Is the $45 Fee paid to HEC refundable?
No, the fee is not refundable.
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.
Do I have to pay the $45 membership fee every semester?
The annual $45 membership fee is good for the whole school year June 2, 2020 through June 1, 2021 (for both semesters). There is no prorating membership if entering the school year 2nd semester.
Do you offer discounts for Military or children in the same family?
HEC offers an active Military discount of 10% off membership fees OR cap the membership fees at $180 for multiple children in one family. Email the director before paying for your membership & she will adjust your membership fee with proof of active military. Discounts cannot be combined. This discount only applies to those paying the membership fee out of pocket (not using charter funds).
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 Leslie at if you need to drop a class or exchange one class for another.
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 within 4 weeks apart. Please contact vendor in regards to this.
Can I pay with Charter funds OR can I make CASH (Venmo) payments for the Drop-Off Enrichment Days?
Yes, you can make payments to the vendors/teachers making sure to pay the full amount by March. Payments are as followed:
*Lunch Bunch needs to be paid before classes start.
1st payment: 25% payment to each vendor/teacher before classes start
2nd payment: 25% by February 12th
3rd payment: Remaining balance by March 12th
What is the deadline to drop a semester class?
You can drop a class up to the Friday of the 1st week of the semester. Fees will need to be prorated for the classes that your child attended.
Are there refunds on semester classes through the vendors?
You can drop a class up to the Friday of the 1st week of the semester. Fees will need to be prorated for the classes that your child attended. No refunds after this. This is unfair to the vendor as the vendor prepared for you child & saved a spot for your child & now cannot fill that spot.
Do you accept purchase orders from charters for Membership Fees?
No, HEC does not accept PO funds for Membership Fees. But, all the vendors at HEC are all approved vendors of many different charters. All the vendors at HEC are approved vendors for Pacific Charter Academy Schools. If your charter pays for membership right away, this is acceptable.
Is HEC an approved vendor?
No, HEC is not a vendor.
What types of payment do you accept?
HEC accepts Check, eCheck, 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.
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 Fall classes in the summer, 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. 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?
Yes. Instructions are listed under Registration on the main menu tab. You can also click here.
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 & 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. But each volunteer must get a background check through Livescan in order to volunteer.
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 (with the 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 to ensure the class meets your expected needs.
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 Fellowship, room 4. This is the parent hangout room. 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.
Does HEC offer Field Trips?
Yes, HEC offers field trips that are offered to HEC members only. You can pay for the field trip with your charter funds, but not the membership fee. All HEC field trips are educational & will go along with what our vendors are teaching at our center. These will be announced to HEC throughout the year.