Royal Scholars Homeschool Academy started with two homeschool moms who decided that they were not going to let Covid stop them from educating their children or stop their children from building lasting relationships. They decided to meet weekly for meet-ups, field trips, and classes. After a long trying Covid year they decided it was time to get out there and fellowship with other homeschool families. However, they were looking for more diversity. This is where Royal Scholars was born. Although the founders are both Christians, they decided to start a Secular Non-Profit organization to meet the needs of all homeschool families no matter their background. Royal Scholars is focused on offering an Afro-Centered education, exposing children to contributions made to our community by individuals they don't normally hear about. However, our doors are open to all families. Royal Scholars focuses on Leadership, Entrepreneurship, STEM, Community, and Building Lasting Relationships. Royal Scholars offers a Co-Op that meets weekly on Mondays, monthly field trips, regular meet-ups, Homeschool coaching, community service projects, and South Carolina Option 3 Accountability. Royal Scholars is just getting started! Many more GREAT THINGS are in the works!! Stay connected to see what else Royal Scholars rolls out next.
Kiyana Thomas is a National Board Certified teacher with her Master's Degree, turned Homeschooling Mompreneur. Homeschooling her four youngest children. Kiyana enjoys assisting parents on their homeschool journey and creating educational resources for all to enjoy. Her passion and dream have been to create a supportive community where parents encourage, respect, and assist one another in providing their children with unique, real-world learning opportunities. She is the Co-Founder of Royal Scholars Homeschool Academy where those dreams have become a reality. In her free time, she enjoys blogging, reading, arts and crafts, fashion, YouTubing, and traveling.
Felicia McCoy holds a Bachelor's in Social Work and 10 plus years working with children and in administration however once her own children came along, she decided she wanted more for her children than what the public school system could offer. She decided to stay at home and school them herself. She has been on this homeschool journey for three years now. It has not all been easy but it has definitely been worth it. She is the Co-Founder of Royal Scholars Homeschool Academy where she feels so blessed to have the opportunity to help like-minded families achieve their goals of homeschooling their children. Her hobbies include cooking, baking, virtual designing, and crafts.
Kimberly Simmons is a blessed wife and an honored homeschooling Mom of 3 (Micah, Matthew and Micaiah). Her journey began as a SAHM with the birth of her first child in 2011 and evolved into a homeschooling life. Kimberly graduated from Spelman College with her B.A. in Early Childhood Development. She is a life long learner who enjoys learning everyday with her children. She is a fitness professional and business owner with her husband, active in her church and loves to spend time with her family, read, exercise, travel, hike and participate in outdoor activities. She firmly believes that God is able to do exceeding, abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. (Eph. 3:20)
Sentoria is a 10+ year Army Veteran, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Columbia College (SC), an aspiring Full Spectrum Doula, and a current graduate student at Campbellsville University's Caver School of Social Work. She has a heart to serve and can often be found advocating for perinatal mental health and bringing awareness to the school to prison systems. She currently serves as the president of The Give Love Foundation, a non-profit community outreach, that serves Georgia's unhoused population by providing food, clothing, and shelter resources. She began her homeschooling journey in 2018 and has yet to look back, as homeschooling her three children is one of her greatest joy! Royal Scholars Homeschool Academy has greatly impacted the way the Green Family homeschools, as it has been a constant source of support and community. In her free time she enjoys reading, true crime podcast, escape room challenges, and lounging around the backyard in her hammock.
Kathy Hart holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with minors in Art/ Media Art and Communication/Broadcasting. Her lifetime career in State Government included seventeen years with the South Carolina State Museum as a part-time writer/trainer and Docent educator for homeschoolers in the subjects of art and history. As a retiree and as a Lay Servant through her church, she volunteers in her home church and serves in the mission fields through Salkehatchie Summer Service and United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, rebuilding homes and lives in South Carolina and elsewhere. She serves on the Native American Committee for the South Carolina United Methodist Conference. As a life-long learner, she enjoys writing, theatre, art, book clubs, Bible Studies, Sunday school, making learning fun and building relationships.