Northside Bible Academy
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. ” ~Mathew 5:16~
Northside Bible Academy believes that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart and that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we ask only for what the Alabama State Law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid your family in your homeschooling efforts.
Northside Bible Academy was formed as a ministry of Northside Bible Church, to enable parents to take responsibility for their children’s academic, emotional and moral growth through teaching at home. We believe in the family and in its ability as an institution to instruct children in the most positive and loving environment possible. Our cover school is designed to offer support through record keeping, information, meetings, field trips and other events.
Required Records: We take care of all records required by state law including your church school enrollment form and attendance.
Additional Records and Forms: Report cards, transcripts, proof of enrollment for driver’s license, and work permits are provided as requested by the parent for no additional cost. Disability forms are also completed as requested.
Diplomas and Graduation: We will work with you to provide a valid diploma as well as a very nice graduation ceremony including a banquet for family and friends of the graduates.
Freedom: The parent/guardian may teach anything, anyhow, anytime, anywhere they choose. We do not require (nor provide) any certain curriculum. You may use anything you like. You may use any teaching method you choose. You may homeschool around your schedule as needed. There is no requirement whatsoever from the state beyond enrollment (somewhere) and attendance. Homeschooling at Northside gives you, the parent, complete control of your homeschool. We do our best to stay out of your way, unless you need us, then we will do all we can to help.
Fellowship: Through our meetings and co-op classes we provide opportunities for both parents and students to form friendships with other homeschooling families and opportunities to learn from and support each other.
Field Trips: We offer field trips several times a year as opportunities arise. Anyone wanting to schedule a field trip for us will be welcome. Just contact us so we can work on scheduling.
Co-op Classes: We offer co-op classes for all grade levels although this year (2018) we only have elementary ages currently enrolled. Classes are held on Mondays from 9:30 am until 2 pm.
Enrichment: Other than our mandatory enrollment meeting, further optional meetings will be provided to allow for opportunities for enrichment, fellowship, sharing of ideas, and special speaker to provide help and encouragement for parents and special activities for students. Be sure to join our Facebook group to keep up to date on all activities.
The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught as that every child should be given the wish to learn.