Hamilton Virtual School & Homeschool Partnership 

At Hamilton Community Schools, we are proud of the work that we do with each and every learner that we get an opportunity to serve.  We continue to grow our educational options so that learning is personalized for each student.  Non-essential courses, sometimes called “electives” are available to all students, whether they are a homeschooler, a traditional public HCS student, or a non-public student accessing our programming through a shared-time arrangement with their nonpublic school. Courses such as Musical Theater, Archery and Stop Motion Animation are just some of the opportunities that all students enrolled at HCS have available to them.  Follow the links below for a complete list of available classes

Online Learning Opportunities

Project Based Learning Opportunities

Dual Enrollment and CTE

To explore your options, or enroll, contact Kristie Noguera

 

Dates:

August 24th  9-noon.  Orientation at the middle school
Sept. 12, 2017  First day of classes on campus
Nov. 22-23.  No classes
Dec. 21- Jan. 2  No classes
April 2-6  No classes
May 31, 2018 Last Day of classes for the year. 

Guidelines

Grades 6-12:  Part time students may elect up to 5 classes.  The 6-12 classes can be a mix of online, project based learning, dual enrollment, or classes on campus.  Project Based Learning classes are limited to 2 from each subject (Music, Art, PE, Technology, Foreign Language.)  High School students taking CTE (Career Technical Education Classes) are eligible for up to 3 Hamilton Partnership classes as all CTE classes count as 2 classes.   Full time students will meet with a counselor to determine schedule.
 

Grades K-5:  Part time students may elect up to 5 classes (One online class will make them elegible for 1 full day of optional classes on campus.)   The K-5 classes can be a mix of online or project based learning.  Project Based Learning classes are limited to 2 from each subject (Music, Art, PE, Technology, Foreign Language.) Full time students will meet with a counselor to determine schedule.

 

Hamilton Home School Partnership Overview

The Hamilton Home School Partnership offers many classes for children from grades K-12.  The classes are online and project Based Learning classes taught by certified teachers.  While all classes may be taken online, many students enjoy the comradie and additional experiences provided by the optional classes held at the Hamilton Middle School and Hamilton High School during our Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, primarily between 11:15-4:30.  

This program helps individualize learning for home school and blended instruction students living in the Ottawa Area ISD (Intermediate School District) or a contiguous ISD. (Kent County ISD, Allegan Area Educational Service Agency, or Muskegon Area ISD)  You can look up your ISD by following this link.    If you live in Allegan County, and are not in one of the included ISD's you may still participate but will be limited to 3 classes.  

Students enroll part-time with Hamilton Community Schools and are able to take elective online classes, college dual enrollment courses, and/or project based learning classes.  There are many opportunities, and the program continues to grow with the ideas and needs of our families.

As full-time or part-time Hamilton students, those enrolled will have course work partially or wholly paid for by State of Michigan education dollars.  As taxpayers, you deserve it.  As educators, we want to provide these learning opportunities for the children of our area, whether we see them all day everyday or only for a few hours each week.

For more information or to be added to our mailing list, you may contact Kristie Noguera at knoguera@hamiltonschools.us or 269-405-0837.