Home School Partnership

Do you want to take advantage of this exciting opportunity for free home school classes in Hamilton, online, or through project based learning? Enrollment for Fall 2017 is now open.   All classes are electives and supplement your home school classes.  All students must be home schooled and can not be enrolled in any other public school or online public school at home program.  You can participate in this program and other non-public programs such as Friday Addition, Classical Conversations, and (HC)2. 

Schedule of Classes for 2017/18 School Year on campus

Class Descriptions

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:  May elect up to 5 classes.  Classes on campus except Theater and Clay, count as 1/2 class.  1-5 Bonus classes count as 1/2 class.  All online, PBL, and dual enroll classes count as 1 class.  The 6-12 classes can be a mix of online, project based learning, dual enrollment, or classes on campus.   All classes (except bonus classes) for grades 6-12 on campus also include an online component to be worked on from home.   Students must participate in 2 way communication with a mentor teacher in order to count in attendance.  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.  Here are some options:

0 PBL/Online/Theater/Clay classes and 10 classes on campus (excluding Theater and Clay)
1 PBL/Online/Theater/Clay and 8 classes on campus
1 PBL/Online/Theater/Clay and 7 classes on campus and 1-5 bonus classes
2 PBL/Online/Theater/Clay  and 6 classes on campus
2 PBL/Online/Theater/Clay  and 5 classes on campus and 1-5 bonus classes
3 PBL/Online/Theater/Clay and 4 classes on campus
3 PBL/Online/Theater/Clay and 3 classes on campus and 1-5 bonus classes
4 PBL/Online/Theater/Clay and 2 classes on campus
4 PBL/Online/Theater/Clay and 1 classes on campus and 1-5 bonus classes
5 PBL/Online/Theater/Clay and 0 classes on campus 
Theater and Clay and 6 classes on campus
 

Grades K-5:  May elect up to 5 classes (Each day at the school 11:15-4:30 = 1 class) and any bonus classes.   The K-5 classes can be a mix of online, project based learning, or classes on campus.  If taking a portion of a day on campus, it will count as half of a class.  Students must participate in 2 way communication with a mentor teacher in order to count in attendance for online and PBL classes.  Students must attend classes on campus during the month of count in order to be counted.  Project Based Learning classes are limited to 2 from each subject (Music, Art, PE, Technology, Foreign Language.) Here are some options:

0 PBL/Online and 3 full days on campus and 1-5 bonus classes
1 PBL/Online and 3 full days on campus and 1-5 bonus classes
2 PBL/Online and 3 full days on campus 
2 PBL/Online and 2 full days on campus and 1-5 bonus classes
3 PBL/Online and 2 full days on campus 
3 PBL/Online and 1 full days on campus and 1-5 bonus classes
4 PBL/Online and No full days on campus and 1-5 bonus classes
4 PBL/Online and 1 full days on campus 
5 PBL/Online and No full days on campus and No bonus classes

**Only home school students are eligible for this program.  Students may not be registered in any public school, including publicly funded (free) virtual schools, academies, and so on.  Students may not be counted in any private or parochial school or other homeschool partnership.

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Hamilton Home School Partnership Overview

The Hamilton Home School Partnership offers many classes for children from grades K-12.  The classes are taught by certified teachers and are held at Hamilton Middle School during our  Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday home school sessions, 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 weekly lab classes at Hamilton Middle School, online classes, college dual enrollment courses, and/or project based learning.  There are many opportunities, and the program continues to grow with the ideas and needs of our families.

The advantage to home school families is accessing teaching and learning that may not be available otherwise for any number of reasons, not the least of which is finances. 

As 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.

Come to Hamilton to be a part of this exciting program. For more information or to be added to our mailing list, you may contact Kristie Noguera at knoguera@hamiltonschools.us or 269-405-0837.