VANGUARD HOMESCHOOL ACADEMY

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Many homeschool families choose to teach their students using curriculum above or below the grade level of their public school peers.  To better help with placement of students in VHA classes we have divided classes by age. Because this is a group setting Vanguard priority will be to put students with same age peers. We recognize that many students are academically capable of doing work above grade level but we will not advance younger students into classes with teens. Occasionally a student's maturity level with make them more successful with a younger age group and we will consider these requests individually. In most cases students should register for the classes that match their age group. VHA will consider requests to change age levels on an individual basis.

Students may select up to 6 courses per day. Class selection is a FINANCIAL COMMITMENT. Do NOT select classes unless you are committed to attending. 

Late Registrations: We will only accept late registrations for students selecting 3 or more classes. 

In an effort to accommodate the growing number of interested students, we have expanded the classes available to students. Please be aware that many of these classes will fill early. Please indicate a second choice of classes when making online class selection. Priority will be given to students registered for a full day of classes.  HIGH DEMAND classes include Art, LEGO, STEM, Battle History, First Aid/CPR, Sewing, Guitar Class, Girls' Club, Boys' Club and Culinary Arts.

Lunch is available for students from 12:00-12:30. Students must take morning and afternoon classes to attend lunch.

To best select classes please use the links for each age for a grid of classes and prices as well as course descriptions. Links to course descriptions can also be found on the tab "Classes."

Class Selection generally opens in late June. Many classes are expected to fill quickly. Elementary age groups will have wait lists. Register early to reserve your spot. We are only accepting elementary students taking a full day of classes.

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. 

If space is available classes may be added to a schedule but classes cannot be dropped. If it is necessary to drop out of a class, you will be bound to satisfy the class tuition for the year. 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 refunds for students that drop a class. We understand people have a change of heart or plans change but class selection must be a financial commitment to Vanguard. We are a co-op and working together to provide classes for all our students. The budget is made and financial commitments confirmed as we receive class selection. If you choose to have your student not attend a class you are still responsible for the financial commitment to pay for the class you selected.

Scroll this page for classes by age group or select the tab "Classes" for links to the schedule by age or by subject.

2021-2022 Calendar

August  1

Class Selection Closes, all fees due

August 10 , Tuesday

Orientation

August 17 , Tuesday

WEEK 1- A  First Day some students-Age 12 and up

August 24 , Tuesday

WEEK 1- B  First Day some students- Age 11 and under

August 31, Tuesday

WEEK 2 ALL students

Be sure to make class selection early for the largest selection of classes.


Due to the high demand of many of these classes it is unlikely a student registering for just 1 high demand class will be admitted. 

Please remember students must be in a class at ALL times. Study Hall is not available for students under 12. Parents must pick up students as soon as their last class is over.

Students may stay at lunch IF they have a class at 11:00/11:30 AND at 12:30. Students should bring their own lunchbox (no peanuts) and after we eat we will play outside when the weather permits. 
In an effort to accommodate the large number of students registered for these classes we have expanded the classes available to students age 9. Please be aware that many of these classes will fill early so please indicate a second choice of classes. Priority will be given to students registered for a full day of classes. 

Due to the high demand of many of these classes it is unlikely a student registering for just 1 high demand class will be admitted. 

Please remember students must be in a class at ALL times. Study Hall is not available for students under 12. Parents must pick up students as soon as their last class is over.

In an effort to accommodate the large number of students registered for these classes we have expanded the classes available to students age 9. Please be aware that many of these classes will fill early so please indicate a second choice of classes. Priority will be given to students registered for a full day of classes. 

Due to the high demand of many of these classes it is unlikely a student registering for just 1 high demand class will be admitted. 

Please remember students must be in a class at ALL times. Study Hall is not available for students under 12. Parents must pick up students as soon as their last class is over.

Students may stay at lunch IF they have a class at 11:00/11:30 AND at 12:30. Students should bring their own lunchbox (no peanuts) and after we eat we will play outside when the weather permits. 

HIGH SCHOOL: Age 14 and up 

For detailed description of classes and fees click on the tab "Classes" above.

Age 14 Course Schedule

Age 15 Course Schedule

Age 16 and up Course Schedule

Because this is a group setting Vanguard priority will be to put students with same age peers. 

Students may bring a lunch and join us at  12:00-12:30pm. 

Please note that many classes will fill early. Priority will be given to families who participated in early and pre registration in March. Priority is also given to students taking a full day of classes. Students who select only 1 high demand class may not get their first choice of class or time slot. Please be sure to have a second choice in mind when selecting classes.

High Demand Courses: These classes have less than 2 spaces or have a wait list

Geography, Ceramics, Film, Computer, Culinary Arts,  Biology, LEGO, PE, Christian Worldview, 

Elementary Science, Spanish 3, First Aid/CPR/Health, My World, Battle History, Drama

 Music Appreciation, Country and Cultures, Computer Programing, Language Arts

Age 14 Course Schedule

Age 15 Course Schedule

Age 16 and up Course Schedule

*Teens Update: Teens will need to select a minimum of 3 classes to be enrolled. 7/10/21

HIGH SCHOOL COURSES

*High Demand Classes in red will only accept student taking at least 3 classes.

MATH

ENGLISH

SCIENCE

SOCIAL STUDIES

LANGUAGES

ELECTIVES

 Logic: Out of the Box

Personal Finance 

Language Arts  

Writing Essentials 

Writing Composition  

English: The Novel

English: Research Paper and College Writing

 American Literature 

British Literature

Shakespeare Literature 

General Science

Physical Science 

Biology 

Marine Biology 

Anatomy 

Chemistry 

Physics-Closed

Ornithology- Discovering Birds


Health / First Aid/ CPR

 

 

Geography

American History 

World History

Government

Economics

Battle History

Japanese Culture

Archeology

Accelerated Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

 

Chinese Culture 1

Chinese 2

Chinese 3 

 Advanced Chinese


Sign Language 1

Sign Language 2 

Sign Language 3

Film 

STEM 

Logic

LEGO

Sewing

Drama

Photography

Art

Computer Applications with Keyboarding

Computer Programing

Music Appreciation

Christian Worldview

PE

Orchestra

Hand Chimes

Guitar, Ukulele

Piano, Violin, Voice 

Fruit of Her Hands

Culinary Arts

Powered for Life: Skills for the Road Ahead/ Career Exploration

Age 13 years 
*Students must select classes based on age on September 1st.

Students age 13 Course Descriptions

Students MUST be age 13 or older on September 1st. *Several courses are HIGH SCHOOL level.

Students may bring lunch and join us at 12:00-12:30. No microwave or refrigerator use allowed.

Study Hall is currently NOT available. Due to COVID-19 restrictions please select a class for each hour and plan to leave campus following your last class. 

Classes in RED will fill early. 

Computer, Culinary Arts, LEGO, Girl's Club

Elementary Science, Sewing, Personal Finance, IEW Plus 

Anatomy, Chinese, Music Appreciation, Countries and Cultures, Computer Programing

Age 12 years 
*Students must select classes based on age on September 1st.

Age 12 Course Descriptions

Session 1:
9:00-10:00 Session 2:
10:00-11:00 Session 3:
11:00-12:00 Session 4:
12:30-1:30 Session 5:
1:30-2:30 Session 6:
2:30-3:30
Film 101 General Science Art Choir Drama Girls Club
Literature Discussion America the Beautiful P.E. P.E. Exploring with LEGO Boys Club
LEGO
Engineering Writing Foundations Intro to IEW Guitar Class Tae Kwon Do Battle History
Accelerated Spanish IEW Writing Plus IEW Writing Plus History / Social Studies 2d/3d Art
or
General Art Photography
Public Speaking Civics Intro General Science Literature Adventures Drama Improv
Pre-Algebra *French
11:30-12:30 Art age 10+ *Algebra  1
1:30-2:30 Jewelry Making
Sewing *Sewing
11:30-12:30 Advance Sewing *Photo Journalism  
2:00-2:30 Logic Tools
Chinese Culture *Chinese  Plus
11:30-12:30 LEGO Engineering 
Russian Culture *Beginner Russian        
11:30-12:30 Tae Kwon Do
Computer Applications *Out of the Box  
11:30-12:30
Sign Language *Guitar Class 
11:30-12:30 Students may bring lunch and join us at...11:00-11:30, 11:30-12:00, 12:00-12:30, or 12:30-1:00.
Students MUST be age 12 or older on September 1st. Some courses are HIGH SCHOOL level.

Study Hall is currently NOT available. Due to COVID-19 restrictions please select a class for each hour and plan to leave campus following your last class. 

Age 11 years
*Students must select classes based on age on September 1st.

Age 11 Course Descriptions

Study Hall NOT available. 

America the Beautiful, Exploring with Lego and STEM are High Demand courses. Students should plan to take a full day of classes if requesting these courses.

Explore Countries and Cultures- Wait List

Age 10 years
*Students must select classes based on age on September 1st.

Age 10 Course Description

Study Hall NOT available. 

Exploring with Legos, Boys' and Girls' Club are High Demand classes and are only available to students that take a full day of classes.

America the Beautiful, Exploring with Lego and STEM are High Demand courses and students should plan to take a full day of classes if they plan to request these classes.

Explore Countries and Cultures- Wait List


Age 9 years
*Students must select classes based on age on September 1st.

Age 9 Course Description

*Limited space available for age 9

Exploring with Legos, Boys' and Girls' Club are High Demand classes and are only available to students that take a full day of classes.

America the Beautiful, Exploring with Lego and STEM are High Demand courses and students should plan to take a full day of classes if requesting these classes.

Priority will be given to students staying for a full day of classes.

Study Hall NOT available. Student must be in class or picked up by a parent. 

Explore Countries and Cultures- Wait List

Age 8 years
*Students must select classes based on age on September 1st.

Age 8 Course Description

Exploring with Legos, Exploring Countries and Cultures, Boys' and Girls' Club are High Demand classes and are only available to students that take a full day of classes.


America the Beautiful, Exploring with Lego and STEM are High Demand courses and students should plan to select a full day of classes if they plan to request these classes.

Priority will be given to students staying for a full day of classes.

Study Hall NOT available. Student must be in class or picked up by a parent. 




Age 7 years
*Students must select classes based on age on September 1st.

Age 7 Course Description

Students in this age will select classes in a Morning or Afternoon Block. The Morning Block is 3 classes. The afternoon Block is 2 classes. Boys' Club and Girl's Club are only available to students taking a FULL day of 5 classes.

Lego, Exploring Countries and Cultures, Girls' Club and Boys' Club are HIGH DEMAND classes and are only available to students taking a full day of classes.

Priority will be given to students staying for a full day of classes.

Study Hall NOT available. Student must be in class or picked up by a parent. 

Age 6 years 
*Students must select classes based on age on September 1st.

Elementary 6 year olds may select a morning block of  3 classes or afternoon  block of 2 classes. Priority is given to students taking a full day of classes.

Age 6 Course Description

Priority will be given to students staying for a full day of classes.

Study Hall NOT available. Student must be in class or picked up by a parent.

Kindergarten Age 5 years *Students must select classes based on age on September 1st.

Morning classes will be available for our youngest students from 9:00am-12:00pm.

Age 5 Course Description 

K5 students will engage in a variety of early learning activities.

Class size is very limited. Students must be 5 years old on September 1st. No exceptions.

$450 per year (24 weeks) 

Parents will be asked to participate and volunteer with the kindergarten class. Parents will be asked  to be class helpers or to help with special events.

Limited space available for Kinder Class.



If space is available classes may be added to a schedule but classes cannot be dropped. Class selection is a financial commitment.


If it is necessary to drop out of a class, you will be bound to satisfy the class tuition for the year. 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 refunds for students that drop a class. 

We understand people have a change of heart or plans change but class selection must be a financial commitment to Vanguard. We are a co-op and working together to provide classes for all our students. The budget is made and financial commitments confirmed as we receive class selection. If you choose to have your student not attend a class you are still responsible for the financial commitment to pay for the class you selected.

Classes meet at: 1002 S Buncombe Rd, Greer, SC 29651                                                                                            Highway 14 and South Buncombe Road at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

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