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Summary:
The A Beka curriculum is a very popular choice for many homeschooling
families. It is also used in quite a few Christian schools across the
country.

The A Beka Books were developed at Pensacola Christian College. They are
based on experience and information gathered over a period of fifty years
in the classrooms of Pensacola Christian Academy by many writers. They
are unique in that they do not use any currently published works for
their curriculum, but instead research an...


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A Beka Home Schooling, home schooling, curriculum


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The A Beka curriculum is a very popular choice for many homeschooling
families. It is also used in quite a few Christian schools across the
country.

The A Beka Books were developed at Pensacola Christian College. They are
based on experience and information gathered over a period of fifty years
in the classrooms of Pensacola Christian Academy by many writers. They
are unique in that they do not use any currently published works for
their curriculum, but instead research and develop their own. Dr. and
Mrs. Arlin Horton are the founders of A Beka Book, and the series is
named after Mrs. Horton, whose first name is Rebeka.

The A Beka home school curriculum is fundamentally Christian based. The
main goal of this program is to ground children in the Christian faith.
Every aspect and subject points toward the Christian worldview. It is a
workbook based curriculum and is very detailed. It goes step by step
through each concept and is very comprehensive. This is a good curriculum
for those home school families who are very organized or need a highly
structured program.

There are three choices when working with the A Beka Book home school
program. There is the A Beka Academy DVD option, which provides two
options. The first is the Fully Accredited College Preparatory Program in
which A Beka keeps all of the records. The second is the Non-Accredited
program in which the parent keeps all the records. Each covers the exact
same material. The only difference is the price. Basically, in addition
to the workbooks, the DVDs feature teachers who help to explain the
subjects in greater detail.

The second option is the A Beka Academy Traditional Parent-Directed
option. This is a fully accredited college prep program. A Beka provides
you with teacher manuals that explain exactly how to follow and teach the
curriculum. You teach the material and A Beka keeps your records for you.
It is very much like a traditional school without the school building.
You send in all of the work and tests and they grade them and issue a
report card. There is an academic calendar along with progress reports.
This is much the same as the DVD option minus the DVDs.

The third option is the Textbooks/Materials for Home Schooling. This is
simply the curriculum. There is no other involvement from A Beka besides
the materials. You will keep all the records and set your own pace. You
can order the entire program or just the items that you feel are
appropriate for your child. Many parents who choose this option will use
parts of another curriculum along with the A Beka materials.

A Beka Book is a good choice for home school families. It is very
Biblically based and structured. It sets a strong foundation during the
early years in core subjects such as reading and math, and continues to
challenge students all the way through high school. The A Beka Book home
school curriculum is a great tool with which to teach your child and
offers many options.