Application Period

Our application period for 2024-2025 was from February 1 - March 11, 2024 and is now closed. We are not currently accepting applications. We may hold an additional application period later this spring.

Answers to many of your questions can be found on this page, the How to Join page, and especially in FAQs

If you have an interest in a possible additional application period in the future, please fill out an Interest Form.


Thank you for your interest in HSC!

Application Processing

HSC gives special intentionality toward high school academics while offering quality academic and extracurricular classes for students of all ages.

In the application process, we take many factors into consideration, including student ages, the ability to fulfill needed jobs, and how much space is available in each grade level. To apply, your oldest child must be at least 5 years old and generally ready for the kindergarten level by September 1.

Co-op Commitment

Please read our approach to co-op service by clicking Your Co-op Service. Indicate your job preferences on the application. Space is limited and we are looking for members who can contribute to specific needs. So, please fill this section in carefully and completely.

Although we have many types of jobs at HSC, all co-op members are expected to be willing to teach at some point in their HSC ‘career.’ With more than a hundred course offerings and the majority of our jobs being teaching, we need all hands on deck!

LINK status is for high school students of families experiencing hardship and does not require parents to serve in co-op jobs. LINK is a way for HSC to support families during crises in the hopes of offering a small bridge back to stability. Others will be considered as space allows. Because our LINK openings are very limited (approximately 10 students) and LINK status requires reapplying each year, families are strongly encouraged to apply for co-op membership if at all possible.

Class Offerings

Our Current Classes page lists our spring classes and any fees associated with them. This will give you an idea of the kinds of classes we will offer Fall 2024. Also, our Sequence Subjects page explains how we offer courses in literature, history, and science on a regular cycle and lists other classes we try to offer yearly. Fall 2024 Class lists will be posted in May.

Homeschooling for High School

Each year, people contact us who are thinking of home schooling a high school student for the first time. We offer a helpful document titled "High School at Home".

Fees

$50/child (ages 1+) fall registration fee less the $10 application fee is due upon acceptance. Submitting the registration fee secures your spot. Registration fees are non-refundable after you have accepted our offer of membership.

If you are accepted as LINK, an additional $400/student LINK fee is required and will be non-refundable after submitted for Fall Semester. Additional per student LINK fee plus per child registration fees are due in November for Spring Semester. 

Class fees vary depending on what classes you sign up for. To get a feel for what your costs might be, go to Current Classes and create a mock lineup of classes; then, add up the costs.

Meeting with Connection Team

Meeting with the Connection Team is required prior to submitting an application.

If you have an interest in a possible additional application period in the future, please fill out an Interest Form.

Steps to Membership

(1)  Carefully read all the useful information on our website.

(2)  Attend a meeting with the Connection Team first. This is required before we will review your application. Please DO NOT submit an application before the meeting. Some applicants desire to revise or add more to their application after talking with us. 

(3)  Submit your application and non-refundable $10 application fee by the deadline. A family photo must also be submitted as part of your application.

(4)  We will review your application and start the background check process. Details are in the application.

(5)  Upon acceptance, submit $50/child (ages 1+) fall registration fee less your $10 application fee. Paying the registration fee secures your spot and is non-refundable after you have accepted our offer of membership.

Note: If accepted as LINK, your $400/student LINK fee will be non-refundable after submitted for Fall Semester. Additional per student LINK fee plus per child registration fees are due in November for Spring Semester. LINK is for high school students of families experiencing hardship and does not require parents to serve in co-op jobs. Additional LINK details are provided later in this application.

Every effort is made to keep all applicant and member information private and secure.

The HSC online application will be available during our next application period.


To view a PDF of the application for reference only, click here.

Questions? Contact info@washtenawhsc.org