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FAQs



Q:

What books do students need for classes?

A:

You will find all materials students need listed in the class descriptions in the class matrix. Click on the "Select Classes" button on the top menu. When you choose a specific class, the required books will appear near the bottom of the class description.

Q:

Do the class offerings or teachers listed ever change after the registration deadline?

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Yes. Any class with fewer students registered than its specified minimum will be canceled. The Network board monitors class enrollment throughout the summer and strives to communicate with families if a class is expected to be removed from the schedule. It is also possible, but unlikely, for teacher listings to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Q:

Do students choose which courses they want to take, or do all students follow the same schedule?

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One of the benefits of The Network is the ability to choose the classes that best fit each student. Once they are registered, families may enroll their students as time and skill level permit. The registration system prevents students from enrolling in more than one class at the same time, and there is a total of five class periods available.

Q:

What is The Network Forum on the website?

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Network families may post information, events, or opportunities relevant to the homeschool community on the Forum. Families can offer curriculum or related homeschool materials for sale in the Classified section of the Forum. Unless they specifically unsubscribe in their Profile, all Network families will receive an email once a post has been made. The Forum is not to be used to promote businesses or political agendas.

Q:

What is the role of parents?

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The Network needs the help of parents to be successful! Parents contribute in four main ways: 1) by supporting their students at home; 2) by communicating with The Network teachers and administrator regarding absences or concerns; 3) by completing a “unit of service”; and 4) by participating in one work day with their students. Of course, parents are always welcome to help in other ways!

Q:

What does a typical Monday look like?

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Students arrive at various times throughout the day and are encouraged to arrive 10-15 minutes before their first classes begin. They are welcome to order lunch at the administration table in the gym before 9:30am and drop off personal items. (Ordering lunch is optional. Go to “Lunch Schedule” for details.) Five minutes before each class, the administrator rings a bell to encourage students to go to their next classes. All classes are 85 minutes long. Students gather in the gym from 12:30-1:00pm to hear announcements and eat lunch (brought from home or ordered that morning). If students have an open period when they do not have classes, they need to be in the gym to study or to hang out. When students attend their last classes of the day, they can go to the gym or leave the building for the day.

Q:

Are parents allowed to visit The Network?

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Yes! Be sure to check in with the administrator in the gym before your visit.

Q:

Are friends allowed to visit The Network?

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A friend interested in learning more about The Network by “shadowing” a student may visit after the friend’s parent gives permission. The friend’s parent can call the administrator (515-664-3421) to set up the visit. Sorry, friends are not allowed to visit for the purpose of socializing.

Q:

What are the qualifications to teach at The Network?

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Teachers must agree with our Statement of Faith, display maturity in their faith, have passion and aptitude for their subject areas, have evidence of effective teaching, love learning, and enjoy high school students.

Q:

What is the application process to teach at The Network?

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Interested teachers may contact our Education Director at [email protected] to learn about potential opportunities and receive an application. Applicants are then interviewed by members of The Network board.