Are discounts available for taking more than 1 class?
No, all classes are the same price. We do have positions available for families that would like to lower their tuition fees.
Are there family discounts for more than 1 student?
Unfortunately we are unable to offer a family discount for class fees but we have done our very best to keep our classes as affordable as possible. Registration fees are capped at $600/family.
How long will registration be open?
Through the 1st of June. Classes have a limited number of seats and will close as soon as they are filled. Class placement is assured once interview and registration are completed and initial fees have been received.
How do I schedule a visit? Can my student shadow for a day?
(SORRY THIS IS CLOSED FOR THE 2017-2018 School Year )Yes! The new Families tab also has a link to our Shadow Day schedule.
Can we only take 1 or 2 classes or do we have to schedule the whole day?
You can take one class or a full load of six classes. Whatever your student needs. Please note that preference in class placement will be given to all day students, then half day students then a la carte students.
There is a gap between the classes we want to take. What does my student do in between?
We offer study halls paid for per study hall period. Your student will need to bring enough work to remain busy during any study hall periods they join as they will not be allowed to visit during this time.
I have a student who drives. Can they leave the building in between their classes?
Yes. With a signed permission slip, a student who drives may leave campus and then return.
I am not able to get to Red Bridge by 3:30 What provision do you have available?
We do not have an after school plan for supervision. Parents will need to work with other parents in order to obtain rideshare information or help with pick-up.
Can my student bring a microwaveable lunch?
All students need to bring meals that are ready to eat and do not need to be refrigerated. There is no time or space for microwave use.
We have scheduled times that we will not be in town. How do you handle that and will that impact their grade?
Students must plan ahead for absences due to family trips, extra curricular activities by informing their teachers and asking for their homework in advance. They must keep up with class work while they are gone. All assignments will be due the day they return. If students are absent due to an illness, a grace period of two school days is given to catch up on homework and any missed assignments.
How do you notify parents when there is an unscheduled closing i.e. inclimate weather?
We use a texting system called Remind. You can receive messages from the system to as many text-capable phones as needed. We also post closings on the website as well.
How many hours of homework can a student expect each week?
Generally we expect students to plan to complete class work for each class on Monday Wednesday and Friday at home. For core classes an average amount of time to plan is about one hour per class per day. This really depends on the student’s grade level and type of class. In the class descriptions, we estimate the time required for homework. Please take into consideration your student’s speed. It important to balance your student’s school load with enough elective classes so as to not overload their homeschool day.
Will I be required to teach my children material at home?
Depending on age the answers vary:
For High school-
All material is taught at school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parents may need to provide some teaching and guidance if a student misses a class or needs additional help to understand the material at home. If your student has any difficulty learning, processing information, or retaining what a teacher has taught them; they will need strong support at home. For most of our high school students, especially if they are veteran home school students, they can handle the homework on their own. Our teachers are available via phone or email to answer reasonable questions or help a student on the days at home. You will need to help your student manage the organization of their days at home and help ensure all work is completed.
For Middle school-
All material is taught at school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parents may need to provide some teaching and guidance if a student misses a class or needs additional help to understand the material at home. If your student has any difficulty learning, processing information, or retaining what a teacher has taught them; they will need strong support at home. Parents will need to stay involved with their student as most of them will need supervision to ensure that their work is complete. We use an online grading system which acts as a parent/teacher check point- parents need to check engrade, which will communicate if an assignment is missing. Most middle school students need help weekly taking assignments and organizing them in such a way so that each day that work on each subject for an hour. It is best if a student turns their homework in to a parent to check before it is turned in at school.
For Grade school-
All material is taught at school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.The teachers for this age group are committed to offering lessons in a varied and enjoyable atmosphere engaging multi-sensory learning. Parents will need to provide supervision, support and guidance at home 3 days a week. Our core classes will take one hour per day at home to complete. We encourage parents to only sign up for those classes that they have time to manage at home. For example: if your student takes math from RBA, he/she will need to sit down for an hour Monday, Wednesday and Friday to work on math. A parent will need to make them sit down t math and then answer questions as they come up. Some weeks the material may be difficult and when that happens, a parent will need to work the problems with the student. The younger the student, the more their mother will need to supervise. If your student has any difficulty learning, processing information, or retaining what a teacher has taught them, they might need a parent sitting with them the entire schooling session. However, in our elective classes, minimal to no homework is required. So parental involvement is minimal. See the class descriptions for an explanation of parental involvement as well as homework expectations.