Enriching, Mentoring, Mastering, and Achieving
“He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress,
and for his children it will be a refuge.” Proverbs 14:26
April 1, 2017
Dear Homeschooling Students and Parents,
Thank you for inquiring about the EMMA Resource Class Program for the 2017-2018 school year. We are in our 22nd year of mentoring, and we welcome you to join us.
We desire that our program be an affordable, quality resource that enhances each family’s homeschooling experience. We recognize the parents as being solely responsible for overseeing their children’s education. While the classes can provide a framework for enrichment, the parent remains responsible for meeting the requirements of the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education.
Our year for EMMA consists of two semesters – fall and spring—in a traditional yearlong schedule. Classes are designed to be two semesters long (some exceptions, noted “sem”) with separate registration and payment for each semester. Students attending classes in the fall semester are guaranteed slots in the same classes for the spring semester if registered by the deadline.
On Fridays we offer elementary, middle school (MS), and high school (HS) enrichment classes. On Tuesdays we offer high school classes and the second day of our upper math classes. Most classes are one hour long, but some middle school and high school classes meet for a longer period and/or twice a week (both Tuesdays and Fridays). These details are noted in the registration documents. Every class has a minimum and maximum number of students. If a class is full, we will maintain a waiting list and notify you of availability.
Our classes are designed to be helpful and convenient to homeschool families at a very reasonable price. We are, therefore, dependent upon your help. Each family will contribute approximately four hours of time, referred to as work duties, each semester. The parental volunteer time ensures that there is adequate monitoring of the campus, study halls, and lunch period, and that there is help with cleaning and returning the facility to the Chapel setup.
We ask that you only enroll students who are respectful, well-behaved, and able to follow the EMMA guidelines. Our mentors are paid at the beginning of the semester so that they may use these funds as needed. In the unusual event that your student cannot cooperate with our policies, and therefore must be dismissed from attending classes, no refund will be given. Because we are in class for only a minimal amount of time each week, our mentors will not spend valuable class time handling behavior problems. Please consider this matter seriously before enrolling your student. EMMA’s handbook is included in the registration packet, and we ask you to carefully read it with your student(s) to make sure you and your student(s) are willing to comply with our policies. Due to problems in the past with the following issues, we emphasize the following rules as noted in the handbook:
1. Failure to complete three assignments in any given class will result in a suspension in that class until all assignments are completed and submitted.
2. No electronic devices (except approved calculators) will be allowed while on the EMMA campus.
3. Adherence to the dress code is mandatory.
4. Participants will conduct themselves in a Christ-like manner acting as representatives of the EMMA program and as an extension of the Chapel.
If you have questions about any aspect of our classes,
please contact one of us. We’ll be happy
to assist you.