General
What is MiaPrep?
What is MiaPrep?
MiaPrep is an engaging online program that contains a rigorous and fully adaptable high school curriculum designed by a panel of dozens of experienced high school teachers and subject matter experts.
Is MiaPrep accredited?
Is MiaPrep accredited?
We have officially been approved for accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges. For years the WASC only accredited traditional in-person schools, but in the last decade it moved to recognize the value of programs reaching "beyond the traditional classroom" and offering no degrees. Such offerings it terms "Supplementary Education Programs" (SEPs). To validate the quality of better SEP offerings, the WASC created a SEP accreditation category. Miaplaza is honored to have been deemed worthy of this WASC distinction for its three beyond-the-traditional-classroom websites: Miacademy, Always Icecream, and Clever Dragons. The ACS WASC Commissioners have determined Miaplaza, Inc., meets the Supplementary Education Center/Program accreditation criteria for the following program(s): Art, Culture, Language, Life Skills, Math, Music, Reading, Science, and Writing.

We are also pursuing accreditation for MiaPrep, our new high school program. However, the accreditation does take a few months to get approved. MiaPrep will likely be accredited in early 2022, making our program an officially accredited high school curriculum!
How is MiaPrep different from other online learning sources?
How is MiaPrep different from other online learning sources?
MiaPrep is different from other online learning sites intended for use by high school students because it enables students to interact with each other in many ways to enhance the learning experience. At the same time, all interactions are moderated to ensure the safety of the students. The level of interaction allowed is set by the parent.

Another differentiator is the degree to which the curriculum is customizable. Any course from grades 7-12 can be selected at any time, so students can review as needed and also excel in any subject. There is no required start or end date. Students can work through courses at their own pace and are not locked into a single grade level. Within each course, there is flexibility as well. Parents know their students best, and therefore have the ability to adjust courses to meet the needs of their students. Individual components of each lesson can be reassigned as often as needed or even be removed by the parent. Lessons are designed to reach students of varying learning styles, and read-aloud is an optional feature for most practice questions. Supporting students with varied learning styles is a core value for us and we're constantly striving to improve our tools and resources, including gathering and implementing parent suggestions.
Does MiaPrep offer a full curriculum?
Does MiaPrep offer a full curriculum?
While we will not be able to offer every course that a high schooler might want to take during the 2021-22 school year, we have hired a large team of qualified high school teachers and have ramped up our content development efforts. This means that we will be able to offer a full set of courses for incoming high schoolers as well as at least one additional higher-level course for students who have completed the 9th grade courses already. By the end of the 2022-23 school year we should have a fully-accredited program in place to meet all your high school student’s needs.
Does MiaPrep offer a diploma?
Does MiaPrep offer a diploma?
No. However, we do offer a Reports section on the Parent Portal which will allow you to print our reports for your homeschool evaluation (as required in certain states). These reports can easily be converted to a transcript. Homeschool diplomas can be purchased through HSLDA, as well as other online sources.
How many credits is each course?
How many credits is each course?
Unless otherwise noted, each of our high school level courses in the areas of Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies will be full, one-credit courses. Other courses with individual lessons or electives will vary based on the amount of content available and how long it takes to complete the course. Each course will also meet the guidelines to be considered part of a fully-accredited high school curriculum.

If you have any other questions, feel free to chat with our friendly customer service representatives, and join our MiaPrep Facebook group for parents and teachers!
Approach
What is the educational philosophy behind MiaPrep?
What is the educational philosophy behind MiaPrep?
The core idea behind MiaPrep is threefold:

1. Each student should be given the opportunity to learn at his/her own pace. We provide engaging teaching videos, practice lessons, printable multisensory activities, and assessments. Parents have the opportunity to select the lessons presented to their student, customizing the curriculum schedule. If students need more time on a particular lesson, or decide to advance at a faster pace, the curriculum will automatically adjust over the time period initially set by the parent. Parents can also reassign, unassign, or add more lessons to their student's schedule at any time. This dynamic approach keeps students engaged and feeling successful, preparing them for life and higher education.

2. Students learn more when they are motivated and in a positive mood. Therefore, MiaPrep packages lessons in academic core and elective subjects. Rewards are given at all levels, including peer recognition and feedback on creative artwork and on written work that is submitted to the MiaPrep Weekly Literary Magazine.

3. A well-rounded education comes in many forms. Therefore, we offer a variety of activities to extend learning away from the screen. Activities include recommended reading, writing prompts, science labs, and a variety of other projects.

Our learning content has been developed by a team of certified educators from a variety of backgrounds, including experience in public, private, and home education settings. Our educators are passionate about learning and inspiring children.
What is the parents’ role on MiaPrep?
What is the parents’ role on MiaPrep?
Parents can play an active role on MiaPrep; however, at the high school level, we really encourage allowing your student to take ownership of his or her education. The parent account offers goal-setting, time-tracking, testing, and documentation of learning progress through customized reports.

Parents receive a weekly email detailing the learning activities of their student. Through their complimentary account, parents can turn on or off the Community features that enable students to communicate with other members. In addition, parents can customize the educational content that is presented to their students.
Will my student be exposed to historical artwork containing nudity or violence?
Will my student be exposed to historical artwork containing nudity or violence?
When it comes to high school level learning, you will often find artwork portraying historical events that include either nudity (in some form) or violence. At MiaPrep, we have created a guide for determining what artwork we will allow on the site:

- If a piece of artwork is visually graphic (sexually explicit/gory), especially if it’s of photographic quality, we will not use it on the site.
- If the same point can be expressed just as well with an alternate image, we will use the alternate whenever possible.
- If we cannot find an appropriate alternate image, then the image used must be historically relevant. (Example: the bare-chested woman carrying the flag as a symbol of the French revolution or famous statues.)
- Also, if an image used is one of the first that comes up when doing a Google search, there is a good chance your student will be exposed to this image elsewhere anyway. (Example: The first picture shown on Wikipedia when searching for “revolution” is the one mentioned above.)
Memberships
What is included in a MiaPrep membership?
What is included in a MiaPrep membership?
When you purchase a subscription, your student will receive his own account, and you will receive your own parent account.

Features of your student's account include:
- A Personalized Learning Path.
- Access to all of our learning content.
- If parent enabled, ability to publish stories, poems, and other articles in our online literary magazine, receive feedback from friends, and receive motivation in the process.
- If parent enabled, ability to comment, message, and have positive interaction with other members in a safe environment.
- Reassurance that our moderators review comments, pictures, and messages from members before they appear on MiaPrep. This provides a secure setting for your student in a safe online environment.

Features of your parent account include:
- Weekly email on activity updates.
- Ability to adjust learning grade level subject by subject.
- Ability to enable or disable specific learning categories to your preference.
- Ability to assign specific lessons, print progress reports, and track study time.
- Ability to reward your student for offline achievements.
- Ability to enable or disable participation by your student in Community discussions.
How much does it cost?
How much does it cost?
Because high school students tend to learn faster and need to learn more than our K-8 students, you will find our MiaPrep pricing slightly higher than the membership costs on our other websites (Always Icecream, Clever Dragons, and Miacademy). There will be much more content for each school year available on MiaPrep. We have hired a large team of teachers to develop all that content.


The regular monthly subscription rate will be $40 per month (per student). We also offer membership options for Annual (12-month) and Lifetime (as long as your student is using/benefitting from the site). These long-term memberships are the most cost-effective ways to use our site.
Does each of my students need their own account?
Does each of my students need their own account?
On MiaPrep every student should have his/her own account, and yes, this means you'll need to purchase a separate account for each student (but you only need one parent account for all your students).

We offer steep discounts for families and for siblings - please contact us at parents-help@miaprep.com for more information.
How can I cancel my subscription?
How can I cancel my subscription?
Please log into your parent account and follow the instructions provided in the "My Students" tab (click the Cancel or Change button). If your student does not have a monthly subscription, there is no need to cancel because their membership will not renew automatically.
Can I get my money back if the site isn’t a good fit for my student?
Can I get my money back if the site isn’t a good fit for my student?
We offer you our money-back guarantee. If you’re not fully satisfied with our service, just send us an email to parents-help@miaprep.com with a brief description about what you didn't like about your experience with the site. If you have purchased an annual or lifetime membership, we’ll then gladly reimburse you for the full membership fee as long as you contact us within 30 days of purchasing the membership. In the case of a monthly subscription, we’ll reimburse you for the last paid month.
We homeschool through a charter school. Do you accept purchase orders?
We homeschool through a charter school. Do you accept purchase orders?
If you're a homeschooling parent wishing to purchase a site membership with a purchase order from your charter school, please email us at charters@miacademy.co. We're happy to work together with you and your school to become an approved vendor if we aren't already on their list.
Site Content
Is my student safe on MiaPrep?
Is my student safe on MiaPrep?
User safety is our most important concern. MiaPrep uses a wide range of methods and processes to fortify user safety and privacy. The site's content is continuously scanned for inappropriate content using both software and manual reviews. Users can also report any concerns or problems they encounter to MiaPrep staff. Furthermore, self-policing mechanisms are in place to encourage proper behavior and etiquette. Parents receive regular email reports about the activities and learning progress of their students. Lastly, MiaPrep strives to be compliant with the stringent requirements of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
Technical
Where can I learn more about how to use the site?
Where can I learn more about how to use the site?
If you haven’t done so already, we'd encourage you to join our Facebook group, Miacademy Learning for Parents and Teachers. In this group, you'll find a series of tutorial videos, assistance from our customer service team, and community with other parents using our sites.

Our customer support team is also standing by to answer your questions via e-mail or live chat.
Do you recommend a particular computer, tablet, or smartphone?
Do you recommend a particular computer, tablet, or smartphone?
Our quality assurance team tests this site using recent versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Edge on PCs and on Android tablets and phones, as well as Safari on Macs, iPhones, and iPads.
How can I remove my Facebook login information?
How can I remove my Facebook login information?
If you want your Facebook login information removed, please contact us at parents-help@miacademy.co and we will remove it for you.