Below are some frequently asked questions about HighPoint Hybrid Academy.
Where and when does HighPoint Hybrid Academy meet?
There are multiple campuses to choose from:
Rochester (K-8 campus) – Monday and Wednesday from 8:45 am – 3:15 pm
Faith Church – 160 W Hamlin Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Rochester HighPoint Hybrid High – Monday and Wednesday from 9 am – 3:30 pm
Rochester Nazarene – 1799 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309
Clarkston (K-12 campus) – Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Clarkston Community Church –
Clinton Township (K-8 campus) – Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45 am – 3:15 pm
Bethany Baptist Church – 19700 15 Mile Rd Charter Township of Clinton, MI 48035
Wyandotte (K-8 campus) – Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Kinergy Center – 2250 Oak St. Wyandotte, MI 48192
How does lunch work?
All students need to bring a packed lunch on the days your campus meets. Please note there is no microwave or refrigerator available. Pizza days occur once or twice monthly.
Will there be recess?
At lunchtime the students have the opportunity to play after lunch.
Our classes are very activity-based so students will not be sitting for long periods of time. Our wonderful teachers make sure students have plenty of action throughout the day and they will go outside during classes occasionally.
Will there be grades and report cards?
Yes, there are grades for each class and simple report cards.
How will teachers communicate assignments?
Teachers will have their syllabi, lessons, and homework on FACTS ParentsWeb and Student Learning Management System (LMS) so parents and students can access them at any time.
Much of the required work is assignments that will be completed at home such as reading, watching a video, collecting information, etc. We expect the students to come prepared to class having completed all that was required. Each teacher sets up a system to make it work best for their students and will clarify expectations in their classes.
Our goal is that the assignments required are to enhance a student’s learning and not to create busy work. The assignments will be reasonable and not overly burdensome to families.
What will class size be limited to?
We keep each class limited to 18 students. Our kindergarten (Primer) class is limited to 12 children and our first and second grades (Alpha and Beta) is limited to 16. This program is highly individualized so students will work to their ability level within the class.
Are there required parent volunteer hours?
No. However, parent involvement in the program is always welcome and appreciated. We want to create a wonderful place for children to learn together. Field trips, activity days, and special events are exciting ways that parents can be involved and will be encouraged to set up on off-campus days. If you want to help in a child’s classroom specifically, that would need to be discussed and approved with the director and teacher.
Can my child take one or two classes or does he or she have to participate in the entire two days with all subjects ?
HighPoint Hybrid Academy is a complete educational program. Students are required to take all subjects and all classes both days. Students in middle and high school can choose their electives at HighPoint.
If a student wants to choose only a few specific classes, Homeschool Connections is a great program.
How many classes do we take at HighPoint Hybrid Academy?
At HighPoint we cover all of the main subjects: Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, and the Humanities which usually include Art, Music and/or Theater. We also offer additional electives that middle and high school students can choose such as our Yearbook, Public Speaking, Art, Spanish, etc.
Are uniforms required?
No. Uniforms are not required. We do ask that students wear comfortable, clean clothes and dress in a modest fashion.
Is there a multi-student discount?
Yes! The first and second students are at the annual tuition rate. The third student and on receives a discount.
How much will curriculum cost?
Curriculum costs are not included in tuition. Depending on grade level and where purchased, estimated costs are $200 – $300 per student.
What is the tuition?
The cost to attend HighPoint Hybrid Academy is $4,800 if you self-pay. There is optional funding available, which covers all of the tuition ($4,000), however does not cover the admininstrative fee ($800). Payment plans start at as little as $80 a month for those that choose the funding. We also offer a multi-student discount with the third student and on. Additionally, there is a one-time student application fee, a yearly student enrollment fee, and curriculum costs.
I'm interested in the optional funding - what do I do?
Are all students accepted into the program?
No, we realize our program is not for everyone. We have worked hard to create a program to meet most student’s needs, but we realize we can’t help everybody. We reserve the right to decide that certain students are not the right fit for HighPoint. For those that are not accepted, we will recommend considering the original Homeschool Connections, so families can customize a schedule that will better fit their student’s needs.
If a student is not accepted, 50% of the family application fee will be refunded.
Is this a co-op?
No. While we love volunteers, parents are not required to work or be involved in the classrooms. We hire teachers who are passionate and highly qualified to pour into our students. We expect for parents to drop off their children in the morning and to pick them up 6.5 hours later.
Will the high school courses count for credit?
Yes. HighPoint Hybrid Academy is a homeschool program that partners with the parents to teach the classes that students need for their education. These classes are designed to meet the high school requirements and to prepare them for college and beyond.
Is HighPoint Hybrid Academy accredited?
No, HighPoint Hybrid Academy is a homeschool program that partners with the parents to teach the classes that students need for their education. These classes are designed to meet the high school requirements and prepare students for college and beyond. However, if students choose to enroll with our local funding school district partner(s) and are on a High School graduation path, those classes that they take at HighPoint will be accredited through that local school district funding partner.
Is HighPoint Hybrid Academy associated with any church?
No. We are renting the buildings from the churches.
Does HighPoint Hybrid Academy allow Dual Enrollment?
Dual Enrollment (DE), taking college classes while in high school, is an exciting option for some homeschoolers who are ready for that level of academics. This program allows students to take college classes each semester through local colleges and will be paid for by funding partners, with no extra expense for families.
These are the guidelines:
Grade 9 – no DE
Grade 10 – one class per semester
Grade 11 – two classes per semester
Grade 12 – two classes per semester
- Students must have a C average to be able to participate in DE.
- DE class choices must be approved by the funding program.
- DE class may not be during hybrid class meeting times.
- If a DE class replaces a hybrid class, students may take a study hall instead of the class.
- If a DE class replaces a hybrid class, students may participate in the class at HighPoint, but must fully participate in the class doing the required work for that class.
- If a student fails a DE class, they may not take another class the following semester. The student must also get HighPoint’s permission to take another DE class in the future.