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FAQs

Q:

What days do you offer classes?

A:

Brighton Options has Monday OR Tuesday classes. You can choose to enroll for the day that works best for your family.

Q:

What classes and activities are offered at Brighton Options?

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We offer a vast variety of classes, including math, language arts, science, music, P.E., art, and many other hands on and elective type classes. We also have "clubs" such as Student Council, Yearbook, etc. School dances and carnivals are another fun part of our program!

Q:

What grades do you offer classes for?

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We offer classes in all grades K-12, with the option of Concur Enrollment classes in the high school years as well.

Q:

Can we attend if we do not live within the District Boundaries?

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YES, you may enroll!  There are no geographic boundaries for this school so it does not matter which school district you live in.

Q:

Who teaches the classes?  

A:

Our wonderful teachers are all licensed and certified in the State of Colorado - as well as passionate, creative, and adept in the areas they teach.

Q:

Can you be enrolled in both COVA and Options?

A:

No.  Both COVA (Colorado Virtual Academy - or other programs like them) and Options, are tuition free.  This is because they receive a portion of the PPOR (Per Pupil Operating Revenue) which is distributed at the state level, for each enrolled student.  Therefore you would need to choose one or the other.

Q:

I missed the start of the year, can I enroll my child at any time?

A:

Yes, but only if there is an open space in that grade and in the classes offered.

Q:

Do I need to file a Letter of Intent to homeschool if we enroll with Options?

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Yes, you will need to submit the Letter of Intent (LOI) to the district in which you reside, per Colorado state law. 

Q:

What is the fee to enroll with Brighton Options?

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The student fees for options are $33 for the first child, $25 for each addditional child, due at the start of the school year. You will also receive a small supply list, depending on the classes selected for your student(s).

Optional fees may include:

  • "Hot lunch": Pizza Day, Hot Dog Day
  • School dances
  • School t-shirts (not required)
  • Yearbooks 
  • Yearly testing for every odd grade per CO law (3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th)

Q:

Is there a volunteer requirement?

A:

Yes, please!  MANY of our activities can only be offered with the help and support of our families, and some would not exist without those wonderful volunteers.  Plus, there is always extra support needed at school!   We ask that each family PLEASE participate with 8 hours for the year. There is a sign-up sheet at the beginning of the year for reoccurring needs (lunch help, etc.), and then a call for volunteers is emailed often throughout the year for various activities or special events.  If you are unable to give of your time, you may opt to pay $100.00 which will go to a fund for those parents who are helping to cover your volunteer hours.

Q:

Where do I order the books for classes?

A:

Books for individual classes (if required) are provided in class the first day of school, and are included in your student activity fee.  

As a Brighton Options family, however, you have access to a vast library of curriculum to use at home for the other four days of the week!  Items are checked out and returned at the end of the year.  The only cost would be any consumable workbook, if required. Visit Options Book Room to review curriculum choices, and schedule an appointment at the Aurora Office (curriculum headquarters) to browse through the various choices in person!  You may also choose to use your own curriculum unless it is required for a specific class.

Q:

My child has an IEP (Independent Education Program), can I enroll him/her?

A:

Yes! Brighton Options has a counselor qualified to assess the special needs of IEP students. Please reach out to Michelle Cole at michelle.cole@aurorak12.org to discuss if our school is the right fit for your child.

Q:

Is there support for homeschooling through High School?

A:

There is a lot of support and advice to be found at Options for all grades, including through the high school years! Aside from the opportunity to interact with fellow parents, or attend informative parent meetings, Options has a college counselor and offers both the Concurrent Enrollment (CE) and the ASCENT programs.  These programs allow, and pay for, eligible students to attend qualifying classes at local, participating, community colleges.  The beauty of these programs is that these classes qualify for both high school and college credits.  If utilized fully, it has enabled some students to graduate from High School with an Associates Degree already under their belt!

Q:

Does Brighton Options offer CE (Concur Enrollment), or college level classes?

 

A:

Yes! Options has a college counselor and offers both the Concurrent Enrollment (CE) and the ASCENT programs.  These programs allow, and pay for, eligible students to attend qualifying classes at local, participating, community colleges.  The beauty of these programs is that these classes qualify for both high school and college credits.  If utilized fully, it has enabled some students to graduate from High School with an Associates Degree already under their belt!