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Register for Classes at Homeschool Connections in Michigan
Our mission at Homeschool Connections is to support, encourage and advise parents as they educate their children; to provide a variety of innovative and quality educational opportunities; to help prepare students for their future; and to have a profound impact on the educational society.
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How to Register for Classes

10 Easy Steps to Sign up for Classes!

Important Dates

May 3: Registration opens for current families!

May 10: Everyone can register!

August 27: Deadline to enroll with Clarkston Community Schools (optional)

August 30: Deadline to submit class schedules to CCS

August 30: Last day for free schedule changes and drops. Registration closes temporarily. Drops must be submitted on our form and will be charged $50.

September 2: Registration reopens to add classes.

September 10: Last day for pre-payment discount of $145 per class. After Sept. 10 at 5:00 pm, the class fee is $180.

September 13 – 17: First days of classes! Check your campus schedule.

September 17: Last day to make any schedule changes without class fees being pro-rated. (Change fee is  $50.)

September 24: Registration closes and all self-pay tuition and fees are due.

  • After the second week, all tuition and other fees must be paid in full or your children will be withdrawn from their classes.

October 1: Classes dropped beginning this date will be charged half of the class fee.

October 8: Classes dropped beginning this date will be charged the full class fee.

If a currently enrolled family wishes to add a new student, please email Help@MiHomeschoolConnections.com.

Interested in knowing more about us?

Registration  Opens for Everyone:

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Step 1: Attend a New Parent Orientation.

Each info meeting covers general information about our homeschool classes. Each new parent orientations dives into expectations for parents and students, funding options, our online academic platform Orbund, an explanation of fees, and more! You can find the dates of our info meetings and new parent orientations here!

 

Current families do not need to attend a New Parent Orientation and may skip to step 4: Pay the Registration Fee.

Step 2: Apply Online.

After attending a New Parent Orientation, we will send you an email with a link to the parent application and to the student application. Fill out the parent information. The email you enter will be used for all further communication from Homeschool Connections.

When finished, you will be redirected to the student application. A student application must be filled out for each child in order to register each child for classes. In the student application, choose the correct parent by typing in your last name. Your last name, first initial, and the last four digits of your phone number should appear in the drop down. Select your name.

If you’re a current family and want to add a new student, please contact us at Help@MiHomeschoolConnections.com.

Step 3: Receive your Orbund Login.

Once registration is open, if you have completed the parent and student applications, you will receive an email containing your login to Orbund (our online academic system). Messages within Orbund and email are our main forms of communication. Please check both your personal email inbox as well as Orbund messages regularly.

If you are a current family, you will be using the same Orbund login as last semester.

Step 4: Pay the Registration Fee.

You may pay the non-refundable registration fee via credit card or online check within Orbund. Double check that you are in the correct semester for paying the fee.

For assistance with navigating through Orbund, visit our Orbund Help Page.

Payments by check may be mailed to:
Homeschool Connections Educational Services, LLC
2685 Lapeer Rd.
Suite 208
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

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.

If you are a returning family, you might still have a balance or credit from last semester. Your balance must be paid before you may register as well as your registration fee. You may pay it off under “Previous Due” on the invoice.

Step 5: Read through our Policies.

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 non-refundable 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 $145 per semester, due at 5 pm the Friday before the semester begins.
Class fees paid after the above deadline are $180 each.

Winter Semester Classes

Class fees are $145 per semester, due at 5 pm the Friday before the semester begins.
Class fees paid after the above deadline are $180 each.

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.

Public School Tuition Programs

Families choosing to participate in a public school tuition 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 program.

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

For those families enrolled in a public school, you only need to pay the registration fees at the time you register. To receive tuition payment, you will need to be fully enrolled with the public school tuition program by the end of August, but it is best to do that sooner rather 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 public school tuition 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 31 will not be charged to parent accounts.

Beginning August 31, fill out a form (available beginning Aug. 31) 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 drop fee.

There will be no refunds for classes after the third week of classes.

Winter Classes

Winter classes dropped by January 1 at 5 pm will be entitled to a full refund.

Winter classes dropped beginning January 2 and through 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 drop fee.

There will be no refunds for winter classes after the third week of classes.

Registration Dates

Fall Semester: Registration for fall classes will open on May 3 for current families. Then, on May 10, registration will open for everyone. Registration will stay open until August 31. Beginning August 31, any class drops or changes will incur a $50 fee per change. You may continue to add classes through the 2nd week of classes.

Winter Semester: Winter registration will open in December and remain open through January 1, 2022. Registration will temporarily close on January 2 to allow us to cancel any classes with low enrollment. The deadline to drop or change a class is January 1 at midnight. Class drops or changes will incur a $50 fee per change beginning January 2, 2022. You may continue to add classes through the second week of classes.

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 until September 1 (Fall Semester) and January 2 (Winter Semester) without penalty.

Any voluntary change requests beginning on the above dates must be requested by filling out this form. 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, 2020 and February 6, 2021 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. After you have received your parent login for Orbund, you may make payments via credit card or online check. If you’re paying your registration and/or class fees in Orbund, you may use a credit card, debit card, or e-check. Or you may pay your class fees by mailing a check to:

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

Final payments are due January 22, 2021. If your balance has not been paid, you will not be able to register for the following semester until it is paid in full plus the late fee.

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.

Step 6: Sign the Policy Agreement.

Next, you must fill out the Policy Agreement. You may do this electronically within Orbund or print, sign, and bring this agreement to the first day of class.

If you need assistance navigating within Orbund, please visit our Orbund Help Page.

Step 7: Review and Sign the Behavior Agreement.

Review the behavior expectations with your child. Then fill out the Behavior Agreement. You may do this electronically within Orbund or print, sign, and bring this agreement to the first day of class.

If you need assistance navigating within Orbund, please visit our Orbund Help Page.

Step 8: Plan and Review your Child’s Classes.

You may also view our locations here and decide which campus or campuses are convenient for you. Click on the location to view classes held at each campus. To choose the best classes for your child, read through the classes being offered.

At the top of each Campus Schedule webpage, you’ll find helpful information on how to read and understand the schedule. Full-screen mode in your web browser is best for viewing all of the information listed. Read the key to understand the codes in the schedule.

Which classes to choose?

If you are self-paying for your classes, you are open to picking from any of our classes.

If you are enrolled with Clarkston Community Schools, please keep the following chart in mind:

Step 9: Read the Class Descriptions.

It’s very important to read the class descriptions to ensure that the classes are a perfect fit for your child. All of the class descriptions are listed here (in the menu, under “Classes”).

It is important to read the class description key to understand the details of each class. It is also important to note if a class requires purchasing a book or any additional materials.

Step 10: Register for Classes in Orbund!

Video: How to Register in Orbund

If you’d like to download the Orbund registration instructions, click here!

Additional Tips for Successful Registration:

If you need help, contact us at help@MiHomeschoolConnections.com.

If you’re a current family, you must pay your balance in full from the previous semester before you may register for a new semester. You may pay your balance in Orbund. If you need assistance, please visit our Orbund Help page or email our Accounting Department at Accounting@MiHomeschoolConnections.com.

Read through all of our registration dates. Put reminders in your calendar!