Practical Matters

Admissions

Request for Admission forms may be downloaded here. Students are accepted on a first come, first served basis. There is a $50 per student nonrefundable application fee which is to be submitted with the Request for Admission.

When your child is accepted into the program, Heritage will send a contract to you for your signature. When you return the contract you will submit the registration fee of $250 ($350 if you apply after May 1). If a student withdraws after acceptance, registration fees will be forfeited.

Upon Acceptance, you will receive…

  • a contract for you to sign and return to us in hardcopy format.
  • a handbook with more information regarding our Offsite Credit Transfer program and general information about HCSC.
  • a list of books and supplies for the school-year (including book ISBN and edition).

 

Tuition

For high school students enrolling for the 2015-2016 academic year, the annual tuition is $2,115 ($235 per month). Discounts are given for additional students from the same family. After the enrollment of the first child in a family, yearly tuition for any additional students in the same family is discounted by $405 (reduced $45 per month).

For 7th/8th grade students enrolling for the 2015-2016 academic year, the annual tuition is $1980 ($220 per month). Discounts are given for additional students from the same family. After the enrollment of the first child in a family, yearly tuition for any additional students in the same family is discounted by $405 (reduced $45 per month).

Tuition is due on the first class day of each month from September through May, unless other arrangements are made with Heritage. Tuition is payable in either two installments (September and January) or in nine installments (September through May). If a student withdraws or is expelled from the program, tuition for the year is still due as described in the enrollment contract.

 

 

Grade First Student Each Additional Student
High School $235 $190
8/7 $220 $175
*High school student is always considered the first student.

 

Example One

One high school student and one 8/7 student would be $235 plus $175 = $410

Example Two

Two high school students would be $235 plus $190 = $425

Your Legal Obligation

Heritage instructors are tutors. Under the law, you are still your student’s teacher. Therefore, enrollment in Heritage does not release you from your obligation to file a Declaration of Intent to pursue a home study course, nor does it excuse you from submitting attendance records to your county’s school system. We require families to use Homeschool Compliance to submit attendance records. You may also submit your Declaration of Intent through Homeschool Compliance. HC offers a free three month trial, after which a nominal fee ($1/month last time we checked) is due for the service. That fee, payable to Homeschool Compliance (not Heritage) is well worth it. You may click on the following link to get to the Homeschool Compliance website.

Books

Parents are responsible for obtaining books for their student(s). A list of required books will be supplied to you upon acceptance. It is important that each student have his or her own copy of each book on the list even if you have two students in the same class.

In order to save money, you are welcome to buy used copies of the books, but the ISBN must match the one on the book list.

Parental Participation

Parents are expected to attend class from time to time. This will be established as a rotation so that no one is required to attend too frequently.

Why do we institute this policy?

We live in a very litigious society. Since we want Heritage to be around for a long time to come, we want to protect Heritage from frivolous, unwarranted lawsuits. This has not been a problem to date for Heritage, but similar programs have had some problems. As home school parents you have made many sacrifices and invested a great deal in your child’s education. We do not want for you to lose Heritage because of an unwarranted lawsuit. By always having a parent present, there will be two adult witnesses to anything that takes place in class.

An added benefit to this policy is that you, as the parent, will see classes from time to time.  This will give you a better idea of what goes on in class, and help you to better support your student.

Upon Acceptance, you will receive…

  • a contract for you to sign and return to us in hardcopy format.
  • a handbook with more information regarding our Offsite Credit Transfer program and general information about HCSC.
  • a list of books and supplies for the school-year (including book ISBN and edition).

 

Discipline and Dress Code

Like education itself, a child’s discipline is the responsibility of his parents. Heritage Classical Study Center, however, will discipline, as needed, the students placed in its charge in loco parentis.

A student who is willfully disobedient or consistently disruptive to the class will be referred to his parents. Failure to improve may result in expulsion.

Our required uniform is khaki slacks or shorts (with belts) for boys and khaki slacks, skirts, or shorts for girls. All students will wear approved white or blue shirts purchased from Buckhead Uniforms with Heritage logos applied by Buckhead Uniforms. Though parents may choose to purchase khaki pants or shorts there as well, it is not required that you purchase from them. White or navy blue sweaters may be worn in cold weather. Students may also wear navy blue pants (though NOT blue/denim jeans) with white Heritage shirts. Shoe color and style are left to the parents’ discretion.

In all cases we wish for students to be modestly dressed. Therefore, please remember when specifying shirt size for polo shirts to request a size that will not be too tight. Also, it is preferred that no student wear distracting jewelry. This is, of course, a subjective matter, but an example might be girls wearing very large hoop earrings.

The dress code is not intended to suggest that a student with a tight shirt or oversized earrings is somehow unspiritual. Rather, it is intended to minimize the many distractions that students already experience in their studies so that they may focus as much as possible on their academic work.

Annual Holidays

No classes will be held on Labor Day, but there is usually an adjustment for the Monday 8/7 and high school classes, which will meet on the Friday before Labor Day in order to stay on schedule. No classes will be held during Thanksgiving week or the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Please refer to the academic calendar for more details.