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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I enroll my student?
    Enrollment begins in late March for new students. You can find the details of our enrollment process here.
  • How will the enrollment application be evaluated?
    It is our desire to partner with families who share the same goals regarding a hybrid-homeschool program. The most successful students at TCC are those who: - Practice respectful and responsible behavior on campus - Demonstrate a willingness to learn - Participate in class - Complete the coursework as assigned by the instructor - Receive academic support from parents outside of the classroom New families will engage in an interview process (either in-person or virtual video conference) as part of the enrollment application process. TCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin in the admissions policies.
  • Do I have to commit for a whole year?
    Yes. Because space is limited and our teachers begin preparing for the year-long before it begins, we require each family to make a year-long commitment. You may add or drop a class by August 31 without additional tuition obligations.
  • How many classes are required?
    There is not a minimum number of classes for enrollment. Many of our students will enroll in multiple classes to satisfy more core requirements. It's a great opportunity for kids to develop relationships with one another in a safe environment. If your student has a break in his/her schedule, we will offer a study hall area in which kids can do homework, prepare for the next class, or catch up with friends.
  • How long are the classes?
    Our classes are 80 minutes each. This gives plenty of time for vibrant discussions, guided practice, and hands-on experiences. Your student will be engaged from start to finish each week. ​ Classes run from mid-August through the end of April. We will have a fall break, Thanksgiving break, and a three-week break for Christmas. We will also be off for a week for spring break. See the calendar for exact dates.
  • How do I know if my 4th grader is ready?
    All students entering 4th grade must be able to read independently on grade level. He/she should be comfortable in a classroom environment without a parent on site, and must demonstrate the maturity needed for an 80-minute time period. If you are uncertain if your student can handle the workload for a class, we encourage you to email the teacher for a candid discussion.
  • How do I know if a class is right for my student?
    The best way to assess your child's readiness for a particular class is to refer to the course description and talk wtih the teacher. There are math placement tests if you're uncertain about your student's abilities, and our language arts teachers can help you determine the best fit for your child. We want all of our students to be successful, so we are committed to helping you make an informed decision about enrollment.
  • Can students with disabilities be part of TCC?
    With respect to students and prospective students with disabilities, it may be necessary for TCC to decline enrollment or re-enrollment to such students because the program is not equipped to provide services for the needs of students with certain disabilities that require modification of coursework. Students are required to be performing at or above grade level to enter 4th-grade classes.
  • What if my student has behavioral difficulties?
    TCC does not provide accommodations or services for students with behavioral needs. Students who have had challenges or been asked to leave other programs for behavior issues may be denied enrollment with TCC until they have completed a successful year in another program.
  • Is once per week enough time for in-class instruction?
    Yes. Think of The Classroom Collective as a university model. Students receive their instruction and participate in demonstrations once each week and continue independent study on the other days. The work is laid out for each class in an easy-to-follow plan, enabling parents to take an active role in learning without the stress of creating the curriculum. ​ *Some of our math classes will also offer a mid-week online tutorial through Zoom for students who need extra instruction. These classes are available for an additional charge. See math course descriptions for details.
  • What if my student needs academic modifications?
    Any academic modifications must be made at home. Students enrolled in the program are expected to participate in class and complete the coursework as assigned.
  • How do I check my student's grades?
    You may review your student's grades by logging into their individual Google Classroom site. Click the COURSEWORK tab, then click VIEW MY WORK. All of the work assigned and graded will be shown here. Grades are stored for 30 days after the end of the school year. TCC does not keep records of grades from year to year.
  • Do parents have to volunteer?
    It is for the safety of the students and the care of the facility that we schedule parent volunteers. We ask for you to volunteer up to three half-days each semester, depending on the number of classes your family chooses. You'll be assigned to oversee the lunch area, monitor the halls, or entry door. Outside of your volunteer time, you will not be required to remain on campus during class time. If you are unable to volunteer in-person, you may select the opt-out option each semester.
  • Are students required to use the TCC-issued Google account?
    Students are required to use the TCC-issued Google account for accessing their Google Classroom and email correspondence with teachers. If a student joins a class with a Google account outside of the @classroomcollectiveok domain, it could prohibit some correspondence and deny accessibility to classwork.
  • How do I get a TCC Google account?
    Once your student is officially accepted into the program, we will create a TCC Google account to be used for accessing classroom work. These will be issued in August.
  • Are you an EPIC vendor?
    No. TCC is not an EPIC vendor. The Classroom Collective does not accept payments from EPIC Learning Funds.
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