Q. What is Heritage Christian School (HCS)?
A. HCS is a registered, State of California Private School Satellite Program (PSP) and a ministry of Heritage Christian Fellowship (HCF). In addition to the legal covering HCS provides to its participating members, it is a fellowship and support group.
Q. Why should I join?
A. Although HCS provides a legal umbrella to participating members, the main benefit of homeschooling with HCS is from the relationships our members develop with one another. Through shared experiences and encouragement, members develop in their children a Bible-based worldview, a desire to fellowship with and serve others, and to pursue academic excellence.
Q. When can I join HCS?
A. Open enrollment for the academic year is held from July 1 through September 1; mid-year enrollment is held from November 1 through February 1. We consider transfer-student applications on a case-by-case basis throughout the school year.
Q. How much is the tuition?
A. Contact the HCS Board for current annual tuition (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Q. What is Homeschool Reporting Online?
A. A web-based service allowing parents to maintain records for students’ attendance, courses of study, course descriptions, grades, immunizations, and transcripts. HCS requires Registered Members to utilize this tool for student recordkeeping. The cost is estimated at $10-20 per year. The websites:
https://homeschoolreporting.com for the main website.
https://www.homeschoolreporting.com/help/hsro_help.pdf for instructions/help.
Q. How are HCS tuition funds used?
A. Tuition funds are used to support school activities throughout the year and the yearbook of which each family receives one. For Registered Members, $10-20 of the tuition is used to support online record keeping.
Q. How are HCS school events organized and conducted?
A. As a volunteer-based ministry, we rely on our members’ talent, energy, imagination and willingness to serve one another. Numerous events are scheduled annually by the HCS Board and each member-family is encouraged to plan and conduct at least one of those events. In this way, leadership, planning and communication skills are reinforced and the burden is shared to the benefit of all HCS members. Examples of HCS events include Opening Day, Moms’ Nights, Christmas Party, community service projects, Easter Potluck, Park and Beach Days, fieldtrips, Promotion Night, Spring Drama, Talent Night, Open House and more.
Q. Is HCS a homeschool co-operative?
A. Although HCS has offered classes in the past, it is not a co-op.
Q. How do I enroll?
A. If you are not currently attending HCF, please call us for an interview so we can ensure that HCS is a good match for you and your family. For all families applying for membership, go to our “Forms & Documents” page to print and complete the required forms. Bring these forms and tuition to our first mandatory meeting.
Q. How do I get a copy of my student’s records if I leave HCS?
A. Simply let the Board know of your planned departure and request a copy of your records then. Or, contact the Board by e-mail or written correspondence to Heritage Christian School.
Information about homeschooling: http://www.youcanhomeschool.org
Information about general legal matters pertaining to Homeschooling: http://www.hslda.org
Information about specific State of California legal requirements and other information of interest to California residents: http://www.hslda.org/hs/state/CA/default.asp
Sources for lesson plans, textbooks, science toolkits and teaching aids:
Information about free or low-cost attractions in Southern California to augment the learning experience: http://www.daytrippen.com
California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/index.asp
Searchable directories that include a list of charter schools, addresses, funding models, and participation status in the California School Information Services program: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/si/cs
Information concerning filing of a Private School Affidavit:
Heritage Christian School • 190 Avenida La Pata • San Clemente • California • 92673
Church Office 949.361.1022 • Bruce Wegner ext. 27 • Email address: email@example.com