REGISTRATION FOR WINTER & SPRING 2024
IS STILL OPEN!
This year is the year to change the way you are educating your child!
Open Tent Academy (OTA) is an all-inclusive, online platform where homeschoolers (and “after-schoolers”) are able to take an array of courses, taught LIVE by instructors, who are experts in their fields.
We offer our families an exciting opportunity to change the way learning happens at home. Advances in educational technologies, along with ever-increasing broadband availability, now allow us to bring anyone, located anywhere in the world, a variety of quality courses, covering a wide array of topics and subjects.
OTA offers classes for homeschoolers, in grades K – 12, across three terms (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Courses are delivered in either 5-week, 10-week, 20-week or 30-week sessions. Our courses cover a wide variety of subjects ranging from traditional content courses to out-of-the-box, multi-disciplinary, project-based offerings.
During the summer months, OTA also offers additional short-term camps, classes, and workshops.
OTA courses take place on the following scheduled days and times: 9 am ET (6 am PT), 11 am ET (8 am PT), 1 pm ET (10 am PT), and 3 pm ET (12 pm PT) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday!
In general, class lengths range between 45 minutes (for our little learners) to 90 minutes for our older students.
Our classes are delivered live and online in a highly interactive virtual classroom environment that provides our families with an amazing experience. Students who are unable to attend live sessions are able to watch class recordings, which are available for viewing 24/7.
Our learning management system, Canvas by Instructure, is where students have access to all class materials online, at any time, from anywhere! Links to the virtual class sessions (and recordings) are posted there, along with class notes and presentations used during the live class, videos, homework assignments, announcements, discussion groups, and more! All homework is submitted digitally via upload to Canvas, and learners can write their teachers directly using the Canvas Inbox.
Our OTA teachers provide both instruction and grading. At the end of each course, teachers will send out a final grade report (PDF file), and parents can ALWAYS look at their child’s grade book in Canvas throughout the semester. Finally, parents can always contact the instructor directly if they have any additional questions.
Come take a look at what Open Tent Academy is all about! You will love what you see!
Open Tent Academy is an inclusive and non-sectarian program, open to students from all backgrounds.
OTA and AP® / College Board®
Open Tent Academy is now a Level 1 AP® approved organization with the College Board®. For more specific information on what this can mean for your homeschooler, especially when it comes to exams and courses, please click here.
NCAA® Approved Core Courses
Are you homeschooling a student-athlete? If so, it may interest you to know that many of our core high-school level courses are pre-approved by the NCAA. No more need to worry about scrambling for documentation and filling out worksheets. For more information, please contact Jonathan.
Florida Residents: OTA is now a Step Up / PEP / FES-UA Services Provider!
If you are a Florida resident, Open Tent Academy is very happy to announce that we are now a provider (in partnership with Step Up for Students) of services for recipients of both Personalized Education Plan (PEP) scholarships, and the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA) – formerly known as the Gardiner scholarship. This program allows families of qualified children (including homeschoolers) to be reimbursed for qualified expenses, including live, online instruction.
For more information on this program, please visit our PEP / FES-UA page.
For more information on how to apply for these programs, please contact Step Up For Students directly.
Virginia: K-12 Learning Acceleration Grants
Open Tent Academy is now a service provider for Virginia residents who qualify for the K-12 Learning Acceleration Grant. This allows qualifying families to use grant funding towards instruction “…in core content areas (English reading/writing, mathematics, science and history/social science) and foreign languages required to meet graduation requirements.”
For more information, please visit our Virginia K-12 Learning Acceleration Grants page.
Arizona: Empowerment Scholarship Program
Open Tent Academy is now an eligible online provider for recipients of Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Program.
With the ESA program, the money that would pay for that student’s education in a neighborhood school follows that student to whichever school the parents choose for their child, including education at home. ESA dollars cover multiple education expenses such as private school tuition, curricula, educational supplies, tutoring and more.
For more information, please visit our Arizona ESA page.
New Hampshire: EFA
Open Tent Academy is now an approved virtual provider of educational services for recipients of the New Hampshire’s Education Freedom Account, which is managed by the NH Children’s Scholarship Fund. The EFA covers educational expenses such as, but not limited to, online tutoring, online learning programs, educational supplies, and other educational expenses.
For more information, please visit our NH EFA page.
North Carolina: NCSEAA ESA+
Open Tent Academy is now an approved tutoring services provider (in partnership with the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority) of services for recipients of the Education Student Accounts (ESA+).
For more information, please visit our NCSEAA ESA+ page
California: Charter Schools
Open Tent Academy provides vendor services for several different California-based charter school programs. For more information about how we work with the above-listed programs, please visit our Charter School page!
Open to everyone
Over 60 Courses in 12 different areas of study!
Enhance your homeschooling offerings
LIVE Virtual Classes
All classes are recorded for later use
Parents and students can easily monitor progress.
Meet our OTA Instructors!
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email@example.comCarrie Mokry and her family live in southeastern Virginia. This...
firstname.lastname@example.orgDanielle Casale, M.Ed., was born and raised in Long Island,...
Eva Goldstein-Meola, M.Ed
email@example.comEva Lynn Goldstein-Meola, M.Ed., founder and director of Open Tent...
firstname.lastname@example.orgHeather is a graduate of Western Michigan University where she...
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firstname.lastname@example.orgJonathan Meola (co-founder of Open Tent Academy, as well as...
email@example.comKen Kozaczka graduated in 2001 with a B.S. in Computer...
Mor Zrihen, M.Ed
firstname.lastname@example.orgMor Zrihen is a professional educational consultant, literacy specialist, and...
email@example.comRachel Bevins has a Master of Teaching degree with a...
firstname.lastname@example.orgSarah Pope, General Certification in Education with a focus on...
email@example.comIn her varied career, Sarah Rosenson practiced law for a...
firstname.lastname@example.orgTina Dewey began her teaching career in 1991 at a...