Hamilton Virtual School & Homeschool Partnership

Please Note: At this time, we will not be accepting any more part time students unless a resident of the Hamilton School District.  Full time students are encouraged to apply.

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. 

Hamilton Virtual School meets the needs of all students by offering a complete online curriculum for the full time virtual school students.  Part time virtual school students may take any non-essential course offered to the full time students.  Non-essential courses, sometimes called “electives” are available to all students, whether they are a full time virtual student, 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, PE, Spanish, and Art 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

 

 

Dates:


May 31, 2018 Last Day of classes for the year. 

August 15, 2018 - Orientation at the Middle School school gym.  9-noon.  Q & A for full time students 9:30-10:30.  Q & A for part time students 10:30-11:30 in the cafeteria.

August 22, 2018 - Online Classes Begin

September 11, 2018 - Optional Class Experience on Campus Begin

Guidelines  (Please note guidelines are subject to change for the 18-19 school year.)


Grades 6-12:  Full time students will meet with a counselor to determine schedule and may have up to 4 elective classes.   Part time students may also elect up to 4 elective classes.  The 6-12 classes can be a mix of online, project based learning, dual enrollment, or classes on campus. High School students taking CTE (Career Technical Education Classes) are eligible for up to 2 Hamilton Partnership classes as all CTE classes count as 3 classes.   

Grades K-5:  Full time students will meet with a counselor to determine schedule and may have up to 4 elective classes.  Part time students may elect up to 4 elective classes.  The K-5 classes can be a mix of online, on campus, or project based learning.  

 

Hamilton Virtual School part time students (homeschooled)

The Hamilton Virtual School offers many classes for children from grades K-12.  The classes are all taught by certified teachers.  While all classes may be taken online, many students enjoy the camaraderie 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,) a contiguous ISD, or in Allegan County. (Kent County ISD, Allegan Area Educational Service Agency, or Muskegon Area ISD)  You can look up your ISD by following this link.    


Students enroll part-time at the Hamilton Virtual School 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.