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Homeschool Cooperative Programs

For a printable summary and schedule for our Homeschool Cooperative programs for the 2014-2015 school year, please click here. For a comprehensive application to participate in any of our Homeschool Cooperative programs, please click here.

Sports

All of our sports programs are available for homeschool families to participate.

The prospective athlete must:
1. Meet with the school principal for approval, along with a parent, and must meet all of the normal requirements otherwise needed for academic enrollment at FBCS.
2. Must complete all forms associated with enrollment for a sport with FBCS.
3. Must comply with all FBCS policies regarding athletics, including academic eligibility, dress code, practice and game attendance, and sportsmanship. Unwillingness to do so will result in disciplinary action which could result in dismissal from the team without a refund.

We currently offer (grades 6-12):

Boys' Soccer
Girls' Volleyball
Varsity Girls' Basketball
Boys' Basketball

Prices for a single season are $400 for high school and $250 for junior high. Students participating for a full year will receive a 25% discount for subsequent sports seasons that year.

We generally also offer intramural basketball for grades 3-5 in the spring, utilizing parent coaches for a 4-6 week season.

Fine Arts

FBCS offers Art and Choir for elementary students (through 6th grade) and Performance Choir for junior high and high school students.

Art (elementary only) is offered on a monthly basis for several hours for eight months during the school year (September-November, January-May). Students are able to complete a large project which combines different art mediums each month. Cost is $100 per family for the entire school year. To see the 2014-2015 schedule for elementary art, click here.

Elementary Choir is offered at a cost of $50 per season (Fall and Spring) or $100 per family for the entire year. The Choir participates in a Veterans' Day program in November along with the Performance Choir and drama teams. In the Spring, the Choir participates in a Spring Musical (combined choir and drama), as well as singing the National Anthem at a Lake Erie Monsters game (depending on scheduling).

Parents will not be required to stay with their elementary student, but students will be expected to respect and obey the instructor and aides.

Performance Choir (junior high and high school) is offered at a cost of $50 per season (Fall and Spring) or $100 for the entire year per family. Along with the elementary, Performance Choir will participate in a Veterans' Day program in November. In the Spring, the Performance Choir will typically serve in at least three church concerts. The Boys' Ensemble (pulled out of the Performance Choir) will also perform the National Anthem for a Cavs game.

Events

FBCS invites homeschool families to join us for two special events during the school year. During these times, our students will interact with their homeschool friends in a purely cooperative environment.

On September 26, 2014, FBCS will hold a Field Day for elementary students at a cost of $2 per student. Homeschool junior high and high school students are invited to be part of the committee and organization of the day. More details will be released later.

On January 30, 2015, FBCS will hold our Annual School Carnival. Homeschool families are invited to attend and participate. Admission is free; tickets cost $.25 each to participate in the booths, which usually require 2 to 3 tickets. A meal is usually provided at a low cost to interested families.

Mini-Electives

We are very excited about the innovative opportunity to provide mini-electives for homeschool students. Mini-electives are one or two week courses designed to enrich the educational opportunities of students.

The mini-elective curriculum for the 2014-2015 school year are currently under review. Please stay posted as we will update this page as soon as more information is available.:

Persons wishing to develop and teach a mini-elective course should apply using the application here.

These courses are well-planned courses with daily lesson plans and the possibility of take-home assignments. If you are interested in attending these courses, please contact us. Scheduling will take place during the summer.

Homeschool Education Assistance Program (HEAP)

For grades 5 through 12, FBCS is utilizing a Blended Learning model approach to education. To learn more about this model, which combines on-line learning with traditional classroom teaching, please follow this link.

For the on-line portion of the model, FBCS utilizes Alpha Omega's Ignitia curriculum. On-site Math and English teachers are available, with published office hours committed specifically to homeschool students.

For the 2014-2015 school year, FBCS is piloting a program whereby homeschool students may take one or two courses, either online or traditional classes. Because we are piloting this program, we are doing so at a reduced cost, with the understanding that communication throughout the year would be integral to help work out kinks to make the program the best it can be. The cost will be $250 for one class or $400 for two classes.

If you are interested in being a part of this pilot program for the 2014-2015 school year, please contact Mr. Spickler at tspickler@fbcs-elyria.org as soon as possible. Limited spots are available.


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