Acellus Online Schooling Program Helps Homeschooling Mother of 7

by Amanda Hartman
(Platte City, MO, USA)

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Homeschooling mother of 7 shares how one online schooling program got her 7yr to love learning again...


Our family has been homeschooling from the beginning. Our oldest is 13 years old. Over the years we have tried using many different schooling methods and curriculum. We used everything from educational games, to different flashcards and workbooks, and online resources and programs.

We have been using the Acellus program for over two months now. I am amazed at the wonderful difference in my children and their schooling. My 7 year old daughter has impressed me the most. She is very stubborn, and flat out refused to have anything to do with school, no matter how we did it or what we used. As soon as we got her on Acellus, we could not get her off of it. She LOVES it!

The first few days of using it, I had to force her off the computer to go outside for a break and fresh air. She spent about 10 hours a day for the first week on Acellus! It has a fun way of teaching and explaining to the children how to do the subject they are working on. It makes the children want to learn.

I also like that as the parent, I can sign on and see their attendance, what subjects they worked on each day, their total progress, and overall grade in every subject. My two oldest (13 and 10) use it on their iPads, while my 7 year old uses it on our desktop. The best part, is that they can use it anywhere there is internet access. If we are traveling, or visiting family, they can still do their schooling by signing on to the Acellus site!

It might cost a little more than some programs, but it well worth the money. I give Acellus.com an A.

Amanda, thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy homeschooling day to share with other parents about the Acellus online schooling program. I have never heard of this program before and enjoyed learning more about it. Thanks also for including the story about your daughter. I am sure many parents have experienced similar “dead ends” while schooling their children at home; thankfully, there are many supportive and helpful homeschooling parents who are willing to share their own struggles as well as the educational treasures that they find! Blessings, Heather :)

If you have never heard about Acellus either, I found a video that will help you learn more about this online schooling program...



It took me a while to find information about their online home schooling program. Although this program is used by schools, they do have a version for home use. You can find information here: Acellus@Home

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Feb 12, 2015
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by: Anonymous

How much a month is Acellus??

Mar 24, 2015
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by: Anonymous

It is 29.95/month for your first student and 10% off each additional student.

Oct 20, 2015
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So far so good.
by: Lesa

My 15y/o dd is using the program and is doing well so far. It has been only 2 weeks but going from her fighting not to go to public school and now her actually doing the schoolwork online is a huge plus.

Nov 25, 2015
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Acellus Academy Program after one month
by: Anonymous

We recently changed from an online public school to Acellus Academy program to get away from the regulations.

My 7th grader loves it. It is video based, so good for my ADD resistant reader. One lesson has short videos x 5 minutes, then an assessment is done. If the student messes up on an area, the the program "remembers" the weakness and repeats that video. They can not go on until that topic is mastered, awesome feature. I like it because of it's "keep it simple, silly" feel.

He does 1 or 2 videos enthusiastically, then gets up, takes a break, then gets back to it.

Lessons are done super quick that several can be done in a day. It is easy to jump to another topic because the lessons are so short. He has weekly goals and my son has gained a new independent spirit for learning. He likes to see the gold star that pops up when he has reached his goal and there is a progress meter he constantly looks at for seeing his progress toward the weekly goal. This setup is great for his short attention span and rapid mental pace and rapid positive reinforcement needs of an ADD user. He likes it because there are "no long stories" or "no long papers to write"

Content: I personally feel it should not be used for "entire" content. I feel that is would be great to couple it as a #2 to another primary program. The reason I feel this way is because he is in 7th grade and will be able to pass the 8th grade curriculam in about 2 months. (He is an A, B student and works 6 hours a day 7 days a week by choice)


I will let him do the 8th grade in 2 months, then start him in the Independant K12 8th grade to make sure nothing is missed. This also is a good balance between pure video and heavy reading type programs. His Foreign Language will be through International Connections Academy (Independant study) because their foreign language classes are awesome.



Apr 15, 2016
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Research all requirements before using Acellus
by: Anonymous

Acellus has nice videos that allow the student to feel that they are "in class." The program is easy to use and affordable. From my experience with the program, I would recommend to get all questions answered via email so you have proof of what you're told. If you call, they use volunteers who may not be telling you exactly what is right. Secondly, they have requirements for graduation that have finally been added which are impossible to find on the website. It costs $100 just to be reviewed for a diploma and if you transfer just for 12th grade they charge $15 per credit to transfer! Be careful with changing requirements. Lastly, there isn't a wide variety of classes to take to fill their requirements in each category. So you end up taking almost everything that is listed under each category. I would recommend to be fully aware of their requirements before you sign up. If you sign up for a year (savings of $60), it doesn't tell you that means a CALENDAR year - you have to be enrolled every month for 12 months with no break for summer. PS No course credits transfer that you teach as a homeschool parent - only credits they decide to accept from an official public school transcript.

Aug 01, 2016
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by: Anonymous

I am a little confused. Is Acellus a program that can be used strictly for homeschool or is it a designed to use as a supplement to another program? Is it accredited, recognized by public school should my child have to return there? Will the high school courses be recognized when he is ready to apply for college? What is the official school website?

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