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. HEP offers middle school students an additional optional Spanish period on Wednesday. The full afternoon program offers homeschooled students the option of joining us for lunch (11:45 AM) and recess (12:15 PM) prior to class start time (12:45 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 prefer to choose classes “a la carte” (i.e. one, two or three classes rather than the complete program), one adult is required to remain on campus for the class period(s). We invite you to learn more about this wonderful program by contacting the school 425-643-1671.

Homeschool Enrichment Subject Areas

Physical Education

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 

Spanish Language

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 

Art

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. 

Choir

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 

Art/Poetry/Literature

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 2017-2018 Tuition Schedule*

Full Program Tuition Monthly Annual
Kindergarten-5th Grade $146.11 $1315
Middle School 2 Days $162.22 $1460
Middle School 3 Days $227.22 $2045

*Full program tuition includes optional lunch and recess.

Homeschool Enrichment 2017-2018 Fees*

Full Program 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

*A la Carte material fee is based on individual classes.

A la Carte Monthly Tuition Schedule*

  K/1/2 3/4/5 Middle School
Art/Poetry/Literature 2 hr per week - $76 1.5 hr per week - $57 1.5 hr per week - $57
Choir .5 hr per week - $19 .5 hr per week - $19 .5 hr per week - $19
Spanish 1 hr per week - $38 1 hr per week - $38 3 hr per week - $114
PE 1 hr per week - $38 1.5 hr per week - $57 2 hr per week - $76

*Monthly A la Carte tuition is based on weekly instructional time.

Uniform Policy*

Emerald Heights Academy students are required to wear school uniforms which families purchase directly from our uniform supplier, Dennis Uniform. Specific uniform information will be provided upon acceptance to Emerald Heights Academy. You may also visit their website to view the EHA selection at Dennis Uniform. 
*EHA's uniform exchange for HEP families will be offered in the last week of August.

The EHA school code for Dennis Uniform is: XSE110

Dennis Uniform also has a retail location in the Seattle area at the following address:
12608 Interurban Ave S
Suite A
Tukwila, WA 98168-3316
206-431-2000