Become a Teacher at Heritage!
We are very excited that you are interested in teaching at Heritage. For the teachers, the board, and others that serve here, Heritage is a ministry to homeschool families. We hope you’ll join us because you are passionate about teaching and you are fulfilling a personal mission to serve families. Before you submit your proposal, please read all of the information below.
Who We Are
Heritage was established with the mission to partner with families pursuing a home based education and to provide academic instruction and community in a Christ-centered environment. Heritage has about 250 families with students from nursery to 12th grade. Although we have grown a great deal since our start in 2003, we strive for a small, family atmosphere where people care and take time for each other. We hope our teachers engage in this way as well.
Teachers participate as a valued and integral part of the Heritage family. In an ongoing effort to ensure that our co-op is complying with all state and local regulations, each teacher is engaged as an independent contractor, and as such needs to obtain appropriate state and local business licenses and file their own business tax returns. Independent contractors are responsible to provide their own materials and necessary equipment. As part of the contract, teachers agree to comply with all policies and guidelines of Heritage and that all class instruction will be consistent with Heritage’s Purpose, Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Handbook. Please take time to review these documents.
Our classes are held on Mondays between September and June at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue. Our first period classes begin at 9:00 am with our fifth period classes finishing at 3:10pm. Each class is offered for the full school year. Our class sizes range from as few as 2 or 3 students to 25, with an average number of 12 students.
Our families appreciate offerings from all subjects for all ages. If you have questions about offering a class, please contact the Vice President at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To submit a class you first need to join the website. When you have an established login you will need to provide the following information: a class title, a description, desired age/grade range for the class, your bio and worldview statement, as well as the annual tuition fee and one time materials fee you would like to charge per student. Please also include in the proposal any prerequisites for your class, textbooks to purchase, or other information the parents might need. Tuition charged is typically $150 to $300 per year. When choosing the fees for your class, please keep in mind that this is a ministry.
When you are ready to submit your proposal, please use the form below. You will receive an email confirmation and copy when finished. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Special info about high school classes
High school-level courses typically have a smaller number of students. We will prioritize scheduling certain classes that may be required for graduation according to the rotation in the Handbook. We can accommodate some classes that run for 90 minutes and are held before/during first hour, extending into lunch for third or fourth hour, or during/after fifth hour. If you are proposing a 90 minute class, please indicate which of these time slots would work best. High school-level teachers must have a syllabus developed prior to the first day of classes, and hopefully by the March Teacher/Class fair. Families appreciate knowing if class could fulfill a high school credit. Please refer to this information if you are considering this possibility. https://hslda.org/content/highschool/docs/evaluatingcredits.asp Many families appreciate grades given for academic classes. Please consider if you are willing to provide this.
Grade Level Groupings
To help create a consistent schedule and class offerings for all ages each hour, classes are generally offered within the following age/grade groups:
High School - 9-12 grades
Middle School - 6-8 grades
Upper Elementary - 3-5 grades
Early Elementary - Kindergarten-2 grade
Preschool - ages 3-5
Our Process Timeline
Mid-November through January 7 - Class proposals are submitted
End of January - Families review and vote on potential classes
Mid-February - Board slates class schedule based on family interest and room availability
End of February - Teachers are notified of acceptance of proposals
Mid-March - Teacher/Class Fair for families to review options
End of March through April - Families Register
May 1- Teacher commitment decisions (based on current enrollment),
May 13 - Contracts collected