FAQs

What makes American Academy so effective?

We have found that students need three things to be successful learners:

  • The ability to learn at a pace that works best for their learning style.
  • Authentic and meaningful interactions with peers.
  • Introductions to new subjects and ideas.

American Academy provides opportunities for students to work at their own pace in a quiet space with supervision and guidance.  During student’s 15 minute breaks, students engage in building friendships; work in our Invertor’s Corner on wood-building, arts, and crafts; play ping pong, board games, or brain games; or just take a break from the hard work they have just accomplished. Students can join CLUBS that are of personal interest to them.  They work on leadership and team-building skills as they work together towards a meaningful culminating event that they produce.

Student’s attitudes toward learning improved and their confidence increased when what they are doing and learning is meaningful to them.  Our program takes advantage of the science behind the learning process. We have discovered innovative solutions to teach more effectively and empower students to be college ready and career prepared.

What does a student do during a typical STUDY TIME hour?

Students work independently on their academic core subjects for the first 45 minutes of Core Crew (study time).  Students are encouraged to take a 15-minute constructive break. During break time, students can play brain games, play Ping-Pong, create in the inventor’s corner, build robotics, read in the reader’s lounge, take a snack break, etc.

What does a student do during a typical CLUB hour?

American Academy’s Club Hub (social and academic clubs) empower students to learn in subjects most interesting to them. Our Clubs provide excellent opportunities for the student leaders to develop and hone their verbal communication skills and apply their cross-curricular knowledge, making real-world connections. Students work collaboratively on a specific subject that inspires them to learn and lead. Students work from a flexible, 19-week (semester) agenda meeting weekly goals to help them reach an ultimate goal that is determined by the club members.  The goal becomes the culminating event for that club at the end of each semester.

What Student-Led Clubs are available at American Academy?

American Academy currently offers a variety of students-leading based clubs such as Archeology Club, Astronomy Club, History Club, Science Club, Math Club, Music/Drama Club, Photography Club, Fashion Design Club, Story Writing Club, Minecraft Club, Digital Design Club, Robotics Club, Entrepreneurial Club, Speech Debate Club, Chess & Strategic Games Club, World Mythology Club, etc.
*Not all clubs listed are offered throughout the year.

Is American Academy an approved vendor for my Charter school?

American Academy currently works with a number of charter schools. Please visit our Charter/PSA page for more detailed information.

Is lunch served at American Academy?

Students are required to bring their own snacks and lunches to school (no peanuts).

Is my student required to have his or her own computer?

Computers are only needed for 3rd grade and above students.

Can students work on outside homework?

Yes. American Academy provides a safe learning environment for students to work on any coursework. We strive for maximum flexibility for students and families.

What are the Fees?

American Academy of Strategic Education is an independent private learning academy. We are approved vendors for virtual homeschool charter schools. We accept virtual homeschool charter funds or offer affordable payment options. We do not solicit additional funds throughout the school year or require any donations of time or service.

2021-2022 Academy Tuition:
Please visit our Cost and Fees page or contact our enrollment specialist at 949-371-5785


*For additional questions, please contact us online click here or call (949) 371-5785 to speak with one of our admission staff members.