EPIC Homeschool Network Academic Studies Program

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Academic Studies Program is a branch of EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. and was formed to support parents/guardians who choose to educate their child/ren at home. We provide core classes that would provide grades and credits for school, enrichment classes as well as clubs. If you are interested in field trips and socialization opportunities, check out our basic membership program here.

Families can choose to do the full program or a-la-carte. Students enrolled in the full academy program get access to our academy classes and clubs. Families are provided with one on one homeschool coaching with a dedicated homeschool advisor. They have access to the required homeschool standardized testing up to four learners as well as annual report card and transcript services for enrolled students.

Regardless of which program you choose to do, the parent/guardian must remain the teacher of record and file a letter of intent to home school with the Georgia State Department of Education by the time of enrollment and keep a record for their file. EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. will make academic records for each child in the classes they enroll and give it to the parent/guardian. It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to keep these records for a period of 3 years.

Enrollment is now open! Click here to enroll.

Our Vision

Helping Families Homeschool with Confidence & Clarity

Our Mission

Using Bible-based, hands-on learning strategies, learners will develop the necessary skills to be effective communicators who purposefully read, write, and speak across multiple disciplines. We strive to build mathematically proficient learners prepared to meet the demands of the 21st century and apply mathematics in the real world. Learners are critical thinkers who identify problems, find solutions and analyze outcomes. They are actively engaged in the scientific process and can demonstrate critical science and engineering practices. Finally, learners are allowed to facilitate their own learning by being able to explore their own interests.

Location

EPIC Homeschool Resource Center (Lakeview Learning Center) located at 4001 Macedonia Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127

Please note that our program does not require a Statement of Faith. All are welcomed!

Free Online Classes for Student

All students enrolled in the Academic Studies Program get access to the following:

  • Access to $500 or more Outschool Class Credit - Go to www.outschooler.me/andrea to learn more about Outschool

  • Follow your learner's interest

  • Assess areas of strength and weakness

  • Free California Achievement Test (CAT) testing by a certified teacher

  • Get a dedicated homeschool advisor

  • Receive targeted intervention on your own terms

  • Flexibility and agency to pick Outschool classes that match your learner's interest or address learning gaps.

Sign Up Today and select EPIC Growth Program (Online Classes with Outschool)

Still Time to Sign Up Until the End of September

While classes start August 2, 2022 the month of August will be light and we won't get into our book work until September 6, 2022

Meet Our Instructors

Andrea Hall, B.S., M.Ed.

Our lead teacher and administrator, Andrea Hall, M.Ed is a certified educator who has spent over 17 years in the field of education including homeschooling for over 10 years. In the past, she successfully homeschooled triplets bringing them up one to three grade levels as measured by the ITBS. She believes that kids learn in an enriching and stimulating environment and has received numerous awards in her tenure as a classroom teacher such as Teacher of the Month and Teacher of the Year.

She is certified to teach all levels of math in the states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Arkansas.

She left the traditional classroom in 2010 to homeschool her three kids teaching all subjects from reading to science to math. Her biggest passion is to help kids thrive and become master students in school and in life. She desire is to create a love for learning one equation at a time.

Her students describe her as “Corny but Cool” and she looks forward to teaching you!

Andrea Hall will be teaching Math.

Natasha Hernandez

In a world full of young creative minds that yearn for the opportunity to develop and expand, Natasha Parker and The PEA Studio effortlessly provide a fun and safe space to facilitate that process. Natasha of Detroit, Michigan and currently a resident of Douglasville GA is a wife and mother of three. Her educational experience is concentrated in Interior Design and Business Administration. Natasha has also obtained professional certifications in Confidence in Art Development with Children. Natasha is passionate about art, and even more so in regard to the lives of the children, she is able to impact through her work. Natasha has an innate ability to connect with her clients which allows them to comfortably create and positively express themselves in ways they couldn’t imagine. From a classroom setting to virtual learning, from painting to arts and crafts, and from guiding to direct instruction, Natasha and The PEA Studio provide a myriad of activities that will leave the parents and children in anticipation for their next session.

Natasha Hernandez will be teaching Art.


Tumeka Slaton

Highly enthusiastic teaching educator who is eager to provide all students with a solid education. Talent for bringing the classroom to life with real-world examples. Proven ability for discovering students' varying learning styles, ensuring each student's unique academic needs are met. We will have fun learning and create beautiful memories together.

Tumeka Slaton will be doing our Spelling Club.

Kendall Watkins

Kendall Watkins is the owner of DIY Scholars Consulting, Inc. Kendall launched DIY Scholars Consulting after years of offering educational advice and sharing “how to” knowledge with a small network of friends and acquaintances. That network expanded to her local homeschool community and beyond. Kendall’s reputation for resourcefulness, research, and knowledge often spurred requests to offer her services to yet a larger community. Through DIY Scholars Consulting Kendall is able to fulfill her passion of equipping and coaching parents to best meet their children’s educational needs and goals.


Kendall’s eclectic and dynamic homeschool journey has included home instruction, outsourced third-party instruction in various settings, and enrichment opportunities such as career shadowing and long-term volunteering. It’s included the successful navigation of both the college search and application process, the culmination of which has resulted in substantial merit scholarships.


Kendall would love to help you create and navigate the best educational path for your student. Let her know how DIY Scholars Consulting can be of assistance.

Kendall Watkins will be the lead English teacher


LaQuinda Johnson

Introducing a highly- qualified enthusiastic virtual, traditional and nontraditional school educator effective at providing quality instruction and fostering a positive and innovative learning environment for all scholars.

LaQuinda holds a teaching certificate in English and Gifted Endorsement.

LaQuinda Johnson will be teaching English.



Paris Hawk

My name is Paris Hawk but you can me Ms. Hawk, your favorite teacher, or that teacher that looks like a teenager. I started working with children in enrichment camps, daycares, schools and more. Helping young people see their true potential no matter the circumstances is important.

Growing up I struggled in school but I found ways to learn and people to assist me. In fact, I attended a year and graduated from EPIC Homeschool almost 6 years ago before a building even existed. Now I own Paris Hawk Productions, LLC which specializes in graphic designing and photography. I also keep slipping back into being a teacher because, well, it's in my blood.

I truly can't wait to meet all of you and help you grow into your full potential. Remember, no matter the mountain, the Most High can move it.


Paris Hawk will be our Science and Social Studies Teacher.

Sonji Mims

Sonji Mims is a homeschool mom and entrepreneur. She believes that a child's education begins at home and that literacy is the basic building block for learning. She studied at Southern Adventist University and Ga State University. Before leaving the work force, she worked in Atlanta Public Schools for a literacy nonprofit that worked to increase test scores in underserved communities. Sonji believes that the early years of a child is the perfect time to inspire the love of learning. She is an avid reader and collects children's books.

She is also a bead weaver and jewelry maker. Her pieces have been featured in Home Depot and Rooms to Go commercials as well as Upscale, Good News and Black Weddings magazines.

Sonji Mims will be our Little Learners Co-op Lead Teacher.

Coach T - Rashim Turner

Greetings I'm Mr. T,


But most call me “coach” I hope you are excited about the opportunity to be apart of the for EPIC Home School physical education program. We are excited to learn, train, and most of all have fun while becoming a better version of ourselves through dynamic movement.


"See you on the field" 👍


Coach “T”

Coach Ali - Lady Ali

United States Military, War Time Veteran. Youth Activity & Leadership Coordinator.

ENROLLMENT PROCESS

Students enrolled in the full program get access to our new academy classes. Families are provided with a one on one homeschool coaching with a dedicated homeschool advisor. They have access to the required homeschool standardized testing up to four learners as well as annual report card and transcript creation services.

Enrollment is now open. Go to http://epichsn.org/enroll to begin the process.

AMAZON WISH LIST

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