Registration FAQs

How can I find out which classes you are offering?

Click on “Classes” at the top of this page, then select the location you are interested in.  You will find schedules and class descriptions there.

 

How much is the registration fee?

The non-refundable registration fee is $60 per student, per semester. You can save money by pre-paying registration fees for the year and by registering early. Our registration fee schedule for the Fall 2017 semester is as follows:

  • $50 per child, for one semester, if registered by May 30 (save $10)
  • $90 per child, for one year, if registered by May 30 (save $30)
  • $60 for one semester, after May 30

What does the registration fee cover?

The registration fee covers or at least helps with the cost of using the facility ($28 per child, per location, per semester), the cost of insurance, and the cost of the overhead involved in registering each child.

 

Why is the registration fee non-refundable?

As soon as you begin the registration process, staff is working to process your registration materials. If you withdraw, the staff has to spend time taking you out of each of the classes on RenWeb.

 

Is there a registration fee discount for multiple children?

Unfortunately, no.  Because the overhead is incurred for each child registered, we cannot offer a discount for multiple children.

Do I have to pay an additional registration fee if we take classes at more than one location or campus?

No, you pay the same amount regardless of the number of locations or campuses you attend.

 

Can I register for classes over the phone, via email or online?

No.  Because we want to insure that we have your children in the right classes, that the classes you want are not full and that we are providing the best service to you possible, all registrations must be done in-person with a Homeschool Connections staff member.

 

I’m a current family.  Why are the yearly informational meetings mandatory for me?

As we continue to grow and evolve as a community and organization, there are many important updates we need to share with you prior to each school year.   The informational meetings are the best way for us to communicate these to you.  This is also an opportunity for you to ask questions about Homeschool Connections and our classes or talk to a staff person before registering for classes to make sure you are making the right decision for your child.

 

How much do classes cost?

Classes cost $175 each for the full semester.  All classes also have a materials fee.  These are notated on the schedule and will appear as a separate line item on your final invoice. NOTE: Class fees and supply fees are per semester.

 

Do I have to pay for all of my classes when I register?

No, you only have to pay the non-refundable registration fee at the time of registration.

 

How do I pay for my classes?

You can pay for your classes in full at the time of registration or make payments over the course of the semester. We ask that the balances be paid in full by the time you register for the next semester.   You can also utilize the SOARCE (http://soarce.crushpath.me/mdps) program to cover the cost of some of your classes.

 

How much SOARCE will pay for my classes?

Since we are not the administrators of the SOARCE program, we are unable to tell you which classes will be covered by SOARCE and which will not.  You will need to communicate with a SOARCE staff member for this information.  SOARCE staff are available for consultation at each registration event and via email.

 

Will SOARCE cover the cost of my registration fees, lunch fees, and study hall fees?

SOARCE credits may not be applied toward the costs of registration, lunch or study hall fees.

 

How will I know what my final total will be?

Family account information is available through the Parent Portal.  If you do not see this information in your portal, please email Jennifer@MiHomeschoolConnections.com .

 

What if I change my mind about the classes I registered for?

You can change your children’s classes, but there is a $25 fee per change.  Dropping a class or moving from one class to another is considered a change.  The $25 fee applies to each hour affected by the changes you make.  Depending on when you change your class, you may be charged a pro-rated class fee and/or materials fees. Please read about our change fees on our enrollment agreement under Fees. There is no fee for adding classes.

 

Why do you charge a fee for changes?

In previous semesters, voluntary schedule changes took over 150 hours to process.  The change fee helps to cover the administrative costs for processing the changes.

 

What if I have to rearrange my schedule because a class was cancelled?

There will be no change fee for moving to a different class during the same hour the original class was cancelled.  There will be a change fee for any other classes changed.  For example, if your child is registered for a class at 9am and 10am and the 9am class is cancelled, you can put your child in a different class at 9am at no charge.  If you decide to also change your child’s 10am class, there will be a $25 change fee applied to your account.

 

When will I know if any classes were cancelled?

We will be evaluating class sizes over the winter break and contacting families individually as needed.

 

Why would you cancel a class?

It’s our goal to not cancel any classes at all!  However, if a class has less than 6 students enrolled after all registration events are over, it may be cancelled.

 

Why do I have to pay for lunch if I’m on campus with my child?

The lunch fee covers the costs we incur each semester including paying staff, cleaning supplies, lunch mats and replacing property due to wear and tear. The lunch fee is $15 per semester, which averages out to $1 to $2 per day.

 

Why do I have to pay for study hall?

For those students on campus, but not in class and not with a parent, there is a $30 study hall fee for the semester.  This fee helps cover the cost of our staff ensuring the safety and proper behavior of students on campus.

 

What if I still have more questions?

Please drop an email to Christina@MiHomeschoolConnections.com or beth@mihomeschoolconnections.com