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Sure Foundation Homeschool Tutorial (SFHT) Opening for the 2017-2018 School Year



We are a Christian homeschool cooperative and a ministry of Kirkridge Presbyterian Church, ARP. We believe education is a parent's God-given responsibility and want to encourage and help parents with this task. We want to strengthen homeschool families and share our gifting with each other. We also look to provide a place for teachers to encourage students and provide needed quality academics.

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. ~ I Peter 4:10

Classes will be held once a week for middle school and high school students, meeting on Thursdays. Classes will run from September to May. Participants pick and choose courses, taking as many as they like. Each course will have its own grading policy that will be addressed by the teacher. There is a $40 non-refundable registration fee due with registration forms.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. ~Proverbs 1:7

High school classes are intended for credit. High school classes are taught by paid instructors and parents will pay instructors directly. Parents are responsible to purchase books and materials for classes. High school students may be dropped off but families are still responsible for support position responsibility.* Study and lunch space will be provided.

Middle school classes will be offered as a traditional co-op. Teachers are volunteer homeschool parents. Parents are required to participate in teaching, assisting, or support positions.* Parents are responsible to purchase books and materials for classes. If a middle school student wants to take a high school class, they need to speak to the instructor, and would be responsible for the applicable class fee.

Parents must sign the SFHT statement of faith. Please arrive on time. Please do not bring sick kids. Parents are responsible to purchase books and materials for classes. Please inform teachers and leaders as soon as you can if you or your student will be absent. Parents are still responsible to their oversight group and for tracking and reporting grades if necessary. Be willing to take support positions as needed.

Students: Be respectful, pay attention, and submit to the authority of the teachers and leaders. Show respect to all students in the co-op and to the facility. Food is allowed only in the fellowship hall. Dress modestly at all times. Come prepared to learn, have all assignments completed and be ready to participate in class with a positive attitude.

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. ~Proverbs 22:6

Teachers must sign the SFHT statement of faith and agree not to teach anything that would be in conflict with it. Teachers are responsible for curriculum, keeping classrooms clean, and collecting class fees. Each teacher must have a plan in place for communication with students and parents. In the event of a closure, or a teacher absence, the teacher will communicate any assignments that need to be completed at home. 

*Support Positions: These are the important tasks that need to be done for our co-op to run smoothly (lunch supervision, study hall supervision, clean-up, etc). Each family will commit to a position for one or two half-semester periods per school year. A list of needed assistance will be published and parents may sign up for support positions on a first come, first served basis. If parents don't sign up, they will be assigned a position.

Inclement weather policy: We will generally follow Carroll County Public School policy, but if the church parking lot is not accessible we will need to cancel for the day. We will post updates on this site and will email to notify everyone.

Questions? Contact us at SureFoundationTutorial@gmail.com

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Open House - February 15th

Thursday, February 15th, 8am - 12:30pm
We invite you to join us for this Open House where you will be able to observe classes during a regular school day and find out more about what we offer for middle and high school students. Meet our Board members, our teachers, and our families.
As we continue to plan for the 2018-2019 school year at Sure Foundation, we are still in need of some help from our member families! We are looking for a someone to teach in one of our middle school classes - US history, science, or Literature. This could free up a middle school teacher to take on a high school level class. At the high school level, we would like to offer Health and Chemistry, but teachers are needed. If you have interest or can suggest someone to help in one of these areas, please contact us at SureFoundationTutorial@gmail.com for more information.
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Registration is open for returning families!
Our current Sure Foundation families should have received the registration packet for the 2018-2019 school year in their email. Registration for everyone will open on March 15th. Some classes do fill up quickly, so don't wait!
Here's a preview of the classes we're offering in 2018-2019!
For Middle School:
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High School:
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Join us for our Open House on Thursday, March 15th!
Questions? Contact us at SureFoundationTutorial@gmail.com