Homeschool Partnership

ACADEMIC PHILOSOPHY

Harvest Christian Academy is committed to immersing students in an age-appropriate understanding of God and His Word. We believe that the Bible is God’s written instruction for life and learning. We are committed to integrating the Bible throughout all course subjects and the school experience.

We believe God’s Word is the foundation of truth and view all learning through this worldview. The school’s curriculum is designed to advance students rapidly and is tailored to each student’s learning modalities. As an academy, we deliver strong academics led by our administrators and certified Christian teachers to each classroom and life-development activity. Our teachers work alongside students to guide and ensure the knowledge is being applied both in studies and real-world life experiences.

On behalf of Harvest Christian Academy, we invite you to call or visit us to see how we can come alongside your family in the education of your children to their fullest potential for an eternal impact.

HOMESCHOOL PARTNERSHIP GUIDELINES

Harvest Christian Academy offers part-time enrollment opportunities for middle (grades 5-8) or upper school (grades 9-12) students who are currently Home-Schooling. Students who take advantage of this opportunity may take courses, for credit, during their regularly scheduled times/periods in our master schedule.

For example, a student may take a pre-calculus class, and would be required to attend the class each day of the week at the time it is offered, completing all the requirements of any pre-calculus student. In this way, a homeschooled student will be involved in the same classes in which matriculated HCA students are participating. A student would be charged per credit hour. Credit bearing transcripts for upper school and reports cards for middle school will be provided at the completion of each course and all financial obligations.

HCA would also make available to all part-time students the following benefits:   

  • Weekly chapel services 
  • Athletic team participation.  You must be enrolled during the season which the sport takes place. Therefore, winter sports require enrollment both semesters.
  • Theater production participation.  You must be enrolled during the season which the show will take place.  Either fall semester or spring semester.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR INVOLVEMENT

HCA part-time  students are both permitted and encouraged to become active participants in the HCA student community. This includes activities such as student council events, athletic games, fine arts, and other HCA sanctioned events.

In order to be eligible for high school athletic participation under IHSA guidelines, a student must be enrolled in at least 25 credit hours of study between HCA credit and home-school curriculum, which must be approved by our Administration.  This is equivalent to five courses per semester. At minimum, one of those five courses must be through HCA. 

DIPLOMA ELIGIBILITY

A part-time student is not considered a matriculated student and is not eligible for participation in senior graduation or senior class trip. 

TUITION RATES FOR 2023-24

HOMESCHOOL ATHLETICS OPPORTUNITIES

FALL

  • Cross Country
  • Soccer 

WINTER

  • Basketball

FALL

  • Track & Field

FALL

  • Cross Country
  • Volleyball

WINTER

  • Basketball
  • Cheer

SPRING

  • Soccer
  • Track & Field

FALL

  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Football

WINTER

  • Basketball
  • Wrestling

SPRING

  • Baseball
  • Bass Fishing
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

FALL

  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Volleyball

WINTER

  • Basketball
  • Cheer

SPRING

  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track & Field 

 

HOMESCHOOL THEATER OPPORTUNITIES

FINAL SHOW for 23-24

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • You may review middle & high school courses by contacting the Admissions Office at 847.214.3500 x3393
  • A student taking five or more classes per semester is considered a full-time, matriculated student with the privileges that are afforded to any full-time student  
  • Students must dress in school dress code when attending HCA classes 
  • Part-time high school students would be eligible for honors and dual credit classes offered at HCA to which they are qualified.  These courses may require an additional course fee.  Please inquire regarding the specific course of interest. 
  • Field trips are not included in tuition 
  • Financial Assistance is NOT available to any part-time students 
  • All tuition and fees must be paid in full prior to enrollment & attendance beginning. 
  • For more information, please contact our Admissions Office at 847.214.3500 x3393

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NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS

Harvest Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.