Calvert Homeschool offers self-paced learning for students with step-by-step lesson plans for parents. Calvert Education was acquired by Edgenuity as part of their Glynlyon purchase in 2019 and currently offers mainly digital curriculum (K-2 is still print-based). According to their website, the new curriculum includes:
- Best-of-class digital resources
- Step-by-step lesson plans
- An online learning platform with 24/7 access to lessons, assessments, progress tracking tools, and more
For grades K-12, families can enrolls students in the accredited Calvert Academy online. For grades 3-12, families can sign up at more affordable rate to use the Calvert online curriculum without enrolling in the academy. For grades K-2, a colorful print-based curriculum is available for purchase.
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Calvert Review by Justina BanagaMarch 1, 2023Pros: Flexibility
Grades Used: 8
My son has been with Calvert since kindergarten, he loves it , he developed a study habit routine from Monday to Friday, teachers are very supportive as well as their staff checking in with their student and parents too . I’m glad we chose Calvert , I highly recommend it . My son is finishing 8th grade this May and will continue with Calvert !
Calvert Review by LorenaJanuary 6, 2023Pros: Easy to use, very friendly
Cons: My daughter needs the social environment, friends and schoolmates.
Grades Used: 6th and 7th
My daughter studied at Calvert Academy for two years and it was a great experience. We did the change from a traditional school to a homeschool platform because she was very into gymnastics, so she had more time to practice her sport.
The classes were very explicit and easy to understand, even though we are not from the USA and English is our second language.
Calvert Review by Shirley Rene-HanachiJanuary 5, 2023Pros: Flexibility, accessibility to all staff, easy to plan schedule of classes, accountability in what they are doing. Great program and diversity of classes.
Cons: Cost. I understand this is online. But a lot of the fees are redundant.
Grades Used: 5-12TH
Calvert is great! We travel quite a bit. After some research, and we decided on Calvert and never looked back. It took us like a year to really get into it. The kids were missing their friends. But all in all, the flexibility and freedom that it allowed us helped. The classes were also quite challenging. This made the kids more determined to do better. And it worked. When Covid hit, we had nothing to worry about. School as usual. My oldest will be graduating soon and although there hasn't been much socialization, I can surely say that she's definitely ready for college academically.
Calvert Review by StephanieDecember 10, 2022Pros: Flexibility
Grades Used: 9-11
We enrolled with Calvert Academy shortly after COVID took grip. My son is so very happy with his courses and teachers and has done so well these past years. He’s happy to be in control of his schedule and has averaged a 3.85 gpa. We are a family that travels a lot and Calvert is the perfect fit for our lifestyle.
Calvert Review by Sydney TidwellDecember 7, 2022Pros: Great communication from staff, great curriculum, self-paced, can be done from any computer, and learning software/program is engaging for children
Cons: No socialization, however that is up to the parent/guardian if you've chosen to homeschool.
Grades Used: 5th Grade
After hours of research, I enrolled my son into Calvert for his 5th grade year because I was worried about COVID and at the time there were no vaccines available for children his age. My son did very well and he learned at his own pace. The staff are very responsive and involved with any inquiries you may have. They also call you throughout both semesters to check in on your child and see how they are doing. My son is now at a public middle school this year and he is ahead of his peers in all core subjects. I was amazed at how far ahead he was. I hear nothing but praise from all of his teachers. I recommend Calvert to any parent/guardian and I would definitely use Calvert again in the future. The only thing that I struggled with as a parent was making sure my son got enough socialization with other children his age. Since it was during the height of COVID it was difficult for him to see kids his age and it did affect his mental health. However, other than that I loved my experience with Calvert and I would go back in a heartbeat if I could!
Calvert Review by Claudette CrowNovember 18, 2022Pros: flexibility of learning, good teachers, lots of choices for electives, responsiveness of the staff, affordable..
Cons: Most of the electives are still on the old platform which was NOT as user friendly as Edgenuity. That should be changed as soon as possible.
Grades Used: 7-12
My child has been with Calvert Academy for 6 years now and she's quite happy with the program, specially since the new platform Edgenuity has been launched/implemented. She said it made her life much easier. As a working actor, a ballet student, and her academics, the online curriculum at Calvert works for her well. Over the last few years, we have seen the Academy change for the better.
The coordinators are on top of the student's work, the teachers are available for questions, Dr Sengsouvanna, the principal is very responsive and is always there when needed. Lately virtual classes were added and so were parent-teacher conferences. It's becoming more and more like a traditional school.
It's a great option for families who want distance learning for their children.
Calvert Review by HanimNovember 15, 2022Pros: Excellent educational online curriculum
Cons: Creat more live lectures with all students
Grades Used: From 2 to 10
My children were with Calvert for 6 years. At first they took a few months to adjust however after that they felt confident and were enjoying the learning materials. Specially the past few years when the new principal came, we saw great positive changes with Calvert. Excellent communication with staff and teachers. The new site was organised and easy to follow.
Calvert Review by Sonia AttieNovember 10, 2022Pros: Traveling, flexibility, wealth of resources, hands on experience.
Grades Used: 5-12
My kids started with Calvert Academy five years ago. My oldest child was a freshman in high school and my youngest child was in fifth grade. Both of my kids are self-sufficient and their grades are superb. The teachers check in weekly and I receive a detailed by-weekly progress report to keep me informed.
My daughter was accepted in a four-year college with a great scholarship. Furthermore, my daughter’s experience in Calvert Academy helped her be involved with different departments in the university and was already featured in a Forbes article. My daughter is also the senator of the student government association at the university and her professors speak very highly of her. I definitely recommend Calvert Academy because it teaches kids how to meet deadlines, become self-sufficient, time management, and holding themselves accountable.
Calvert Review by Soumaya AbohashemaNovember 10, 2022Pros: Good and easy to use Platform. Flexible schedule. Very helpful teachers.
Cons: No Cons. Even if there is an issue, Calvert staff help resolving it right away.
Grades Used: 1st to 10th
My daughter is in her 10th grade. Calvert helped us a lot as we lived in many countries, and my kids were saved from the trouble of changing schools due to moving from one country to another. Calvert offers a very flexible program for students. The staff is always there for any help needed or to resolve any issue. I always receive calls from Calvert to see if everything is fine. I receive biweekly emails reporting my daughter’s grades and progress. I’m glad that I chose Calvert.
Calvert Review by Toya L.November 9, 2022Pros: Flexibility in schedule, faculty and staff are just a call, email, or zoom meeting away
Cons: More independent compared to public schools, time management is important
Grades Used: 1st, 2nd, 3rd for my youngest & 6th, 7th for my oldest
I'm grateful to Calvert Academy for this wonderful program. The curriculum can be a bit challenging for students, but as long as you master the art of time management you'll be fine. I like that faculty and staff are ready to help any way possible. You can call or email them and you'll get a reply within the day. We get calls every couple of weeks to check up on my kids to see how everything is going. This was the best decision I made since the Covid pandemic. I'm a travel nurse and this allows me freedom in my schedule to spend with my kids while getting a good education. I love the flexibility.
Calvert Review by Adrian WagnerNovember 8, 2022Pros: You can make your own schedule. Freedom throughout the day and vacations. There is no fear of issues with schools, such as shootings, bullies, popularity contests, learning only one way. Individual attention instead of 20-30 children per class.
Cons: Honestly, I have no cons. People say what about the social aspect of homeschooling, well I am here to tell you that do not worry about that. Your children have social interactions every day.
Grades Used: Between both of our children we have experienced first grade through fifth grade
I am a mother of an 11 yr old son and a9 yr old daughter. I live in a small town in northern Michigan and when the pandemic hit and all the schools shut down, they were so unprepared and my husband said well lets start homeschooling and I was so against it because I am not a teacher for a reason and i like sending the kiddos to school. I was standing in line at our local grocery store and an older lady standing in line behind me asked what my plan was since the schools are shut down? Honestly I had no idea, I am new to this... she started talking about Calvert Academy and she told me to seriously go home and look it up. I literally went home and told my husband about my conversation and we looked it and called and talked to Sarah for about 2 hours about all the ins and outs of Calvert and how long they have been a school and so on. Needless to say we signed up and here we are today! We started with a 3rd grader which started online and 1st grader who started in workbooks and I fell in love with Calvert!! The level of academics Calvert has is beyond what any public school I have been to or my children have attended. Calvert is extremely academically driven which is what we want for our children! They have staff calling all the time and there are so many ways to get help if your student or you need! They have excellent teachers who respond and send messages daily. They have a tutor me application if your student isn't grasping a subject! Hands down the best decision we have ever made regarding our children and their education! Totally worth it!
Calvert Review by Katja RandolphNovember 8, 2022Pros: Pro-active staff, well organized, flexible, accredited
Cons: None so far
Grades Used: 8th and 9th grade
Anyone at Calvert I have spoken to has been extremely helpful and easy to talk to. From getting enrolled, to selecting classes, or just even getting proof of enrollment, so my daughter could get her learners permit.
Our daughter competes in barrel racing all over the United States and we were searching for a accredited home schooling option that allowed us the flexibility we needed. With Calvert our daughter can manage and adjust her work load based on her competition & travel schedule.
Both the student and the parent portal are easy to navigate, well organized and provide student progress for each class. Teachers offer support, are easy to reach and check in on students. Bi-weekly e-mails and calls keep us informed even when we did not have time to check the portal.
Calvert Review by Gerard DowNovember 3, 2022Pros: Flexibility
Grades Used: 7 and 8
Calvert Academy platform, resources, curriculum, and teacher responsiveness is awesome. My children just completed their first semester and the timeline and flexibility not only wanting them wanting more but it allowed us to better manage their break in between.
Calvert Review by Krystal B.November 2, 2022Pros: Learning at their own pace
Grades Used: A+
I am truly blessed to have found this school for my boys. I loved the fact that the teachers call to check in with their students and offer help if the need it. This is by far the best school that my boys have ever attended. Thanks for being so kind and welcoming and may God bless you all! I definitely recommend this school to everyone.
Calvert Review by MelanieNovember 2, 2022Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Need to guide
Grades Used: 5th
Calvert has been a savior for our child. The program is easy to use and there are many extra offerings too. There is always helpful and amicable people to support both parents and children along the way!
Calvert Review by Ryan DeytonOctober 21, 2022Pros: Easy to enroll, excellent online curriculum and teacher availability.
Cons: None at this time
Grades Used: 4th and 8th graders
My wife and I came across Calvert Academy online when searching for an online accredited school to enroll our son in. After looking through reviews we decided to give the school a call. From the first moment we made contact we knew it would be a great fit. The staff including Sara and Audrey did an excellent job in explaining how things worked and what was required. The enrollment process was simple and smooth. After enrolling our son a month ago we decided to enroll our daughter as well. With the amount of sickness and constant issues in which kids face daily it’s excellent to know we can rely on Calvert for a great educational experience. I would strongly recommend this school to any parent looking to escape the public school system. We are very grateful for the opportunity to have our children enrolled here.
Calvert Review by CrisAugust 11, 2022Pros: Traditional curriculum
Cons: May not work as well for the dependent minded
Grades Used: 6th and 7th
This will be our second year using Calvert Academy. We started in 2021 in 6th grade and will be using their services again this year for 7th grade. It's an excellent option for homeschooling parents to subsidize part or all of your curriculum needs. Students transitioning from public school may feel overwhelmed, but we have found that the school was always willing to work with us to ensure we understood the lessons properly. We did fall behind at the beginning, which was not an issue since students start at different times threw out the year and the lesson dates are more of a guide. They want students caught up by the end of the semester but will give them an extra week, if needed for completion. I watch over the work carefully and have not found any major red flag issues you may find in public schools of today that many of us are worried about. Students will receive an excellent education, make up for the loss in educational time, and bring themselves back on track.
Calvert Review by JamesJuly 29, 2022Pros: Easy access, and convenient scheduling
Cons: Fast paced without review, students can't review completed tests
I am a stay at home mother, and I started homeschooling my eleven year old son in 2021. I used Calvert academy, which is a full schedule of four classes. It is all accessible online, including fun interactive lessons, quizzes, and tests. There are a few activities scheduled in each class everyday. The average length of time each activity will take to complete is listed. As well as, a calender for the whole semester of which day certain activities and projects are due.
This allows for easy time management and planning ahead if certain subjects require extra time.
Each student is assigned to one teacher and given contact information, as well as office hours if that student has questions or needs guidance.
Quizzes and test grades are calculated immediately after completion, however, papers and projects are graded by the assigned teacher in a timely fashion.
With this program, the student has to learn the material the few lessons or days that are set. There isn't any rehashing of material or review. If your student learns better by repetition, then this will be a challenging program.
My personal complaint regarding this program is that students can not review test. They can look over missed questions on quizzes but not tests. Students can not learn from their mistakes or know where they should focus their studies, if they can't see which questions were wrong or correct.
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