, students, and staff, will use Distance Learning Online (DLO). As long as you have Internet access, you can take courses with DLO. While it is possible to take courses with dial-up connectivity, it will take a little longer for pages to load. You might want to print a few lessons and work offline. Lessons, eTextbooks, and assignments can be accessed from our responsive web interface from virtually any device, including iPad, Android, PC, and Mac. When it comes to browser requirements, DLO runs on various browsers with ease. Please make sure your browser has the latest updates before logging on to the portal (Google Chrome version 64 or higher, Firefox version 57 or higher, Microsoft Internet Explorer version 11; for users of Internet Explorer on Windows 8, DLO must be operated on the Desktop version of Internet Explorer).
Yes, this is possible as long as the necessary materials for the study are downloaded. Online materials are required along with the printed books, and online books can be saved offline through the Bookshelf app.
Lessons are taught by subject specialist teachers in pre-recorded video form, which are available on the DLO platform which is accessible on virtually any device. The wonderful thing is, you and/or your child can determine the hours devoted in a day for his/her study, and the overall learning pace.
You have ten to twelve 10-12 months or 180 academic days to complete your academic year. But if you require a National Collegiate Athletic Association-accredited course for US college admission, then you only have ten (10) months to complete your academic year.
Quizzes make up 80% of the student’s grade, and each student needs to take 3 or more quizzes per subject every quarter with 5 to 10 items each. 20% of the final grade will be from the online quarterly test. For grades 1-4, they will take these quizzes using their worktexts. The assigned class advisor will ask them to complete their quizzes by the end of the quarter. For grades 5-12 quizzes are taken from the quizzes and chapter tests in DLO. But for all levels quizzes for Filipino and Araling Panlipunan (Deped) will be taken using the worktext and graded by the parent using the excel sheet provided. Quarterly exams are done online via Moodle upon request. The class advisor will send the exam details once the student accomplishes the required quarterly grades.
While BJU DLO is a US curriculum, Filipino and Araling Panlipunan books from local publishers are added for those under the DepEd accreditation.
All HG families are encouraged to join our exclusive Facebook community, Fams of HG, where we conduct free classes, share bonus learning content, and post general updates for the community to help both learner and parent-facilitator in their homeschooling journey.
Yes, you may hire a tutor to assist with homeschooling. The tutor may undergo the included training programs together with the parent.
HG also offers Online Group Tutorials in Math, Science, English, Filipino, and Social Studies for Grades 1 to 10 students under Touch, Tech – BJU, Tech – AOP, and Online Academy (PH and US accreditation) through the help of professional teachers. Good for one academic year (or 10
months), the tutorial will happen in a group setting wherein your child will join other students of the same grade level. There is a set mini-lesson for 15 minutes, but the majority of the time (35 minutes) is given for students to ask questions via chat while the teacher will discuss
these questions or finish with a check up game or activity if there are no questions.
Under Philippine accreditation, you have twelve (12) months to complete your academic year, but you can ideally complete this within ten (10) months. Extension of up to three (3) months after the academic year is permissible. However, kindly note that there shall be an extension of the Tuition Fees pro-rated to the additional number of months. Under US accreditation, You have ten (10) to twelve (12) months to complete your academic year. But if you require a National Collegiate Athletic Association-accredited course for US college admission, then you only have ten (10) months to complete your academic year.