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Welcome to the Haines Homeschool Website

The Haines Homeschool Program is open to K-12 families who reside in the Haines Borough School District and are looking for an alternative to the traditional school setting. The program also serves students under the age of 20 who are close to completing high school credits for graduation. There are 19 students currently enrolled in the Haines Homeschool.

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Our Philosophy:
 The Haines Borough School District philosophy towards homeschooling is based on respect and understanding. We understand that students learn in many different ways and families want to offer the best learning experience for their children. Parents have many different reasons for homeschooling. Read our “Why Parents Choose Homeschooling” link in the menu bar for some of these reasons. Our homeschool coordinator works with parents to create an Independent Learning Plan that meets the needs of each student.

 Why Homeschool with the Haines Borough School District?

 •Local homeschool coordinator.

 •Enroll in onsite classes. Many of our homeschooling students take advantage of our art and music program. Some attend core and elective middle and high school classes.

•Invitations to be involved in classroom activities and field trips.

 •Easy access to a collection of homeschool materials located at the school.

 •We offer an expert for every grade level and subject. Our whole school community is committed to supporting homeschooling families.

 •Free use of technology. Full-time homeschool students in grades K-4 receive an iPad and students in grades 5-12 a laptop without having to use their allocation.

 •Supports your local school district.

Enrollment

To enroll a student in the Haines Homeschool Program, the parent or guardian completes an Individual Learning Plan. Each Homeschool student receives a yearly allotment from the Haines School District to purchase educational materials, lessons, or correspondence courses from approved distance education providers. Students who enroll before the end of the first quarter will receive a full allotment. After the first quarter, students receive one half the full allotment. There is no allotment available to students who enroll after the third quarter begins, however, there is a wide variety of textbooks, library books, and supplies available for check out in the Homeschool resource room, in the main office. Homeschool students may also check out materials from the school library. Students may attend one class at the Haines School with no deduction from the allotment. Each additional class will result in an allotment deduction. Enrolling in the homeschool program is not available or allowable for district students who want to enroll because they are taking an extended vacation or leaving town for extended periods. . Students need to be residents of Haines and living in the borough to reenroll; the HBSD Homeschool Program is not a state-wide correspondence school.  For more details on our program, click on the Homeschool Program Handbook in the menu bar on the left.  
 
The yearly allotments are:
K-3 allotment = $2,100
4-8 allotment = $2,300
9-12 allotment = $2,500

Like other students in the district, Homeschool students are required to take all statewide student assessments beginning in third grade and continuing to tenth grade. Haines Home School students are welcome to participate in some Haines School functions such as assemblies, dances, eighth grade promotion, and high school graduation.

Lisa Andriesen is the Haines Homeschool coordinator and is available for your questions at 766-6713 or by email at landriesen@hbsd.net.
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