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FAQ's - Getting Started with CLASS

FAQ

What should I do when my books arrive?

The first thing you should do when your course materials arrive is to confirm that you have received everything. One item in your box is a Master Assignment Sheet (packing list). Check the materials you received against this list.

 

If any items are missing, check the column marked “A” next to the item in question and look for a letter code. As noted in the key at the bottom of the packing list, items marked "D" or "C" are intentionally not shipped. "B" items—those that have been back-ordered - will be shipped to you as soon as they arrive at CLASS. In other words, if a "missing" item has a letter code next to it, there is no need to contact CLASS.

 

You should notify CLASS immediately (by email at custserv@homeschools.org) if items are missing that do not have one of these codes, or if you believe that a code was issued in error.

Transitioning Into Home Schooling

The transition from public education or Christian school to home education can be quite challenging for inexperienced parent/teachers. It can be difficult to organize your home school without a suitable model. The failure of many home schoolers can be traced to inconsistent and extreme approaches to organization. We do not recommend trying to organize your home school exactly like a traditional classroom. The demands of such a rigid approach can quickly lead to home school burnout. Unfortunately, many home school parents overreact to this problem and decide to do away with structure altogether.

 

This experiment in extremes seldom yields good results. A significant number of families do not survive their first year in home education because they feel they have failed to establish a reasonable school schedule.

 

Relax. Allow yourself a realistic amount of time to transition from a traditional schedule to a more flexible home school schedule. Your goal is to develop a structured but flexible learning environment that promotes self-discipline and personal achievement. If your schedule achieves these objectives and seems comfortable to you, dismiss the critics—even those in your own mind. Your plan is the means to an end, not an end in itself. Planning your work and working your plan must be tempered with adaptability and flexibility. It may take some effort to relax at first - but you can do it.

Different Subjects - Different Planning

Shorter Subjects

As you plan your school year (or within the first few weeks of teaching), you will find that some courses can be completed much more quickly than others. For these courses, we offer the following suggestions:

  1. Work in all courses concurrently, planning to complete them at the end of your school year. If they are completed in less time, use the new available time slot to finish other subjects. 
  2. Work in all courses concurrently, but space out the shorter courses so they are taught on only select days of the week (e.g., MWF). The remaining days of the week can then be used as study periods, time for other subjects, or as an opportunity to supplement the subject with material of your own choosing.
  3. Choose to complete some shorter courses during the first part of your school year (first semester courses), and complete other shorter courses during the second part of the year (second semester courses).

 

Smaller Portions

We do not encourage you to spend the entire day on one subject in an attempt to complete a week’s work. You would be imitating the folly of a man who eats all day on Sunday to meet all his nutritional needs for the week. Difficult subjects, such as mathematics and grammar, are best mastered by studying a portion every day. Daily exercises and drill work aid in understanding and are a necessary part of the lesson. The principle of smaller portions holds true with learning. We need time to digest and assimilate facts so they can become true knowledge.

 

Mathematics and grammar in particular should be taught throughout the school year and not in a single-semester format. Because these courses constantly build on previous lessons, extended time off between lessons makes it more difficult for the student to learn new concepts.

 

Difficult Subjects

Difficult subjects should be studied first, while you are still fresh. It is a real boost to know that "Mount Everest" is behind you, and the rest of the day can be devoted to easier, more enjoyable material.

 

If you are teaching several students, we suggest you stagger the difficult subjects so that only one or two students are working on hard courses at a time. This flexibility balances your load and makes it easier to give individual attention when it is most likely needed.

 

Hours Per Day

For each weekday (M - F), we suggest that you plan a full day - similar to a traditional school day - for instructing older students. For kindergarten children, plan a half-day of class time (usually in the morning). Kindergarten teachers should study their Kindergarten Instruction Sheet for additional details.

Suggested School Supplies

Listed below are school supplies that you may wish to obtain. It is intended only to provide you with a list of materials that may be helpful while teaching. These are only suggestions; the list is not prioritized.

  1. Daily planner (for example, the At-A-Glance To Do Today planning pad that fits the average three-ring binder)
  2. Teacher's grade book or class record
  3. Chalkboard, blackboard, or dry-erase board (One can be made inexpensively with materials from a local lumber yard, or you may order one online.)
  4. Blackboard erasers, chalk, etc.
  5. Pencil sharpener
  6. Large dictionary (Larger and more complete editions are better. These can often be picked up at used book sales.)
  7. Small paperback dictionaries (one for each student at his desk)
  8. Encyclopedias, art books, reference books, etc. (Check used book sales for inexpensive sets of these materials.)
  9. Catalogs and website links from everyone and everywhere listing school supplies and text materials.
  10. One large bulletin board, or several small ones
  11. Charts and maps (Old National Geographic maps are ideal for most situations.)
  12. For each student, depending on age: scissors, 6-inch ruler, 12-inch ruler, compass, protractor, notebooks, pencils, erasers, crayons, colored pencils for map coloring, etc.
  13. Stars, smiles, and other stickers (for extra-good papers)
  14. Paper clips, stapler, gummed reinforcements, colored markers, thumb tacks, rubber bands, colored pencils for grading papers
  15. Tuning fork or pitch pipe for singing classes
  16. Triangles and other geometry aids
  17. Paper punch (a paper cutter is handy, but expensive)
  18. Stopwatch with a second-hand for timed tests and physical education activities
  19. "In" and "Out" baskets for homework papers
  20. Clipboard for each student old enough to use loose-leaf notebook paper
  21. Loose-leaf notebook with subject dividers
  22. Chalkboard staff liner to make equally-spaced lines for work in music, penmanship, and math
  23. Large alphabet cards for the wall (These will help remind beginning readers how to make their letters—both manuscript and cursive.)
  24. A Bible for each student and the teacher (A good translation [not a paraphrase] Bible should be selected. You may also want more than one version for comparing translations - especially for Bible classes.)
  25. Bible aids, such as a comprehensive concordance (make sure it matches the translation of your Bible) and a good Bible dictionary
  26. A thesaurus for your older students
  27. Science laboratory equipment
  28. CD player with earphones for phonics programs, foreign language studies, and music appreciation recordings
  29. Art supplies, such as: paper, pastels, watercolors, tempera paint, old magazines for bulletin board displays, Elmer's glue, rubber cement, any craft or hobby materials, etc.

Most supplies can be purchased at a local department store (e.g., Wal-Mart or Target) or office supply store (e.g., OfficeMax, Office Depot, or Staples). For other more unique school items, we recommend you check our Resource Library or search online.

Keeping Your School Records

If your students are enrolled in the CLASS Plan, then you do not need to keep most of the documents listed below* - you are enrolled in our school. If, however, you are using the Family Plan, then the following list of documents may be important if you come in contact with a party hostile to home schooling.

 

* You should still keep attendance records, a listing of your student's extra-curricular involvement, transcripts of any independent coursework, and copy of your local ordinances and special state requirements (supplemental to CLASS).

 

Founding Documents

Founding documents are those that apply to the creation of your home school. They include incorporation papers, philosophy statements, a list of the chief officers of your school, and official home school correspondence.

 

School Organization Documents

These documents pertain to the annual organization of your school. Documents relevant to an individual student may be moved to that student's cumulative records file once a school year is completed.

 

Attendance Records

We encourage you to keep attendance records in a permanent log along with a school year calendar indicating the general schedule for each year, including holidays, vacations, etc. Presently, none of the fifty states requires more than 185 days (six hours each day) of daily-attendance instruction each school year.

 

Standard Courses

You should create a written statement outlining the course materials, along with their respective publishers, which you intend to use for the upcoming school year. This statement must confirm the quantity of curriculum instruction in your home school. Be sure to consider the following courses since most are standard requirements in virtually every credible school.

 

Bible
English
Literature
Spelling
Grammar
Penmanship
Mathematics
Science
History
Geography
Physical Education
Art
Music

 

Also, keep a running tally of each book read by your students over the course of the school year.

 

Extra-Curricular Involvement

Home schooling should not be limited to just academics. Extra-curricular activities such as Sunday School, church and church youth groups; field trips to museums, the zoo, or nature hikes; and participation in sports and/or membership in the YMCA/YWCA or other similar organizations help to develop the socialization of your students. These activities can be incorporated into specific courses (e.g., Bible, history, and physical education) as additional requirements, or used as breaks from the academic rigors of your school year.

 

Local Ordinances

The Bible, as well as common sense, dictates that you should comply with basic health, fire, and safety codes. Few states require home schools to make arrangements for special fire and safety equipment, but you should obtain and store a copy of local ordinances should the topic of local inspection arise.

 

State Requirements

Some states have one or two special courses that are mandated for all schools. The state of Texas, for example, requires that private schools teach a course in good citizenship during the elementary grades. If you have similar mandated courses in your state, you should obtain and complete this course material with your students on a supplemental basis.

Additionally, several states require children to take a course in either state history or agriculture during their elementary grades. Sources for obtaining state history courses can often be found in local libraries and colleges. Upon completion of your state history coursework, we suggest that you place this information into your student’s cumulative records.

 

Achievement Testing

Achievement testing should occur annually as a method of evaluating the basic skill development of your students. CLASS supplies the California Achievement Test in your curriculum for this purpose. Other testing programs, such as the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and the Stanford Achievement Test, are viable alternatives for annual testing. Remember, however, that CLASS does not accept the Stanford Achievement Test for the student's first enrollment in CLASS.

Once you begin using a particular series, you should continue to use it as long as possible. Remaining with one testing series year after year provides a more accurate evaluation of your student's development.

Achievement test results should be placed in your student's cumulative records file

 

Medical Records

You should have on file a copy of each student's immunization records, and have access to your children's other health and physical examination data. Although CLASS does not require this information, many schools do before they will allow a student to enroll.

Many families who have home schooled for years run into problems when they unexpectedly have to place their students into a public or private school. If your students have not been immunized, or if confirmation of immunization cannot be made, they may not be allowed to enroll until all immunizations have been given.

Although medical records are not the same as a student's cumulative records, schools will oftentimes store them together in a student's cumulative records file.

 

Cumulative Records

A student's permanent file, or cumulative record, contains the history of that student's educational experience. It usually includes attendance and grading records, as well as awards and certificates, comments made by teachers, and extra-curricular involvement information. In high school, the academic records include course grades (final or otherwise), credits, GPA, and class rank. Transcripts from other institutions are also stored here.

CLASS will automatically request a student's cumulative records when he is transferred into our program above the ninth grade. For other grade levels, you may request that CLASS obtain these records by sending us a written request. Records obtained by CLASS will remain on file until the student either graduates, transfers to another school, or simply withdraws from our program.

 

Other Documents

There are other documents you may find necessary at some point after enrollment. For CLASS Plan students, these include the following:

 

Certificate of Enrollment

The Certificate of Enrollment is an official document on CLASS stationery stating that your student is currently enrolled in our school. Christian Liberty will issue this certificate upon request. If, however, CLASS has not received a reasonable amount of work for the current grade level and/or any other grade levels still open, the certificate will be issued with a statement that little or no work has been submitted for those grade levels.

To request a Certificate of Enrollment, email us at custserv@homeschools.org.

 

Good Student Discount

The Good Student Discount form is a document provided by your auto insurance company, which you forward to us. CLASS will complete and return this form if your student has submitted a reasonable amount of work for the current grade level and/or any other open grade levels, and has maintained the equivalent of a "B" average according to our grading system.

 

Work Permit

A Work Permit is an official document on CLASS stationery stating that your student may obtain a job while enrolled in our school. Christian Liberty will issue this permit upon request if your student has been in our program for at least two (2) quarters, has sent in a reasonable amount of coursework, and has maintained the equivalent of a "B" average for that work according to our grading system.

To request a Work Permit, email us at custserv@homeschools.org.

 

Progressing Through Your Year

Lesson Plans

When you organized your school year, you completed the bulk of your lesson planning. However, you should remember the following three components as you plan your specifics for each day's lesson.

 

Review Old Material

    1. Never present new material if the student has not demonstrated an understanding of the previous material.
    2. Discuss the important points from the previous day’s lesson.
    3. Correct homework together, and rework any material not understood before introducing new lessons.
    4. Use flashcards or drill problems where appropriate.

 

Introduce New Material

    1. Present new material and explain all concepts presented in the lesson until you are sure the student understands it well enough to work independently.
    2. Read directions carefully to the student, or have the student read them aloud. Thoroughly explain all directions and processes before beginning.
    3. Assign class work. Work not completed during class time may be assigned as homework.

 

Verify Understanding of New Material

    1. Check completed schoolwork before the student is dismissed. If he still does not understand, explain the material once again. You may choose to check the homework assignment later that day or during the review period of the next lesson.
    2. Point out any errors. Repeat the explanation, or explain it in different terms, to be sure that the student understands.

 

Test Preparation for Submission

When the time comes to test your students, the following steps will maximize their probability for success, reduce the number of simple errors, and minimize any potential problem that may occur after the tests have been submitted.

 

Review Before Testing

A good teacher will quiz a student on the concepts and facts being presented in each lesson before administering a test. Oral quizzes are an excellent means of identifying any weak or misunderstood areas. It is also important to review any definitions of terms.

You should never administer a test until you are satisfied that you, the teacher, have presented the material adequately and that your student has mastered it. In addition, scan each lesson to make sure everything has been presented. If something was missed, go back and cover it before giving the test.

Also, you should never teach "to the test." Tests by their nature contain a representative sampling of what a student should have learned. Teaching "to the test" will invalidate the test as a tool in assessing your student's real mastery of the course material. Instead, you should help your student review everything in the particular lesson or unit for which he is responsible.

 

Read All Directions Carefully With Your Student

Once you hand a test to your student, make sure all directions are thoroughly explained. Point out any multi-part questions. On grammar tests, make certain your student knows when to circle or underline. Finally, remind students to check their tests to ensure they are complete before returning them. A student can lose several points on a test for failing to follow directions.

 

Supervise All Tests

Students should not have access to their textbooks and workbooks while taking a test (unless the course instructions indicate otherwise). They should never have access to teacher’s keys (see Standards of Integrity). Administer tests in quiet surroundings and monitor to see that all directions are being properly carried out. Parents may help their first graders read or spell difficult test questions when necessary.

A student should not have access to a test or any part of it prior to the actual administration of the test unless such access is specifically permitted in the course and/or test instructions. The answers to a test should not in any way be communicated to a student prior to or during the taking of a test. The instructor should never allow a student access to test or daily work answer keys.

 

Once the Test Is Complete

When checking for errors, do not change, write over, or deface the original answers in any way since this can affect your student's score when CLASS grades the test.

Submit original tests only. CLASS does not return completed tests. Once submitted, a test becomes the property of CLASS. Therefore, you should make a photocopy of all tests for your records and to guard against mail loss. Work done on separate sheets of paper, such as diagrams or sentence work, should be identified with student name, ID number, and course title prior to submission.

You are not required to submit each test to CLASS in a separate envelope. Instead, we recommend you send them on a monthly basis. This lowers your overall postage costs and minimizes the damage from any possible mail loss.

Your Addresses

If you supply CLASS with only one address, we will use that address for all correspondence and shipments. However, we often have two or more addresses for one family which are used for different purposes. Multiple addresses are categorized as follows:

 

Primary Address

This is your family’s main address. It is the default address used for all correspondence sent by CLASS throughout the course of your school year. If this is a Post Office Box address, we will request a separate shipping address (with a street number) so packages can be mailed to you via our regular shipping method. If you are on the mission field and have a foreign address, we will request your stateside mission organization’s address for mailing curriculum materials.

 

Shipping Address

This address is used for mailing your initial shipment, curriculum, and any curriculum adjustment materials that are sent through our Shipping Department. It is not used for any other correspondence unless the primary address is indicated by the postal service as “not valid.”

 

Address Changes  

Your mailing address is an integral part of our relationship with you. When it is incorrect, it costs us time and money in resources and prevents you from receiving report cards and other correspondence important to your home school.

 

Mailing Address

If either of your mailing addresses has changed, please notify CLASS as soon as possible. You should also contact us if you have a temporary address that should be used for an extended period of time, or if you want to cancel a temporary address. You can change your address by contacting our Customer Service Department or by submitting the Change of Address Form.

 

Phone Number

If your phone number has changed, or if you have an additional day-time number, fax number, etc. which you believe we should have, you should contact our Customer Service Department or submit a Change of Address Form. Be sure to include at what times a particular number can be called.

 

Email Address

If your email address has changed, please notify us so we can update our records and continue to send your student test scores and other important information. The easiest way to update your email address is by completing our Email Address Form.

Money Matters

The Finance Office is responsible for processing all payments received and settling account problems. Any correspondence you submit regarding your account or account statement should be directed to this office.

 

Account Statements

Account statements are processed and mailed monthly (usually on the 20th of the month) to all families who owe more than $5.00 for the previous billing period.

 

Balances must be paid within 30 days (60 days for foreign families) to prevent the accrual of delinquency fees. If a balance has not been paid within the allotted time, a delinquency fee of $2.00 is added to your account and will appear on your next statement. Delinquent accounts have all normal services suspended until the balance has been paid. No report cards, transcripts, etc. will be processed or sent until the account is current.

 

If you have an outstanding balance at the time of re-enrollment, the previous balance must be paid prior to the new enrollment. If payment is received for an enrollment and an outstanding balance exists, then the payment will be used to first pay off the balance; the remainder will then be applied toward the new tuition balance.

 

Methods of Payment

In addition to check and money order, Christian Liberty accepts VISA, MasterCard, and Discover Card. Payment may be made by the following methods:

 

Mail

All payments (except those that accompany an enrollment application) should be mailed to the following address:

 

Attn: Finance Office

CLASS

502 West Euclid Avenue

Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004-5402

 

Enrollments, with accompanying payment, should be mailed to:

 

Attn: Enrollments

CLASS

502 West Euclid Avenue

Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004-5402

 

Phone

You may pay by phone using your charge card by calling our Customer Service department. Note, however, that enrollments cannot be processed, nor can they be paid for, by phone.

 

FAX

Charge card payments may be sent by FAX if the fax includes the card name and number, expiration date, signature of the cardholder, and the amount to be charged.

 

Fees and Charges

The following are brief descriptions of the more common fees and charges associated with our program.

 

Apostille Fee

The fee for an apostille is $35.00. This will be in addition to any other charges (e.g., transcript fees or diploma replacement costs) associated with your request.

 

Delinquency Fee

If you have not paid your account within 30 days (60 days for foreign families), a delinquency fee of $2.00 is added to your account. This fee is included when our monthly statements are processed—usually around the 20th of each month. You must pay the Amount Due on your monthly statement to prevent the account from becoming delinquent.

 

Delinquent accounts have all normal services suspended until the balance has been paid. No report cards, transcripts, etc. will be processed or sent until the account is current. If your account is delinquent, any monies received (e.g., for an extension fee or a new enrollment) will first be applied to the outstanding balance.

 

We reserve the right to return your student’s cumulative records to his previous school if your account is delinquent.

 

Diploma Replacement

The cost to replace a missing or damaged high school diploma is $15.00. Replacement copies of the eighth grade diploma, the special status Certificate of Completion, and the Kindergarten and Advanced Kindergarten certificates are $5.00 each.

 

Elective Fee

This is the amount charged to add a non-required course from our elective list to your student’s curriculum. The cost for an elective varies by course. Some electives are available for seventh and eighth grade students; all can be assigned to high schoolers (pending appropriate prerequisites). If CLASS assigns a course from our elective list to meet a requirement for graduation, that course is no longer considered an elective; you will not be charged for the course.

 

Extension Fee

The cost to extend a student’s grade level by one quarter is $35.00. Each student is allowed up to 3 extensions per grade level to complete and submit his coursework. If the grade level is incomplete at the end of the three extensions, then the grade level must be repeated. Extensions allow your student’s grade level to remain open if all coursework cannot be submitted within the normal time limit. They are not dependent on the amount of work received in a given quarter (i.e., the fee would be owed even if no work was received in that quarter). CLASS sends information about purchasing extensions (if necessary) with a student’s last two report cards. Extensions are not automatically billed to your account. You must request and pay for them in advance. Failure to pay an extension fee will result in the student’s withdrawal from that grade level. However, paying the allowed extension fee (even after withdrawal has occurred) will reactivate the grade level.

 

Faxed Transcript Fee

A $5.00 per destination fee is charged for any transcript that is faxed by CLASS; it is applicable only to faxed transcripts. This fee is in addition to any other fees associated with processing and sending a transcript.

 

Returned Check Service Fee

If your check fails to clear the bank and is returned for insufficient funds, or for any other reason, we will automatically debit your account $20.00 to cover our bank’s service charge.

 

Lost Materials Fee

This is the amount charged to send replacement materials for those items that have been lost or damaged. This fee varies depending on the cost of the material itself, plus the related shipping charges.

 

Transcript Fee

All CLASS Plan students are eligible to receive 1 transcript free of charge. Each subsequent transcript costs $5.00 per document. Payment must accompany the request. If a transcript request asks for a faxed or emailed copy only, the cost is still $5.00 (if applicable) to produce the paper document plus $5.00 to fax or email it. If no destination is provided for the official copy, it will be mailed to the family's home.

Curriculum

The CLASS Curriculum Department is responsible for assigning the courses your student is to complete throughout his school year. It is also responsible for making changes to your assignments, replacing lost materials, and approving special situations specific to your student.

 

Adjusting Your Curriculum

The Curriculum Adjustment Request Form is your primary means to change your student’s curriculum after the books have been sent. Fill out the appropriate section and send it back to the attention of our Curriculum Department.

 

Changing a Course

If you find the course we assigned to be either too easy or too difficult, you may request that the assignment be changed. CLASS can adjust a course (at our discretion and within the limits of our course selection) at any time within 6 months from when your materials were shipped. If the change is made, the old course will be deleted from the student’s curriculum.

 

Do not return the course materials you wish to adjust with the Curriculum Adjustment Request Form; send just the form. If the Curriculum Department approves your request, the appropriate adjustment to the curriculum will be made. If the change cannot be approved, the original assignment will still be required. You will be notified should this occur.

 

If your adjustment has been approved, you will receive (along with the new course) instructions regarding the return of the previous course materials. Materials that are to be returned must be in “unused condition” (as determined by CLASS). If you are unable to return these materials in this condition, a charge for the deleted course will appear on your next statement. Note that if the previous course materials are returned to CLASS in non-reusable condition, they will not be returned to you, even though you have been charged for them.

 

Changing courses does not adjust your grade level ending date. All assignments must be completed by the ending date regardless of when you receive them. If additional time is needed, then extensions will be required.

 

We retain the right to deny a curriculum adjustment if for any reason we consider the change inadvisable.

 

Adding a Course

Electives may be added to your junior high or senior high curriculum at any time within the 6 month period after your books have been shipped. Note, however, that prerequisites and grade level credit limitations may prevent us from assigning the course you order.

 

You may, of course, always supplement our curriculum at any time with your own courses—those purchased through Shopchristianliberty.com or some other company. Do not send work to CLASS that has been completed supplementally. CLASS will only accept and award grade level or graduation credit for coursework assigned by CLASS and taken within the CLASS system.

 

Adding courses does not change your grade level ending date. Adding a course after your books arrive will give you less time to complete the course before extensions become an issue.

 

Deleting a Course

Non-required electives may be deleted from a student’s curriculum at any point prior to course completion. However, if a course is required, either because of grade level or graduation requirements, it cannot be deleted.

 

No course can be deleted once a final grade has been awarded. (Exception: see Retaking a Course.)

 

Do not return the course materials with your deletion request; wait until you receive confirmation that the deletion has occurred.

 

If the deleted course is eligible for a refund (some CLP and second-half courses are not), you will receive a Book Return Authorization Form with your confirmation, which must accompany your return. The materials being returned must be in “unused condition” (as determined by CLASS). If materials are returned that cannot be reused, no refund will be awarded nor will the used materials be sent back to you.

 

Required courses cannot be deleted from a student’s curriculum. All standard curriculum requirements must be completed during the grade level in which they are assigned.

 

Replacing Lost or Missing Materials

If you have lost or misplaced any course materials, fill out the appropriate section on the Curriculum Adjustment Request Form and send it back to us. When the replacement items arrive you will also receive a bill for the materials. This amount will also appear on your next statement.

 

See the section entitled When Your Books Arrive if you did not receive the materials with your original shipment.

 

Special Situations (Yellow R&Is)

If, for a medical reason, your student is temporarily unable to meet our course requirements, contact our Curriculum Department. Send us official documentation of the problem, as well as the specific curriculum modification you are requesting. If approved, we will send you replacement Yellow R&I sheets which you should use in place of the standard white ones. The Yellow R&I sheets will have instructions that will alert our grading staff to the temporary change in requirements.

Graduation

Diplomas and Certificates of Completion

As students reach certain milestones in their education, they are awarded diplomas or certificates to acknowledge their achievement. CLASS awards the documents listed below.

 

Diplomas and Certificates of Completion are mailed to families after all requirements have been met and all scores have been recorded. They are processed independent of quarterly report cards and may arrive either before or after you receive the final report card.

 

High School Diploma

A high school diploma is awarded to CLASS Plan students upon successful completion, grading, and recording of all ninth through twelfth grade course requirements. It is not dependent on the status of any elementary grade levels.

 

Eighth Grade Diploma

An eighth grade diploma is awarded to CLASS Plan students upon successful completion, grading, and recording of all eighth grade coursework assigned by CLASS. It is not dependent on the status or completion of previous grade levels.

 

Standard Kindergarten and Advanced Kindergarten Certificates of Completion

A Certificate of Completion is awarded to both Kindergarten and Advanced Kindergarten students upon successful completion of their respective grade levels. Advanced Kindergarten students are not required to complete our standard kindergarten program to receive their certificate.

 

Special Status Certificate of Completion

A Certificate of Completion is awarded to CLASS Plan, special status students upon successful completion, grading, and recording of all twelfth grade coursework assigned by CLASS. It is not dependent upon any previous grade levels, nor is it dependent on the level of the coursework completed in twelfth grade.

 

Replacement Documents 

If you misplace your diploma or certificate you may contact CLASS to purchase a replacement. The cost to replace a high school diploma is $15.00; eighth grade diplomas and all Certificates of Completion are $5.00 each.

Payment for replacement documents must accompany your order. We cannot bill your account.

 

On-Campus Graduation Ceremony

Christian Liberty hosts an annual on-campus graduation ceremony for all eighth and twelfth grade CLASS graduates who wish to attend. It includes those students (and their families) who graduate anytime from the previous September to the following August. This ceremony has historically been held on the second or third Sunday in June. Starting in 2010, all graduation events will instead take place on Saturday afternoon. A complete graduation packet is mailed in February to families with eligible students. See packet for exact date and time. Twelfth graders also receive information on how to order caps, gowns, class rings, and announcements. If you do not receive this information by March 1, and you believe you are eligible, contact our Customer Service Department.

 

Students do not receive diplomas at the ceremony. Diplomas are mailed upon actual completion.

Resource Library

Our library offers a selection of organizations, publications, and suppliers of materials and information which we think you will find informative and useful. CLASS, however, is not responsible for the content, accuracy, or reliability of the information provided or of the companies themselves. Some companies are Christian; others are not. We have tried to select those we believe are educationally useful and not objectionable. If you find any links are not functioning properly, email us at webmaster@christianliberty.com.

 

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