Getting Started

We’re glad you are considering joining Grace Home Schoolers (GHS).  Particularly for new members, the process of joining a new group can at times seem confusing.  We want to make this process as easy as possible.  Please read this page before filling out the membership and registration forms.  GHS is a support group, not an umbrella school.  We do not keep any records, nor do we assign credits or grades.  Additionally, we ask you to remember that we are composed completely of volunteers.

Grace Home Schoolers 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 (CLD) for grades K-5 and Friday Enrichment Classes (FE) for grades 6-12.   Joining GHS covers costs for most activities throughout the year, except field trips and a few other optional activities.  You must first join GHS to participate in CLD and Friday Enrichment.

Both new and returning member who wish to join GHS for a given school year need to complete GHS Membership form 2017-2018 found on the Enrollment Forms page. This enables you to participate in all GHS activities (i.e. Fine Arts Night, Fairs, promotion nights and Graduation, picnics, etc.).  Not all activities are offered every year, as we provide those activities that we have volunteers willing to organize the activity.  Field trips may have additional costs. There are also additional costs for those who wish to participate in Creative Learning Days and Friday Enrichment (see below).

All families who join GHS must read, and agree to abide by, the documents provided which address student behavior, dress code, and standards of conduct. These documents are found on our website, and included with the membership and registration packet.

Each family who joins GHS will receive newsletters (via email) written by GHS high school students.  Emails are also sent throughout the year with information pertaining to our group.

Your obligation to the group is to volunteer at one (or more if you so choose!) of these GHS activities (fairs, Fine Arts Night, promotions, etc., and help with set-up, clean-up, and in-between during the event, as needed.

Annual membership fees are as follows:

  • Returning members $45 per family, paid on or before May 31st
  • If you have a graduating senior: $125, paid on or before May 31st
  • New Members, $65, paid on or before May 31st
  • Late registration, $80 per family, if paid after June 1st

Creative Learning Days (CLD), 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.   To participate in CLD, complete the CLD Registration form 2017-2018 found on the Enrollment Forms page.  There are additional costs to participate in CLD.

Your obligation to participate in CLD is to help in some capacity, whether setting up or cleaning up each week, teaching, assisting, lunch monitor, bathroom monitor, etc.  We want to accommodate all families, and if you have special concerns or needs, please speak to a member of the Sisterboard.

Friday Enrichment Classes  (FEC), for grades 6-12 is overseen by a group of parents called the Friday Enrichment Committee. To participate in Friday Enrichment Classes, compete Enrichment Registration.

Classes meet weekly on Fridays, except the 4th Friday of each month, and holidays, Christmas break, and Good Friday.   There are additional costs to participate in Friday Enrichment 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.

Your obligation varies, depending on how you help during the year, as follows:

  • FE families are required to help in some capacity whether it is study hall, cleaner, class helper, lunch room monitor, child care, etc.
  • FE families are required to bring a lunch for teachers and helpers once during the school year.
  • Teacher’s registration is waived and they have priority in registration.
  • We try to accommodate as many as we can for class registration. The classes with limited number of students the priority order is Board Members, Teachers, then members according to their length of membership
  • Cleaners are discounted $5.00 per FE class up to $50.00 max.

Please use our Contact Form if you need to contact anyone on the committee.

Grace Home Schoolers Board (GHS as a whole)

Debbie Laczko
Shannon Lukas
Jyl Plummer
Stacia Stephenson

CLD Committee (Creative Learning Days, K-6th)

Vanessa Boyd
Missy Delaney
Lisa Gatto
Dolly Poludniak

 FE Committee (Friday Classes, 7th-12th )

Liz Gifford
Rebekah Herndon
Jeanne Mason
Tanya Shafer