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Click on the link below to create an account during open registration.
Each student will be required to pay the registration fee (see below), and the class/supply fees associated with the classes that they have registered for (see course descriptions).
Registration is done online on a site called the Hub. Read and review the instructions provided in the school year tab which you are registering for. *Please use a computer and not your cell phone for the registration process.
Registration opens for the upcoming school year near the beginning of April and remains open until the middle of August. All classes have a maximum student number and will close to further registration when they are full so student placement is not guaranteed.
Yes! We have a designated date once a year (see calendar) that we allow prospective families to visit. You will get a chance to look around, talk with one of our administrators, and even sit in on a class if you would like. If you are interested in our 2023 open house on April 3, schedule your visit here.
For a student to enroll in Bridges, they need to be at least 10 and in fifth grade. Age cut-off for each school year is September 30th.
While we register students by their grade level, every class does have an age requirement. Please consult the class description to see required ages. Age cut-off for each school year is September 30th.
Bridges is a homeschool organization that meets only one day a week and is not equipped to provide special accommodations for any student that has been given an IEP by a school or that has special learning needs which affects their ability to participate independently in the classroom.
We offer a rotation of science, writing, and high school elective classes in order for parents to plan their student’s school years. However, if a class does not meet minimum enrollment or we cannot find a teacher, this could change.
1. SCIENCE ROTATION:
2022-23: Junior High Life Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
2023-24: Junior High General Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry
2. WRITING ROTATION:
2022-23: Essentials for Writing, Intro to Writing/Expository, College Prep (15+)
2023-24: Essentials for Writing, Intro to Writing/Persuasive, Great Books (15+)
3. Jr. High and High School ELECTIVE ROTATION (other electives are offered every year):
2022-23: World History (5th-7th grades), American History (high school), Financial Literacy/Health
2023-24: American History (5th-7th grades), Government/Economics, World History (high school)
Yes, there is a $60 registration fee per student that is not refundable.
The registration fee pays for any costs relating to the use of the building and general costs of keeping the program running, the study hall fee pays for a supervised study hall, the materials fee pays for classroom supplies (lab materials, copies, markers, etc.), and the tuition fee pays your child’s teacher.
Yes, you will need to purchase the listed curriculum for each class and any school supplies (textbooks, DVDs, workbooks, etc.) that the teacher requests. See the supply list in the current school year tab.
Students can sign up for as few or as many open classes as they would like on Monday. A waiting list is available for filled classes.
Yes. Government, economics, finance, health, debate, music, art, drama, physical education and others are offered a semester at a time and your student can take one semester of any of them. (Example: Physical Education for first semester; Jr. High Art for second semester.) Consult the class schedule.
Bridges is a supervised environment, so you may drop off your child as long as your child is in a class or registered for study hall during any free periods in their day. If your child has a free period with no scheduled class and you have chosen not to register for study hall, you must remain with them in the building. Bridges will provide a parent room for your use.
You only have to register for study hall if your student is in multiple classes and has a break in the schedule. During the break, he or she must be signed up for the supervised study hall and the study hall fee will apply unless you are in the building and have them with you in a designated room. On the other hand, if the student doesn’t have a break in his or her schedule, there is no need to pay the flat $50 fee yearly fee (or $25 if it is only needed for one semester).
Unfortunately, we do not issue refunds, so make sure you schedule your student for appropriate classes.
Yes, you can make payments over the course of the summer only. The final payment must be made by August 14th to attend classes. Failure to pay will result in losing your place in a class and a student not being permitted to attend classes.
Yes, orientation is required for all Bridges students and at least one parent to attend in order to participate. See calendar.
The teacher will provide all instruction and homework necessary for each class. The teachers are responsible to collect, assess, and grade each student’s homework, quizzes, and tests. The online class site, the Toolbox, is continually updated with class information and student’s grades and is always available for access.
It is the parent's responsibility to keep any necessary homeschool records, provide end of year assessments and maintain school transcripts. It is also the parent's responsibility to provide any additional help a struggling student may need outside of the classroom.
Overall, the majority of science experiments and labs (including microscopy) are completed in the Bridges classrooms. Occasionally a student will be required to perform something simple at home due to the experiment needing to be completed over an extended period of time and the teacher normally provides the supplies that are needed in those circumstances.
When Plain Local Schools are canceled for road safety, then Bridges classes are also canceled. However, if Plain Local Schools cancels for cold temperatures, we will still hold classes. Parents will receive an email regarding the cancellation of classes early Monday morning. In order to avoid extending the school year, teachers will send a detailed email or video and homework assignments to make up for the missed class time.
If you are hoping to join us for the second semester, please read through the FAQs, the 2023-2024 school year tab for course descriptions of second semester classes, the class schedule, and the registration/payments tab for instructions. Registration is via the Hub link. The Hub will allow new families to prepare for class registration on December 1st with account set-up on November 30th.
*Class selection will open at 9 am on Dec. 1st.