Frequently Asked Questions
What is Home School Partners? (NEW: college credits!)
Home School Partners offers weekly English and History enrichment classes for homeschooling 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.
Students in HSP classes earn college credits for their English and History classes!
See this page for more info.
The 2023-24 year marks Home School Partners’ 22nd year of offering home school classes. All high school classes run for 32 weeks from August 2023 through early May 2024. Registration is now open for all returning and new students.
Who are you?
I’m Scott Clifton, and I teach classes at Home School Partners. I was born again through faith in Jesus Christ, and I’m thankful to the Lord for being faithful to me when I’ve fallen short so many times since. I’ve been married for 32 years to my wife Julie and have six high school graduates (and one still being homeschooled!). Julie and I have home schooled our children since the 1990s.
In high school I was a member of the National Honor Society, receiving a full, four-year academic scholarship to the University of Central Florida (I earned my B. A. in 1991).
I started my career writing and editing for a family newspaper and a state banking association. After that I taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and English in the public and private school systems.
As a young man, I lived in Wake Forest and worked for two summers at Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain. In 1985, as a teenager, I was captured by the Russians and exiled to the sweltering heat of Central Florida. In May 2007, however, my family and I managed to escape in a hot air balloon 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 (on a detailed, four-day sheet that students take home each week) for the rest of the week. I teach all classes from a Christian worldview, while making students aware of other worldviews.
Freshmen and sophomores are (generally) in the same class (usually, but it doesn’t matter; I’ve had classes with kids from ages 12 to 18 together), and juniors and seniors are (again, generally) in the same class. The classes rotate every other year, so a “9th grader” starting at HSP can take four years of four totally different class sets!
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 in-person classes held?
In-person 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 in-person classes meet?
“9th/10th Grade” American Government + English – Wednesdays, 9 AM – 2 PM.
“11th/12th Grade” World History + English – Thursdays, 9 AM – 2 PM.
(For the online class times, go here.)
How much are the in-person classes?
“9th/10th Grade” American Government + English Classes (6 college credits):
Tuition: $750 on the first class August, November, and February
“11th/12th Grade” World History + English Class: (9 college credits):
Tuition: $850 on the first class August, November, and February
Any other tuition arrangements must be made in advance. I’m happy to be flexible if necessary (for example, if how you are paid varies from month to month).
If there is a hardship or financial difficulty your family is experiencing, or you’re a single mom, please contact me. I do NOT want finances to be the only reason your student isn’t able to come to HSP classes! – Scott