Welcome to Distance Learning with Kimber Academy!
We are pleased that you have interest in this great way to educate your family.
If you choose to apply and register, we will add your name to our private Distance Learning Facebook page where you can get updates and share your learning experiences with other Distance Learning families. You can also post photos and videos of your family, and your students can share the creative work they are doing throughout the school year.
For NEW Distance Learning families, the application fee is $50 per family. For returning KA Distance Learning families, there is no application fee.
Here is how Distance Learning works:
The system we are using for the Kimber Academy Distance Learning classes is called zoom.us, and is interactive. Students can talk directly to the instructor to ask questions or make comments just like any other student in class. They will be tuning in with many other students across the country at the same time, and they will be able to see each other as they ask questions and participate.
Classes are held 3 days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from September through May.
Elective classes will be held each Friday.
Where to Begin:
First, decide how you will be watching the classes. You can use a computer, laptop, or cell phone. Download the free zoom.us program onto the device(s) that you will be using. For computers, register with zoom.us using an email address. For a cell phone, register with zoom.us, using the cell phone number.
Next go to the Kimber Academy website and create a personal account, if you do not already have one.
After logging in, go to the “Distance Learning” tab on the upper right-hand corner of the Kimber Academy home page and choose “Application & Tuition” from the drop-down menu.
* (See note below if you live near a Kimber Academy — application procedures are different.)
On the Application and Tuition page, pay the Application Fee ($50 per NEW family). Our system uses STRIPE.
Choose which classes you wish to enroll your family (Individual classes are $40 per month. See information on the CLASSES page for yearly pricing — a greater discount price):
Advanced Classes (Ages 12+, returning students and adults, taught T, W, Th)
Senior Classes (ages 12 and up, taught T, W, Th)
Junior A Classes (ages approx. 6 – 8, taught T, W, Th)
Junior A Classes (ages approx. 9 – 11, taught T, W, Th)
BUNDLE: Pay just $250 per month for all Junior, Senior, and Advanced classes.
Elective Classes — (taught each Friday for 1 hour)
Follow the directions for setting up automatic monthly payments for the classes you have chosen
Order your curriculum from Textbook Publishers. There are specific manuals or workbooks for each class.
Order your tests. During the first week or two of school is orientation. Testing is conducted the second week of September and is under the direction of the parents at home. Tests are offered for all ages. Each diagnostic exam costs $30 for Distance Learning students (20% savings), with free shipping and handling. For more information and to order online with the National Testing Center click here. Additional diagnostic exams are offered in January and April/May. This year’s testing is the NTC-300 series.
IMPORTANT: Inasmuch as students will be seen by others, they should always “look and behave their best” when they join in each morning. This program is set up just as if they were going to school each day, and Kimber Academy dress and behavior codes apply.
Remember that you can discontinue Distance Learning at any time if it is not working for your family for some reason. Notify the Distance Learning personnel by emailing: [email protected]. Your payments, account and access to the classes will be suspended the same day. You may also use this email for questions or comments about your Distance Learning experience.
Proximity to Local Academies
Please note there is a different set up if you live within 15 miles of a local Kimber Academy. If you are not sure if there is an Academy near you, click here to see all Academy locations.