Q: Is Northpoint accredited?
A: Northpoint Homeschool Classes is a resource for homeschool families and is not accredited. Parents are responsible for keeping and maintaining their student's transcripts. Our Director of Academics hosts a transcript workshop meeting each year to assist families with record keeping and our online grading system keeps a record of grades for parents.
Q: Can my student pick and choose the courses he would like to take or does he have to take his entire class load at Northpoint?
A: Students in 7th through 12th grade are free to take one class or multiple classes, depending on the needs and desires of each family.
Students in Kindergarten through 6th grade who choose the 2 day model may enroll in the core block only schedule (8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) that includes the core subjects required for each grade level or they can add up to two additional electives in the afternoon for a full day of classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our Pre-Kindergarten class meets from 8:30 am-1:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and parents have the option of adding an enrichment block from 1:35 pm-3:30 pm for a full day of Pre-Kindergarten.
Students who enroll in the 3 day model are automatically enrolled in a full day of classes and electives on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Q: What is my responsibility as a parent?
A: On the at home days, we ask for at least one parent or guardian to commit to being present to homeschool their student(s). In the primary grade levels, the parent or guardian at home will co-teach with the instructor at Northpoint, covering the lessons designated for the at home days. As each student progresses through the grade levels, your role at home shifts to one of a facilitator. You will eventually oversee completion of your student(s) work, and the classroom instructor will take over the actual instruction. Our purpose in this is two-fold. First, it starts training your student to be an independent worker who takes responsibility for the tasks before him or her. Second, it frees you from having to relearn pre-calculous or anatomy and physiology in order to teach the upper level subjects effectively.
Q: Does Northpoint use technology in the classroom?
A: Students are NOT required to have a specific device for in class days. Our program utilizes textbooks, pens and paper and e-learning is not a part of our curriculum. We have an online learning management system called Schoology that students and parents will use to track assignments, grades, take some tests, and message teachers. Your student will need access to a device to complete assignments, write papers, and do research, but we do not require a device at school.
Q: Does Northpoint offer financial assistance or accept School Choice Vouchers?
A: Northpoint is a private program offering homeschool classes to families, so we do not accept any state or federal funding. Because of this, we do not qualify to offer vouchers and do not provide financial assistance. Families can choose to pay tuition in full or utilize our quarterly or monthly payment plans, depending on their campus.
Keep in mind that we consider our program to be a five day per week model with two-three in class days and two-three at home days. This makes our tuition very affordable compared to the pricing of traditional private schools.
The other advantage to our separation from state and federal funding is that Northpoint is under no obligation to incorporate CRT, SEL or any other controversial curriculum into our model. We focus on high quality academics!
Q: Are masks mandatory at Northpoint?
A: For both of our campuses, masks are optional and up to parent discretion. We continue to practice proper hand hygiene, frequent sanitization of high traffic areas and enforce strict policies on staying home when you are sick. Otherwise, we are not requiring masks or social distancing for the 2022-2023 school year.
Q: What if we decide to drop a class in the middle of the school year?
A: Enrollment in a class is for the entire school year if it is a year-long class or for two quarters if it is a semester class. Within the first two weeks of a class, a student may choose early termination without a penalty. However, the first tuition installment is non-refundable. After the two-week period, there is an $80.00 per class early termination/transfer fee to drop or change a class. This fee is payable to Northpoint.
Q: Can students attend Northpoint if they have a learning disability or have received accommodations (i.e. IEP or 504) from another school?
A: While under certain circumstances, Northpoint can be a good fit for students with learning challenges, Northpoint is not equipped nor are teachers and staff specifically trained in this area. In addition, students must be able to conduct themselves in the classroom without being a disruption and must also be able to complete the work outlined in each course description.
Q: If a student struggles with anxiety, can he or she still attend Northpoint?
A: Students must be able to conduct themselves in the classroom without being a disruption and must also be able to complete the work outlined in each course. For example, many classes require presentations in front of the teacher and peers as part of the class grade. If the student is unable to complete the assignment, he or she will be unable to earn the points for that presentation.
Q: What if my student has a medical condition that may cause extended absences?
A: Northpoint’s attendance policy is outlined in the student handbook. Exceptions to the attendance policy (a maximum of four (4) days per semester) can be requested through the administration. Upon administrative approval, a written plan will be put in place by the teacher(s) outlining expectations for completion of all missed work.
Q: Is Northpoint affiliated with the church?
A: Northpoint has a rental agreement with the churches we meet in. Northpoint is a non-denominational program and is unaffiliated with any specific denomination or church.
Q: What if we do not have our children immunized?
A: Immunization records are not mandatory.
Q: Where does my student go if she has a free period between classes?
A: There is no study hall for Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade students. All middle school and high school students must be enrolled in a study hall if they are present on the campus but are not in class. Study halls are $200.00 per year payable in four (4) $50.00 installments.
Q: Is my enrollment fee refundable if we change our minds before classes begin?
A: No, the enrollment fee is non-refundable.
Q: Will Northpoint provide my high school student with a transcript that can be used for college applications?
A: Northpoint provides quarterly grades, but each parent is responsible for maintaining their student’s transcript.
Q: Can my student go to Northpoint if he has been suspended or expelled from another school or homeschool program?
A: Students must be in good standing with any previous school or homeschool program in order to be considered for enrollment at Northpoint.
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