In an effort to reach our growing home school population, we have combined the best aspects of public schools and learning at home. Enrolled families meet on a predetermined regular basis with an experienced educator who is knowledgeable in setting goals and objectives, suggesting alternatives, recommending resources, and assessing progress.
The program is available for students in grades 6 through 12. Students come to the HomeLink lab at JTHS once per week and are assigned to either the Tuesday or Thursday session. Both meet from 12:45 to 2:45pm.
High school students work closely with our school counselor and depending on the amount of credits earned, have the choice of graduating with either a James A Taylor High School diploma or a North Mason High School diploma.
Students in the HomeLink program utilize Edgenuity as their primary instructional program. Edgenuity is a computer-based learning system which offers a large on-line library of interactive instructional courseware. Students have an on-line teacher and a HomeLink mentor to assist them in their educational progress. Credit is granted when students complete and master all on-line and off-line work.
High school students work on one course (.5 credit) at a time with a completion date of three weeks. The at-home time requirement is 26 hours per week with a computer and internet required. In addition, students attend the HomeLink lab for two hours each week for a total of 28 hours per week devoted to their school work.
The HomeLink lab is located in the James A Taylor High School building. Please contact Deb Swaser, School Counselor at 360-277-2293 or email email@example.com for more information.