Who Are We?
Branson Academy began in 1996 as a family home school. In 2004, Branson Academy, Inc was established as a private school in California (E.C. 33190) to offer records maintenance and legal umbrella covering for other homeschooling families. Currently our satellite program enrolls homeschooled students across the U.S. and internationally.
Cynthia Simunovich, Director of Branson Academy, is the mother of six homeschooled children - who all survived homeschooling through high school! She received her B.A. in Theater Arts from UCSC, and has over twenty years of teaching experience. Mrs. Simunovich designed Branson Academy for the unique needs of homeschooling families, and continues to adjust the program to meet the growing challenge of intersecting technology and homeschooling.
Branson Academy is located in the tri-county area of San Benito, Santa Cruz, and Monterey, along the beautiful Central Coast of California.
“We are thankful for your Independent Study school services and hope to stay with you all the way through high school.”
C.L. Paradise, CA
“Thank you so much for all your help through the enrollment process. I appreciate your help and support in setting up [our] home program. I have recommended Branson Academy to several parents who have children with special needs.”
M.S. Walnut Creek, CA
“I am so pleased with your input and obvious concern for my son’s education. We thoroughly enjoy the program.”
P.F. Salinas, CA
“I just wanted to thank you for being so supportive during this past year! It was an amazing experience. We had a great year. I would recommend home school and Branson Academy to anyone.”
G.P. Santa Cruz, CA
“This is so well organized!”
G.M. Sacramento, CA
“Thank you so much for all your time and involvement - it really helps hugely to have a travel guide!”
L.H. Los Angeles, CA