Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How It Works

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What is Power Homeschool?

Power Homeschool is the official provider of online Acellus® courses for parents independently homeschooling their children without teacher support.

  • Parents can enroll students through the Power Homeschool website: https://powerhomeschool.org/enroll/
  • Tuition is $25/month per student, each student may take up to 7 courses at a time.
  • Power Homeschool offers courses for students in grades K-12.
  • Students are enrolled into courses automatically by age. Parents can add or remove courses at anytime through the Parent Account.
  • Since each course is self-paced, students may enroll at any time during the calendar year. Students will start at the beginning of each course.
  • Acellus uses deficiency diagnostics and vectored instruction to adjust courseware rigor. Learn More
  • Parents are able to monitor student progress through the Parent Account.
  • Transcripts may be requested through the system to provide a record of the courses completed by a student.
  • For parents who are looking for an accredited online school that offer High School Diplomas, we recommend Acellus Academy.

What is the Tuition?

Tuition is $25/month per student. Your student will have access to 7 courses at a time. Upon completion or withdrawal from any course, another course may be selected.

You can get started at anytime here: Set Up Your Homeschool

What records are needed to enroll?

During the enrollment process, you will be asked to provide basic information regarding your student. You would not be required to provide any records from your previous school or program.

What is the difference between Power Homeschool and Acellus Academy?

Power Homeschool is the official provider of online Acellus courses for parents independently homeschooling their children without teacher support. 

If you are looking for an accredited, online school, we recommend Acellus Academy.

Do you require State Testing?

To make sure you are satisfying all the local requirements in your state, we recommend checking with your school district to see if any reports would be required. They should be able to advise you on the home education requirements in your state.

You can also check out our State Homeschooling Guide to find additional resources.

What if I decide to transfer to another school?

The attitude towards and acceptance of homeschooling varies from school to school. Coursework completed by a homeschooled student may or may not be recognized or accepted by schools, colleges, or employers. Homeschooling parents should research these considerations to determine whether homeschooling is the right option for their student.

If you are looking for an accredited, online school, we recommend Acellus Academy.

Will my student receive a high school diploma from Power Homeschool?

Power Homeschool provides courses to parents homeschooling their children. We do not provide high school diplomas.
If you are looking for an accredited online school that does offer diplomas, we suggest Acellus Academy.

Enrollment

How do I enroll?

The enrollment process can be started online and only take a few minutes. During enrollment you will need to enter some basic information on your student, such as their name and date of birth, and you will need to make your first monthly payment.

Acellus will then recommend courses for you based off of your student's age/grade level which you can adjust as needed. Once you have completed these enrollment steps, your student will be successfully enroll. They can begin school work immediately; there is no waiting period.

You can begin the enrollment process at any time. Enroll Now

What grades are offered?

Power Homeschool is available to students in grades K-12.

For more details on a specific grade level, please see the following resources:


How soon can my student start?

The enrollment process is completed online and only takes a few minutes. Once a student has been enrolled, they can begin immediately. There is no waiting period.
You will receive the student's login information as soon as you complete the enrollment process. Set up your Homeschool


What is the age limit for students?

Our courses are available for students of all ages. There is no maximum age limit.

How can I obtain verification of enrollment?

Once you have enrolled your student, we'll send you an email with the student sign in information. This can be used as proof of enrollment.
From your parent account, you may also order an official student ID card. Need step-by-step instructions?

Tuition and Payments

How much is Tuition?

Tuition is $25/month per student. Your student will have access to 7 courses at a time. Upon completion or withdrawal from any course, another course may be selected.

You can get started at anytime here: Set Up Your Homeschool

How can I update my payment information?

Parents can edit their payment information through the parent account. Need step-by-step instructions?

How do I pause/cancel my account?

You may pause or cancel your account at anytime through the parent account. Need step-by-step instructions?

Once the student's account is paused, you will no longer be billed for any payments. All of the student's coursework will be archived in the Acellus system. Any information will be saved for in case you decide to re-activate the account.

Can I get a refund if I cancel?

Power Homeschool allows parents to cancel their account at any time. Any tuition payments processed prior to the time of cancellation are non-refundable. For more information, please see the terms and conditions of enrollment.

Parent can easily cancel the account by signing in using the Acellus App or by contacting us by phone or email prior to the processing of a payment.

What happens if I miss a payment?

Our system is set up to process payments automatically based off of the previous payment. If a payment is declined, we notify the parent by email, leave the student active and try to process the payment the following week.

(If the payment declines again, we are forced to deactivate the student due to lack of tuition. The parent is notified by email and all the student's work and progress will be saved. As soon as the account is reactivated, the student will pick up where they left off.)

Will the tuition go up as my student enters higher grades?

No, our tuition is based on a monthly plan. The grade level or number of courses (1-7) does not affect the tuition rate.

Academic

How will my student learn at Power Homeschool?

In Power Homeschool, each course incorporates self-paced video lessons taught by some of the best teachers from across the nation. The lesson videos will focus on teaching one concept at a time. After each lesson, students will be tested on their understanding of the material that was just presented. If they understand and have mastered the concept, they will move right on to the next lesson.

When a student is having trouble, they may access additional instructional resources which may include help videos, help problems, and an online lesson manual.

In this was, no student is held back from advancing and no student is left behind or pushed through the material at too fast of a pace. With this interactive teaching method, we are able to ensure that each student masters the material and will be prepared to earn a passing grade and receive credit when they complete the class.

You can visit The Student Experience to learn more.

Do students need to sign in at a certain time?

Since Power Homeschool is completely self-paced, we do not require students to sign in at specific times. We make the program available 24/7 year round so that you can set up whatever schedule works best for your student's specific schooling environment.

This enables you to plan breaks and vacations as needed for your student. If they do not log in on a certain day we will assume that you have excused them. The courses will give credit based on mastery of the course material.

Will everything for the program be provided online?

All of our course content is delivered online. There is no need to purchase additional textbooks.

Please note that students will need a computer or device that has Internet access. Parents should also purchase basic school supplies, such as pencils, paper, etc.

How long does it take to complete a course?

This will vary depending on the student and situation. In our program, a student's pace through the curriculum is determined based on their concept mastery. Students who struggle are allowed as much time as they require to complete each lesson.

Once a course is complete, the student is welcome to move into the next grade level in that subject area. (There are no fees for adding additional courses. Tuition is based on a monthly rate.)

Is the parent expected to grade the work?

Parents are not required to grade their student's work. Acellus will automatically grade work entered into the program and provide a score which will be easily viewable to the parents through the parent account. The only exception to this would be Special Lessons; these are additional resources that would not be required in order to complete the course.

Because the student is working from home, parents are responsible for supervising the learning experience and for ensuring attendance and progress within the program.

How do I adjust my student's courses?

You can adjust your student's course list through the parent account. Need step-by-step instructions?

Do students get time off for holidays/breaks?

Because Acellus is self-paced, you can plan breaks and vacations for your student's schooling schedule. On days when your student does not log in, we will assume that you have excused them for that day and they will not be considered absent and their grade will not be impacted.

We give credit based on mastery of the course material. To keep your student on track, weekly progress goals are assigned in each class. It is important for your student to meet or exceed these goals so that they do not fall behind.

Your student's attendance report will be marked green on days when they attend, and when they do not log in the attendance will be left blank.

Do students need to participate in state testing?

To make sure you are satisfying all the local requirements in your state, we recommend checking with your school district to see if any reports would be required. They should be able to advise you on the home education requirements in your state.

You can also check out our State Homeschooling Guide to find additional resources.

Parent Account

How do I log into Power Homeschool as a parent?

If your student is enrolled in Power Homeschool, you will have a parent account to access records and transcripts, make payments, and track your student's progress.

To access your parent account, first, download the Acellus App on each device that you will want to sign in as a parent, such as your desktop or tablet. Open the app and click on "Parent/Teacher Sign In". Using the same email address that you used when first creating your account, set up a new user and create your PIN. 


What can I do if I forgot my password?

Parents can reset their PIN by going to sign in through the Acellus App. On the PIN prompt, select "Forgot your PIN?" to begin this process.


Where can I find my student's ID and password?

Upon registration into our online school, your student will be assigned an Acellus ID and password. You will receive this login information by email.

If you student forgets their login information, you can retrieve it through the Acellus App by logging in as a parent.


How can I make sure my student is on track?

You can easily view your student's progress in their courses from the parent account. By viewing your student's progress regularly, you can make sure that they are progressing at the necessary speed to be finish by whatever completion date you would like (a general completion date would be the end of the school year, i.e. the start of summer).

To view your student's progress:

1. Log in through the Acellus App
2. Select a Student
3. Select the 'Score' tab
4. View progress

How can I update my payment information?

You can change the payment method through the parent account. Sign in through the Acellus App and select "Manage Account" and then "change method."



Student Account

Where can I find my student's ID and password?

Upon registration into our online school, your student will be assigned an Acellus ID and password. You will receive this login information by email.

If you student forgets their login information, you can retrieve it through the Acellus App by logging in as a parent.


Can I create a personalized ID and password for my student?

Yes, you can create your own user ID and password for a student account. A password that is unique to the student may be easier for them to remember. Start by launching the Acellus App and click on "Set Up Student Easy Sign In." To create an "Easy Sign In," you will first need to enter your student's original 10-digit Acellus ID and password.

The "Easy Sign In" will need to be configured on every device that the student will be using to sign into the Acellus App. This will ensure security for the student account.


Technology 

Does my student need a computer to take courses from Power Homeschool?

Each student will need an Internet-connected device to access Power Homeschool courses. We support a variety of devices, including smart phones, tablets and computers.

For a list of supported devices, please visit Tech Support.

Will everything for the program be provided online?

All of our course content is delivered online. There is no need to purchase additional textbooks.

Please note that students will need a computer or device that has Internet access. Parents should also purchase basic school supplies, such as pencils, paper, etc.

What devices are compatible with Acellus?

The Acellus program is compatible with many different devices including Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android. For a complete list of supported devices, please visit: Tech Support


Have more questions? Contact our Support Team


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