services homeschooling families who want personal guidance from
a professional educator who has homeschooled as well. For more
than a decade, consultant Kathryn Stout has worked with hundreds
of families, many of whom have children with special needs, to
provide both legal coverage and personal attention.
Enrollment with Academy Adonai will provide the same legal registration
with the state of Delaware as a private school. One-on-one meetings
are scheduled three (3) times throughout the school year, at which
time parents may bring questions and concerns to Kathryn. She
will suggest teaching techniques, resources, and objectives that
will benefit the students without overtaxing Mom.
About Kathryn Stout:
Kathryn is a Christian educator with a bachelor's degree in elementary
education and a master's degree in special education from the
University of Delaware. She taught and helped design programs
during her eight years in the public schools. She has authored
a number of homeschooling
books that provide families with extensive help in designing
their own curriculum, and conducts workshops
throughout the United States to train parents in teaching techniques.
She homeschooled her own two children for fourteen years. Her
daughter earned her B.S. degree from the University of Delaware
and J.D. degree from Widener School of Law. Her son received his
B.A. in cinema-production from the University of Southern California.
The yearly fee for Academy Adonai is $200 if only one child is
registered. For families enrolling more than one child, the total
cost is $250 per year. There is an additional charge of $20 per year for each high school student to cover transcript and diploma costs. A fee of $3.00 will be collected
for the Delaware Home Education Association, providing each family
associate membership status. Fees are the same no matter what
time of year enrollment begins. Payment is due on or before the
initial visit and is not refundable.
- Parents are entitled to three (3) meetings throughout
the school year. However, it is the parents' responsibility
to schedule meetings.
- A record of attendance should be maintained throughout the
school year. A signed statement listing the total days must
be submitted by mid-June of each school year, even though homeschool
families may use a 12 month year. The state defines a school
day as a minimum of 3 ½ hours, excluding
lunch, and a year as 180 days.
- The parents should submit a list of subjects covered, resources
used, special activities, projects, field trips, books read
aloud, and books read by the student throughout the school year
to be included in the student's file.
In addition, it is recommended that parents new to homeschooling
Tips & Techniques by Kathryn Stout prior to the first
meeting. It is available from her publishing company, Design-A-Study
($10 plus $3.00 postage—www.designastudy.com).
Kathryn often recommends specific curriculum materials to meet
your children's needs. Since some of these are available through
Academy Adonai, parents should be prepared for additional purchases
at their first meeting.
and Consulting Services:
Tutoring and single consultations are available at $35.00 per
hour. This fee does not include any registration with the state.
Kathryn tutors all ages and all subjects. She has worked with a
number of children with special needs including those with learning
disabilities, ADHD, autism, Asperger's syndrome, and bipolar disorder.
Consultations can be done in person or long distance via the phone
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, call Kathryn
at (302) 998-3889 or e-mail Kathryn@designastudy.com