Policies & Agreements at Homeschool Connections
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Homeschool Connections Policies & Agreements

Our policies are listed below. Take the time to read through each policy by clicking the “+” sign next to each policy topic.

Registration Fees

The registration fee is $50 per student, per semester.

If you are new to Homeschool Connections, your registration fee must be paid before registering for classes. If you’re paying your registration fee in Orbund, you may use any credit or debit card. (Orbund is our online academic portal.)

If you are a returning family, you must pay the registration fee and any prior balance before registering for next semester classes.

Registration fees are non-refundable.

Class Fees and Materials Fees

Fall Semester Classes:

Class fees are $140 per semester, due September 30, 2019.
Classes paid after September 30, 2019 are $175.

Winter Semester Classes

Class fees are $140 per semester, due by January 31, 2020.
Classes paid after January 31, 2020 are $175.

Materials Fees

All students are required to bring basic school supplies (paper, pencils, etc.). Most classroom materials are included in the class fee. However, classes that require textbooks, a laptop or other school supplies will be at an additional expense. Be sure to read the class descriptions thoroughly to know any additional books and materials needed.

Study Hall Fees and Policies

Study Hall fees are $65 per study hall, per hour.

Any student on campus without a parent and not enrolled in a class must be registered into a study hall during that time. Any student found on campus without a parent and not in a class will automatically be directed to the study hall room and charged a study hall fee.

Students may not be registered for back-to-back study hall periods.

Students in study hall will need to bring quiet materials to study, read, etc. Study halls are intended for independent work and do not provide tutoring.

Lunch Fees and Policies

Lunch fees are $15 per semester.

Any student on campus during lunch period will be charged the lunch fee, regardless of parental supervision.

Parents who sign up to supervise as lunch monitors can have lunch fees waived. There are a limited number of lunch monitors at each campus. If you are interested in volunteering, contact your campus supervisor.

District Funding Programs

Families choosing to participate in a district funding program must enroll independently with a district program. It is each family’s responsibility to meet the district’s requirements including, but not limited to, count day, mentor communication, communicating schedule changes and any other requirement set forth by the funding program.

Families enrolled in a district funding program that do not meet the requirements will be financially responsible for any and all Homeschool Connections charges.

For those families using district funding, you only need to pay the registration fees at the time you register. To receive funding, you will need to be fully enrolled with the district funding program by the end of August, but it is best to do that sooner than later. Each semester, once you complete the count day requirements, they will notify us and will pay for the classes they have approved. You will be responsible for lunch fees, study hall charges, and any classes that were not covered by an outside source.

PLEASE NOTE: It is very important that the appropriate district funding program has an accurate list of the classes you want them to pay for. You must notify the district of any changes made to your schedule.

Refunds

Registration fees are non-refundable

Fall Classes

Classes dropped before August 27 will not be charged to parent accounts.

Beginning August, 27, fill out this form to request any class changes or drops. Classes dropped during the first week of classes will be refunded the full amount minus the $50 drop fee per class. Classes dropped during the second week of classes will be assessed a fee of $50 and an additional $10 per class session attended. If you drop a class during the third week of classes, you will be charged half of the class fee in addition to the $50 change fee.

There will be no refunds for classes after September 30, 2019.

Winter Classes

Winter classes dropped by December 29, 2019, will be entitled to a full refund.

Winter classes dropped between December 29, 2019, and the end of the first week of class will be refunded the full amount minus the $50 change fee per class. Beginning the second week of classes, dropped classes will be charged an additional $10 per class session attended. Classes dropped during the third week of classes will be charged half of the class fee in addition to the $50 change fee.

There will be no refunds for winter classes after February 3, 2020.

Registration Dates

Registration for fall classes will remain open until August 26, 2019. Beginning August 27, any class drops or changes will incur a $50 fee per change. Click here to request a change.

Winter registration will open in December of 2019. Winter registration will close for the semester on January 13, 2020. The deadline to drop or change a class is January 3 at midnight. Class drops or changes will incur a $50 fee per change beginning January 4, 2020.

Email help@mihomeschoolconnections.com if you have any questions about class changes.

Age Eligibility

Children must be 5 years old by September 1 to participate in kindergarten classes.

Children must be at least 6 years old by September 1 to participate in elementary (LE) classes.

Children must be 18 years old or younger on September 1 to participate in high school (HS) classes.

It is important that you assess your child’s readiness before enrolling in kindergarten and grade 1 classes. Children should be able to follow simple directions and have developed motor skills in order to hold a pencil, use scissors, etc.

Class Changes

Parents may make their own changes to their child’s schedule through Orbund (using your parent login) when registration is open through August 26, without penalty.

Any voluntary change requests beginning August 27, 2019, must be requested by emailing info@mihomeschoolconnections.com. Each change will be assessed a fee of $50 for each change. Beginning the second week of classes, dropped classes will be charged an additional $10 per class session attended. If you drop a class during the third week of classes, you will be charged half of the class fee. There will be no refunds for fall classes beginning September 30, 2019, and February 3, 2020, for winter classes.

Class Cancellations

If a scheduled class does not meet the minimum required enrollments, Homeschool Connections reserves the right to cancel that class. In such an event, parents will be notified via telephone or email and given an opportunity to select a different class. There will be no change fees for class changes due to classes canceled by Homeschool Connections.

Special Needs, Learning and Behavioral Disorders

It is our mission to provide a fun, safe and effective learning program for all students. To do this, it is important that each child is in the class that is best suited for his or her abilities. If your child has a learning or behavioral disability, please indicate this in his/her application. This will help us to know how we can best serve you and your family.

Payments and Payment Plans

For all families, registration fees are due before you may register. If you’re paying your registration fee in Orbund, you may use a credit card, debit card, or e-check. Class fees may be paid at any time by mailing a check to:

Homeschool Connections Educational Services, LLC 2685 Lapeer Rd. Suite 208 Auburn Hills, MI 48326

After you have received your parent login for Orbund, you may make payments via credit card or online check.

Final payments are due March 31, 2019. If your balance has not been paid by March 31, 2019, you will not be able to register for the following semester.

We understand that families with multiple children in the program may need to arrange a payment plan. Please contact our financial services office to set one up. They can be reached at accounting@mihomeschoolconnections.com.

Policy Agreement

Parents must read and sign the Policy Agreement. Agreements may be filled out online in Orbund or printed, signed and brought to any orientation, the first day of class or sent in by mail:

Homeschool Connections Educational Services, LLC
2685 Lapeer Rd.
Suite 208
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Download the Policy Agreement here

Behavior Agreement

All students must read and sign the Behavior Agreement. Agreements may be filled out online in Orbund or printed, signed and brought to any orientation, the first day of class or sent in by mail:

Homeschool Connections Educational Services, LLC
2685 Lapeer Rd.
Suite 208
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Download the Behavior Agreement here.

Student Technology Use Agreement

All students must read and sign the Student Technology Use Agreement. Agreements may be filled out online in Orbund or printed, signed and brought to any orientation, the first day of class or sent in by mail:

Homeschool Connections Educational Services, LLC
2685 Lapeer Rd.
Suite 208
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Download the Student Technology Use Agreement here.