Olive Tree Learning Academy is a private school satellite program designed to provide a choice and support for home educators in Sonoma. If you are interested in home schooling your children, we would love to help. Olive Tree provides the registration of a private school while allowing parents the freedom to choose curriculum and instruct their children in the way that suits each child best. Olive Tree holds cumulative files and provides accountability, report cards, transcripts and diplomas upon graduation. Olive Tree also provides curriculum planning and support if needed.
Olive Tree Learning Academy (OTLA) requires parents to belong to the Home School Legal Defense Association. Proof of membership must be submitted with registration. Understanding that this requires a financial investment, Olive Tree’s registration fees are low and assessed per family, not per student.
Starting in fall of 2012, Olive Tree will be offering Grade Link to all of its families. Grade Link is an online grading system that allows parents to submit grades with the click of a mouse rather than completing and mailing in a form. Grade Link also allows parents to keep attendance daily so there is no more filling out the attendance sheet and mailing it in at the end of the year. The Grade Link system can be customized per teacher, so if parents want to keep grades on a daily, weekly, quarterly, or semester basis. The customer support for Grade Link is amazing and the program itself is simple to use. Using Grade Link is a great administrator time saver as well and will eliminate the fees previously assessed for high school students, keeping costs low. Courses taken at community colleges can be added into Grade Link by the administrator, for no cost, and included in the student’s official transcript. Parents must submit a copy of the grade from the college.
A course of study must be submitted at the beginning of the school year in order to set up the Grade Link account with the right courses. This is done at registration.
We have a small co-op and also offer classes for home school students.
Please contact us at 707-776-6360 or by email at OliveTreeLearning@gmail.com . We would love to help you get started.