- When is drop off and pick up?
Prekindergarten drop off is from 7:45-8:15. Pick up is from 12:00-12:15.
Elementary drop off is from 8:00-8:30. Pick up is from 3:00-3:15.
Class sizes are limited to 12 students per class with two teachers per class. This allows for a truly personalized experience for every child while continuing our goals of meeting each child where they are academically.
- Do I need to file a Declaration of Intent to Homeschool with the state?
Yes! While we are an academic co-op and a registered non-profit with the state of Georgia, if your child is 6 on or before September 1, you must file a Declaration of Intent. That can be done here and must be filed by September 1.
- What does being accredited mean? Are you still a homeschool program?
We are still an academic homeschool hybrid program! We became accredited as a non-traditional educational center (NTEC) through Georgia Accrediting Commission
in Spring 2023. While we have become accredited since opening in August 2022, our curriculum and policies have not changed. We started our program with the goal of becoming an accredited hybrid school, and we’ve stayed in alignment with those initial plans.
- How much time will be spent outside?
Weather permitting, children will spend at least 75-80% of the day in outdoor learning spaces to allow for multiple forms of exploration that centers social, emotional, practical and artistic needs while promoting ideas of sustainability and environmental stewardship.
- Are lunch and snack provided or do they need to be sent? Are you nut-free?
Lunch and snack are not provided and do need to be sent in everyday, along with a water bottle that has a carrying strap or handle. We are not
a nut-free school. We do maintain an allergy aware policy - including not allowing sharing of food - and will evaluate the need for food restrictions based on enrollment. Currently there are no restricted foods and we just ask that parents/guardians provide balanced, healthy meals good for lots of activity!
- What determines "weather permitting"? What do you do in the case of inclement weather?
If the weather does not allow for outside instruction, we use the indoor classroom spaces. Specific things that will keep us inside are temperatures below 40°, lightning within 10 miles, and rain beyond a mist. If winds are a sustained 15mph or greater, we will not be in the forest but may stay in the meadow area. Each educator and member of the leadership team carries a walkie talkie for constant communication, and we all have a multitude of weather apps to keep us apprised of any and all weather events.
- Are you a secular program?
Yes! While we do rent space from an affirming church (St. Mary and St. Martha Episcopal Church), we do maintain a fully secular program.
- How can parents/guardians be involved?
We invite parents/guardians to be as involved as possible, and we also recognize the varied schedules and commitments of families. We are developing many ways to build our community, including volunteering in the classes, events at school, frequent ongoing dialog with educators, and more. We also plan to work with families to create participation opportunities to accommodate multiple schedules and preferences.