We Catholics take education seriously. Even our Catechism explains the Catholic parent’s role in education. It comes as no surprise then that we are blessed with a plethora of online education resources from Catholics or for Catholics. 

But we here at Judah Catholic Academy see a gap. An area where Catholic homeschool parents could use more assistance bringing quality education to their children. 

Online hybrid homeschooling. 

Hybrid homeschooling rightly makes parents the primary educators of their children but it also connects them with teachers and groups to help make everyone successful. 

Hybrid Catholic homeschool groups are common in some areas of the United States – and nowhere to be found in others. 

Our platform empowers parents to sign their students up for live or on demand courses in subjects they need some help teaching or in subjects their students would be more receptive to learning from someone else. 

If your local community doesn’t have any hybrid homeschooling options, we have your back. 

If you are still social distancing or your state is still locking things down, we have your back.

Whether you are hybrid homeschooling a Catholic family or not, here are the top reasons it is time for another Catholic online education platform:

1. Too few online education platforms are genuinely Catholic

There are a ton of online education platforms. Live classes. On demand classes. Video curricula. Activities. The list goes on and on. 

And so few are genuinely Catholic. Or Catholic at all. 

We’re even building a group of talented educators who are tired of teaching on secular platforms and want to lend a hand here. For some of them, it’s because we’re Catholic and a breath of fresh air. 

We’re building a genuinely Catholic online education platform.

2. Not enough Catholic homeschool platforms offer live classes

Live classes are just for schools going virtual right? Wrong. 

Live online classes are a huge benefit to those who live in a local without great in person learning opportunities for their students. Few homeschool groups. No hybrid options. Few or poor Catholic homeschool groups. In these situations live online classes bring options that parents and their students lacked. 

3. Variety begets options

One of the biggest blessings to homeschooling is the e ability to weigh the options and tailor your curriculum for each student. 

Parents need more high quality options. We’re bringing them to the table. 

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Joshua Rystedt

Joshua Rystedt is the Co-Founder and Managing Owner of Judah Catholic Academy, a homeschool grad and dad, and former Protestant Youth Director. His formal education in theology and years of nonprofit leadership have allowed R Creative to successfully lead nonprofits and churches to increased digital engagement. Joshua funded JCA’s launch in 2020 and currently serves as her Managing Owner. Joshua is the father of five children and founder of multiple businesses. You can usually find him reading an old book, playing with his children, or hanging at his favorite local brewery. "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." ~ St. Francis of Assisi

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  1. Alice

    Love what you’re doing. A Catholic version of Outschool is very cool. Congratulations! However, to say that faithful Catholics are not doing this already is not quite accurate. Homeschool Connections is a Catholic version of Outschool (except they were doing it before Outschool). Then there is Kolbe Academy, Mother of Divine Grace, Rolling Acres Academy, Queen of Heaven Academy, and others. All offer live and on-demand classes. Still, I’m looking forward to seeing what you offer in the future. Like you said, a variety of options is a good thing. God bless your work!

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