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FAQs



Q:

Who can join?

A:

All families are welcome as long as you can commit to weekly, face-to-face attendance every Monday from 9:00 am to 12:45 pm during the typical school year.

Q:

When and where do you meet?

A:

We meet at our host church, Washington Alliance Church, in Washington, PA, every Monday during the typical school year from 9:00 am to 12:45 pm.  The address is 246 Sanitarium Rd., Washington, PA  15301.

Q:

What types of classes are offered?  What is offered for students/families?

A:

All classes will be in alignment with our mission and faith statements.  Our class offerings are split into grade bands.  At the elementary level, students gather in the following grade bands:  preK4/preK5/K, 1/2, 3/4, 5/6.  Grades 7/8 are grouped together, and grades 9-12 are grouped together.  Families decide which classes will be offered for the grade bands.  Classes with an academic and/or social emphasis are welcome, but our organization places priority on academic value.

We have regular social gatherings and field trips.  We have dances.  We organize volunteer opportunities for the students.  We also have a yearbook staff who designs a yearbook for us to purchase at the end of the school year.

 

Q:

What does a typical day look like?

A:

Elementary students have four class periods each day and two semesters of classes available.  At the secondary level, students also have four class periods per day and two semesters, but students are also given course options from which they can choose each semester. 

Q:

What does it cost?

A:

Every family is required to pay the yearly registration fee in addition to the fees for each class.  In order to cover costs of facility rental, liability insurance, website fees, and professional fees, the yearly registration fee is $150 per family.  Class fees are separate and charged per class per student per semester to cover the costs of the classes.  We will provide fundraising opportunities to reduce or potentially eliminate fees.  The registration fee must be paid in full prior to the start of classes.  A $50 deposit is required to hold a spot in the organization and is subtracted from the total registration fee.  Class supply fees must be paid by the first week of class.  All class fees are nonrefundable.

Q:

What is the time committment?

A:

Every participant should attend every week.  As an organization created to build community, we count on the presence of each family to be a successful group.  This organization is for the entire family which includes the children and at least one adult, and, as such, every family member has a role in its success each week.  Of course, we understand that illnesses and unexpected life events happen and make exceptions for those scenarios.

Q:

Can I drop my kids off?

A:

No.  We strive to build community within our group.  As such, every family member has an active role in the organization and must remain in the building throughout the duration of day.

Q:

Is Love First Homeschool part of the Alliance Church?

A:

No.  Although Washington Alliance Church graciously hosts our organization, we are not officially affliated with Washington Alliance Church.  Love First Homeschool Inc. is an independently registered nonprofit organization.

Q:

Are masks required? 

A:

We consider federal and state mandates in place, procedures in place at our host location, and the needs of our families to make a determination at any given time.