Are you homeschooling for the first time? Already homeschooling but looking for specialized assistance? Would you like to homeschool but need help? Concerned about meeting all your child’s educational needs?
Learning Foundations is here to help you provide the very best education for your child! After years of providing specialized tutoring and cognitive training, we are proud to announce our Homeschool Support Program for elementary and middle school students (kindergarten through 8th grade). Our services include:
This program starts with phonemic awareness (the ability to hear and manipulate the smallest units of sound), which is absolutely essential for accurate reading and spelling. It builds on that foundation to attach those sounds to words (phonics), using a truly multisensory method. This program also works on reading fluency and vocabulary as well as comprehension.
The goal is for students to understand the core of the English language, why it works the way it does, why sounds make the sounds they do, and why we spell those sounds as we do using logical spelling rules. Students will learn how to read, decode, and spell phonetically predictable words as well as non-phonetic sight words.
Students will develop the writing skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively. Through this process, students will learn how to think clearly and to express themselves eloquently and persuasively.
Students will master appropriate capitalization, punctuation, and other grammar rules and concepts.
Older students will received a placement test to ensure they start at the appropriate level.
Students will be screened prior to their first day to help determine program planning and placement. All of our programs include interactive manipulatives, a writing pad, and a headset with a microphone.
Our 1-on-1 program provides flexible, individualized instruction that can be adjusted according to the student’s needs and the family’s homeschool schedule.
Small group sessions are available between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Each subject has a set day and time, and classes are scheduled in 1-hour increments. Students will be placed in specific classes based on screening results and parent input.
THSC has compiled the most asked questions regarding Texas homeschool requirements here: https://thsc.org/requirements-to-homeschool-in-texas/
If outside the state of Texas, the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is a good resource for information and support: https://hslda.org
Homeschooling provides opportunities to engage with people of many different ages and learning styles. It opens doors to experiences not always possible in a traditional classroom setting.
Below are some ideas and opportunities for homeschool families:
1. Volunteer organizations (e.g., food banks, animal shelters, Habitat for Humanity)
2. Local Libraries
3. Parks and Recreation Departments
4. Boy scouts, Girl scouts
5. Check Local Facebook Groups
6. 4-H groups https://4-h.org/find/
7. Sports, dance, gymnastics organizations
8. Local Homeschool Groups or Co-Ops
Look for online events sponsored by local homeschool groups. For example, you can search for homeschooling groups on Facebook—many are offering creative online options.
For the 2020-2021 school year, we are offering classes for Reading and Spelling, Math, Writing, Grammar, and Good Citizenship for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Grades and progress reports will be given every 9 weeks as well as a cumulative grade report at the end of the school year. Parents will also have access to a student portal to check their child’s progress. Meetings are scheduled on request for parents who would like to have a 1- on-1 conversation about their child’s progress.
Each subject is taught in using a mastery-based approach and grades are given at the end of each nine-week period and at the end of the school year. Each subject is presented in a format that is appropriate for the student’s age and developmental level.
Monthly tuition varies depending upon the number of subjects selected, number of days attending each week, and whether the student is receiving small-group or individual instruction.
For more information on pricing, please call (210) 495-2626 and one of our homeschool specialists will assess your child’s unique needs and provide you with pricing options for the programs that would be the best fit for your child.
Learning Foundations offers both individual (1-on-1) instruction and small group instruction.
For the individual (1-on-1) option, students can fulfill state homeschooling requirements with a minimum of one hour per week, per subject plus homework time. Generally, the more hours the student attends at Learning Foundations, the less homework he/she would need to complete.
In the small group setting, full-time students will need to attend a minimum of 5 hours a week to cover Reading and Spelling, Math, Writing, Grammar, and Citizenship.
Students are not required to receive instruction in all subject areas offered. For families seeking instruction in select subjects, requirements for hours of attendance will vary depending on the number of subjects being taught as well as the subject type.
Students receiving 1-on-1 instruction have the flexibility to choose from a range of different times throughout the week. This option is best for students who need more individualized attention or require a more flexible schedule.
In the small group setting, students will be assigned a time and day depending on subject and frequency. Students attending in the small group setting will attend according to the following weekly schedule:
1 x week - Tuesday
2 x week – Tuesday and Thursday
3 x week - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
*Times will vary depending on the student’s grade level.
According to the Texas Homeschool Coalition Website
“School districts set the requirements for entry into their schools. This is a local decision and not one made by the state of Texas. You should ask the local school district for written copies of its policy regarding enrolling students from unaccredited private schools.
In order to re-enroll homeschool students, you will need to visit the school district to fill out enrollment forms and submit all homeschool grades to the public school. The Texas Administrative Code and Texas Education Agency (TEA) policy govern how homeschoolers re-enrolling in public school should be handled.
These policies state that homeschool students enrolling in public school should be treated the same as all students transferring from non-accredited private schools. Academic credit for classes taken during homeschooling will be awarded by reviewing the curriculum and/or homework of your student or by your student taking the proper assessment(s) to evaluate his/her level of academic proficiency.
It is important to note that the public school retains nearly complete authority over which classes a student took during homeschooling will be awarded credit when the student enrolls in public school. Although some rules apply as described above, the school has substantial discretion in this area. If you used an accredited program in you homeschool, the school would accept your student’s credits, and he or she should not have to undergo testing for grade placement.” https://thsc.org/requirements-to-homeschool-in-texas/
THSC offers legal assistance to help you! The intervention request forms are loaded in the THSC member portal once you join their membership.
The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is a national organization that also provides legal assistance to members.
Based on our experience working with students with different learning styles and abilities, we have chosen what we believe is the most comprehensive curriculum for all types of learners. And while some public or private schools may offer a similar curriculum, we incorporate targeted cognitive training exercises designed to strengthen the processing skills used for each subject—something private and public schools are simply not able to offer.
Student will receive final grades and a certificate of completion at the end of the 36 weeks.
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