Once we receive your Registration Form, here's what happens next.
Please note - time frames are in general terms and may be different for your student since we accept rolling enrollment throughout the year.
The Registration Form is processed and confirmed via email receipt. Clonlara Registrar requests student records from previous school - if applicable.
A Clonlara Advisor is assigned to the student. Clonlara sends the student a learning style assessment (high school level only), interest survey, a student ID card, and login information for the Clonlara Commons web portal (for completing online forms, viewing transcripts. etc.).
Additional materials depending upon which program a student enrolls in will be sent, for example: A Home Based Program Elementary Guide, A Home Based Program Secondary Guide, An Online Program outline of next steps.
The Student completes and submits the learning style survey (high school level only) and the interest survey to their Advisor.
Parents call to schedule an initial consultation with the student's assigned Advisor. Consultations are usually by phone but can be held in person if you are within driving distance of our offices in Ann Arbor. Before the consultation, both the parent and student review the Clonlara Education Guide and develop questions. They also bring their ideas about specific classes and curriculum materials that they want to study to the meeting.
During the initial consultation, the parent, student and Advisor collaborate together on developing an educational plan for the year (or semester.) The Advisor supports the plans and goals of the family and can make recommendations on ways of approaching learning, resources and materials to use, and ways to track progress. The Advisor can also do research to find additional resources to support specialized coursework that the student plans to undertake. Students and parents gather materials and resources.
With information gathered from the consultation, the Advisor creates a Summary Plan outlining what the student is planning to focus on for the semester. Students implement their educational plan, keep track of their learning and contact Advisors for help as needed. Advisors check in periodically to see how things are going.
For grades K-8, parents submit semi-annual progress reports to Advisors (twice each year in January and again in May). At the high school level, students submit Credit Request Forms online for Advisor review and approval. See the Home Based Education Program calendar for specific due dates.
The Registrar maintains student records and puts approved high school credits on transcripts. High school transcripts may be viewed online at the Clonlara Commons. Clonlara will generate elementary report cards upon request.
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