Welcome to The Home School Connection!
The Home School Connection (HSC) is an interdenominational Christian co-operative: families working with families, to provide a variety of academic and enrichment classes for homeschooled students of all ages.
We value one another’s contributions and commit to regular dialogue with each other through members’ meetings and annual surveys. All of our members have the opportunity to directly influence the vision and day-to-day working structure.
We especially support the efforts of families who home school through high school by:
- Giving priority to high school families
- Following a predictable sequence of academics
- Involving families in the planning process and soliciting information about their needs
- Seeking out highly qualified teachers for our classes
- Offering support to high school families
HSC is not a school. Although we offer hundreds of classes with excellent teachers, HSC - the organization, does not provide transcripts, official credits, or mandate the scope and sequence of courses from year to year. We believe responsibility for the learning of each student member ultimately rests with the home schooling family, not with HSC’s teachers or with the organization.
The Application Season
Our application period for 2024-2025 is from Thursday, February 1 to Monday, March 11, 2024. We look forward to hearing from you!
Answers to many of your questions can be found on this page, the How to Join page, and especially in FAQs. Please read each of these before coming to an open house and submitting an online application.
Application Time Frame
This application period is the only one currently planned for the 2024-25 school year. We occasionally hold an additional application period in the summer and/or fall.
You must attend an open house before we will accept and review your application.
This year, our open house dates are Mondays, February 26 and March 4 from 10 AM - 12:05 PM at Calvary Bible Church (CBC) on Carpenter Rd.
More information on open houses and how to RSVP is on the How to Join page.
We look forward to meeting you. Thank you for your interest in HSC!
As an interdenominational Christian co-op, HSC seeks to honor Jesus Christ in all we do. At HSC meetings and classes, we often pray or hold discussions about God, Jesus, the Bible, Christian worldviews, and articles of faith that all Christian denominations hold in common. We do not teach classes that would promote a specific church’s doctrine.
One of the first questions we are asked is “What will I have to do?” Good question! In joining a co-operative you are making a commitment. We are a team of dedicated homeschoolers pooling our talent and time to achieve something bigger and better (and cheaper!) than any one of us could achieve on our own.
Members serve by. . .
- Performing two jobs in any of four main areas: teaching, pre-elementary program, cleanup and set-up, and administration.
- Performing two Service Requirements (SR), one each semester in addition to your 2 co-op jobs.
Regular jobs may or may not fall into the same service area or age group; we need the flexibility to place members where our co-op needs are greatest while considering where their skills are best used. Members indicate preferences for how they want to serve via a survey, but the connectors make the final job assignments which are posted on the website shortly before start-up each year.
There are two twelve-week semesters starting in September and February. Some classes meet in January.
We have six class periods on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:40 AM - 4:15 PM.
Monday afternoon classes are generally for middle and high school students, although limited classes are available for elementary students of members who have an afternoon job.
Wednesday classes are only for middle and high school students.
We meet in the Ann Arbor, MI area. Our members come from many different locations in southeast Michigan.