We are the #1 online homeschool solution for students across America. Online Homeschool Academy of America was officially birthed in the 1980’s. Its humble beginnings started in Fort Worth, Texas, and operated locally for more than 10 years. It is now a nationally recognized, accredited distance learning school which has enrolled thousands over the years and graduated hundreds of students, many going on to colleges and universities throughout the country. We operated near Seattle for 20 years and is now back in Texas. We serve families across America and the globe.
To educate students across the globe, using the best curriculum, the utmost care, and latest technology
To empower students and families by providing the best education for students at an affordable price
We believe in the death, burial & resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the life worth living is in service others
Pastor M. Lindsey
Headmaster & CEO
- Grew up in Christian family
- Ordained minister of the Gospel
- 50+ years teaching experience
- 29+ years homeschooling
- Homeschooled daughters
- Married 45+ years
- Two daughters, six grandkids
- Directs academics & admin
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- Attended & graduated ZAA (8th–12th Grades)
- Grew up in a Texas Christian family
- Married with two daughters
- Attended public, private and homeschool
- 18+ years’ experience as a homeschooling parent
- Attended technical school for computer skills & graphic design
- Corporate executive experience
- Full-time mom before ZAA
- Administers much of the business side of ZAA including: website, setting up of student files, account management, records maintenance, accounts receivable, billing, shipping, etc.
- Attended & graduated ZAA (4th–12th Grades)
- Grew up in a Texas Christian family
- Married 21+ years: three daughters & one son
- 19+ years’ experience as a homeschooling parent
- Experience in sales & as full-time mom before ZAA
- Assists parents with enrollment of children in ZAA including admissions, advising of parents and children, academic assistance, etc.
Our Family Story
The journey for the founder from a local homeschooling to a nationwide K-12 distance learning program began in the early 1980s when she noticed the academics of the American school were declining, and the education of her own children was suffering. There were very few options available in those days, and private schools were so expensive. After much searching, she finally found a private church school that she and her husband could afford for her two children.
At the time, her girls were in the 2nd and 6th grades. At the end of their school year, she withdrew them from the local public school and enrolled them in a private church school.
Homeschooling was rare and virtually unknown in the early 1980’s, and “home school” was not yet a household word.
During the following year, the Pastor of the church decided to close the school. This meant she needed to look again for a school for her children. She knew that she could not send her girls back to public school. So she did something that was bold and controversial at the time, which was to school her own children at home. This was when homeschooling was thought to be illegal. Now, it is known to be legal in all states in America, although each state has unique guidelines.
Zion Academy of America’s founder is a pioneer for homeschooling.
It was just a matter of time when families started going to her and asking a lot of questions and wanting her to teach them how to do the same for their children. It was then that she saw the need to begin an accredited academy for homeschooling to make it easy for children to receive high school diplomas and to enter into colleges and universities.
We are officially birthed in the 1980’s. Its humble beginnings started in Fort Worth, Texas, and operated locally for more than 10 years. It is now a nationally recognized, accredited distance learning school which has enrolled thousands over the years and graduated hundreds of students, many going on to colleges and universities throughout the country. We began operating near Seattle, Washington for 20 years and is now back in Texas. We serve families across America and beyond its borders.
The daughters completed the College Preparatory Honors courses of study offered by us and graduated with honors from the accredited diploma program. The older daughter became a corporate executive assistant and later married and gave birth to two daughters. She now works as the Director of Operations. The younger daughter married a minister, and they had four children. She is the Director of Admissions. All of the founder’s grandchildren are either enrolled or have graduated here.
Online Academy provides a high quality standard of academics. The founder can personally attest to the excellence of the Accelerated Christian Education curriculum and its exceptional format. She has been consistently impressed over the years with the educational results of this curriculum, which is why we continue to use it even today.
And now the second generation of the founder’s family is reaping the same benefits that her daughters enjoyed while preparing to lead Zion Academy and to carry on the legacy begun three decades ago.