Atrium School is a non-traditional private school providing services to homeschoolers in Florida. Atrium school exists to support and facilitate homeschooling as an educational choice. We recognize that some families want a lot of support, while others prefer minimal involvement. To that end, we offer two distinct programs so Florida homeschooling families can select the level of support and guidance that’s right for them. Which choice is best for your family? The chart below describes the features of each of Atrium School’s programs. We hope it will be useful to you. You may also want to read our FAQs to learn how homeschooling in a private school setting can benefit your family. For an information packet you can download and print, please visit our Enrollment page.
|Parent as Teacher||Yes||Yes|
|Meet/Exceed FL Attendance Reqs.||Yes||Yes|
|Family Selected Curriculum||Yes||Yes|
|Report Cards Issued||Yes||No|
|Florida Virtual School Eligibility||Yes||Yes|
|Non-Discriminatory Admissions Policies||Yes||Yes|
Optional items are neither required nor included but are available for an additional charge to families desiring them. Contact the school for more information.
Parent as Teacher – At Atrium School, we believe that students benefit from small class sizes, caring and dedicated teachers, and family selected materials and methods. To that end, we fully support parents as teachers and endeavor to make the process as rewarding as possible for both parent and child.
Florida Attendance Requirements – Florida Statutes require that all private, parochial or public school students attend school for a minimum of 180 days per year and for the hours (or weekly equivalent) below: Kindergarten: 3 hours per day/15 hours per week 1st – 3rd: 4 hours per day/20 hours per week 4th-12th: 5 hours per day/25 hours per week.
Records Maintained – We maintain all relevant records for Extended program students, including student information and health forms, attendance reports, grades and report cards, test scores, and transcripts. We maintain a more limited set of records for Basic Program students. Families who are interested in receiving report cards and/or having access to a transcript that will record a student’s academic achievements should consider the Extended program as these are not available in the Basic program.
Family Selected Curriculum – Enrolled families are encouraged to use the materials and methods that will best serve the needs of their student(s). To that end, Atrium School reviews the curriculum selections of Extended program students for suitability, but does not mandate the use of any particular books or methods.
Curriculum Review – We review the curriculum choices of every Extended program student. This review, while thorough, has the built-in flexibility to meet the needs of those using structured curricula, those who are unschooling, and those who fall somewhere in between. We can also suggest materials and approaches families may not have heard of previously.
Credit Verification (High School Students) – Credit requirements vary depending on whether the student chooses to obtain a Standard or College Preparatory diploma. A review of completed work and accompanying records is done at the end of each semester to ensure that credit standards have been maintained. Students who transfer to Atrium School from another private, public, or home school may request to have prior year credits verified for an additional fee.
Transcript – High school students in our Extended program may request an official copy of their transcripts as needed. This is useful when applying to colleges or a job and validation of a student’s educational achievements is requested. Transcripts cover courses and community service completed while enrolled at Atrium School unless other arrangements have been made.
Non-Discriminatory Admissions Policies – Atrium School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and school-administered programs.