What is Home School Partners?
Home School Partners offers once-a-week English, History, Algebra, and Logic enrichment classes for home schooling families with high school students. Students meet one day per week, then work at home on assignments and readings so we can discuss them the following week.
The 2021-22 year marks Home School Partners’ 20th year of offering home school classes. All high school classes run for 32 weeks from August 2021 through May 2022. (Both Logic and Math Tips & Tricks run for 14 weeks, ending before Christmas.) Registration is now open for all returning and new students.
Who is Scott Clifton?
Home School Partners instructor Scott Clifton has been married for 30 years to his wife Julie and has one son and two daughters at home, and four adult children. The 2021-2022 year will mark his 20th year of offering home school enrichment classes for high schoolers, and he and Julie have home schooled their own children since 1994.
In high school, Scott was a member of the National Honor Society, and he received a full, four-year academic scholarship to the University of Central Florida, earning his B. A. in 1991.
Scott began his career writing and editing for a family newspaper and a state banking association. He then taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and English in the public and private school systems. His additional teaching experience includes private tutoring of students in mathematics, English, composition, and SAT Prep.
As a young man, Scott lived in Wake Forest and worked for two summers at Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain. In 1985, as a teenager, he was captured by the Russians and exiled to the sweltering heat of Central Florida. In May 2007, however, he managed to escape in a hot air balloon with his family to North Carolina. (Just a little joke there. It was actually a U-Haul truck.)
How do the classes work?
Home School Partners offers one-day-per-week high-school level enrichment classes and academic elective classes for home schooled teens. The classes meet from August to early May and include take-home assignments for the rest of the week. All classes are taught from a Christian worldview, while making students aware of other worldviews.
Home School Partners classes are designed to be challenging and interesting. The emphasis is in two main areas:
- presenting various subjects to emphasize a Christian worldview, personal liberty, and limited government
- leading students to further develop their ability to think for themselves and to discover God’s truth
Where are the classes held?
Classes are held at Community Chapel, at 422 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739, just south of downtown Hendersonville, just around the corner from Hot Dog World.
When do the classes meet?
9th/10th Grade Class Set (“1A”) – Wednesdays, 9:30 AM – 1:50 PM. 1A 9th grade students may also take Math Tips & Tricks (free with 1A) from 8:15 – 9:15 AM, or Logic (free with 1A) from 2:00 – 2:50 PM.
11th/12th Grade Class Set (“2A”) – Thursdays, 9:30 AM – 1:50 PM.
How much are the classes?
|“Math Tips, Tricks, and Mental Calculations” ONLY or “Logic” ONLY:|
Tuition: $200 (one-time only)
|High School English + History “1A” (9th/10th “grade,” includes Math Tips & Tricks or Logic for free) or “2A” (11th/12th “grade”):|
Registration: $170 for one student, $130 for each additional student Tuition: $550 due the first class in August, November, and February
Examples of Tuition and Registration:
Example 1: If you sign up your student for the “1A” 9th/10th grade set with Math Tips & Tricks, registration is $170. Since Math Tips & Tricks is included as an elective with “1A,” you do not need to pay an additional $50 registration for Math Tips & Tricks.
Example 2: If you sign up your student for the “1A” 9th/10th grade set with Logic, registration is $170. Since Logic is included as an elective with “1A,” you do not need to pay an additional $50 registration for Logic.
Example 3: If you sign up your student for Math Tips & Tricks or Logic only—without the high school English/History set—registration is $50.
Note: Any other tuition arrangements must be made in advance. I am happy to be flexible if necessary (for example, if how you are paid varies from month to month).