To REGISTER FOR 2017-2018 280 TUTORIALS CLASSES,
please REQUEST MEMBERSHIP on this site, which includes a non-refundable $35 annual membership fee.
Once you REQUEST MEMBERSHIP and pay the non-refundable $35 annual membership fee **,
you will be granted access to the private "members only" site and can register for classes.
**SMIC ACADEMY FAMILIES DO NOT PAY MEMBERSHIP FEE
***Families can Request Membership at any time--
membership will be activated according to the REGISTRATION SCHEDULE BELOW.
SMIC Academy Families need to carefully read and follow the Registration Instructions for SMIC Academy families (see tab on right side of this page).
Non-SMIC Academy Families should carefully read and follow the Registration Instructions for Non-SMIC Academy families (see tab on right side of this page).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR 2017-2018 280 TUTORIALS CLASSES:
1- NO STUDY HALL will be available during any class periods during the 2017-2018 school year. Please plan accordingly when you register your students for classes. Students who are not taking a class cannot be left unsupervised at any time on the Brook Hills campus.
2- Please note that FULL TUITION is required for all full-year classes (2 semesters). Even if a student drops a class after attending the 2nd class period, the family is committed to pay the SECOND SEMESTER TUITION. No exceptions are made unless a family meets the stipulations outlined in the 280 Tutorials policies (loss of job by primary income earner in family, debilitating illness, or family relocates more than 30 miles from The Church at Brook Hills).
3- All communication with 280 Tutorials Administrative staff should be initiated via email at email@example.com.
This website manages all SMICA tutorial classes hosted by SMIC Academy. 280 Tutorial classes currently meet at The Church at Brook Hills in the Hwy 280/119 area on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
A tutorial is a fee-for-service class offered by an individual teacher serving as an independent contractor, a group of parents who have retained a teacher as an independent contractor, a group of teachers in a co-operative arrangement, or an organization hiring teachers and then charging student-participants for a class. Teachers can be parents/professionals with an interest and expertise in the subject or certified teachers (who may also be home-educating parents.) Tutorials may be full courses or a portion of a course (eg the writing portion of a high school English course)
All full credit SMIC Academy tutorials will meet for a minimum of 32 weeks. Course content for a general high school level course will be a minimum of 4.5 hours per week including class time and assigned at- home independent study. Courses meet either once or twice a week. Half credit courses will meet for a minimum of 16 weeks in the semester and also have a minimum of 4.5 hours per week unless the ½ credit course meets throughout the year with less independent work assigned. Course descriptions by the independent faculty will indicate whether the course has full credit content, partial credit content or only designed to be a unit study supplement to a regular high school course.
The faculty who teach homeschooled students at Shades Mountain Independent Church,The Church at Brook Hills, or other locations, are not SMIC Academy employees. They are either employees of Shades Mountain Christian School, Shades Mountain Independent Church, The Church at Brook Hills, SMICA homeschooling parent-faculty, (some who are professional educators or professionals in their field), or they have completed a Parent/Teacher application similar in form to the one that all our parents at SMIC Academy complete. In this way, we have some assurance that non-SMIC Academy parent-faculty are Christians who hold the same core doctrinal beliefs as our church school.