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How long until we receive the results of our assessments and personalized Academic Packets?

Expect your Academic Packets to be mailed to you six to ten weeks* after the date on the e-mail confirming your assessments were received by the Academy if you submit your tests between April and September.  Families that submit their tests between October and March typically see their curriculum guides in four to six weeks.

Assessments are evaluated on a first received, first processed basis.  The evaluation turn-around times are much longer during the homeschool planning and conference season of April through August.  If you have a conference or a set start date for your schooling in mind, we recommend you complete and return your assessments well in advance -- eight to ten weeks in advance is best*.

Keep in mind that the evaluations and course recommendations are personalized for your family.  Our assessments are not fill-in-the-bubble, standardized tests but rather skills assessments we have designed to appropriately evaluate each student's academic strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles.  Your advisor will be reviewing each assessment personally, not feeding it through a machine for scoring and national percentiles.  Our Academic Packets -- which consist of book ordering information, course notes, pacing recommendations, and weekly lesson plans** -- are designed from top to bottom for each student with the family's historical and science cycle focus in mind to encourage family-style homeschooling.  The curriculum guides are definitely not school-in-a-box products.  While we understand that it is often hard to wait for the results of your assessments, we promise that your patience will be rewarded with a well-designed, personalized, comprehensive academic plan for your family.  It is worth the wait!

Sample Summer Evaluation Schedules:

  • If your completed assessments are mailed to St. Thomas Aquinas Academy by May 01 then it is reasonable to expect your evaluations and Academic Packets to be completed between June 26 and July 10.  You will have the planning appointment with your advisor shortly thereafter and will be ready to order books as soon as you complete the phone appointment.

  • If your completed assessments are mailed to St. Thomas Aquinas Academy by June 01 then it is reasonable to expect your evaluations and Academic Packets to be completed between July 27 and August 10.  You will have the planning appointment with your advisor shortly thereafter and will be ready to order books as soon as you complete the phone appointment.

  • If your completed assessments are mailed to St. Thomas Aquinas Academy by July 01 then it is reasonable to expect your evaluations and Academic Packets to be completed between August 26 and September 09.  You will have the planning appointment with your advisor shortly thereafter and will be ready to order books as soon as you complete the phone appointment.

  • Member Families: For updates about the current evaluation schedule, visit the "Enrollment" section of our blog.

 

*Expedited assessment evaluations/curriculum planning may be available.  Please read through the "Expedited Services" section of your welcome letter for details.

**Weekly lessons plans for grammar school courses have been developed for materials that do not already have their own pace and plan of study.  Weekly lesson plans and gradebooks to accompany the online quizzes for the high school courses are included in the STAA Study Guides.


 

 

"What will be included in my child's Academic Packet?"

Each student's Academic Packet includes an assessment evaluation, overview of recommended courses with your academic advisor's comments, pacing and teaching notes for each course, book ordering information, week-by-week lesson planner, and Course Registration form.  Click here to explore a slide show that discusses the features of the Academic Packets.

 


 

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