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Welcome to Beehive Academy and Preparatory

Daily Tutoring Program

Est. 1997-2011....Re-Opening August, 2018

Office Hours: 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M., Monday - Friday

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
  • Beehive Academy - Levels 400-1100/Ages 5-11
  • Beehive Preparatory - Levels 1200-1700/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...

      Faith-Based Education

      Quality Academics

      Proven Methods

      A Caring Atmosphere

      and Exceptional Results

      At Beehive, we work with parents and students in raising the bar, achieving higher expectations and performance.

    SPECIFICS -

      ADMISSIONS:
        Children Ages 5-18; Of good character; Willing to follow our LDS-Based Curriculum.

      DAILY TUTORING SESSIONS:

        Morning Session - 7:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M.
        Mid-day Session - 10:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
        Afternoon Session - 1:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M.

      SUBJECTS COVERED:

      1. Devotional with Opening Exercises
      2. Religion - Book of Mormon and one other Scripture
      3. Success Skills
      4. Study Skills
      5. Language Arts - English
      6. Mathematics
      7. Social Sciences - Geography, History, and Government
      8. Science

      ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

        The Ben Carson Reading Club
        Daily Acts of Service

      CALENDAR:

        Monday-Friday, the first Monday of August, (August 6, 2017) through the last Friday of June, (June 28, 2019) with the following exceptions:
          Labor Day Weekend - Friday through Monday; Thanksgiving Week; Christmas & New Year's Break - December 17, 2018 - January 2, 2019; MLK Day; Presidents' Day; Spring Break - March 11-15, 2019; Easter Recess - Friday, April 19, through Monday, April 22, 2019; Memorial Day Recess - Thursday, May 23, through Monday, May 28, 2019.

      COST:

        Registration/Testing/Materials Usage Fee - $300.00. Nonrefundable. Paid upon acceptance.
          Does NOT include normal school supplies such as pencils, paper, pens, crayons, colored pencils, rubber bands, composition books, binders, index cards, water bottles, etc.

        Tuition - $300.00 a month, August through June, paid by the 1st of each month.

      To find-out more or to begin the application and registration process - Call: 435-656-2187 and ask for Mrs. K. or use the Contact page.



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    Beehive Academy Daily Tutoring Program - Ages 5-11

    Ye Ol' Grammar School, plus Kindergarten!

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      EIGHT LEVELS: 400 through 1100 - Ages 5 - 11

      1. Children move freely through the Levels as they are ready, not at some pre-determined date. They are free to go as fast as they can or take as much time as they need. Also, they do not have to finish ALL the subjects of a particular level before advancing in a subject to the next level.

      2. All Academy age children review the material in Levels 400 and up until they find their working level in each subject.

      3. 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.

      4. Academy students may choose additional courses (electives) from the Curriculum Bank as they become available. These may include Life Skills such as Health & Fitness, Financial Literacy, Family Studies, Foods & Gardening, Home Care Skills & Preparedness or Fine Arts such as Music, Art, Theater or Foreign Languages. Older Academy students, ages 8 & up, may also, with the assistance of their tutor and the permission of their parents, create their own Independent Study course in an area of special interest to them.

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    Beehive Preparatory Daily Tutoring Program

    Ages 12-18

    Compares to Advanced High School Levels, PLUS some Higher Education
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      SIX LEVELS:1200 through 1700 - Ages 12-18

      1. Preparatory students move freely through the Levels as they are ready, not at some pre-determined date. They are free to go as fast as they can or take as much time as they need. Also, they do not have to finish ALL the subjects of a particular level before advancing in a subject to the next level.

      2. All beginning Preparatory age students review the material in Levels 400 and up until they find their working level in each subject. This usually requires three to five weeks and we usually find some 'potholes' in their education. When these are filled-in and smoothed-out it allows for clear-sailing ahead.

      3. 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.

      4. Preparatory students may choose additional courses (electives) from the Curriculum Bank as they become available. These may include Life Skills such as Health & Fitness, Financial Literacy, Family Studies, Foods & Gardening, Home Care Skills & Preparedness or Fine Arts such as Music, Art, Theater or Foreign Languages. Preparatory students may also, with the assistance of their tutor and the permission of their parents, create their own Independent Study course in an area of special interest to them.

      5. Preparatory students may graduate after finishing Level 15, if so desired.


      THE MOST OFTEN ASKED QUESTION: Is the Daily Tutoring Program Accredited?

      No, it is not, nor do we intend it to be. Tutored or homeschooled students need no accreditation. Most colleges accept such 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 placement.

      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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