Homeschool Enrichment Program (HEP)
We welcome homeschooling families to become part of our school community. At Emerald Heights Academy, we know that educating the leaders of tomorrow starts today. Working in partnership with parents, we strive to develop the whole person by fostering virtue, maturity, integrity, and the ability to give of oneself in service to others in imitation of Christ. Small class sizes, personal attention in a warm, welcoming environment and academic excellence in the Catholic tradition are hallmarks of an Emerald Heights Academy education. HEP gives homeschooling students the opportunity to join our full-time EHA students in classes every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. HEP course offerings include art, choir, literature/poetry, physical education (PE) and Spanish, and are open to kindergarten through middle school students. The full afternoon program offers homeschooled students the option of joining us for lunch (11:30 AM) and recess (12:00 PM) prior to class start time (12:30 PM). This allows for social time and exercise prior to beginning formal classes. Student are dismissed from class at 3:15 PM.
*For families that may prefer to choose classes “a la carte” (i.e. one, two or three classes rather than the complete program), please contact the school.
Homeschool Enrichment Subject Areas
K-2nd Grade Program components include: spatial awareness, gross motor skills, various team sports and emphasis on good sportsmanship through all activities
3rd -5th Grade Program components include: fitness training and testing, fundamentals, rules and skills developed to successfully engage in various team sports such as basketball, soccer, baseball with an emphasis on good sportsmanship through all activities. P.E./Special Events uniform required
Middle School Program components include: fitness training and testing, a variety of team sports such as basketball, soccer and baseball with an emphasis on good sportsmanship. P.E./Special Events uniform required
K-2nd grade students learn Spanish through songs, games, literature and cultural awareness activities (a natural acquisition approach). Program components include: listening, speaking, and vocabulary development
3rd- 5th grade students build on prior knowledge and are introduced to the song based Spanish learning program; Rockalingua. Students learn new Spanish vocabulary through song and language learning is then expanded to reading and writing
Middle School Spanish is based on the Avancemos program which consists of textbooks, workbooks, listening and video programs. Students develop the four basic language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students are introduced to various Spanish speaking countries-learning about culture as well language. Spanish placement testing required; please contact the school for further information and available testing dates/times Course completion goal: High school Spanish I equivalency
K-2nd grade art program components include: creativity in variety of media, fine motor control and art appreciation.
3rd-5th grade art program components include: drawing, painting, mixed media, project based and artist based thematic units.
Middle School art program components include: drawing, painting, mixed media and art history.
K-2nd grade choir program: begin to learn how to properly produce a vocal sound, developing an understanding the basics of the anatomy which helps one sing, study pitch, beat, rhythm, Gregorian chant and solfege ("do, re mi's"). Students will learn how to count and clap out rhythms in metered time.
3rd-5th grade choir program: continue using Gregorian chant and solfege (do, re, me) and learn about Gregorian notation and how to interpret Gregorian chant, learn modern notation and continue to count and clap out more complex rhythms in metered time, work on rhythmic pieces which will include Marian tunes, Gregorian chant, and a few fun, more modern pieces that still have religious overtones.
Middle School choir program: continue to develop musical abilities further with more complex musical content i.e. more complex rhythms, more nuanced understanding of chant, more difficult music with more parts as the foundation of their knowledge grows
K-2nd grade program: foster a love poetry, poetry selection includes works by Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Robert Frost, and many others. Resources include: The Harp and Laurel Wreath by Laura M. Berquist
3rd-5th grade program: foster a love poetry and literature by introducing poems and stories that concern noble actions or ideas, poetry selection includes works by Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Robert Frost, and many others. Resources include: The Harp and Laurel Wreath by Laura M. Berquist
Middle School program overview: foster a love of the beautiful and classical poetry, introduce poems that concern noble actions or ideas, selection includes poems by Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Robert Browning, William Shakespeare, G.K. Chesterton, William Butler Yeats, Robert Frost, and many others. Resources include: The Harp and Laurel Wreath by Laura M. Berquist
Homeschool Enrichment 2020-2021 Tuition Schedule*
|Full Program Tuition||Monthly||Annual|
*Full program tuition includes optional lunch and recess.
Homeschool Enrichment 2020-2021 Fees*
|Application||$20 per student ($50 max per family)|
|Registration Fee||$100 per student ($250 max per family)|
|Books, Materials, Activity Fees||$100 per student - K-8th Grade|
$30 per student - K-4th Grade
$50 per student - 5th-8th Grade