Orientation Open House 3.12.10


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Orientation Open House 3.12.10

  1. 1. March 12, 2010<br />Welcome<br />Jere – talk about 3x5 card<br />
  2. 2. What does HEART stand for?<br /><ul><li>Home
  3. 3. Educators
  4. 4. Advancing the Kingdom of God
  5. 5. Restoring our children’s hearts to the Lord
  6. 6. Together in partnership</li></ul>Jere & Crissi testimony<br />
  7. 7. What are we passionate about?<br />J<br />
  8. 8. How can HEART Academy Help?<br />HEART Academy<br />We are a community of people intentionally partnering together to help mentor the next generation for Christ for the purpose of living out sound doctrine!<br />We are the BRIDGE …<br />Source: www.rit.edu/.../chicagoSite/for_the/student.html<br />Source: www.homeschooling.youngparentsmagazine.com<br />J<br />
  9. 9. What do we believe about parents?<br />The education of the child is the <br />parent’s responsibility!<br />You CAN educate your kids at home<br /> – even in the high school years!<br />Parents will still home school the four days of the week finishing the assignments for Friday classes.<br />Student and teacher manuals will be needed for each class and tests will be taken at home. You will keep records of these in your student’s binder.<br />J<br />
  10. 10. How do we empower and not usurp?<br />When possible, intentionally attending classes with your children creating INTEGRATION and not ISOLATION<br />Weekly assignment emails helps you to ENGAGE with your child<br />Mentor-created semester evaluations is just one part of your OVERALL assessment. No grades given.<br />Training Sessions such as High School Planning (Feb) and College Planning (May) Workshops & How to have a successful year at HEART Academy (August)<br />G<br />Bernie Ashby Testimony<br />
  11. 11. How do we create community?<br />Pulse Nights highlights specific classes in performance and displays of their work 3x year<br />Pulse Clubs trains students in leadership <br />skills such as HEARTbeat Worship Band, <br />Yearbook, Newsletter Team, Tech Team, etc.<br />Drama & Musical Performances minister <br />to the community at HEART and beyond<br />Special Events create touch points such as the HS Winter Ball, Game Nights, Pizza lunches, Ladies Nights, Craft Fairs, Spelling Bees, Potlucks!<br />Hannah Yamakami Testimony<br />C<br />
  12. 12. What is the theme this year?<br />Turning our children’s hearts toward God<br />Luke 1:17 (NIV) – Malichi 4:6<br />“And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous – to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”<br />As we turn our hearts toward our children, they will be turning their hearts toward God.<br />J<br />Myron Ashby testimony<br />
  13. 13. What is the backbone of our ministry?<br />PRAYER! <br />8:15-8:45 am for parents, students, and teachers<br />Prayer tonight for you is also available<br />C<br />
  14. 14. What does HEART have to offer?<br />Mentors who are passionate about what they teach!<br />Summer classes<br />Upper Academy Classes, grades 7-12 together<br />Lower Academy Classes, grades 3-6 together<br />Honors courses in certain high school classes<br />Study Hall where students can stay when not in a classroom.<br />J<br />
  15. 15. How do we administratively support you?<br />We will be supporting you administratively, including <br /><ul><li>Emailing & phone calls
  16. 16. Providing course catalogs, reg kits
  17. 17. Collecting monthly checks
  18. 18. Registration support
  19. 19. Volunteer coordination
  20. 20. Facility Campus coordination</li></ul>J<br />
  21. 21. What does HEART Academy require?<br />Membership with Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)<br />Email access in your home<br />Volunteer hours of 60-80 minutes per month per family, mom or teen (12+) or dad<br />J<br />
  22. 22. How Will the Finances Work?<br />Teachers are independent contractors, therefore, checks should be made payable to each individual teacher<br />Payments: monthly, quarterly, semester, annual<br />Specifics are in your registration kit and Crissi will also review them with you.<br />Scholarship discussed on case-by-case basis. See Crissi.<br />Jere & Crissi to pick up 3x5 cards<br />
  23. 23. Registration for New Families<br />Preview classes on a Friday – make an appointment with Crissi <br />Attend an Orientation Meeting – April 9 at 2:30, May 14, June, July, August TBA<br />Interview with father, mother & child (ren) at a time convenient for you<br />Receive a decision email from HEART – within one week<br />Register paperwork with HEART Academy – After the decision email is sent<br />Why? <br />Different Philosophy, no misunderstandings, success at HEART<br />C<br />
  24. 24. Registration for Returning Families<br />Please prayerfully read through the reg kit, choose your classes<br />Make 15-30 minute appointment with Crissi to check if completed; 8:30-2:30 on Friday; M,T,Th 11-5.<br />Why? Incomplete forms get set aside and doesn’t get into the database<br />C<br />
  25. 25. What do we do now?<br />Visit different tables and ask questions, look at the curriculum, pick up the course descriptions, etc.<br />If you are overwhelmed, someone can pray for and with you. See Crissi at the table.<br />Mentors not available: Cheryl Meng, Leslie Irwin, Helene Lee, Elena Walker, Jeff King, Dina Gonzalez<br />Course descriptions & registrations available to look in front and back – this will be sent to you electronically by Crissi.<br />