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Welcome to Beehive Academy and Preparatory School

BEE YOUR BEST

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

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

OUR MISSION:

    To help develop Zion-worthy youth, stalwart in their faith, grounded in the practical,
    and educated in a manner that expands and refines the heart and the intellect.


WHAT WE OFFER

...an INNOVATIVE EDUCATION that helps youth grow in testimony, faith, and understanding,
in academic excellence, in life skills acquisition,
and in understanding and interacting with their world.

A SAMPLING of OUR INNOVATIONS

  1. SHORTER CLASSES
      Students remember the first and last 10 to 15 minutes of a class. Plus, the brain learns in twenty minute increments.

      Consequently, we have class periods of 25 minutes. During the 2007-2009 school years, we tested the shorter class periods versus the longer class periods. The students in the 25 minute periods out-performed their counterparts in the longer classes.

  2. THE EMPLOYMENT of EXERCISE
      We now know
    1. The brain learns through movement.
    2. Sitting for long periods subtracts years from our lives.

      Consequently, we move. The first two to three minutes of each 25 minute class period is devoted to exercise.

  3. SHORTER DAYS
      Because the classes are shorter, students need to be in class only half-a-day or 3 1/2 hours.

      They can use some of their FREE hours being ACTIVE, taking gymnastics, dance, or playing sports which will increase their health and vitality.

  4. THE BEEHIVE BRAIN BOX LEARNING SYSTEM and THE WEEKLY Rs
      These were developed upon the twin principles of repetition, and spaced review.

      Using these systems:
    1. Students retain what they learn.
    2. Parents can easily know what their student is learning and how he is progressing.

  5. THE 200 DAY SCHOOL YEAR
      Cultures who rate high in academic performance have a longer academic year.

      Our 200 day calendar, commencing the first Monday in August, and continuing through the last Friday in June, mimics the longer academic year. It also results in greater retention from year to year and much less time spent on review.

  6. A REDUCTION in the NUMBER OF GRADES to TEN LEVELS
      This is possible because of less time required for review.

      Our TEN LEVELS cover normal K through 12th. The TEN LEVELS position a student to graduate at age 16 and move on to college or a trade school. This is inline with the world's best education systems.

  7. MUSIC INSTRUCTION
      Music integrates the brain. Musicians' brains are the most highly integrated, meaning that they can function and learn at the highest levels.

      For this reason, singing and/or instrumental music is taught at every level.

  8. POTHOLE REPAIR
      This is the principle of finding the holes in a student's education and filling them in so that he may have a smooth ride going forward.

      We want our students to succeed and enjoy learning. So, we test to find their 'potholes', and fill them in. Then, we place the students in the curriculum according to their skill levels.


The 2018-2019 Academic Year

NOTE:

At our present location, government regulations allow for only 10 students at a time. Therefore, we have:

THREE 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.

    FYI: This is the shortened class time and day length that we tested and that outperformed the normal class length. See "INNOVATIONS" under WHAT WE OFFER.

    When the requisite number of students are enrolled and we then find an appropriate place,
    we will move and institute the regular half day schedule. (Two Sessions, 3 1/2 Hours each.
    8:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M. or 12:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.) COST will remain the same.

ADMISSIONS:

    Students of good character; Ages 5-13; Willing to follow our LDS-Based Curriculum.

CALENDAR: 200 Days

    Monday-Friday, the first Monday of August, (August 6, 2018) 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
      Martin Luther King 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.
      and Allowances for Family Trips and Reunions, Camps, EFY, and Youth Conferences, etc.

SUBJECTS COVERED:

    Subjects covered daily:
    1. Opening Exercises
    2. Religion
    3. Language Arts - includes Success & Study Skills
    4. Mathematics - Basics, Consumer, Business, and College
    5. Social Science - Geography, History, Government, Economics, and Family Studies
    6. Science - Elementary to Advanced

    Subjects covered on a rotatng basis:
    1. Spanish - 3 days a week, 120 lessons a year.
    2. Music - 2 days a week, 84 lessons a year.
    3. Art or Theater - Taught by semester, 3 days a week, 60 lessons a year.
    4. Health & Fitness, Foods & Gardening - 1 day a week, 42 lessons a year.
    5. Financial Literacy, Home Skills, and Preparedness - 1 day a week, 42 lessons a year.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

    The Ben Carson Reading Club and
    Daily Acts of Service

FEES:

    Application and Testing Fee - $50.00. Nonrefundable.

    Curriculum Usage Fee - Varies depending upon results of student testing, in which levels and subjects the student is enrolled, and how fast the student moves through the curriculum. The normal range is $200-$400.00. However, a Curriculum Usage Account is kept for each student. If the student advances beyond one level's work and requires additional books and other materials, any unused portion of his Curriculum Usage Account is applied and then additional fees are levied as needed. Half the initial Curriculum Usage Fee is due at sign-up and half paid as arranged with the parent. The Curriculum Usage Fees are NON- REFUNDABLE. (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 - $395.00 a month, per session, 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.


SUCCESS STORIES

TUTORING SESSION ATTENDEES:

    Students attending our Daily 2 1/2 hour Tutoring Sessions generally out-perform their public school counterparts. This is due in part to our learning strategies, in part to the abbreviated learning schedule which allows the brain to learn in the manner in which it was designed, and in part to the ability of the students to pursue other activities. For example, many students pursue music, drama, or sports activities in their "Free" time. Others read vociferously, and still others pursue their passions - independent study in subjects of great interest to them personally. Older students gain work experience in a field they might want to pursue as a career. The opportunities are limitless and lead to the students developing their full potential and realizing some of their missions in life.

MORE SUCCESS STORIES:

  1. Students walk through our doors and their shoulders visibly relax. The stress is gone. They know that at Beehive they are loved, and accepted where they're at - whether that's genius, normal, or a bit challenged. Consequently, the STRESS melts away and they can really learn.
  2. A 5 year old who had not been able to learn anything in two years of preschool, and who was rejected for Kindergarten by the school district, learned his numbers and letters by learning how to focus, learn, and remember.
  3. A bright ADHD student, who couldn't sit down, open a book, and actually work on his math, began to improve as the support of the whole group was engaged. He learned how to study using the Beehive learning strategies and went on to academic success. Even so, it was when he was taught to pray for help with his studies that he really began to blossom!
  4. A young woman came in panic. In order for her to attend the school of her choice, she had to pass a math test above what she had been taught. After 5 hours of tutoring, she passed and achieved her dream.
  5. Another young man, who graduated from Beehive, admitted that he would probably have never gone on a mission or been married in the temple without the influence of Beehive, its staff, and religion curriculum. That's REAL SUCCESS.

STILL MORE SUCCESS STORIES:

  1. A young woman had attended Beehive on-and-off for a few years. We didn't hear anything from her for several years. Then, one day, she burst through the front door and excitiedly told us she had passed her driver's test. We wondered, "HOW?" For years she had not been able to focus and retain. Then she said, "I used the _____learning technique you taught me, and that's how I passed."
  2. Another young woman had a very hard time learning. On most days her tests were 0-20%. Yet, occasionally, she managed a score in the 90's and sometimes even a 100%. We watched and questioned and found that it had to do with her diet. When this was corrected and she ate nutritiously, she ALWAYS scored 90 or above on assessments. Consequently, we teach our students to eat for academic success and lifelong vitality.
  3. Another student, whose education had been neglected, learned her times tables through Pre-Algebra within 5 weeks.
  4. Two girls, who hadn't been taught to read in the right way, were taught the correct principles. One graduated a year early; the other earned Honors, and a full-ride scholarship to a university!
  5. Otherwise, students have passed their GEDs, earned excellent scores on their ACTS, gone on to college and/or careers. SEE ALSO - "TESTIMONIALS" on the HOME page.


THE MOST OFTEN ASKED QUESTION:

Is the Daily Tutoring Program or the School Accredited?

No, it is not, nor do we intend it to be. Tutored or homeschooled or private schooled 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 1000 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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