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WELCOME to BEEHIVE...

LDS On Line Home School Curriculum for K-12

Emphasizing Spiritual and Academic Excellence

EXCITING NEWS!

We now have the capability to add video clips to our on line lessons
and have added a school store.

SITE DIRECTORY:

  • HOME Basic Info, Testimonials

  • ABOUT US Philosophy & People

  • SCHOOL INFO Info & Sample Courses

  • ONLINE CURRICULUM
    Sign-Up & Access Portal,
    Course Descriptions by Subject

  • STORE Course Supplies, etc.
    & Family-rated Videos

  • NEWS: "THE BUZZ NEWSLETTER"

THE CURRICULUM:

  • Emphasizes forming a Christ-like character.
  • Educates the WHOLE Person: Mental, Physical & Spiritual.
  • Incorporates cutting edge learning skills & strategies.
    These helped students score an average of the 98th percentile
    in reading and an average of the 92nd percentile in math
    on the Iowa Basic Skills Test.
  • Is Rigorous, Patriotic, Fun & Spiritual.
  • Costs: $99.00 per household for one year access.
  • Parent Orientation classes start you out right
    and help you help your student be his best.

    Subjects: Religion, Language Arts, Mathematics,
    Social Sciences, Sciences, Fine Arts, Life Skills.

    Not all courses online.
    NEWS Page Lists Courses Currently Available.


    PARENT INTRODUCTON to BEEHIVE SCHOOLS -

  • Part One: WHY BEEHIVE?
  • Part Two: OUR DEFINITION of SUCCESS
  • Part Three: WHAT IS THE CURRICULUM?
  • Part Four: HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Part One: WHY BEEHIVE?

      Because there was and is a need. LDS parents are looking for a safe, academically solid, and religiously uplifting place to school their students. As parents looking for such a place, we found none and so created one. The final result is Beehive Schools.com, Beehive LDS Schooling, LLC., and the Beehive Online Curriculum. For fourteen years, 1997-2011, we ran a private LDS school in St.George, Utah. Because of the success* students achieved there, we now share our curriculum and methods online.

    Part Two: OUR DEFINITION of SUCCESS*

      OUR DEFINITION of SUCCESS consists of four parts:
      1. Spiritual Understanding and Development - Acquiring a vast knowledge of the scriptures, church history and doctrine, plus developing a firm, unshakeable testimony of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost, putting them and their priorities FIRST,at the center of our lives. In short, keeping the commandments and learning to live a God-centered and God-directed life.
      2. Academic Excellence - Developing a thorough understanding of Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Sciences (History, Geography, Government and Economics), Sciences, selected Life Skills (Health & Fitness, Finances, Family Studies, etc.), and Fine Arts (Art, Music, Dance and Theater).
      3. Life Skills Acquisition - Learning all those basic skills for a successful life. See Life Skills section of the Curriculum Page.
      4. Fine Arts Appreciation and Development Appreciation of art work in its various forms and media; dance; theater; and especially music. Skill development in music, learning to conduct and play the keyboard or guitar, is required of all students.

    Part Three - WHAT IS the CURRICULUM?

    1. At present it is a lesson bank of 1,000s of PDF lessons which cover 7 subjects from Preschool through Honors High School. These PDFs are gradually being augmented with video presentations.

    2. The curriculum also contains lessons and subject matter not normally presented by public or other private institutions, namely, emphasis on spiritual character and understanding. As such it sparks the mind, heart, and motivation of your student to develop a Christlike character, a solid foundation of spiritual knowledge and understanding, and a strong testimony. It also encourages your student to find and develop his interests, talents, and abilities, and to discover his missions in life.

    3. In addition, it is a guide to breakthrough learning techniques that can lead to an accelerated education, if the parent and/or student choose to use it in such a manner. Some families that have used the techniques presented here have had children learn to read as early as age two; graduate high school at ages 10 through 14; and go on to earn multiple degrees and develop a multiplicity of talents. However, most families - and this is what we recommend - use the techniques mainly to help their children become well-rounded and disciplined learners. (DISCLAIMER: We at Beehive did not invent or discover all the techniques that we use and teach. For the most part, we found them through research as we looked for ways to help individuals who came to us and were struggling academically.)

    4. In summary: The Beehive Curriculum is a vehicle which helps the student reach his full potential.

    Part Four: HOW the BEEHIVE PROGRAM WORKS:

      Study It Out
      1. Read the full Beehive site.
      2. Pray about whether or not this is the curriculum for your student or students.
      3. If it is right for you, sign-up through the portal on the curriculum page.
      Orientation
      1. Begin with Parent Orientation. There are several parts. Read through each one in order, writing down in a note book those techniques you feel inspired to implement with your children.
      2. Additional information to help you set-up your home school and have a successful experience is given under the Teacher Education portion of the curriculum. These lectures are NOT essential to starting in the curriculum, but they are of great worth.
      3. Read through the Student Orientation course. This is to be used with ALL your students. This course does NOT take much time but is very worthwhile as it teaches some of those special learning techniques mentioned above. Student Orientation is taught at the beginning of a student's career at BEEHIVE and is in addition to the regular courses.
      4. Start each student in the Level 1 courses in each subject. These courses define their subjects and teach basic skills necessary for success. Your student may progress through the levels as fast as he is able. YOU set the level of mastery - somewhere between 85% and 100%. When your student has achieved that in any one lesson, class or course, he may proceed to the next lesson, class or course.
      Daily Routine
      1. You begin your Beehive experience as per instructions given in Parent Orientation, ALWAYS starting your day with the Daily Devotional of at least a song and prayer.
      2. This is followed by work in the LIFE SKILLS Foundational courses, beginning the routine of physical and mental brain-enhancing exercises.
      3. Then you begin the regular work for the day, starting with the Book of Mormon at the place your student is in the curriculum. REMEMBER: THIS IS AN INDIVIDUALIZED CURRICULUM. Each student is allowed to work on a skill or concept for as long as it takes him to master it - whether that be a minute or a month! This means that each student will be at a different place in each subject and THAT'S OK. It's the way it SHOULD be.
      4. You keep records as suggested in the Parent Orientation course.
      Rewards
      1. At the end of each Unit of a course or after a set number of lessons, you follow instructions given there for your student to receive a CERTIFCATE of ACHIEVEMENT. This is embedded within many courses. However, older courses do not have the Certificates of Achievement and so they must be sent for at the appropriate times.
      2. At the end or completion of a course, you send us proof of your student's completion of the course, his level of mastery of the subject, and of his score on the final assessment. We present him with his CERTIFICATE of COMPLETION for the course. Beehive CERTIFICATES of COMPLETION list the objectives and contents of the courses and are records of your student's accomplishments.
      3. At the end of a Level - when all subjects have been accomplished for that level, Beehive awards a COMPLETION of LEVEL CERTIFICATE.
      4. When all subjects have been completed through the sixth level, an ELEMEMTARY DIVISION DIPLOMA is issued.
      5. At the end of the 10th level, when all subjects have been completed through Level 10, a HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION DIPLOMA is awarded. Note: To receive this diploma the student must sit for, pass, and send to Beehive a copy of his GED Certificate.

    FROM the DIRECTOR...

    The LIGHT at the END of the TUNNEL:

      After 5 1/2 years, we are coming to the final phases of putting our curriculum on line in a usable format: PDFs augmented by short video clips. We are excited about this and hoped to be able to have most levels on line by September, 2014. That may or may not happen, depending. We have learned NOT to promise anything, that as sure as we do, we find we have another glitch which delays us. However, there is definitely already enough here to make the purchase of the curriculum as it now stands very worthwhile.
      MOST of the components that made the curriculum so super are now available on line. The Learning Strategies; the Health Style, and the Religion Courses were and are the backbone, which made all the success in academia and other areas possible.
      Follow the "Parent Strategies for Student Success" in the Parent Orientation section, the "Raising a Healthy Student" in the Teacher Education Section, the Health and Exercise and Study Skills and Success Courses in the Life Skills Section. Follow the directions for a Daily Devotional as given in the Parent Orientation Area and, finally - but far from least, the Religion Course Regimen and you and your student or students cannot help but increase in Spiritual, Physical and Mental agility and capacity. If you follow what is here, you may well be amazed at the results. We have been, as we have seen the program operate in the lives of our students and others who did and do continue to increase in physical well-being, mental acuity, and spirituality and testimony.
      Another great and worthwhile feature of Beehive Schools is our store, especially the Video section which we dubbed:"SUNRISE FAMILY VIDEO II", after the Non-R-rated, Family-Friendly video store we started in American Fork, Utah, in 1984. It offers you, as our store did, some of the VERY BEST in FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT, - decent, worthwhile films, many of which are great discussion starters for FHEs. ENJOY!

    TESTIMONIALS

    "Here they teach faith, not humanism. The religion courses are of exceptional quality." Parent

    "I switched to Beehive because they use LDS authors and sources in their curriculum." Parent

    "My daughter loves their beginning math class and is hungry for more." Parent

    "I like the way the Language Arts course begins. A good, fresh approach." Parent

    "The information offered to parents is truly exceptional and worthwhile. There is much to learn." Parent

    "When my boy started at Beehive, he was behind and struggling. Now he is ahead in his subjects and enjoys learning." Parent

    "The learning strategies and techniques made all the difference to my children. THANK YOU." Parent

    "My son achieved high scores on his college entrance test." Parent

    "At this school, you have fun and learn a lot." Student

    "At this school it doesn't matter if you are a bit slow or a 'nerd'. Everyone can work at his own pace." Student

    "The people here really care about their students. They are willing to help you all they can." Student

    "I've been at Beehive for four years. I don't want to go anyway else." Student

    "I had a hard time getting my children to want to do school. Now, they can't wait to begin." Parent

    DISCLAIMER

    Beehive LDS Schooling, LLC. is solely responsible for the content of this site. Beehive Schools.com is in no way connected with the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints.

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