Participation in shine requires an investment of time, talents and finances from each family. We believe the return on this investment includes invaluable friendships within a Christ-centered homeschooling community, confidence, academic growth, accountability, thought-provoking discussion, engaging classes, top-notch electives taught by experts in their fields, and the list goes on.
We do our best to keep our costs as low as possible while still ensuring high-quality, enriching opportunities for students.
Tuesday morning teachers are unpaid volunteers, elective teachers offer classes to Shine families at discounted prices, and we take advantage of fundraising and scholarship opportunities whenever possible.
The financial investment to participate in Shine consists of three main components per semester:
Registration Fee, Class Fees, and Miscellaneous Expenses.
A $100 registration fee to be paid once per year, per family at the time of Registration.
Registration fees are non-refundable and are used to cover the operational and administrative costs of Shine (insurance, facility rental, basic supplies).
Class fees are set by teachers per class, per semester and may vary slightly each semester depending on which classes are offered, to be paid upon enrollment.
All our Tuesday morning teachers are unpaid volunteers. These class fees are used to buy supplies and materials to be used by your student throughout the semester.
Class fees are for our elective classes are used to pay outside professionals to teach our elective classes.
Miscellaneous expenses may include books for academic classes, khaki pants to be worn on Tuesday mornings, backpack, lunchbox, school supplies, any supplies required for electives (i.e.: tennis racket, costumes for drama performances, book club assigned reading, etc…)
A list of these expenses is given at enrollment.