Home School Partnership Frequently Asked Questions

 

Where can my children and I have lunch?  

All classes will take breaks for lunch and snacks.  Students can bring a lunch or purchase hot lunch from the cafeteria.   To request a number for hot lunch, email Paul at pkeene@hamiltonschools.us with child's name.
To put money in your child's account  www.sendmoneytoschool.com
To sign up for free/reduced lunches is www.lunchapp.com

Hot lunch at the middle school is $2.75 and at the high school is $2.85-$3.40 depending on the student's choices.  

Parents may have lunch in the home school hangout or join the student's in the cafeteria.

Do I need to stay at the school?

It is perfectly fine to drop your students off for classes as long as they are old enough to manage their time or have a block of classes.  There is no supervision outside of class provided for younger students, so either schedule them a block of classes or plan on staying with them.   If you stay, small children must be attended.    Older students may use the hangout room at the middle school or cafe area at the high school to independently study, eat, or read between classes.  

When do classes start?

Fall 2016 will start the week of September 13th.  Logins for online classes will be sent out the week of Sept. 8th.  If Hamilton has a holiday or snow day, the home school classes will not meet.  

Where are the classes located?

Classes for Grades K-5 will meet at Hamilton Middle School.  Grades 6-12 will meet at Hamilton High School which is within walking distance of the middle school.  The pool is located at the middle school for all swimming lessons.  Tae Kwon Do takes place at Hamilton Karate, 4761 136th.

How many classes can my child take?  

Grades K-12 can sign up for up to 5 classes and may add bonus classes -Hamilton swimming, Hamilton Archery, and/or the home school Tae Kwon Do.  K-5 Elective block classes at the school count as half a class, so a full day (11:15-4:30) in Hamilton counts as 1 class. 

What age do my children need to be to participate in home school classes?

Students must be 5 on or before Sept. 1 of this academic year to participate.  This applies to both fall and spring semesters.  The home school classes are available for grades K-12.  Students may take a 13th year of classes if they have not already met the State's graduation requirements and are younger than 20 on Sept. 1st of that school year.

Can my students be part of another home school group and still be eligible for Hamilton's partnership?

Students must be homeschooled.   You may belong to co-ops and other networks and still be a part of the partnership.  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.  

The class I want is full, can I be added to the class?

The new registration software has a built in wait list feature.  Please use it.   When the waiting list is big enough, we will try to add another section of that class.

Is there a cost for any of the classes?

The classes are provided to you by Hamilton Community Schools free of charge.  The music classes require a book and instrument which will be the parents responsibility.  If there are any additional charges, it will be listed in the class description.  Sometimes the cost of the dual enrollment (college) classes will go over the allotment, and the parent is responsible for paying the balance.   If you take any project based learning classes, the class will be paid for by the school at most places, but you will be responsible for any supplies required such as ballet slippers for a ballet class.

Do I need to purchase any school supplies?

Please send a notebook and a pen or pencil.  If your child will be at the school for an extended time, also send snacks/lunch and water bottle.  No colored liquids please.

Do I get credit or a transcript for these classes?

All classes offered through the Hamilton Home School program are electives and are pass/ fail.  Parents can add the electives to their children's home school transcript.  Hamilton Schools will not issue a transcript or credit that is transferrable to another district for these classes.  

How do you pronounce your name?

Noguera is pronounced NO-Gair (soft g with air)- a

Can I enroll in this home school partnership and also take classes with another district's home school partnership?

No, we do not split funding with other districts unless for CTE or special ed services.