Is HEC a school?
HEC is not a school. We are a learning, enrichment center. Anyone is welcome to attend classes. Independent homeschoolers, charter students, PSP students, public school students & private school students are all welcome to enroll with HEC.
Is the $45 Fee paid to HEC refundable?
No, the fee is not refundable. Membership cannot be transferred to another student.
Is the fee refundable for day camps?
No, anything paid for day camps is nonrefundable.
Are Field trips refundable?
No, field trips are not refundable unless we cancel the field trip.
Do I have to pay the $45 membership fee every semester?
The annual $45 membership fee is good for the whole school year September 1sy, 2021 through August 31st, 2022 (for both semesters) & this coming year, as a bonus, membership will be good from June 1, 2021 through August 31st. We include 2 free summers in membership this year. There is no prorating membership if entering the school year 2nd semester.
Do you offer discounts for Military?
Because each class is paid to each individual teacher, HEC does not offer military discounts. We do offer sibling discounts. See below.
Do you offer a discount for multiple children in the same family (siblings only)?
HEC will cap the membership fees at $180 for multiple children in one family. You will enroll your children & pay the fees for 4 of them at time of registering & then email the director so she can approve the others. Discounts cannot be combined. This discount only applies to those paying the membership fee out of pocket (not using charter funds).
How do I drop a semester class?
Our registration system does not allow you to drop classes yourself. Please email the teacher directly to drop their class. They cannot exchange classes & cannot drop other teacher's classes.
Does registering on HEC automatically hold my child’s spot in a semester class?
Yes & no. Yes, your child’s spot is saved. No, if you do not immediately order your charter funds to pay for each class & your vendor hasn’t received notification of your enrichment certificate within 2 weeks of ordering or within 2 weeks of your charter funds being dropped, your child will be dropped from their classes. We will not allow families to hold spots without paying for the classes. This is not fair to the vendor nor to other students waiting to enroll. The only exception to this is if you are saving spots during the summer when funds have not dropped yet. Inspire will allow you to order funds for classes now & will just hold it until funds drop. But for other charters, as soon as funds drop, your purchase orders need to be ordered. If the teacher does not receive payment 2 weeks before classes start, your child will be dropped from the class.
Can I make payments for individual classes?
Classes need to be paid up front before classes start. The teacher/vendor may take split payments. Please contact vendor in regards to this.
What is the deadline to drop a semester class?
Depending on the vendor, it is 1-2 weeks. YOU MUST CONTACT THE VENDOR BEFORE THE 3RD WEEK OF CLASS. Fees will need to be prorated for the classes that your child attended.
Are there refunds on semester classes through the vendors?
Fees will need to be prorated for the classes that your child attended. The vendor may take a supply fee in addition. No refunds after this. This is unfair to the vendor as the vendor prepared for you child by purchasing supplies & saved a spot for your child & now cannot fill that spot.
Do you accept charter funds/purchase orders from charters for Membership Fees?
Yes, starting the fall 2021 semester, HEC accepts purchase orders (enrichment certificates) for membership fees from some charters. A purchase order (enrichment certificate) must be received in order for membership to start. HEC accepts PCA, Cabrillo, Mission Vista & Freedom Academy.
*If you are paying for membership with charter funds, order funds to be paid to Homeschool Enrichment Centers ONLY for the membership. Please send me an email letting me know that you ordered the funds & for you & your child's name & contact information. As soon as I received them, I will email you a code to use towards your checkout of ordering membership. Once membership is purchased, you can register for your classes on our website, THEN order your funds to pay the classes to the individual vendors.
Is HEC an approved vendor?
Yes, HEC is an approved vendor for Pacific Coast, Cabrillo, Mission Vista & Freedom Academy.
Can I pay for my classes with charter funds before I pay for membership?
No, you will need to wait until your membership is paid for either by out of pocket payment at checkout OR by charter funds with an enrichment certificate (purchase order).
What other types of payment do you accept?
HEC accepts Check, Visa, MasterCard for the annual $45 membership fee. If you wish to pay by check, email for our mailing address & make check payable to Homeschool Enrichment Centers.
How do I pay for classes with charter funds?
When your funds drop, you will order an Enrichment Certificate or PO for each class with each vendor separately. But you need to register for classes on our website first or you might not have a spot saved for you.
What if I am paying cash for classes?
If you are paying cash for classes, you will need to pay each vendor a $25 deposit to save the classes your child is enrolled in. Then full payment is due before your child can attend the first day of class.
How do I save my child’s classes if my charter doesn’t disperse funds until later in the summer?
If you are registering for classes ahead of time, you are able to save your child’s spot by paying the annual school membership & then ordering as soon as your funds drop. If your child’s Enrichment Certificate/PO is not received before class begins, your child will not be able to start classes.
Can I save a few spots in classes now & then drop what classes I don’t want later?
NO! This is not ok to save spots in classes that you do not intend to take. This is not right to other students who may want those spots & it isn’t fair to the vendors as they are not able to fill their classes or are purchasing supplies. If you are enrolled in classes, doubling up on the same time you will be dropped from the classes that the director chooses to drop without notice.
Are there instructions on how to register?
Can I sit in with my child in class?
That is entirely up to the vendor. Each vendor has their own guidelines. But, you may not stay in the room if you have another child (including younger children on your lap) that could be a distraction or that has not paid the class fee to participate. If they are of age to take classes &/or want to participate, they must pay for the class. HEC also has safety guidelines. These rooms are not big enough to handle having many students on top of the parents in the room as there are room capacities.
Can I volunteer in the classroom?
If the vendor/teacher wants a volunteer, then yes.
Are the High School classes full credit courses?
The teachers attempt to choose and/or create a curriculum to meet the CA standards, however as you know with homeschooling, it is the parents responsibility (if you are with a charter) to ensure the curriculum taught, meets the needs of each student. HEC does not guarantee that classes will or will not meet CA standards. I encourage you to discuss the class with the instructor of the class (& your charter teacher if you are with a charter) to ensure the class meets your expected needs.
Does HEC offer Field Trips & events?
Yes. Please see each individual description of each field trip on how to pay for each one. These do not get paid directly to HEC.
Is this an Allergy Friendly Campus?
Because HEC is not the only people that use this campus as it is shared with three different congregations/groups, we cannot guarantee a fully safe campus free from allergens. We are an Allergy Aware Campus & we do not allow any food in any of the classrooms during our class days unless it is a vendor approved, allergy fee, class activity that the vendor is doing with the class. The vendor will contact each parent to let them know ahead of time. The only room that is allowed food is the Parent room, room 4. But we do ask that as you are getting to know friends, that you are aware of their allergies. The playground is a NO NUTS area. No nuts are allowed on the playground at all. This is to keep it safe for our students so they do not have to worry about being in danger while playing with friends on the play equipment.