Coming Soon: 2019-2020 Schedule of Classes


We LOVE what we do! Here are a few of the reasons why:



WHAT COMMUNITY OFFERS YOUR HOMESCHOOLING FAMILY:

ACCOUNTABILITY THAT SUPPORTS YOUR HOME SCHOOL
Community tutors are diligent to guide your student through a complete curriculum each school year. (We help you finish the book!)

FRIENDLY AND DEDICATED TUTORS 
Community tutors are engaged fully with students in the classroom and via technology throughout the week. (We love to see our students succeed!). 

A VARIETY OF SUBJECTS AND CLASS OPTIONS 
Math, Science (we do the messy work outside of your kitchen!), English & Writing, Foreign Language, History, and more, are customized to meet the needs of homeschooloers. Choose one or multiple options for up to two full days of classes. Also choose from specific classes with built-in ACT prep for the college bound student.

CONVENIENT, ONLINE REGISTRATION
Register to hold your student's spot at your convenience during our registration season. 
(No lines! No waiting!)

ONLINE LESSON PLANS AND GRADE BOOK AVAIABLE 24/7
Tutors are trained to utilize technology to better prepare students for the future. 

SECURE CLASS DAY ENVIRONMENT
Community is intentional about student and staff safety on class days. 

A WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT
Community is intentional about creating a welcoming environment for all while honoring a traditional, Christian worldview.

SNACK SHACK AND STUDY HALL
Community students can enjoy the convenience of purchasing snack items and pizza at lunchtime, as well as a study hall option for gaps between classes or while siblings are in class.

What parents are saying about Community:

"This is our first year home schooling. I can't imagine having made the transition in middle school without the help of Community. Love the sincere concern that is expressed by all tutors for the children and their families."  

"My kids feel at home at Community and the experiences at Community have added to my student's confidence. "

"I love the curriculum, the accountability and ease of communication with tutors. My kids are really enjoying the classes as well!"

"Community is helping me prepare my students for what God has next in their lives."



We are honored to serve the Memphis-area homeschool community! We'd love to have your family join us in 2019-2020. We are already preparing for next year's class offerings with a full schedule of favorite classes that homeschool families trust coming early in 2019. Watch for announcements about our new schedule of classes, open registration, and our annual open house coming soon.

Come see what everyone is talking about! 









ACT Prep Course

Community is excited to offer the personalized online ACT Prep course, which we include in our Advanced Algebra, Online ACT Science Prep,  Advanced English classes at Community, to the rest of our current 9th-12th graders.  We have seen amazing results with these courses and want to make it possible for students who are not in these courses this year to access this. 

The course is $125 and will run from November 15th- April 30th.  It includes:
  • Official online ACT Prep which is accessible by the student for extra individualized work outside of class participation
  • Personalized feedback and content from your tutors, Jenny Radmer and Suzanne Pike
  • Weekly lesson plans that build your student's academic skill set, test-taking strategies, and the recommended practice time for success
In addition to the online course, we will be offering two opportunities for a mock ACT for $25 each. Our students have benefitted greatly by practicing the test in a "real life" set up, and we want to provide more opportunities to do this.  

To sign up for the course, please contact Suzanne Pike at writewithhope@gmail.com or Jenny Radmer at Jennyradmer@gmail.com, and we will get you all set up right away. 

COMMUNITY'S 2018 OPEN HOUSE


COME & SEE FOR YOURSELF!


Have you heard about Community and want to know more? Come & see for yourself! Our Open House has become an anticipated annual event in the Memphis homeschool community. We would love for YOU to join us for our 2018 Open House and Early Registration on Thursday, February 22nd from 11a to 1p. 

At this year's Open House and Early Registration:

• Special Homeschool Q & A for newcomers with Community directors at 10a.

• Learn about classes for 1st through 12th grade at Community.

• Meet our Math, Science, English, Art, Foreign Language, History and Electives tutors.

• Learn more about our new ONLINE classes.

We love to encourage homeschoolers! We look forward to meeting more of you at our open house this February! See what our current and former Community families are saying:




Our convenient, online registration will be available on January 24th. Register online and then complete registration by coming to Open House and Early Registration on February 22nd. 

See our 2018-2019 class schedule HERE.

You are invited to join us:

Thursday, February 22, 2018

11a to 1p 

(Newcomers Q & A at 10a!)


ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE HERE.

*Registration is not complete until you have paid all registration, supply fees and tuition fees at Open House on February 22nd. Tuition fees must be paid to individual tutors to complete registration. Classes are not guaranteed until registration is complete.

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Tuition payment arrangements must be made with individual tutors.
A nonrefundable Early Registration fee of $50 per student will be paid directly to Community (max. $150 per family) via online registration.
Registration is $60 per person after May 31st (max. $180 per family).

NOTE: Registration is not complete until registration fees and tutor supply/material fees* are paid at our Open House. Registrations after Open House are to be completed with all fees paid to tutors within two weeks of online registration in order to avoid restarting the registration process.

*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st.

Community Tutors are contracted to serve as enrichment tutors alongside a comprehensive home education program.
Grade reporting is the responsibility of the student's parent or guardian.


Note: Community is not an umbrella school and recommends the students of Community be registered with a home education umbrella school.




Will high school literature be too challenging for my student?

I recently heard from one of our Community moms who expressed concerns that her student might not be ready for the challenge of high school literature at Community. I was quick to reassure her that this would not be the case!

By design, the literature portion of Community's English classes supports students because we are not suffering from any delusions that all students are ecstatic about classic literature! Our job is to make it as palatable as possible. That's why we thoroughly introduce each selection & author, and they are broken down into manageable doses.

As one example, Intro to World Lit at Community begins with a gentle summer reading, Then, we hit the ground running with Romeo and Juliet. We read much of it aloud in class which makes for a more fun experience. This year we "hashtagged" the whole play as a form of review each week and our final R&J project was a Twitter convo between 2 characters. They followed that up with an Escape Room activity plus an essay on their favorite character from the play. 9th and 10th grade students genuinely get into it, and all are engaged in class discussions.

While every kid will not love every piece of literature, excellent literature doesn't have to be boring. It's rich and tasty, sometimes weird, but it's always thought-provoking.  We discuss and compare notes. They are encouraged to express their preferences and particulars. And be challenged. 

As homeschool parents, we have a fantastic opportunity to guide our kids through fabulous literature. We don't want less for them. We want more!

As English tutors, we have a fantastic opportunity to guide our students through a world of new places to meet characters and gain empathy and understanding of them & their stories. Watching them use the tools to articulate all these things is an additionally amazing bonus. Sometimes less is more but, with literature, more critical thinking is the goal!

Will classic literature be a challenge for some students? Most definitely. This is actually one goal of exposing them to classics!
Will they be thrown into the deep end and left to drown? Definitely not. Community English tutors are intentional about the process of guiding and encouraging.



Intro to World Lit also includes extensive writing instruction alongside literature, vocabulary, and grammar review. From Intro to World Lit to American Lit, students will step toward more independence and higher expectations. And they'll be ready! From American Lit to upper-level classes like Brit Lit and Advanced English, they'll continue to be supported and guided while adjusting to a pace that'll prepare them for the next step. For a college-bound student, the ACT Prep in Community's Advanced English is proving invaluable, and student's ACT test scores are improving!

If you're considering one of Community's English classes, don't hesitate to contact individual tutors with questions. We're happy to help you figure out a plan for the best place for your student!

To find out more about Community's English classes, which include excellent classic literature selections alongside strong composition, visit this page.

To learn more about Community's current schedule of class offerings, visit this page along with our convenient online registration. We loved to have your high schooler join us for a challenging and fun year of excellent literature!



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Good job!

Community is proud of our amazing students and their diligent work in ACT Prep courses so far this school year! Their efforts have paid off with increases from 5-13 points on the most recent ACT scores of students enrolled in Community’s Advanced English and Advanced Math, both with ACT Prep.

Consistently excellent high-school Math and English classes coupled with intentional ACT prep as a part of upper-level coursework have proven to build confidence and raise scores according to reports coming in from students enrolled in these courses.

Merry Christmas to these hardworking students and to the tutors and parents 
who've encouraged and guided them along the way. Enjoy your well-deserved break!



Brand New for 2018-2019


Community is excited to announce that we will be offering limited courses available as online courses including Algebra 1, Precalculus, Foundations for High School and Study Skills. These courses are available to students who are enrolled in at least one additional on-site course for the 2018-2019 school year.

Online course registration will be available through our online registration form soon.
Please check this site for more info and contact individual tutors for course details.

Also NEW for 2018-2019 registration is an expanded foreign language with a second year of French! You can learn more about our foreign language classes here

Community's science department is thriving! Due to demand, we've added another High School Chemistry class to our class offerings. Learn more about all of our Science courses available for high school students here and for elementary through middle schoolers here.

British Literature class is also being offered for 2018-2019. Advanced English with ACT Prep will be offered again for upper level high school students as well. All of our high school English classes include excellent and age-appropriate classic novels, plays, poetry & short stories, composition, vocabulary, and grammar review. Each offering is the equivalent to a FULL high school credit. See our High School English page for more info on all English classes at Community.




Popular classes like Math, Art, Humanities (with a brand new tutor!), Elementary through Middle School Writing, Foundations, High School History and High School Electives will continue to be available. You can view our complete 2018-2019 Schedule of Classes in mid-January.  
Open Online registration will be available on January 24th, 2018.

Community tutors and administrators are dedicated to serving the Memphis-area homeschool community. We would love to have your family join us at Community for 2018-2019! 


If you'd like to visit Community, meet our tutors, and learn more about why we've grown so quickly, stay tuned for details about our annual Open House.


Follow us on facebook and Twitter for updates on all things Community!



Tuition payment arrangements must be made with individual tutors.
Classes are not guaranteed until registration is complete.
















Tuition payment arrangements must be made with individual tutors.
A nonrefundable Early Registration fee of $50 per student will be paid directly to Community (max. $150 per family) via online registration.
Registration is $60 per person after May 31st (max. $180 per family).

NOTE: Registration is not complete until registration fees and tutor supply/material fees* are paid at our Open House. Registrations after Open House are to be completed with all fees paid to tutors within two weeks of online registration in order to avoid restarting the registration process.

*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st.


Community Tutors are contracted to serve as enrichment tutors alongside a comprehensive home education program.
Grade reporting is the responsibility of the student's parent or guardian.


Note: Community is not an umbrella school and recommends the students of Community be registered with a home education umbrella school.


Ushering in a new season at Community.







Parents say our ONE & DONE online registration HERE is an easy and convenient way to register for classes. Stay tuned for more info on open registration this January!

Join us on Facebook and Twitter to see updates about all things Community!





We are growing...

We are excited about ALL the growing opportunities in the Memphis-area homeschool community. We survey our Community families every year and try our best to meet some new needs in anticipation for the next school year. We are already working on answering some of those needs for 2017-2018. In fact, we have some big and exciting announcements to make soon. Check back at www.communityhomeschoolclasses.com in early 2017 to see exactly what we've been up to!

In the meantime, our website is in the process of getting a tidy overhaul 
and a fresh new logo for the upcoming new year!


Community is growing! 
All the details coming soon...




We appreciate you, HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES!

Oh, math. All the math.


The demand for math tutoring is high among home schoolers - particularly when parents face the daunting task of covering the advanced math required for high school graduation.  
At Community, our math game is strong! We offer excellence in math from Middle School Math to Precalculus. Our math tutor, Jenny, works hard to choose the best and most cost-efficient curriculum. 

Let me tell you how I explain to everyone who asks just what it is that makes Jenny herself such a popular math tutor and why I choose her personally for my family. Jenny constantly strives for excellence and to ensure mastery for each and every student she has. In fact, Ms. Jenny has been known to hide in the supply closet at the end of a long tutoring day, in tears. This is not because she's over theorems and tangents, but because she is devastated when even one of her students is struggling. To say she is dedicated is a huge understatement! 

At Community, we feel so fortunate to have her expertise to offer our families! 

Since updating our 2016-2017 schedule due to higher demand for math, we are currently offering an overflow Geometry and Algebra 2 classes on Mondays in addition to our Wednesday math offerings. (Classes meet once per week.)

You can learn more about Jenny's classes HERE

We still have availability in several of our classes for 2016-2017. Register for math and other classes HERE.

~ Heather Jones, Community director and parent


THANK YOU!

Testimonials from our Community parents:




"My kids feel at home at Community and the experiences at Community have added to my student's confidence. "

"We love Community! Thanks for all you do!"
"Lovely family atmosphere. The tutors are nurturing. The teaching is excellent!"
"Community has been a wonderful experience for our family!"

"I love the curriculum, the accountability and ease of communication with tutors. My kids are really enjoying the classes as well!"

"My child finally likes school because of her experience here. Thanks."

"Community is helping me prepare my students for what God has next in their lives."



Homeschooling is not one-size-fits-all and neither are our homeschool familiesOur desire is to make every student feel welcome and be a good steward of the trust families place in us. We would not have it any other way! We are honored by the opportunity to come alongside you, homeschool families. We LOVE what we do!







Thank you for sharing your amazing kids with us at Community!



See our 2016-2017 schedule here.

See our brand new ONLINE REGISTRATION here.