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Welcome to Beehive Schools

Office Hours: 7 A.M. - 3 P.M., Monday - Thursday

Three Divisions -

Early Childhood Education - Before Birth through Age 4

Beehive Academy - Ages 3 through 11

Beehive Preparatory School - Ages 12 through 18

NOTE: Regardless of age, students start where they're at,
not at some artificial age-grade designation, ours or anyone else's.

PAGE CONTENT:

  • Who We Are
  • What We Offer
  • School Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Early Childhood Education Division - Levels/Ages 0-4
  • Beehive Academy - Levels/Age 5-11
  • Beehive Preparatory - Levels/Ages 12-18

  • WHO WE ARE

    Craig & Mary Kessler, St. George, Utah.

      We are...

    1. Parents who started homeschooling in 1982 and continued on & off into 1997;
    2. Educators who studied the scriptures, words of modern prophets, proven past educational practices, and modern educational research to discover the best educational methods;
    3. Entrepreneurs who operated a home school supply, 1996-1999, and a private LDS school, 1997-2011;
    4. Teachers who compiled an "Out-of-the-Best Books" curriculum for their students.

      In 2009, our "Out-of-the-Best Books" curriculum resulted in the elementary class averaging the 98th percentile in reading and the 92nd percentile in math on a nationally normed test.


    WHAT WE OFFER...

    1. Our "Out-of-the-Best Books" Curriculum that covers Before Birth through 12th and raises the bar in expectations and performance.

        Access to the Curriculum is $99.00 per year per household.

    2. Beehive Academy and Preparatory School - Where we work with parents and students in raising the bar, achieving higher expectations and performance.
      1. We provide orientation to homeschooling and to Beehive for both parents and students.
      2. We test to start students at the right place in the curriculum.
      3. We conduct weekly chats that encourage, answer questions, and smooth over rough spots.
      4. During the weekly chat we schedule and/or provide occasional tutoring.
      5. We set-up and maintain school records.
      6. We administer major tests, thus validating students' grades, and
      7. We issue Certificates of Achievement and Certificates of Completion.
      8. Plus...SHHH! More.


        Cost is $1,600.00 per student, per year.
        Open Enrollment - A student may enroll at any time.



    BEEHIVE SCHOOLS SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
      There is a 90% refund guarantee on Beehive School Enrollment if you are dissatisfied for any reason. However, the following stipulations do apply:
    1. You must notify Pay Pal within a week, 7 days, of signing-up,
    2. and only after you have completed the "Beehive Schools Enrollment Interview."

    Explore One or More Divisions:


    Early Childhood Education - Beehive Academy - Beehive Preparatory


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    Early Childhood Education

    Early Training Is Advisable for Later Success and Can Advance IQ by as Much as TWENTY Points!
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    1. Five Levels:
        0 - Before Birth through to Age 1
        1 - Age 1 to 2
        2 - Age 2 to 3
        3 - Age 3 to 4
        4 - Age 4 to 5

    2. Beehive Early Childhood Levels do NOT correspond to normal Preschool levels.
        For example, in the Math Curriculum:
          In Level 300, Early Childhood Level 3, the students learn comparative words, numbers through 15, quantities, numberlines, shapes, corners, sides, color, types of lines, cardinal numbers, how to write numbers, simple patterns, beginning thought processes on adding and subtracting, riddles, beginning concept of fractions, beginning graphs and charts, categorizing, number words, line segment, similar and different, one more, one less.
          In Level 400, students learn the numerals through 100, plane and solid figures, spatial reasoning, time by the hour and minutes, A.M. and P.M. and their significance, the calendar - days, months and more, size, paterning, classifying, money, tally marks, picture and bar graphs, even-odd, addition and subtraction facts through 10, and much more as they start the Life of Fred Elementary Series.
        In the Language Arts Curriculum:
          In Level 300 - second half, students learn to read through the easiest method available.
          In Level 400, they advance their skills as they learn further phonics and the 300 Most Common Words. Students should be reading at, at least 2nd grade level by the end of the year. Also includes, beginning spelling, grammar and sentence structure.
        For other subjects, please refer to the Beehive Early Childhood Curriculum page.

    3. The School provides curriculum with added notes and suggested resources.

    4. The curriculum/program is administered by the parent according to his child's needs.

    5. Beehive Early Childhood Costs and Services:
        TWO TRACKS -

        TRACK ONE - Home School Only -

          a - Annual Subscription fee: $99.00 per year, per household.

          b - Beehive help is available on a occasional basis via email and phone.

          c - Resources - Depends upon whether the parent buys new or used. Some resources are used in multiple levels. Can run $200 to $700+, the higher amount includes the recommended Rebound-air Rebounder, used throughout the Beehive experience.

        TRACK TWO - Home School, Plus - Recommended for Levels 3 and 4 ONLY.

          Annual Subscription Fee: $99.00 per year, per household.

          Resources - Depends upon whether the parent buys new or used. Some resources are used in multiple levels. Can run $200 to $700+, the higher amount includes the recommended Rebound-air Rebounder, used throughout the Beehive experience.

          Annual School Enrollment: $1,600.00 per year, per student. This includes:

            a - The Beehive Schools Enrollment Interview - counseling service to help determine the correct levels and approaches for your student for each subject.

            b - Counseling help for parent and student with clarification of curriculum or help with homeschooling in general.

            c - Administration of major assessments.

            d - Issue of the Certificates of Achievement and Completion upon proof of subject mastery.

            e - Verification, recordkeeping services for work accomplished and scholarship levels achieved.

            f - One brief check-in appointment each week to determine how parent and student are doing and to provide assistance as needed. (We're here to help, NOT intrude.)

            g - Brief tutoring sessions with a student - two, five minute sessions a week, as needed.

            h - End of Level brief Awards Ceremony over the internet.


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    Beehive Academy - Ages 5 through 11

    Ye Ol' Grammar School, plus Kindergarten!

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    1. Seven Levels:
        1 - Age 5 - Beehive Kindergarten.
        2 - Age 6 - Beehive First Grade
        3 - Age 7 - Beehive Second Grade
        4 - Age 8 - Beehive Third Grade
        5 - Age 9 - Beehive Fourth Grade
        6 - Age 10 - Beehive Fifth Grade
        7 - Age 11 - Beehive Sixth Grade

    2. Beehive Academy Levels do NOT correspond to normal public school levels, Kindergarten through 6th.
        For example, in the Math Curriculum:
          In Level 700, Beehive Second Grade, students are already into Intermediate Math.
          By Levels 800 and 900, Beehive Third and Fourth Grades, they are doing Pre-Algebra
          In Levels 1000 and 1100, Beehive Fifth and Sixth Grades, students are doing Beginning and then Advanced High School Algebra.
        For other subjects, please refer to the Beehive Academy Curriculum page.

    3. Beehive Academy courses are taught or overseen by the parent.
    4. Beehive Academy Costs and Services:

        TWO TRACKS -

        TRACK ONE - Home School Only -

          a - Annual Subscription fee: $99.00 per year, per household.

          b - Resources - Depends upon whether the parent buys new or used. Some resources are used in multiple levels. Can run $200 to $700+, the higher amount includes the recommended Rebound-air Rebounder, used throughout the Beehive experience.

        TRACK TWO - Home School, Plus -

          Annual Subscription Fee: $99.00 per year, per household.

          Resources - Depends upon whether the parent buys new or used. Some resources are used in multiple levels. Can run $200 to $700+, the higher amount includes the recommended Rebound-air Rebounder, used throughout the Beehive experience.

          Annual School Enrollment: $1,600.00 per year, per student. This includes:

            a - The Beehive Schools Enrollment Interview -a counseling service to help determine the correct levels and approaches for your student for each subject.

            b - Counseling help for parent and student with clarification of curriculum or help with homeschooling in general.

            c - Administration of major assessments.

            d - Issue of the Certificates of Achievement and Completion upon proof of subject mastery.

            e - Verification, recordkeeping services for work accomplished and scholarship levels achieved.

            f - Two brief check-in appointments each week to determine how parent and student are doing and to provide assistance as needed.

            g - Brief tutoring sessions with a student - two, five minute sessions a week, as needed.

            h - Student ability to contribute to "The Honey Pot", the annual school Literary and Arts magazine.

            i - Student ability to contribute to "THE BuZZ", the school monthly online Newsletter.

            j - Inclusion, as desired, in the school yearbook. (There is an additional fee for the book, determined by publication costs.)

            k - Occasional all-school assemblies over the internet.

            l - Annual awards assembly over the internet.


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    Beehive Preparatory School - Ages 12 through 18

    Contemporary Advanced High School, PLUS a Higher Education
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    1. Six/Seven Levels:
        1 - Age 12 - Beehive Seventh Grade.
        2 - Age 13 - Beehive Eighth Grade
        3 - Age 14 - Beehive Ninth Grade
        4 - Age 15 - Beehive Tenth Grade
        5 - Age 16 - Beehive Eleventh Grade
        6 - Age 17 - Beehive Twelfth Grade
        7 - Age 18 - Beehive Post Graduation or Adult Level (in some subjects).

    2. Beehive Preparatory Levels do NOT correspond to normal public school levels, Seventh through 12th.
        For example, in the Math Curriculum:
          In Level 1200, students are into Geometry.
          In Level 1300, they are doing Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus.
          In Levels 1400 and 1500, Beehive Ninth and Tenth Grades, students are into COLLEGE Calculus, followed by College Statistics in the 11th Grade and College Linear Equations with Real Analysis in the 12th.
        For other subjects, please refer to the Beehive Preparatory Curriculum page.

    3. Beehive Preparatory courses are taught or overseen by the parent.
    4. Beehive Preparatory Costs and Services:

        TWO TRACKS -

        TRACK ONE - Home School Only -

          a - Annual Subscription fee: $99.00 per year, per household.

          b - Resources - Depends upon whether the parent buys new or used. A few resources are used in multiple levels. Can run $200 to $700+, the higher amount includes the recommended Rebound-air Rebounder, used throughout the Beehive experience.

        TRACK TWO - Home School, Plus -

          Annual Subscription Fee: $99.00 per year, per household.

          Resources - Depends upon whether the parent buys new or used. A few resources are used in multiple levels. Can run $200 to $700+, the higher amount includes the recommended Rebound-air Rebounder, used throughout the Beehive experience.

          Annual School Enrollment: $1,600.00 per year, per student. This includes:

            a - The Beehive Schools Enrollment Interview - a counseling service to help determine for your student the correct levels of each subject.

            b - Counseling help for parent and student with clarification of curriculum or help with homeschooling in general.

            c - Administration of major assessments.

            d - Issue of the Certificates of Achievement and Completion upon proof of subject mastery.

            e - Verification, recordkeeping services for work accomplished and scholarship levels achieved.

            f - One brief check-in appointment each week to determine how parent and student are doing and to provide assistance as needed.

            g - Brief tutoring sessions with a student - two, five minute sessions a week, as needed.

            h - Student ability to contribute to "The Honey Pot", the annual school Literary and Arts magazine.

            i - Student ability to contribute to "THE BuZZ", the school monthly online Newsletter.

            j - Inclusion, as desired, in the school yearbook. (There is an additional fee for the book, determined by publication costs.)

            k - Occasional all-school assemblies over the internet.

            l - Annual awards assembly over the internet.

            m - Live, over the internet graduation ceremony with cap and gown; Beehive certificate. (Requires student to have passed his GED, and achieved ACT or SAT scores worthy of a Beehiver.)(Beehivers must complete at least the 1500 level to graduate. Level of achievement will be noted on his diploma as well as his transcript.)

      THE BIGGEST QUESTION: Is Beehive Schools Accredited?

        No, we are not, nor at this point do we intend to be. Homeschool needs no accreditation. Most colleges accept homeschooled students, especially those who have demonstrated high academic achievement as evidenced by their ACT or SAT scores and transcript. We offer an exceptional educational opportunity, one which will end-up with advanced placement, if the student finishes through Level 1700 and passes tests resulting in advanced placemnt.

        Additionally, Beehive wishes to remain free of the additional costs accreditation would bring, which we would of necessity have to pass on to our families. Also, we wish to remain free and independent of curriculum and other requirements which could compromise our stated purpose of helping to develop Zion-worthy youth.

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