The Academy Is Closing

2020-2021 The Academy Is Closing

We are sorry to announce The Academy will be closing effective May 20, 2020. We appreciate you and your business.

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A Letter to Our Families

Dear Families,
We have difficult news to share with you today. It is with disappointment that we are announcing we will not be reopening The Academy for the 2020-21 school year. It has been an honor and a joy for us to serve your family for the past three years. There are several circumstances, including the current economic crisis affecting everyone, that have led to our decision. But regardless of the reasons, we want to assure you that you’ll be taken care of throughout the closing process.
What does this mean for you?
  • For current families, we are finishing out the school year as planned. You will need to print previous years’ grades for all of your children. If you need detailed grades for your classes for the 2019-20 school year, you will want to print them from PowerSchool before May 20. After May 20, 2020, you will no longer have access to student grade records.
  • If you have registered for a live, fall class, we will be processing full refunds of the money you’ve paid.
  • If you have a credit from a previous purchase to use on an upcoming class, you will also receive a refund.
  • If you are taking a self-paced class, your class will remain open for you. Be on the lookout for an email in May with a change in your login information.
Refunds will begin Friday, May 1 and continue over the next two weeks. Due to present constraints on electronic funds processing for all banking institutions, please understand that it may take longer than the standard 3-5 business days after we issue the fund for your funds to arrive. If you have not received your refund by May 22, please let us know.
If you would like to apply a portion of your refund toward books and curriculum, we’re happy to accommodate. As a thank-you gift, we’d like to offer anyone who does so a free copy of WonderMaps and an eBook of Demystifying Learning Styles (a $60 value). Please fill out This Form no later than Friday if you want to take advantage of this offer.
Our fantastic teachers are a group of devoted professionals who are dedicated experts and who have loved and served their students for many years. We have been honored to work with them and are thankful for their commitment to us and to you. Many of your favorite teachers will continue teaching privately or with another academy. We encourage you to reach out to them via email on our teacher page.
Please let us know if you have further questions throughout this closing process. Thank you for your involvement with The Academy and your support throughout these past three years.
Sincerely,
Tyler Hogan
CEO, Bright Ideas Press

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Why The Academy at Bright Ideas Press?

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Academy at Bright Ideas Press

In all honesty, I went into this underestimating the quality of the education she’d be getting with Bright Ideas. I was completely surprised when she had her first class with you. I can’t recommend you or the Academy enough to people. - Jana
The Academy at Bright Ideas Press
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2018-02-16T11:16:37-05:00
Academy at Bright Ideas Press
In all honesty, I went into this underestimating the quality of the education she’d be getting with Bright Ideas. I was completely surprised when she had her first class with you. I can’t recommend you or the Academy enough to people. - Jana
Academy at Bright Ideas Press

I'd just like to thank you so much for an amazing semester of math. I've never enjoyed or understood it very much, and it's always been the subject I have the lowest grades in each year. I wasn't too excited about precalc this year because I knew it would be super hard (and it was...), but you definitely made it enjoyable! I don't remember ever looking forward to math class before. :) And the fact that you were so good at making it fun helped a lot whenever I had one of those "I don't know how to do this, I'm gonna die, life hates me, math hates me" days! - Sarah
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2018-02-16T11:17:22-05:00
Academy at Bright Ideas Press
I'd just like to thank you so much for an amazing semester of math. I've never enjoyed or understood it very much, and it's always been the subject I have the lowest grades in each year. I wasn't too excited about precalc this year because I knew it would be super hard (and it was...), but you definitely made it enjoyable! I don't remember ever looking forward to math class before. :) And the fact that you were so good at making it fun helped a lot whenever I had one of those "I don't know how to do this, I'm gonna die, life hates me, math hates me" days! - Sarah
Academy at Bright Ideas Press

G had a heart change this summer when she had you all to herself during office hours. She started speaking about you as someone other than her math torturer, I mean teacher. She felt like you were on her side. Thank you for being patient and encouraging her. - Amy
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2018-02-16T11:18:11-05:00
Academy at Bright Ideas Press
G had a heart change this summer when she had you all to herself during office hours. She started speaking about you as someone other than her math torturer, I mean teacher. She felt like you were on her side. Thank you for being patient and encouraging her. - Amy
The Academy at Bright Ideas Press

I can't begin to express how thankful I am to [you for] teaching English. I did well in English in school, and even had a paper published in college (sample essay book). But for whatever reason, my ability to teach it just wasn't there. By having you teach it, I am now able to coach and cheer, a role I am enjoying just as much. Thank you so much! - Kathleen
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2018-02-16T11:18:44-05:00
The Academy at Bright Ideas Press
I can't begin to express how thankful I am to [you for] teaching English. I did well in English in school, and even had a paper published in college (sample essay book). But for whatever reason, my ability to teach it just wasn't there. By having you teach it, I am now able to coach and cheer, a role I am enjoying just as much. Thank you so much! - Kathleen
Academy at Bright Ideas Press

....Elijah received a President's List Honors award last week from Tyler Hogan. It made his day. That certainly is a nice touch that Bright Ideas sends those out.
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2019-01-19T22:49:43-05:00
Academy at Bright Ideas Press
....Elijah received a President's List Honors award last week from Tyler Hogan. It made his day. That certainly is a nice touch that Bright Ideas sends those out.
Academy at Bright Ideas Press

Thank you. My son has really enjoyed his 2 classes this year. He is registered for 4 next school year and I registered my daughter for 2 semesters of science for the next school year. Customer service is outstanding and so are his teachers.
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2019-01-19T22:50:53-05:00
Academy at Bright Ideas Press
Thank you. My son has really enjoyed his 2 classes this year. He is registered for 4 next school year and I registered my daughter for 2 semesters of science for the next school year. Customer service is outstanding and so are his teachers.
Academy at Bright Ideas Press

Mr Dally’s ASL 1 class has been a wonderful experience for my eighth grade daughter. His enthusiasm and excellent teaching have sparked major interest. As my daughter has recently begun ASL conversation coaching with a local interpreter, we were told that the work she is doing in class is college-level and is preparing her very well for future study. We have nothing but high praise for Mr Dally and his classes! ~ Christine H, mom
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2019-01-19T22:55:40-05:00
Academy at Bright Ideas Press
Mr Dally’s ASL 1 class has been a wonderful experience for my eighth grade daughter. His enthusiasm and excellent teaching have sparked major interest. As my daughter has recently begun ASL conversation coaching with a local interpreter, we were told that the work she is doing in class is college-level and is preparing her very well for future study. We have nothing but high praise for Mr Dally and his classes! ~ Christine H, mom
Academy at Bright Ideas Press

Our children are enrolled in a couple of classes at BIP this year. I am pleased to inform you after six years of homeschooling, we have a new excitement for science with attending Mrs. Fisher’s Intro to Marine Science. Specifically, the kids love having an open classroom with the instructor and students. Other courses we have been online with only offer the chat box. However, with the children being able to see, talk and engage online in class has sparked a new love for learning.
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2019-01-19T22:57:21-05:00
Academy at Bright Ideas Press
Our children are enrolled in a couple of classes at BIP this year. I am pleased to inform you after six years of homeschooling, we have a new excitement for science with attending Mrs. Fisher’s Intro to Marine Science. Specifically, the kids love having an open classroom with the instructor and students. Other courses we have been online with only offer the chat box. However, with the children being able to see, talk and engage online in class has sparked a new love for learning.
Academy at Bright Ideas Press

Mrs. Fisher was very punctual with her grading and correspondence with the kids. This has been by far their favorite class and I believe it's because of the class interaction! They really felt part of a class and not just via a chat room.
The Academy at Bright Ideas Press
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2019-01-19T22:59:25-05:00
Academy at Bright Ideas Press
Mrs. Fisher was very punctual with her grading and correspondence with the kids. This has been by far their favorite class and I believe it's because of the class interaction! They really felt part of a class and not just via a chat room.
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