These are the most frequently asked questions we receive. Please read this list before contacting us.
1. Why are there different levels of membership?
There are two different RHSA Membership levels. You may join at the level of “RHSA Social Only” for a fee of $25 and participate in field trips, scouting, graduation, and other activities. You also will receive email updates on homeschool events as they become available.
You may join at the level of “RHSA and Teaching Co-op” for a fee of$150 for the school year if you register Jan 1 – June 15 or $175 for the school year if you register June 16 – Dec 31 and have access to all that RHSA offers and participate in classes at the Teaching Co-op. This additional fee covers building rent, insurance, set-up, clean-up, administrative costs of the Co-op, fee for educational resource site, etc. This payment is due with your registration and must be made payable to RHSA. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
2. To whom do I make checks payable for the class deposits?
A separate check must be made payable to each teacher for each class taken for the amount designated as the Class Deposit in the Class Description. The Class Deposit is per student, per class. Even if you have two students taking the same class, a separate Class Deposit check is required for each student. Class Deposit checks must be included with your registration forms. Class Deposit checks are non-refundable, unless the student remains on the wait list or the class does not make.
3. Where can I or a friend get a registration packet?
Go to the Registration and Class Coop page for registration packets and further instructions.
1. Who decides how much the classes cost?
Each teacher, in conjunction with the Co-op Committee, decides how much to charge for the class based on the amount of preparation needed for lesson planning, preparing handouts, and time spent correcting papers. Since teachers base their monthly tuition on a nine-month scale, the tuition for all months will be the same without respect to the number of class days in the month.
2. How strict are the class age ranges?
Teachers determine the age ranges for the classes they will be teaching. All age guidelines will be strictly enforced. Any exceptions to the specified age guidelines must be approved by the teacher.
3. How will I know if I get the classes I requested?
All classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. You are notified at registration if you are in the class or you have an option to be on a class wait list.
4. How do I know if my student has been moved from the wait list into the class?
You will receive an e-mail from the Registrar if your student is moved from a wait list into the class. Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class Deposit checks for wait list classes are held until there is an opening for your student or will be shredded if the class remains full through the end of September.
5. How will I know if any of my student’s classes are cancelled?
Classes are canceled if they do not make their minimum enrollment at spring registration or if a teacher becomes unavailable due to personal circumstances and no substitute can be found. You can check for canceled classes on-line at www.rhsa.org and click the Class Grid tab under Teaching Co-Op from our home page. Cancelled classes will be in red on the grid. You will also receive an e-mail from the Co-op Registrar.
You can then reschedule classes on the next scheduled registration day or by mailing a Class Schedule Form to the Registrar (P.O. Box 831991, Richardson, TX 75083). Class Deposit checks for classes that are canceled before classes begin will be shredded or refunded by the teacher.
6. What if I need to make a class change?
ALL REGISTRATION AND CLASS CHANGES MUST BE SUBMITTED ON THE APPROPRIATE FORMS TO THE REGISTRAR.
These forms may be submitted in person to the registrar (or by mail in the summer months). No places in classes will be “held.” See the “Class Changes…” section in the
Handbook for further information on adding, dropping, or withdrawing from classes.
7. After the last day of classes, where do I mail my registration forms?
Please mail to the RHSA Registrar, P.O. Box 831991, Richardson, TX 75083.
8. Are grades given by teachers?
See Grades in the “Services” section in the Handbook.
About Miscellaneous Issues
1. What is the parent service hours requirement?
See “Parents’ Service Hour Requirements” section in the Handbook.
2. What is Chalk?
See Chalk in the “Services” section of the Handbook.
3. What if my address, e-mail address, or phone/cell number(s) change after I have registered?
Please e-mail the Co-op Registrar at email@example.com. Keeping the Co-op informed of any of these changes enables the parents to receive updates and information from the teachers and Co-op throughout the year.
4. Whom do I contact if I have a question about registration?
You may e-mail the Co-op Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.