Who leads Grace Home Schoolers (GHS)?
GHS is overseen by a group of parents, called the Grace Home School Board. This board is responsible for overseeing all programs within GHS, including Creative Learning Days and the GHS Enrichment Program.
Where does my money go?
GHS membership covers costs for most activities throughout the year, except field trips and a few other optional activities.
What kind of communication is there?
Members may receive occasional emails highlighting upcoming events and activities. They also receive a calendar at the beginning of the year that show where and when there are events. Members also have access to the “Members Only” links on the website where they can sign up for field trips, create classified ads and access the GHS Information Packet that includes contact information for leadership.
What kind of activities does GHS offer?
Three Fridays out of the month there are enrichment classes offered. There are various fairs (science, biography/history, geography), Fine Arts Nights, field trips, plays, graduation/promotion ceremonies, picnics, etc. We also have field trips, and picnic days.
What are my obligations?
Your obligation to the group is to volunteer at one of these activities, and help with set-up, clean-up, and in-between during the event, as needed.
What is Creative Learning Days (CLD)?
CLD are classes offered for grades K-5, is overseen by a group of parents called the Creative Learning Days Committee.
Classes meet weekly on Fridays, except the 4th Friday of each month, and holidays, Christmas break, and Good Friday. There is an additional cost to participate in CLD.
Your obligation is to help in some capacity, whether setting up each week, teaching, assisting, providing childcare for younger children, cleaning, etc. We want to accommodate all families, and if you have special concerns or needs, please speak to a member of the CLD committee.
What is GHS Enrichment Program (a.k.a. Friday Classes)?
These are for grades 6-12 is overseen by a group of parents on the Friday Enrichment Committee.
Classes meet weekly on Fridays, except the 4th Friday of each month, and holidays, Christmas break, and Good Friday. There is an additional cost to participate in Friday Classes. Please remember that while we use the term “class” we are not a school, but rather provide enrichment for the education being directed by the parent. There are additional costs involved, which vary according to which classes are chosen. Your obligation varies, depending on how you help during the year, as follows:
*If you teach a class, or assist with a class, the registration fee is waived, and your child(ren) has/have priority in registration.
*All families (except teachers and helpers) are asked to provide lunch for the teachers and helpers who are there every week once or twice during the school year (depending on number of families participating).
Are any of the leaders paid staff?
All positions are volunteer positions. Teachers are reimbursed for their expenses.
What if I become ill and cannot fulfill my obligation?
If you have any emergencies that come up, call a Grace Home School Board member, and try to find a substitute. You can easily be found a new job, which will fit your current circumstances.
What if I have a Senior this year?
GHS offers a lovely cap and gown graduation ceremony, a Junior /Senior banquet, and a yearbook page for each senior. There is an addition cost for these that will be divided through out the year.