Christian Homeschool Center
An educational program located in Wilmington, NC for homeschooling families with children in grades K-12 offering semester and year-long core and elective classes to supplement your homeschooling year.
CHC is hosted by Christ the King church located at 500 Kenwood Ave.
Please read our vision statement, our statement of faith, our expectations for you and your children listed in Terms and Conditions, the Code of Conduct and our Payment Guidelines so that you have a clear understanding of our program before you apply. We will ask for your signatures, both parent and student to demonstrate your full acceptance of our standards and your willingness to abide by them throughout your time on the campus of Christian Homeschool Center.
Several homeschooling families in Wilmington, NC, some with over 20 years of homeschooling experience, began praying about offering a local program where homeschooling parents would have the opportunity to outsource specific classes to qualified teachers.
We had experienced co-ops, online classes and dual enrollment but felt this model might benefit those in our homeschooling
community who wanted another option. We came up with the following three "C's" to share that vision:
The Classroom Experience
We envision a classroom with lively discussion occurring, students being challenged to think critically, clarify and validate their arguments with logical points and scriptural references where applicable; teachers asking thought-provoking questions, guiding the students to discovering how the Word of God speaks to every subject and every aspect of their lives.
In this technological age, we are convinced that this face-to-face classroom experience is more valuable than ever as it encourages students to learn how to communicate effectively and respectfully, how to listen well and ask appropriate and engaging questions and how to build good relationships.
The Community Experience
We envision our Center becoming a catalyst for community, bringing like-minded believers together to serve the Lord and enjoy Him in the activities and events we promote.
We hope that students and parents alike will bring their gifts and talents to the school, contributing not only to the classroom experience but also to the building of our community.
The Christian Experience
We envision a Center where like-minded believers come together and build each other up in our faith, spurring one another on toward love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24) through the classes and activities we promote.
We will do our part in providing you with teachers who not only love teaching but also hope to be influential in the life of your child, encouraging them to love the Lord with heart, soul, mind and strength.
It is our hope that through these godly teachers and the community we build, Christian Homeschool Center may come alongside and encourage our homeschooling families as they raise a generation of future godly men and women who understand the times and are faithful followers of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Statement of Faith
The following statements are the basic principles of Christianity undergirding the policies and practices of the teachers and staff. Our application will include a place for the signature of one parent who is in agreement with these principles.
We believe the Bible is the Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, inerrant in the original writings, and the supreme and final authority in faith and practices.
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe the God we serve is the creator and sustainer of all things, and the source of all truth. He is holy, righteous, good, just, loving and full of mercy.
We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in rebirth by the Holy Spirit, reconciliation and peace with God.
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, perfect life, redeeming death, bodily resurrection, heavenly intercession, and His personal return in power and glory.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved to eternal life, and those who are lost to eternal condemnation.
Terms and Conditions
Our desire at CHC is that we would all strive to live according to the words found in
“Therefore as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do, but above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.”
To the homeschooling parent/guardian:
For the short time we have your children during their class/classes, we will provide instruction, guidance, encouragement, accountability, and help with the subject material.
It is imperative that for the rest of the week you oversee and stay involved with all subjects that your children are taking at CHC and assist them throughout the week with the work assigned. Your role as the homeschooling parent/guardian is in no way relinquished to the teacher of the classes you sign up for at CHC. If there is any confusion about assignments, grades, expectations, etc. please don't hesitate to communicate directly to the teacher. Our teachers make every effort to communicate clearly with both students and parents during class and outside of class and have freely shared their phone numbers and emails with you for any clarification and assistance you may need during the week.
To families with students 12 and under:
CHC only offers 4 hours of time on campus for students 12 and under without a parent/guardian. If you sign up your child for more than 4 hours worth of classes or more than the first two classes of the day, you must return to campus and be on site for the last class of the day. Elementary students (k-5th grade) must have a parent/guardian with them during the lunch break from 12:00-12:25. CHC will no longer offer oversight of elementary students during lunch break. Students ages 11 and up do not need a parent/guardian present during lunch break.
If students ages 11 and 12 have taken the first two classes and plan to stay through lunch for a third class, parent/guardian must return to campus by 1:00 in order not to exceed the allotted time of 4 hours on campus without parent/guardian.
We ask that parent/guardian and student read Christian Homeschool Center’s Code of Conduct in order to fully understand what is expected of them and to be able to sign the agreement at the end of the application, knowing we will expect you to uphold the standards of our program, and we will do our part in holding you accountable to your written agreement.
CODE OF CONDUCT
1. Practice respectful, prompt, and cheerful obedience to authority- “Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault… (Philippians 2:15)
2. Guard your tongue- “Let no unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” (Ephesians 4:29)
3. As brothers and sisters in Christ, treat each other accordingly-no public displays of affection in the context of boy/girl relationships on campus. Some examples include holding hands/hugging/walking arm and arm or arms over each other's shoulders.
4. Please come to class dressed in a neat, respectable, and modest way: No offensive logos, images and text on apparel.
Girls - Bermuda length shorts only (no athletic shorts) and skirts no higher than 4 fingers above the knee, no low tops or spaghetti straps and no exposed midriffs.
5. No computers, cell phones, headphones, ear buds or any other technological devises are allowed to be used while students are on campus unless permission is given by a teacher for a class project, etc.
6. The use of our building is a gift to us. Please help us take good care of what we’ve been given. Drink spills stain the carpets and chairs, so please only bring drinks to class in a spill-proof container. A drink brought in a disposable plastic cup with a lid and a straw is not spill-proof.
7. No running in the building and please use inside voices.
8. CHC is a nut-free campus. Please do not bring lunches or snacks with any nut products.
9. Please be respectful of the teachers preparation time before class begins and do not come earlier than 5 minutes before class begins, and please pick your child up no later than 5 minutes after class.
* There will be late fees charged. Please see payment guidelines for fee schedule.
10. Please be considerate of others and stay home if you have a contagious ailment such as flu, fever, stomach sickness, etc.
It is very important that our students feel safe and secure in a loving and nurturing environment while at CHC. If a student is misbehaving in class, our teachers may need to give verbal reminders of expected behavior, reprimands, or warnings. Parents will be made aware of concerns as soon as possible after each incident. Christian Homeschool Center reserves the right to dismiss a student if necessary for serious offenses including:
-fighting/striking in anger with intention of harming another
-obscene, vulgar language
-intentional destruction of property
-continuous rebellion/outright disobedience in response to instructions
-alcohol, drugs, tobacco, weapons brought on campus
*In these cases, no refunds will be given for class tuition or administration fees.
NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSITS: After your application has been processed, and you have received an acceptance notification from the teacher, a $50 non-refundable deposit is due per class. Each individual teacher will contact you regarding this deposit once the class has reached its minimum number of students. This deposit money will ensure the student a place in the class or classes you have chosen and will be credited towards the total cost of each class.
Please note that this $50 deposit is non-refundable if you withdraw from a class at any time after your deposit has been received.
TUITION: You will have the first two weeks of classes when we begin in August to make final tuition payments.
These 2 weeks are also considered Drop/Add time for you to decide if a class is not a good fit for your child. After this Drop/Add time, refunds will not be given if you decide later to drop a class.
If you withdraw your student after this time period of the first two weeks, no fees will be refunded including tuition, administration or Study Hall fees.
Spring semester is likewise. Drop/Add time period will extend through the first two weeks when we return in January. After this time period, no fees will be refunded, including tuition, administration fees and Study Hall fees.
Please note, if no tuition payment has been received after the first month of our program and no effort has been made by you to communicate with the teacher about this, the teacher may decide to dismiss your child from the program.
ADMINISTRATION FEES: a one-time payment of $35 per student per class is also due in August when we begin our school year.
STUDY HALL FEES:
$80 semester fee = 1 study hall per week/ per student
$160 semester fee = 2 study halls per week/ per student
$240 semester fee = 3 study halls per week/ per student
These fees will be due in August along with tuition and administration fees.
Please note that Study Hall is only offered for middle and high school students who are taking a class on that specific day and/or are waiting for a sibling.
Please note: Students 12 and under may not be on campus more than 4 hours per day without a parent/guardian.
There will be adult oversight of Study Hall and students are expected to use the time for quiet study.
We do not provide Study Hall for Elementary students. They are welcome to stay on campus while waiting for siblings or another class as long as a parent/guardian is with them.
Please sign up for Study Hall for each student under Classes on your application and note the day/days needed.
SCHOLARSHIP FUND: CHC is building a scholarship fund to make available to families in need of financial assistance. Please consider giving towards this fund in order to help other homeschooling families to be able to participate in CHC. Please write a separate check or put a cash amount in an envelope at the sign-up table designated Scholarship Fund. Thank you for blessing another homeschooling family!
Fall Semester, 2023
August 15: Family Meeting
August 22: First week of CHC
September 22: Field Trip to Raleigh Museums
September 29: Galloway Farm Field Trip
October 16-20: Fall Break -no classes
November 11: Talents, Treasures and Trade
November 20-24: Thanksgiving Break-no classes
December 7- Mrs. Leigh's Semester Showcase
December 12-14: Last week of classes
December 15: End of Semester Christmas Celebration
Spring Semester, 2024
January 9: First week of CHC classes
January 12- Ice Skating
February 22- Chili and Chess
March 4-8: Winter Break-no classes
March 22- Scooters
April 19- Park Day
May 2-Science Fair
May 2- Mrs. Leigh's Semester Showcase
May 3- Field Day
May 7-9: Last week of classes
May 10: End of Semester Celebration