Getting Started

We’re glad you are considering joining Grace Home Schoolers (GHS).  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 for field trips and a few other optional activities.  You must first join GHS to participate in CLD and FE.

Both new and returning members who wish to join GHS for a given school year need to attend the GHS Mandatory Start-Up Meeting held in May (please use the contact form for specifics) and complete GHS Membership Form and Code of Conduct Release Form found on the Enrollment Forms page. The GHS Start-Up Meeting allows you to hear more about our co-op and the programs we offer. 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 (CLD) and Friday Enrichment (FE) (see below).

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

Emails are also sent throughout the year with information pertaining to our group. This is our main form of communication.

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
  • New Members, $65, paid on or before May 31st
  • Late registration, $80 per family, if paid after June 1st
  • Insurance $40 per family
  • Facility $50 per family to participate in classes
  • If you have a graduating senior an additional $125, paid on or before May 31st

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 found on the Enrollment Forms page. 

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 CLD Committee.

Friday Enrichment Classes  (FE), for grades 6-12 is overseen by a group of parents called the Friday Enrichment Committee. To participate in Friday Enrichment Classes, complete 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.
  • We try to accommodate as many as we can for class registration however some classes have a limited number of students. Priority enrollment is given to students of Board Members, Teachers, then members according to their length of membership.

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

Grace Home Schoolers Board (GHS as a whole)

Vanessa Boyd
Debbie Laczko
Shannon Lukas
Jyl Plummer

CLD Committee (Creative Learning Days, K-5th)

Missy Delaney
Lisa Gatto
Dolly Poludniak
Sarah Sias

 FE Committee (Friday Classes, 6th-12th )

Liz Gifford
Rosanne Hoffstatter
Brittney Infinger
Jeanne Mason
Tanya Shafer
Sara Shepard