Our program has grown and we expect may classes to be filled early. Current families will have the opportunity to register first but will only be guaranteed their classes when payment is made.

Registration for the new year begins in February with EARLY registration exclusively for current families. PRE registration is a one day only event for new families that occurs in March at Open House and includes a discounted registration fee. PRE registration discount only applies to payments made at Open House. OPEN registration begins after Open House for families to mail in registration payments and registration forms.


Open House is for new families that are interested in Vanguard. This is a one day event for new families to come meet a few leaders and get a chance to see who we are. If you know of a family that may be interested please have them sign up to attend.

Open House 2024-2025

March 5, 2024 

New families interested in Vanguard for 2024-2025 are invited to attend Open House to find out more about our program.

Register to attend the 2024 Open House HERE

Open registration will begin in March for new families. Registration made at Open House will be slightly discounted per family. Families that pre-register in March will have the opportunity to select classes before class selection is open to new families.  Additional payment dates will be in June. July  and August 1st. Failure to make summer payments will remove students from classes. No refunds will be given for students who miss a scheduled payment. Families must SIGN UP to attend Open House as space is limited.

First priority will be given to current families who EARLY register and are selecting a full day of classes followed by PRE registrations that occur in March. Please note priority will be given to students selecting a full day of classes over students who select only 1 class in the case that a class is filled. 

Families who completed EARLY or PRE family registration  will receive a link to select classes online once class selection is available. Class selection usually occurs in May and payment will be expected as soon as a students classes are confirmed.

Family EARLY Registration: Only available to current families. No mail in registrations will be accepted.

Current families will be allowed to select classes first.

Family PRE Registration March: Must be paid on site at Open House, no mail in registrations will be accepted at the discounted price. Registrations are ONLY accepted in March at Open House for ONE DAY ONLY. All other registrations will be accepted by the dates below. All registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Families MUST sign up to attend.           


PRINT YOUR FORMS and bring to Open House. Click Here for FORMS

Family Registration Fee all mail in till June 30: $55 non-refundable

Family Registration Fee all mail in till July 30: $60 non-refundable

Family Registration on or after August 1: $65 non-refundable

STEP 1: Print and complete the Family Registration forms and pay Family Registration Fee. Print and sign a Parent Release with your Family Registration. Please note the deadlines for  registration fees. Fee schedule will be strictly enforced. We must receive payment BEFORE the deadline date or families will be required to pay the additional fees. After Aug 1 be sure to email first to check class availability. Many classes close on Aug 1st.

STEP 2: When we receive your Family Registration payment you will be sent a link that will allow you to register your family online. You must complete the family online registration before you will be sent class selection links.

STEP 3: Class selection will also be online. Class Selection opens mid summer. Class selection is a FINANCIAL COMMITMENT. Do NOT select classes unless you are committed to attending. You will be responsible for paying for any classes you select.

STEP 4: After you select your classes online you will get a confirmation of your classes. This process may take a few days or a few weeks. You will get updates if there is a delay on your confirmation of classes. We make every effort to accommodate the families attending therefore the class confirmation process takes a while to complete as we will open additional times for a class if possible to accommodate more students.  Wait for the class confirmation to to mail your payment for classes. Fees are due when classes are confirmed.

* Payment schedule: Payment for classes is due when your classes are confirmed. We may be able to make payment plans available when requested. Students must be paid in full by August 1st to keep their spot in classes.


Please print and mail a Parent Release form with your registration. Only one form per family is required. Please list additional children and their date of birth on the bottom of the page. Be sure to read, print and sign a copy of the Liability Waiver that is with the Parent Release. PRINT

Students may register for one or more classes. Students should register for classes based on their age on  September 1. Administrators will consider requests for changes on an individual basis but this does not happen often except in rare occasions. Requests for students to select a class that is below their age is more likely than moving students to an older class.Class selection is a FINANCIAL COMMITMENT. Do NOT select classes unless you are committed to attending. You will be responsible for paying for any classes you select.

We now accept credit cards. Bring your card to class to make a payment. All cards accepted. A processing fee will be added to each transaction. Payments may be made by Credit Card. Please add $1.50 per $25. Credit cards can only be accepted on site. Due to high processing fees we do not recommend credit card payments.

Mail Registration Forms and fees to:

Vanguard Homeschool Academy 

PO BOX 188

Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Please be aware by signing up for classes you are committing to pay for the year in full. If your child withdraws from the program you will still be obligated to pay all fees for the classes you registered for. Our year budget is based on the enrollment at registration. Please do not sign up for classes until you are ready to make a financial commitment.Class selection is a FINANCIAL COMMITMENT. Do NOT select classes unless you are committed to attending. You will be responsible for paying for any classes you select. Students will not be able to drop classes after making class selection. 

VHA admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at VHA. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies and programs.

By submitting a Student Registration Form I agree to be responsible for the behavior of my children and the children in my charge. By submitting my registration I establish my family?s participation in VHA classes and activities. I further agree to pay for any item that my child (children) damage or break at the host church. When submitting a Student Registration form I agree not to hold any person at VHA or PGBC responsible for any injury incurred in class or time spent at the facility.

Teachers/tutors do allow enrolled parents to attend classes in some circumstances but parents should come to class as a volunteer rather than an observer. To minimize distractions we must have prior arrangements made with approval from the teacher and administrator. We welcome parents who want to serve and volunteer in classes. Please contact your student's teacher in advance if you would like to participate in a class. No siblings will be permitted in classrooms. Only students enrolled in a class and their parent are eligible to attend class. Teachers and administrators will be glad to make an appointment with parents to discuss specific concerns or questions.

New families interested in our classes are invited to our Open House events that occur in August, January and March. Due to the high number of requests and for the benefit of our students we cannot allow observers in the classrooms. Class observations will not be permitted. Due to safety concerns visitors are NOT allowed to come to campus except on Open House. 

Please print and complete a Parent Release form and mail it with your registration. Participation in classes assumes agreement to all policies.

Financial Commitment  

Many of our classes start at $140 for the 24 weeks. Several 90 minute classes are $190 per year (24 weeks).  See the class descriptions for fees for each class. Music classes and private lessons fees vary.  Some classes have additional fees. Please read the course description for each class to confirm the class fees that are required before registering. Please note that students registering for the full year are getting a discounted rate as fees do increase for students who start year long classes in January. Tuition for joining a class in January is NOT half the year price.

Prices on average range from $140-$245 for year long classes. $140 are generally 50-55 minute classes. Kinder Class and 90 minute classes are higher fees. 

Private music lessons are $19 per half hour /$228 per 12 week semester.

Please register students for classes with the intention to participate from August to May. If it is necessary to drop out of a class, you will be bound to satisfy the class tuition for the year. All fees are due at registration. Material fees are non-refundable or transferable. Students may not attend class unless all fees are paid and accounts are in good standing. We regret that refunds are not available if students withdraw from classes. In an attempt to keep our fees as low as possible we must set our yearly budget based on the fall commitment. We are unable to offer a drop/add date for students to receive refunds. Be sure to read class descriptions and requirements carefully. Ask questions about each class BEFORE you register. There are a few exceptions made to class selection but  material fees cannot be transferred to another class therefore a switch of class (drop/add) usually will require an additional $40-$60 for materials towards the new class.

All fees are non-refundable.  All fees are due to register for a class.

Family Registration Fee: Per family (not per student) Discounts are given the earlier families register. Family Registration fees are non refundable. If a family decides not to register or attend classes the family registration fee will not be refunded.

Primary Deposit: $50 per class due when you register for a class at CLASS SELECTION.

*July 11th Summer Payment: $25 per class required to continue to hold your place in class. If summer payment is not received by July 15th your space will be forfeited to someone on the wait list and you will not receive a refund for your primary deposit. We expect many classes to fill. POSTMARK PAYMENTS by July 11th to be sure payment is received on time.

August 1st Final Payment: Payment in full for all classes due. Classes will be released that are not paid in full by midnight August 1st and your registration will be cancelled. Payments MUST be postmarked no later than JULY 29. No refunds will be given for failing to meet a payment deadline. Late fees will be assessed to accounts that are not paid in full by the deadline.

Do not register for classes or make online class selection until you are ready to commit to the class. Students that drop a class or withdraw are still responsible for the entire year’s tuition. Refunds will not be given for choosing to drop a class.

All fees are due before the first day of classes.

In the event a check is returned unpaid due to insufficient funds your check will be electronically redeposited for the face amount of the check. Recovery fess will be assessed for all returned checks by Double Check. Additional fees will be applied by the banks involved and a $45 fee will be added to your Vanguard account for any returned checks or stop payment checks. Stop payment checks will be treated as bounced or insufficient funds. Questions regarding returned checks can be directed directly to our check recovery service, Double Check.

Submission of registration fee grants my child permission to participate in VHA classes and activities. I release and discharge VHA and the host church and their agents from and against all claims and losses of any type arising from my child's participation in VHA activities. By participating in VHA classes or activities parents give permission for student to receive emergency medical care if needed. Please print and complete a FAMILY REGISTRATION and PARENT RELEASE form and mail with your payment. Participation in classes assumes agreement to all policies including medical release.