Are Mercury Online Academy students considered homeschoolers?
Mercury Online Academy is for independent-study students and is more like “school at home” with teacher-directed programs. Our students meet online with their teacher through a live web-conference, participate in a virtual online classroom, and are instructed by their teacher. Mercury Online Academy does not rely on the parents to do the teaching while merely providing materials and support. Our teachers assume the lead in teaching responsibility and welcome support and participation from the parents. Our innovative academy is home-school in the sense that it provides a safe learning environment, allows for parent choice and feedback, delivers customized lessons, independence and work ethic, and allows for many other advantages that home-school families enjoy. Mercury Online Academy is a public school that offers families the choice of a home-school model to deliver a high-quality education to their children.