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Policies & Agreements

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Policies & Agreements

    Registration Fees

    The non-refundable registration fee is $50 per student, per semester.

    Registration fees (and any prior balances) must be paid before registering for classes. To pay your registration fee through Orbund, you may use any credit or debit card or an e-check. (Orbund is our online academic portal.)

    Registration fees are non-refundable.

    Class & Material 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 other materials are included in the tuition. However, some classes have additional fees or requirements, such as textbooks, a laptop, or other supplies. Be sure to read each class description thoroughly to know any additional charges or books and materials needed.

    Study Hall

    Study Hall fees are $65 per study hall.

    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

    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 with 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. Any additional classes not covered by the district must be paid by 5pm, the Friday before classes begin to take advantage of the Early Pay Discount.

    PLEASE NOTE: It is very important that the district has an accurate list of the classes you want them to pay for. You must use the form provided in our newsletters to notify the district of your child(ren)’s classes and any changes made to their schedule(s).

    Payments

    For all families, registration fees are due before you may register. When paying your registration fees and class fees in Orbund, you may use a credit card, debit card, or e-check.

    Final payments for all fees and tuition not covered by the district are due by 5pm on Friday of the second week of classes. If your balance has not been paid, your children may be removed from their classes and you will not be able to register for the following semester until it has been paid in full plus the late fee.

    Class drops, Changes, and Refunds

    Registration fees are non-refundable.

    Parents can make changes to their child(ren)’s schedule(s) through Orbund (using the parent login) from the time registration opens until the drop deadline without penalty or fee.

    After the deadline, class drop requests must be submitted on our Drop Form.

    • Classes dropped from the deadline through the first week of classes will be refunded minus the $50 drop fee per class. 
    • After the first week of classes, dropped classes will be refunded minus $50 plus an additional $10 per class session attended. 
    • Classes dropped after the second week of classes will be refunded half of the class fee.
    • There will be no refunds for classes after the third week of classes.
    Class drop deadlines – Fall Classes

    Classes dropped before August 31 will not be charged to parent accounts.

    Beginning August 31, fill out a form (available beginning August 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. After the first week of classes, dropped classes will be charged an additional $10 per class session attended. Classes dropped after the second week of classes will be charged half of the class fee.

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

    Class drop deadlines – Winter Classes

    Winter classes dropped by January 1 at 5:00 pm will be entitled to a full refund.

    Winter classes dropped between January 2 and the end of the first week of class will be refunded the full amount minus the $50 change fee per class. After the first week of classes, dropped classes will be charged an additional $10 per class session attended. Classes dropped after the second week of classes will be charged half of the class 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, and May 10th for new families. It will remain open for class adds and drops through August 31. On September 1 registration will temporarily close to allow us to cancel any classes with low enrollment, and reopen to add classes on September 2. Beginning September 1, any class drops or changes will incur a $50 fee per change. You may continue to freely add classes through the 2nd week of classes.

    Winter Semester

    Registration for winter classes will open on November 29 for current families, and December 6 for new families. It will remain open for class adds and drops through January 4, 2022. On January 5 registration will temporarily close to allow us to cancel any classes with low enrollment, and reopen to add classes on January 6.  Beginning January 5, class drops or changes will incur a $50 fee per change. You may continue to freely add classes through the second week of classes.

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

    Special Needs, Learning & 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.

    Age Eligibility

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

    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.

    Students may only enroll in classes that are within one grade level outside of the class’ listed grade range. Students enrolled in classes outside of their age group will be dropped from the class and notified via email. Be sure each student’s profile lists the correct grade. (For example, a student listed in 4th grade in Orbund will be removed from a class listed for Middle School 6th-8th)

    Policy Agreement

    Parents must read the Policy Agreement. By enrolling in our classes, all families agree that they have read and will abide by our Policies.

    Behavior Agreement

    All students must read the Behavior Agreement. By enrolling in our classes, all families agree that they have read and will abide by our Behavior Agreement.

    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:

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