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How to Register

How do we join this website?

New Families: If you are a new family to STAR please complete the enrollment process outlined in the “STAR Admission” section. To join this website and register for classes please click on “request membership” and complete all required forms. A STAR administrator will confirm that the forms are complete and that you have completed the new family enrollment process and then approve your membership.

Returning Families: If you have previously attended STAR you are always welcome to return! To join this website and register for classes please click on “request membership” and complete all required forms.

How do I register for classes?

Once you are member of this website you can click on “Class Registration” on the home page. Click on the name of a class to see the class description, ages, prerequisites, homework expectations, costs, and to whom to make the check payable. To register for the class select the box next to the participant’s name and then click “register”. If you decide to cancel a class registration click on “view class registration summary” then select the box under the 'remove' column, next to the class you wish to cancel, then click “remove” at the bottom of the page.

After following the online registration process you will need to mail or give all checks to an administrator. Please follow the “payment instructions” listed in your “class summary” for full details. Your registration is not complete until payment is received in full.

Please note that online registration only holds your child’s place in the class for 10 days or the last day of registration, whichever comes first. Checks postmarked more than 10 days after you registered or after registration closes, will result in your child being moved to the end of the class list. If there is a wait list for a class you registered for and your checks are late this will result in your child being moved to the end of the wait list. Checks postmarked after the close of registration will result in a $20 late fee even if it is within 10 days of your online registration.

What happens after I register and send in my checks?

When we receive your checks we will send you an email confirmation. This email is only a payment confirmation, it does not confirm your child’s enrollment in classes.

After registration closes the administrators will send out class confirmations to those children enrolled in classes that have met the minimum number of children required (as set by the instructor). If your child remains on a waitlist for their chosen class we will notify you and advise you of your options.

If your child is enrolled in a class that did not meet the minimum number of children required we will send you an email to notify you about your options.

When do we register for classes?

The class registration open and close dates are listed on the calendar. The registration period is generally 2-3 weeks long. Fall registration is generally in July and spring registration is generally early December.

Who do I contact if I have a question during the registration process?

If you have a question about a class or the registration process you can call or email the registrar via the information provided in the “payment instructions” listed below your  “class summary”. Some of our classes fill quite quickly so please feel free to give us a call right away if you need any assistance.

If your question is regarding the specific content of a class you may also choose to contact the instructor directly. You can find their contact information by clicking on their name within the class description.

Why do I have to complete the required forms each year?

These forms are only valid for one academic year and so they need to be completed each year, generally before fall registration. We need to be sure that our information is accurate and up-to-date.

The Health Form is especially important since we keep that on-site when STAR is in session, in case of a medical emergency. If your child’s health information changes at any time during the year please update the form in your "profile" on the website. Also, let us know right away so that we can print out the updated form we keep onsite.

What if we need to take a semester or two off from STAR?

We understand that families needs are always changing. You or your children may decide to try school for awhile, travel extensively, work on long-term projects, or other adventures that disrupt your schedule from time to time. As a past member of STAR you will always be part of the STAR family and you are always welcome to return. To stay up-to-date about class options, plans for the future and registration dates please join the STAR Yahoo Group. This Homeschool Life website is intended for current STAR families (this is to protect privacy and keep costs down) and you will be removed from this website if not currently enrolled. The Yahoo Group is a great place to stay if you think you might ever want to return to STAR. Contact an administrator about joining the Yahoo Group.