We are planning to meet together in-person following local guidelines.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Tapestry Academy a school?
Tapestry Academy is not a school. It is a home education resource where learners attend 16 to 20 hours a week in-person and complete 4-5 hours at home. Tapestry Academy is a community of families and professionals working together to create an education for grades K–8.
We also have partnered with Brave Generation Academy (BGA) for Grades 6–12, with an online hybrid option.
What is a Choice Navigator?
“Choice navigators” provide consultations to students and families on: The selection of, application for, and enrollment in educational
options addressing the academics needs of the student. Curriculum selection. Tapestry Academy utilizes Prenda curriculum, as well as
Technology + Amazing Local Partners in South Florida. We help you navigate non-traditional education choices.
What is your Middle & High School Program with BGA?
We have partnered with BGA (Brave Generation Academy) to offer a hybrid online program that meets in person
to complete their coursework. They utilize the Cambridge program and US based options. Check out the teens page for info on BGA.
What is the admissions process?
The admissions process includes an application, portfolio review, an interview and a letter of recommendation. We will also provide you with a tour of Tapestry Academy. Grades or transcripts are not required.
What do I need to know before I register?
Parents will be encouraged to watch the videos in the enrollment page to understand the philosophy of our program.
We are part of the Prenda micro-school program in Florida. We do not offer IEP or Special Education services.
Learning Metrics (Prenda Program/Standardized Testing)
Our program is student-led and driven with guidance from parents and educational experts and
software guided by Prendaschool.com. Home Education students will be assessed with the IOWA
Standardized test in the fall and spring for grades 3–8.
We do not teach to the test. Math and English online programs meet
Florida standards and are monitored regularly. All students must be registered
as Home Education students in their county.
Step Up for Students PEP Program
We are working to become a provider through the PEP Program.
Students who receive this scholarship are not home education students, and will be
registered as PEP students, which includes having a plan for the year, and completing
standardized testing at the end of the year for Grades K–8.
We are able to provide that service for families, once we are approved for 2023–24.
Students would pay tuition first, and then be reimbursed, or select Tapestry Academy as a provider,
as well as Prenda (Our Curriculum) as a provider.
We love parent volunteers if space is available, and parents are interested.
Anticipated 4 to 5 hours a week of student work at home each week to encourage sports,
music, and art, as well as continuing work from Tapestry Academy. Fieldtrips and class parties are coordinated with
parents to find what works for each group best. Our goal is to have an informal Parent/Family event
each semester for students to share what they've learned and display projects.
Do public high schools accept non-traditional students?
Yes. Compulsory aged students are not denied access to public high school in their assigned area
where they live. We offer year-end standardized testing with the IOWA test, to
show grade level for grades 3-8. Grades K-2 will complete a portfolio review to satisfy
home education requirements for the county. Parents are required to submit all paperwork to their county
if they are registered as home education students.
Do high schools accept credit from non-traditional classes?
No. For advanced middle-school students requesting to take High school
level classes at Tapestry Academy such as Algebra1, High school level Spanish,
etc., suggest that they take an accredited course online to receive actual credit on
high school transcripts. Students can take a Florida Virtual class in these
subjects and complete work during class-time, or by working at home.
Do Universities accept non-traditional students?
Depending on the program you pursue, there are many options for graduation.
Tapestry is working with Mastery Transcript currently to pilot their new program.
Brave Generation Academy Online program also offers a transcript for full classes.
Many universities do not require a diploma for entrance, and a homeschool diploma,
along with a transcript of some classes taken from a local community college, and SAT test scores work.
If in doubt, check with the university your child is planning to attend to find out the details first.