Below are some frequently asked questions about HighPoint Hybrid Academy.
Where and when does HighPoint Hybrid Academy meet?
There are three campuses to choose from:
Rochester campus – Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:45 am – 3:15 pm
At Faith Church in Rochester Hills – 160 W Hamlin Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Clarkston campus – Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
At Clarkston Community Church –
Clinton Township campus – Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:45 am – 3:15 pm
At Bethany Baptist Church – 19700 15 Mile Rd Charter Township of Clinton, MI 48035
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 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 16 students, and our kindergarten class is limited to 12 children. 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 Life/Leadership class, 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 tuition 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?
Please contact us for specific tuition information. For those who thought they couldn’t afford a top quality private education like this for their children, please take another look. Payment plans start at as little as $80 a month for tuition – let us tell you more about it! 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.
HighPoint Hybrid Academy is 30 weeks long, from September to May. Students meet on-campus, in a classroom community two full days a week. The program also includes the support, guidance and planning for parents as they teach their children at home. The in-class instruction and at-home assignments cover a full year’s curriculum
I'm interested in the optional funding - what is SOARCE?
SOARCE is a program initiated through the Madison Heights School District, which allows participating families access to various resources as well as significant financial support for the cost of classes and programs through approved vendors, such as HighPoint Hybrid. Utilizing their funding program is completely optional. Any family, regardless of income, living in Oakland county and surrounding counties with school aged children is eligible, although families already receiving special services from public schools may not qualify.
While HighPoint is an approved vendor for SOARCE funding, we do not have a partnership or operating agreement with SOARCE. The contract is between the parents and the Madison District Schools. We ask that you do your due diligence and research the requirements of their program. Many families have participated and have found the funding to be a financial blessing. You may contact us to find out how much funding is available per student. But if you have specific questions, we recommend you contact SOARCE directly for accurate answers. For more information: soarce.
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 not a school. It 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.
Is HighPoint Hybrid Academy associated with any church?
No. We are renting the buildings from the churches.
Does HighPoint Hybrid Academy offer Dual Enrollment?
Dual Enrollment, taking college classes while in high school, is an exciting option for homeschoolers utilizing SOARCE funding. This program allows students to take up to college classes each semester through local colleges and will be paid for by SOARCE. HighPoint allows 10th grade students to take one college class each semester and 11th/12th grade students to take two college classes each semester. HighPoint Hybrid Academy is similar to a part-time school and many families will be completely satisfied to send their children through 12th grade. Others may want to explore this new choice, especially for the upper-level classes that we might not teach such as a high-level math class. HighPoint is now working with SOARCE so that our hybrid students can choose this option if they so desire. If you choose to have your child take a college class while attending HighPoint Hybrid Academy, you will need to contact SOARCE and follow their protocol to sign up for the college class at the college you choose. Once you have your child registered in a class, please let us know what they will be taking. All dual enrollment classes must be scheduled at times other than hybrid class times.