Brendan and Stacey Ahern
Ahern Academy Cooperative is designed to support and supplement the homeschooling education of individuals who use AAC. Participating families have access to
Instruction across all classes focuses on developing communication and language skills as well as social and emotional learning.
The Ahern Academy literacy class focuses on reading instruction based on Comprehensive Literacy for All by Erickson and Koppenhaver with additional curriculum from Jolly Phonics, Heggerty and Making Words by Cunningham and Hall.
For numeracy we focus on the ideas presented in Big Ideas of Early Mathematics by the Early Math Collaborative - Erikson Institute and The Erikson Institute. We also use materials from Twinkl, books from Libby and EPIC.
As a homeschool cooperative our classes are meant to guide families in their homeschool instruction. Families will wish to supplement online teaching with additional reading, especially self-selected reading, independent writing, especially writing with the alphabet, math, science, social studies and life skills.
The cost of membership is $1275.00 USD a trimester ($425 a month). Membership is limited to about twelve families per trimester. (Please contact us if you will be having a third party pay - prices are differentiated for families versus educational agencies or school districts.)
Ages welcome are 6 through young adult. Applications are on a rolling basis.
AAC Voices online offerings run in trimesters. There may be two special sessions, each running for two weeks which will offer special groups and classes. These will be designed to build on any areas of high interest seen during the previous trimester. There may be special guests and activities during this time. For example there may be game groups, virtual sports groups or outing club, or music activities.