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General Information

General Network Information


The Network was founded in 1998. Classes are held on Mondays at Grace Church (4200 E 25th Street in Des Moines). 

Students receive 90 minutes of instruction per week for each class in which they are enrolled. During the rest of the week, students complete homework assignments, work on projects, read course material, and study for upcoming quizzes and tests. Parents help students organize their schedules for adequate studying, review assignments before they are turned in, and maintain good communication with teachers. Parents also have opportunities to assist The Network community in various capacities.


Orientation for new students will be held in August at Grace Church in Des Moines. See calendar for exact date and time. Attending new student orientation is mandatory for each student and at least one parent. If you are unable to attend, please email The Network administrator. At orientation, students receive information packets, tour classrooms, and meet their teachers. Families can also sign up for the mandatory Grace Work Day.

Network Family Registration

  1. Register for secure website access using the "Join" or "New Family Signup" link (when the link is made available).  
  2. After Web Membership access is approved, please carefully read all links in the registration tab (Guidelines for Admission, Statement of Faith, Guiding Principles, Network Policies, and Network Tuition and Fees). We want to be sure The Network is a good fit for your student and family.
  3. Complete the Network family registration process after registration opens.
  4. After registration requirements are received and approved, families can begin selecting classes.
  5. Please note the people involved in this process are volunteers with jobs, families, and summer activities/vacations too. We will try to approve access, answer questions, and process registrations within 24-48 hours of the request Monday through Friday. Weekend requests may take longer. Thank you for your patience.

See Calendar links for online registration dates.  Classes are filled on first come, first served basis.

The Network Dress Code

All Network students are required to wear a t-shirt and/or a sweatshirt with the Network logo on class days.

For dress code details, go to "Network Policies" (under the "About Us" menu item)

To order t-shirts and sweatshirts, go to "Shirt Ordering Info" (under the "Parents" menu item)


We expect students to have no more than 3 absences per year.  Refer to “Network Policies” for further details.

For more information, contact:
Network Administrator
[email protected]