All students in K-8 are allotted $425.00. This money, your Trivium Ace Dollars, are actually Curriculum Credits that are set up for you annually in our online Trivium Curriculum Shop as points for you to borrow curriculum for your student from our curriculum selections in the Curriculum Shop for the school year. Note* Curriculum Shop points may only be used on students K-8 enrolled at Trivium Charter School. If you have more than one student attending Trivium, your points can be distributed among them. For example, if you have 3 students, you will receive 1,275pts. If you already have your own materials for one student, you can use the points you would’ve used for a main LA and Math program on your other students. Your curriculum credits or points are available for you to use from the time the Trivium Curriculum Shop opens in June until it closes in early March. Regardless of how many points you used the previous school year, your account will be refreshed for the upcoming school year.
These points are Trivium Ace dollars (or you can think of them as curriculum credits). In other words, we will provide an online Curriculum Shop of homeschool curriculum choices arranged by grade. Attached to each choice is a “dollar” or point value. You may choose as many items as you would like totaling no more than 425 “dollars” or points per K-8 student. All curriculum displayed in our online Curriculum Shop are the property of Trivium Charter School. At the end of the school year, or if your child is no longer enrolled at Trivium, you must return all curriculum items except for workbooks that have been consumed.
All curriculum is the property of Trivium Charter School. Your allotted points allow you to customize your child’s education and choose which curriculum to borrow for the school year. There are occasions where a curriculum may be borrowed for an extended period of time. Please check with your Curriculum Advisor at your Learning Center for details. If you have been approved to borrow for an extended period of time, please order the approved curriculum items in the Curriculum Shop for each upcoming school year and leave a note in the comments box stating that it has already been received.
Any points left in family accounts when the Online Curriculum Shop closes in early March will be earmarked for classroom use.
You can access the cart at http://cart.triviumcharter.org. Your username is the email address you used when you registered for Trivium Charter School. If you do not know your password, you can click “Forgot your password?” on the shop main page to be emailed a new password.
If you can’t find a particular item in the Curriculum Shop use the search box in the upper left hand side of our shop. If you continue to have problems please contact your Curriculum Advisor at your Learning Center or email Jen Steele firstname.lastname@example.org.
We purchase materials as a public entity typically using purchase orders, because of this, the prices that we pay are different from what is offered to individual homeschooling families.
At the very top of our Curriculum Shop (above the bookshelf and “Trivium Charter School”) is a “My Account” button. Click on this and it will display your previous orders. If your points do not reflect the amount of points you have used, either too much or too little, please contact your Curriculum Advisor for your Learning Center.
We understand that homeschoolers approach education in a myriad of ways. As such, we have tried to offer several choices in each category. Some programs are all-inclusive while others are more a la carte where you build your ideal program for you and your family from various pieces. Some programs align themselves with the state of California standards and some do not; this may matter to some of you and to others it may not. We suggest you start with Math and then go to Language Arts. Consider your educational goals for each child this year. Try to imagine what an ideal curriculum for you and your child might cover and/or look like. Are you and your child strong in math but weak in language arts? Then perhaps you might want to use more of your Curriculum points for Language Arts support materials. Does your child prefer his/her independence? Perhaps an online program might be ideal. With respect to online programs, you may want to consider the age of your child and the skills you want to reinforce. For example, we offer some online phonics programs. These can be a great option for giving your child a bit more independence. However, if you feel your child needs more handwriting practice, using a book-based phonics program such as Explode the Code might be a better choice. Once you have some ideas in mind, browse through our online Curriculum Shop. Many programs provide examples of scope and sequence. This information can be very helpful when considering which level you will choose for your child. Most of our Math programs have placement tests to further assist you in determining which level of a program ideally suits your child’s abilities. We also have placement tests for some Language Arts programs, such as All About Reading and Explode the Code. We encourage you to utilize these resources, especially if your child will be trying a particular program for the first time. Placement tests are available on the Curriculum Shop home page or you can get a hard copy from your Curriculum Advisor. Once you have made your choices, you are ready to order!
You will order your materials online in our online Curriculum Shop. Our Curriculum Shop contains all of our curriculum selections. Each family will have an account that will be set up with curriculum points. You will use these points to make your curriculum selections for your students. The “price” of an item or “cost in points” will be deducted from your account accordingly as you add items to your cart (you can see this running total in the shopping cart box on the right of your screen within the shop; the points box just shows how many points your family has to “spend” overall and will not change until after you check out and use points). If your account is not displaying your correct amount of points, email your Curriculum Advisor at your Learning Center and let them know. When you are satisfied with your choices in your cart, place your order by following all the prompts to complete your order. The comments box is our curriculum communication tool and is also used for any questions or comments you may have. You can verify that your order has been submitted by checking your email to see that you have received a confirmation email for your order. Once your order is submitted, it will be processed. We will work very hard with our various vendors to get your materials to you as soon as possible. However, please keep in mind, our Curriculum Shop may look as great as amazon, but the channels we go through are quite different and turn around time will be different. Estimate about 2-3 weeks for curriculum deliveries if we don’t have it in stock and 1-2 weeks for online curriculum deliveries.
No. All Trivium Charter School Curriculum Selections are displayed in our online Curriculum Shop. With your Curriculum Shop account, you will order all the curriculum you choose to borrow for the school year to use for your student(s).
We strongly encourage you to order as soon as the Curriculum Shop opens for the upcoming school year. You will receive an email announcing that the shop is open for ordering materials for the upcoming school year. It is most cost effective for our school to order our materials in “bulk” or batches. The sooner you place your order, the sooner we can place ours. We are dealing with over 40 different publishers; we can only guarantee that we are doing our best, and we greatly appreciate your patience! Curriculum priority is given to those that order by the order deadline.
No. You may place additional orders throughout the year. However, you will want to order any materials you anticipate needing approximately three weeks before you will expect to use it. Orders may be submitted throughout the year until the Curriculum Shop closes for its annual maintenance and upcoming year prep March 15th.
March 15th is our annual closing date for the Curriculum Shop. The Curriculum Shop closes to prepare for the upcoming school year. Any points left in shop accounts will not be wasted; they will be “earmarked” for classroom use.
We have a lot of materials in stock. If the item requested needs to be ordered from one of our vendors we estimate 2-3 weeks for hard copy curriculum and 1-2 weeks for online curriculum. Unfortunately, we can’t give you an exact timeline; different vendors operate at different speeds so it depends on the materials you are ordering. However, we want you to know we are working very hard to get your materials to you as fast as possible. And we are constantly looking for vendors with efficient service. All curriculum orders will be delivered to you at your Learning Center. Curriculum ordered for the beginning of the school year will be available for pick up on Orientation Day at your Learning Center. Curriculum ordered through the school year will be delivered to the Resource Center/Curriculum Library Room at your Learning Center where your Curriculum Advisor will see that you receive your order.
We really wrestled with this issue! As much as we would love for you to have your first choice in all of our materials even if they totaled more than 425 points, we just can’t. Our budget is limited and we ask for both your understanding and cooperation. You have enough points to get a solid Language Arts Program, a solid Math Program, and a Supplement. If you find that your points don’t cover your entire “wish list,” here are some options for you: If you have more than 1 student attending Trivium, you can share your points among your own children in your family. For example, consider a family that has been homeschooling for years and has saved many of the materials from their 4th grade child to use with their 1st grade child. That family may not need to use all the allotted points for their 1st grader. Instead, this family may choose to use the majority of their Trivium Ace dollars on their 4th grade child. You can check out some materials such as teacher guides and manipulatives, and other curriculum items from our Parent Library to borrow for up to 3 weeks at a time. You can also pick and choose what you will order from Trivium and get the other pieces you want on your own. There are a lot of great places to get your homeschooling resources, and of course there’s always Amazon.
Yes. We understand that some families may have either already purchased materials for their students for the school year on their own or may prefer a choice that we don’t provide. You are welcome to use your allotted points on other curriculum selections. We have a variety of Supplemental materials in the Trivium Curriculum Shop such as science and history curriculum, as well as, Literature and literature guides that go along with the academic year cycle we are studying. There are also art workbooks for lower elementary, geography workbooks and critical thinking materials.
You may purchase, on your own, any materials that would help you teach your student at home! Unfortunately, the Trivium Ace dollars can only be used on materials explicitly listed in our online Curriculum Shop. There are exceptions, however, and this can be further discussed with your Curriculum Advisor at your Learning Center.
You are responsible for providing Language Arts and Math instruction for your child at home, therefore, most of our curriculum choices were selected to best support you in this endeavor.
Year 1: Ancient History and Biology (up to 400ad) Year 2: Medieval History and Earth/Astronomy (500-1500ad) Year 3: Early Modern Times (1600-1900) and Chemistry Year 4: Modern Times (1900-present) and Physics
No. All the Curriculum Choices in the Online Curriculum Shop are the property of Trivium Charter School. You may keep only the consumable materials you have written in. Any non-consumable materials, such as cdroms, manipulatives, textbooks, teacher guides, answer keys, etc. unless otherwise noted in the Curriculum Shop, must be returned to Trivium Charter School upon completion or at the end of the school year.
If designed as a consumable element – write away!
Not at all. We understand that as homeschooled children, some students may be doing, for example, 5th grade math and 3rd grade grammar. You may choose any of the materials from any of the grade levels that best suits your child’s abilities. We organized materials by grade only as a general guideline, often using publisher’s recommended levels as a guide.
Yes. If the Curriculum Shop does not have the individual pieces listed that you need, email Jen Steele email@example.com.
Unfortunately, most curriculum companies do not allow refunds/returns on materials, therefore, we have to operate in the same way. We will try to be as flexible as possible, but it will be on a case by case basis. You will need to discuss this with your Curriculum Advisor.
All online curriculum login credentials will be emailed to you at the same email you used to register with Trivium. Online curriculum generally takes about 1 week to receive from the time of ordering. There are some special circumstances that may affect this time. Some login credentials will be emailed to you directly from the vendor, i.e. Thinkwell, Time4Learning, and VocabularySpellingCity.com.
Do I need to order Time4Learning separately for language arts and math? No. One subscription will give you access to: language arts, math, science and social studies. In other words, if you’ve selected Time4Learning under “grammar” and signed up for 10mos. you do not need to go to Math and select Time4Learning again. 1 subscription (whether you’ve ordered it under grammar, math, vocabulary, etc.) will give you access to ALL Time4Learning has to offer. Most online subscriptions are for the school or calendar year, however Time4Learning’s price is listed as a monthly subscription. Do I order it on a month by month basis or do I specify a time period? We wanted to give you, the parent, some flexibility here. Some of you may want to use Time4Learning as a brief supplement (in which case you could purchase 1 month, 2 months, or whatever works best for you). Others may want to use Time4Learning as your core curriculum for the year (Time4Learning scope and sequence includes enough lessons for an entire school year in Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies; in fact, you can use their lesson planning worksheet to design/define your own school year and calculate how many lessons/subject/week you would want your child to complete in, say a 25 week school year. Keep in mind, if you choose to use Time4Learning as a core curriculum for the school year (approx. 10 months) it will use up a bulk of your points, but it will be taking care of both your Language Arts and Math Programs. If I currently have a Time4Learning account and choose this option through Trivium Charter will I lose any of my current account information? No. Time4Learning will preserve your current account and just change the billing information.
Let your Curriculum Advisor know and return all the curriculum provided to you by Trivium Charter School except consumables that have been written in. All online curriculum will be cancelled with the exception of Aleks and Vocabulary Spelling City.
Anyone joining mid-year will receive a reduced amount of curriculum points. The amount of points distributed varies depending on your enrollment date. August-December = 425pts per K-8 student January-March=325pts per K-8 student
We have worked diligently to create an informative and thorough Curriculum Shop for all of us. With that stated, mistakes do happen so if you find any please let Jen Steele know. firstname.lastname@example.org.