Adult Education for High School Programs
There are TWO different ways for an adult to get a diploma from
Blue Pearl Academy:
Option 1: Fast Track High School
The fast track high school diploma program is a fast track to earning a high school diploma and transcripts from Blue Pearl Academy under the Home Education laws for each and every State in the USA. Basically speaking, a person is "challenging the exam". There are no classes nor tutoring to take for this program, just free study tools on our website, and then sitting for the exams live online via Skype with an educator.
The exam, known as "Hi-Set" by McGraw-Hill Education covers academics such as reading, writing, grammar, social studies, sciences, and mathematics. A student is given five different exams by a highly qualified educator, which are timed, but are unlike the GED Exam. Three exams are given on day one, and the final two are given on day two. It will be just you and the educator live online via Skype.
After the exams are graded, a mathematical formula is used from the exam scores to make a complete transcript for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades along with electives.
After completion of the academic exams and interview, a student receives a completed and real home high school transcript as designated by each State's homeschool laws, and receives a beautiful diploma. A student is then typically able to attend a college or university.
Anyone throughout the country and U.S. territories will take the academic exams and interview live online via Skype with an Blue Pearl educator. Please see below for minimum computer requirements for this 2 day exam. You MUST check with the college or university you plan to attend regarding their "home school transcripts" policies, as you may need to take college entrance exams, the SAT, or ACT just like other high school graduates, or need to take beginning College Math and College English classes at the college or university just like other high school graduates.
If a student fails a subject exam (which is a D+/67% or below), they may retake it for a $30 fee, for each subject exam failed and it can be taken multiple times, which are in different formats, one week later.
Students may use the resources in the Student Portal PowerPoints and Student Portal Homework links here on our website for free explanations of the subjects and real math practice before they take their subject exams. Just follow the "Directions for Fast Track Students" at the top of the web pages. Students may use their notes from our Student Portals. You may also wish to purchase a GED practice book from online or at your local bookstore to practice.
The fee for the academic exams and the electives interview is $150.00 live online via Skype and the transcript and diploma fee is $50.00 for a total of $200.00. There are no refunds given at anytime for any reason. Most students receive their two official transcripts and diploma via USPS Two Day Priority Mail within one week or less after completion. You can pay with a cashier's check, money order, or PayPal account or debit/credit card (with a 3.2% service fee) for the deposit when you schedule your exam and for the remaining balance on your first exam date. No personal checks are accepted.
There is a $50.00 non-refundable deposit to be made at the time of scheduling your exam dates. If you are not present on Skype for your exam within 10 minutes of the arranged date and time, you will need to reschedule your exam dates and pay another deposit of $50.00. If you must retake one of the subject exam's, the cost is $30.00 per exam and retakes are schedule for a week later. The balance of your fee, $150.00, will be due on the first day for your scheduled exam.
Anyone can sign up for the Fast Track High School Diploma at anytime, just contact us HERE for a free consultation and to schedule your exam dates. *Please note: only students age 18 or older are qualified for this program. Students age 17 or younger are strongly encouraged to enroll in our Home High School Program or the Traditional GED Program as seen below. We may make some exceptions as needed to the age rule however.
Desktop or Laptop Computer (no cell phone or iPads)
Headphones with Microphone
Firefox or Google Chrome - most recent editions
Free Skype Account
Blue Pearl Academy Student Portal Notes
Interested in this unique program?
NOTICE: Blue Pearl Academy is NOT responsible for a student being unable to attend any higher education institution, not getting a job, or into the military. Blue Pearl Academy is not responsible for a student failing any of the academic exams for any reason. Blue Pearl Academy will not give refunds for any reason or purpose. Blue Pearl Academy uses the State of Florida Home Education laws (Statute 1002.41) and Home Education laws in all other States for graduating a student. Students and/or parents acknowledge that before payment of the exam fees or taking any exam, that they have checked with the college, university, or military branch about their admission since they change their policies from time to time about Homeschooling Transcripts. Blue Pearl Academy nor its teachers are responsible if a college or business does not accept home education transcripts.
Option 2: GED Home Education Sessions
As teachers in the public and college school systems for over two decades, We have taught thousands of students. We have seen, firsthand, that some students do not always fit in well with traditional schooling systems, and, unfortunately, find it difficult to complete the journey to receive that all-important diploma. Blue Pearl Academy is a wonderful program that can help many to achieve their educational goals. One of the best aspects of this program is the personalized attention one receives. It's like having your own personal education coach encouraging, cajoling and inspiring you to greater heights!
We teach the entire curriculum with private, one on one instruction. In this way, there is less time wasted, and more focus towards your studies since you are the only student.
We try to work around your schedule and time unlike GED classes and traditional High Schools. We do private, one on one instruction live, online via Skype. We can prepare you for the GED examination usually within 4 to 6 months, step by step. Instead of trying to study on your own, learn by yourself, or take classes at an institution (which do not fit your working and family schedule).
The first step is an entire GED pre-test to find your strengths and weakness. At this point, we either enroll you in a Pre-GED Program or straight to the GED Program depending upon your test scores. The second step is instruction, lessons, chapter tests, & discussions in the classical GED exam subjects which include: Language Arts Reading, Language Arts Writing (including Essay), Science, Social Studies and Mathematics. Most students attend four days per week for a total of eight hours. Each subject is taught in 2 hour increments every week. The first day of every week is two hours which includes Language Arts Reading and Writing. The second day is two hours which includes Social Studies. The third day is two hours of Science and the fourth day is two hours of Math. The days and hours can be arranged to help fit your busy daily and work schedule too.
The third step is for 2 full length post tests before you take the actual GED exam. We teach 8 hours per week (min.) and this can be divided up into different days and times of day. We will always go at your own pace - slow or quickly. If you take the exam and failed just one or a few subjects, you don't have to retake the entire GED exam. We just go over the subject(s) you missed on the exam, so that you may retake it within 2 weeks.
GED Text Books
The curriculum used by Blue Pearl is from McGraw Hill Common Core Achieve GED Series. It is the MOST up to date lessons and curriculum for the new GED Examination. Each student will need a set of 4 textbooks and a set of 4 exercise books. These special text books are only available to GED schools and supersede their counterparts in bookstores with more practice, more exercises, most up to date material, chapter tests, worksheets, and go at a slower pace.
One set of 8 text books is $190.00. This is the GED school rate. Blue Pearl does not make ANY profit from GED text books.These text books may only be purchased through and in conjunction with having GED instruction with Blue Pearl.
The program is $14.06 per hour at 8 hours per week live online via *Skype. This comes to just $450 per month. Some students finish the program within 4 months, others take just a little over 6 months. We are the least expensive teachers, less than any private GED tutor, teacher, or school that does real time, online instruction and always one on one.
*One on one instruction in person with a teacher, rather than on Skype, is available only for the local residents in the extreme Northeast Florida area if desired. The monthly tuition for this service is $500 and is done in Jacksonville, Florida in the Roosevelt Blvd. - Ortega - NAS Jacksonville area only. Contact us for additional details about this service for our local residents.
Desktop or Laptop Computer (no cell phones or iPads)
Headphones with Microphone
Firefox or Google Chrome recent editions
Microsoft Office 2010 or newer with Word and PowerPoint
Free Yahoo or Gmail Email Account
Free Skype Account
Here are the five biggest differences between our organization and schools:
1. We charge far less than other private tutors, private schools or private teachers.
2. We meet you live online via Skype, and work around your schedule as much as possible. Same teacher for each of the subjects.
3. One on one instruction with no distractions, more motivation, customized courses for each individual student, more manipulatives besides just tests, text books and lecture.
4. We use the newest educational material from McGraw-Hill, even newer than most GED schools
5. The ability to get students done with Adult Education Instruction faster with more education, learning, fun and better grades!
6. We use idealism and realism educational theories and humanist, constructivist and self discovery learning theories. We work with person living with learning, mentals, physical, and emotional disabilities very well!
We have a very strong passion for teaching. Our experience and enthusiasm for bringing knowledge to a student is unsurpassed. For more information, to schedule a free consultation, ask questions or to see our credentials and qualifications, please respond by clicking the Contact US link. Also please see the References and Testimonials
link from previous students. Please
Contact Us to get more information and schedule a free consultation via Skype appointment with our Education Director.
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