FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


 

Q: Why did Coram Deo Bible Church start a school?

Answer: Our vision is to provide a comprehensive, personalized, biblically-integrated education. We started a school because it is our desire to provide students an affordable educational option where students learn and are influenced from a Christian worldview.

Q: What is Coram Deo Academy?

Answer: Coram Deo Academy is a an accredited K–12 Private Christian Online Academy. This is a blended school that combines the best aspects of homeschool and private Christian school to offer a Bible-based, socially integrated education at an affordable price.

Q: Who awarded Coram Deo Academy its accreditation?

Answer: Coram Deo Academy is an affiliate school of Liberty University Online Academy (LUOA). LUOA upholds the highest standards and has received its accreditation through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (Cognia).

Q: Is Coram Deo Academy a homeschool?

Answer: No. Although many families choose to use Liberty University Online Academy as their homeschool curriculum, the students of Coram Deo Academy conduct classes together at the church with a staff of paid facilitators helping each student rather than parents teaching their students at home.

Q: Will my child have certified teachers for their classes?

Answer: Yes. Because Coram Deo Academy is an affiliate school of Liberty University Online Academy (LUOA), your child will have assigned teachers for every class provided by LUOA. CDA provides onsite para-teachers and facilitators to provide hands-on assistance with all classwork.

Q: How much does Coram Deo Academy cost?

Answer: The tuition is based on the grade of the student. Tuition is as follows:

 

Church Member

Non-Church Member

Kindergarten

$2,700

$3,000

1st Grade

$3,200

$3,500

2nd–8th Grade

$3,700

$4,000

9th–12th Grade

$4,400

$4,700

These prices are for the entire school year. The school year consists of two semesters, with each semester lasting 18 weeks.

Q: When is the next time a student can join the school?

Answer: January 19, 2021. This is the date our next semester begins.

Q: What days and times does the school meet?

Answer: Coram Deo Academy meets four days per week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30am until 2:30pm. The school currently does not meet on Wednesdays.

Q: Are there any additional expenses for Coram Deo Academy other than tuition?

Answer: Because this is an online academy, each student needs to provide their own computer.

Q: Do tablets meet the requirement for a computer?

Answer: No. We have found that tablets cannot handle the technological requirement from LUOA.

Q: What are the technological requirements for my computer?

Answer: The following hardware and software specs are required for your student's computer:

Hardware:

  • Processor: 2GHz or more. Elementary students require Intel Core2 2.4GHz
  • Memory: 2GB of RAM or more
  • Screen: 1024 x 768 resolution or higher

Software:

  • PC: Windows 7 or newer
  • Mac: Mac OS X 10.9 or newer
  • Web Browser: Chrome or Firefox
  • MS Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel – Office 365
  • Adobe Flash – latest version
  • Adobe Reader – Latest Version for viewing PDF’s
  • Java must be installed

*Note – We have found that Chromebooks do not always work with this school. We recommend that you do not use a Chromebook.

Q: What classes do students take?

Answer: Click on the link to see classes by grade:

Q: Can high school students receive college credit?

Answer: Yes. Juniors and Seniors can elect to take classes that also count for college credit through Liberty University. It is possible for a student to graduate high school not only with a high school diploma but also with an Associate Degree awarded by Liberty University. This will save time and money when the student goes to college.

Q: Who do I contact to get started?

Answer: The Coram Deo Academy Director is Alissa Adkins. You can contact her by e-mail at . If you prefer to talk with her on the phone, please send her an e-mail and she will call you back. She is with students during the day and is typically unable to take phone calls. She will happily return your call when she is available.