Welcome, Homeschooling Families!
At this time, due to our commitment to those who have supported our program for the past 15 years, our limited number of seats available for community homeschoolers will be offered to former HomeSource families only.
For incoming CHS, please come by the office so that we may verify your information in our database. WE WILL NEED A COPY OF YOUR CURRENT ESD LETTER to verify your student is a compliant homeschooler. There is a required supply fee of $25 due at the beginning of the academic year. This fee covers instructional materials in academic and elective classes. There are, however, no charges to attend classes at HFC for community homeschoolers. The $25 supplies fee must be paid at the time of enrollment, but some classes have specific fees for consumable materials which may be paid once the class has been assigned. There may also be refundable book deposits for curriculum. Once you have confirmed enrollment information we will reactivate your student in our system. At that time (not before) you will be able to go online and request classes using the assigned student number.
NO GUARANTEE CAN BE MADE THAT CLASS REQUESTS WILL BE ASSIGNED.
PLEASE READ ALL THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
AS SOME THINGS HAVE CHANGED THIS YEAR
Who May Enroll As A Community Homeschooler?
At this time, due to our commitment to those who have supported our program for the past 15 years, our limited number of seats available for community homeschoolers will be offered to former HomeSource families only (including siblings who have never attended HFC). You may enroll your student who is registered with ESD and compliant with state requirements as a homeschooler (children under age 7 by Sept. 1st of the current school year are issued a denial letter. We need a copy of this). Your child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st of the current school year. If your child is under the age of 18 by September 1st of the current school year, he or she may enroll so long as the student has not received a diploma or completed a GED. Students attending any other state-funded school or program MAY NOT attend HFC.
How Much Does It Cost?
There is a required supply fee of $25 due at the beginning of the academic year. This fee covers instructional materials in academic and elective classes. There are, however, no charges to attend classes at HFC for community homeschoolers. Some classes have specific fees for consumable materials in certain classes. There may also be refundable book deposits for curriculum.
How Do We Enroll at HFC?
Enrollment will take place in person at HomeSource Family Charter, 1110 Fairfield Ave. Please allow enough time to be patient with staff as we process enrollment. There is a required supply fee of $25 due at the beginning of the academic year. This fee covers instructional materials in academic and elective classes. You will fill out paperwork, present your documentation (please see What Must I Bring below), and receive new student numbers that will allow you to request classes online. Old HomeSource student numbers are invalid for HFC. Once you have that student number you may go online using the link at the bottom of this page to begin requesting classes. Class requests from community homeschoolers (CHS) may be submitted Monday through Friday during open enrollment week, with classes being awarded Friday afternoon after 3:00 pm.
We Already Enrolled Earlier, Do We Need To Enroll Again?
Students must enroll once at the beginning of the year. If you enrolled your student earlier in the year, you do not need to repeat the process. The student number you received is permanent. There is a required supply fee of $25 due at the beginning of the academic year. This fee covers instructional materials in academic and elective classes. If your student was not awarded any classes and you requested that fee be returned, it will have to be paid again. Also, if you have a student who has not already been enrolled, even though you have other students attending HFC, you will need to go through enrollment for that new student.
Do I Have To Do Anything To Continue In My Year-Long Classes?
Students enrolled in full year classes will be considered continually enrolled in that class for the whole year, unless you specifically drop the student. No action will be required at the change of terms. Students in single term classes are dropped, and new requests will have to be submitted as with any single term classes, even if the teacher is willing to accommodate a student's staying in the class.
How Do I Sign Up For Classes?
If yours is a continuing CHS student, just go online below and submit your class requests during enrollment week. New CHS student will have to go through enrollment intake, though. After going through intake, your students will receive new student numbers. Please make note of these, they are essential. You will be able to go online immediately and begin requesting classes. A class request submitted online simply means that you wish your student to be in the class, it is not a guarantee that the student will actually be awarded the open seat.
How Do I Sign Up For Classes When Teacher's Permission Is Required (TPR)?
You must e-mail the teacher using the address list on our Contact Us page, indicating your desire to enroll in the class, giving your student's grade and any other information needed. Tell the teacher your student is a community homeschooler. The teacher will indicate to admissions if your student is granted TPR and awarding of class seat will be based on this and availability. REQUESTS MADE FOR TPR CLASSES WITHOUT TPR FROM THE TEACHER WILL BE DENIED.
How Are Class Seats Awarded?
This is not a "first come first served" system as was done in the past. Class requests go into a batch, in only one round. Awarding of open seats will be done on Friday of open enrollment week, after 3:00 pm. Students will be given preference by grade. When there are more requests for a class than there are openings, the seats will be awarded by an unbiased drawing.
How Will I Know Whether We Got Our Classes?
Schedules for Community Homeschoolers (CHS) will be e-mailed over the weekend, after enrollment week. Do not show up for classes unless they show up on your schedule as "AWARDED". Students will not be permitted in class unless they are on the attendance sheet. Requested classes that were not awarded will show as "NOT AWARDED" on the schedule.
Can We Sign Up For Off-Site Classes?
Yes, you can, but only the classes that are open for community homeschoolers. These will be flagged as "CHS" in the catalog. The sign-ups are handled directly with the off-site provider, and not through HFC. Our off-site providers have agreed to charge community homeschoolers the same fee as they charge HFC. Some classes which are held off-site, though, like PE Games and Jiu Jitsu, are staffed by our teachers, and may be requested like any of our on-site classes using the online form.
What Do I Have To Bring to Enroll?
** If the letter you provided last year is still current, no new letter is necessary. However, if we have a temp letter or expired letter on file, your student will not be permitted to enroll until we have a copy of a letter showing compliance.
When Do I Pay My Fees?
There is a required supply fee of $25 due at the beginning of the academic year. This fee covers instructional materials in academic and elective classes. Fees for classes (book deposits, materials fees, etc.) are due before attending your first class. Payment will be accepted via payment envelope at the front desk. Please keep in mind that book assignments may be delayed if we have to order books for new students. Teachers have been asked to be prepared for this and to make time to get late enrolling students up to speed in their classes and by making copies of material under discussion.
Will My Student Have To Be Tested?
CHS students who take core content classes, such as Math and Language Arts, must be included in testing according to our contract with the Bethel School District. Your sign-up of a student in a class flagged for testing means that you will cooperate fully with the testing coordinator and assisting staff completely in this regard. If you do not wish your student to participate in state testing, please do not sign up for core content classes flagged for testing.
Does the Parent Have to Be Onsite?
One of the keys to success of our program is due to strong parental involvement - in the classroom, in volunteer support, through regular communication with the child's teachers, and in their child's education at home. It is part of what makes the culture at HFC an amazing one. Parents are not, though, required to be present while a student is in class. We do not have a large facility, however, and due to the non-traditional scheduling of our classes, community homeschool students may not be onsite without a parent when not in a class.
How Do I Drop a Class?
Just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the student's name, the class title, day and time, and that you wish to drop.
How Do I Learn More About HFC?
Please feel free to contact email@example.com or fill out the online form under the Contact Us page for more information.