Homeschooling in Michigan with HighPoint Hybrid
Who Can Homeschool?
Michigan parents have the legal right to homeschool their children. Michigan is one of the most homeschool-friendly states. A parent or legal guardian who homeschools his or her child is not required to hold a valid Michigan teaching certificate, permit, or occupational authorization. There are no reporting requirements for homeschooling families in Michigan. For more information regarding homeschooling requirements,
Disclosure: My children attend HighPoint Hybrid Academy and I fully endorse its teachers and curriculum, I have been compensated for this article and its contents.
Why We Love HighPoint Hybrid
Whether you’re currently homeschooling, or just looking into new resources to help you better homeschool in Michigan, the research can be overwhelming. As a homeschool mother myself, I’ve found HighPoint Hybrid Academy to be one of the most comprehensive and helpful homeschooling programs in Michigan and the Metro Detroit area. HighPoint Hybrid provides critical support to families, which is tremendously helpful for families new to homeschooling or those overwhelmed by preparation, instruction or accountability.
The thing I enjoy most is the structure I receive from the HighPoint Hybrid instructors. From the very first day, I was provided with a solid understanding of the goals for the year and great ideas on how to develop the topics at home, through assigned and elective at-home assignments. Expectations are clear and the teachers provide step-by-step instructions about at-home assignments. Parents can also choose to supplement the structured curriculum with their own lessons, providing students with an individualized experience that meets the educational goals set by the parent. HighPoint Hybrid is the perfect solution for parents who want the best of both worlds, it is the perfect blend of homeschool and classroom education.
Small classroom sizes allow each student more individualized education and quality time with teachers who are passionate about what they teach. The curriculum is carefully chosen to meet specific educational goals and designed to ignite their curiosity and create a passion for learning. Beyond academics, HighPoint helps students develop important life skills, such as time management, critical thinking, and project management. Besides the core curriculum, they also offer a range of electives that broaden students’ interest and knowledge. When the students reach the high school level, the classes shift to a more collegiate-style structure with syllabi, which prepares them for college and further educational experiences.
How Often do They Meet?
The program covers a full year of instruction. Students in grades K -12 meet in-person twice a week for 30 weeks in classes taught by experienced and passionate teachers. This hybrid model has helped me to be directly involved with my children’s learning process, without having to prepare lessons and come up with creative projects on my own. Meeting only two days allows students to explore their interests and the world around them. The two-day model allows our family extra time to take field trips, explore extra-curricular activities, spend quality time exploring educational areas of interest, and take off-peak mini staycations.
Where do They Meet?
HighPoint Hybrid currently has five locations to serve your child’s academic needs. The Clarkston campus services students from Kindergarten through 12th Grade. The Clinton Township, Rochester, and Wyandotte locations are Kindergarten through 8th grade. Finally, Rochester HighPoint Hybrid High School is new this year and will accept applications for enrollment for students in 9th to 12th grade.
Classes are self-pay (paid by the families), but public funding can also be used.