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Options for Funding

You have options when it comes to paying for Homeschool Connections class fees!

 

Private Payment:
  • This option is also referred to as “self-pay”.
  • 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 30, 2020.
    • Classes paid after January 30, 2020 are $175.
  • 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.

 

Public School District Funding Programs:

Commonly Asked Questions:

How do I sign up for funding through a public school disctrict?

You must fill out an application to the district funding program of your choice. In most cases, you will enroll as a “virtual student”, even though our classes meet in person.

Where do I find the application for Croswell-Lexington Community Schools’ Funding Program?

Click here.

Where do I find the application for Clarkston Community Schools’ Funding Program?

Click here.

Do I need to enroll my child in a minumum number of classes?

Only if you are receiving district funding. Otherwise, you are free to choose any number of classes!

If you’re receiving funding from a public school district, they require a minimum. At the time of this posting, Clarkston (CCS) & Croswell-Lexington (Cros-Lex) require your child to be enrolled in a minimum of 3 classes for part-time students and 6 classes for full-time students (at least one must be on-campus, the others may be on-campus or dual enrollment).

Do I have to use public school programs for funding?

Absolutely not! We want to provide families with as much information and as many options as possible! YOU choose what’s best for your family!

Also, you are always welcome to pay for classes in addition to classes paid for by public schools.

What is required to receive funding through public schools?

Each public school district has its own requirements. Districts must follow state guidelines and those are subject to change at any time. We can provide general information, but each district has the right to change their requirements. Requirements will be different for full-time and part-time students. Some districts may require state testing and/or Count Day participation. The type of funding (full or part-time) may dictate which classes your child may take.

You are always welcome to pay for classes in addition to classes paid for by public schools.

If I use district funding, can I still self-pay for additional classes?

Yes, you are always welcome to sign up for additional classes.

What fees will district funding pay?

Public school districts will pay for qualifying* class fees. They will not pay registration, lunch, study hall or book fees. You will need to talk with a district funding representative if you have any questions.

 

*Part-time students may receive funding for non-core classes only. Full-time students may receive funding for four core classes and two non-core classes.

What does “part-time” mean (for students using district funding only)?

Part-time students may participate in 3 to 5 classes. All part-time students must participate in non-core classes. These are clearly indicated in our schedules. Please see your campus’ schedule for specific class choices.

Students may participate in only one class in each department category (for example, one technology class, one fine arts class). Part-time students are not required to take state-mandated tests.

What does “full-time” mean (for district-funded students only)?

Clarkston Community Schools (CCS) require “full-time” students to be enrolled in 4 core classes plus 2 non-core classes. Core classes must include science, math, English, and social studies. CCS also requires full-time students to take state-mandated testing once a year. CCS may have additional requirements to obtain funding. (If you have any questions or would like more details, please contact CCS directly. This information may change at any time.)

Croswell-Lexington only allows students living in Sanilac, Lapeer, St. Clair, Tuscola, and Huron counties to be full-time. “Full-time” students are required to be enrolled in 4 core classes plus 2 non-core classes. Core classes must include science, math, English, and social studies. Only full-time students will be required to take the grade-level appropriate, state-mandated tests. Locations for testing will most likely be at Cros-Lex Schools. Cros-Lex may have additional requirements to obtain funding. (If you have any questions or would like more details, please contact Cros-Lex directly. This information may change at any time.)

Which classes are considered non-core classes?

All core classes are indicated in the “Funding Classification” column within each campus class schedule (chose your campus here).

 

Do I need to have originals of my proof for residency or can I bring in copies?

Bring copies of everything, but also bring originals of birth certificates and parent picture identification.

When meeting with a school district, do I need more than 1 copy of required documents if applying for multiple children?

It is best that parents should bring a complete set of required documents (and applications) for each child.

Who do I ask about dual-enrollment?

You must contact your public school district with your questions directly.

Do college classes count as core classes (for students using funding for dual-enrollment)?

Most college classes are not considered core classes because they are not required to graduate high school. Some college classes can be counted as a core class if your child is a full-time student. Please contact the school district you are receiving funding through for specific information.

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