DISTANCE LEARNING ADMISSIONS

We recognize that many families are choosing distance learning for their children. We are proud to be able to partner with these parents who choose to educate their children at home, and we offer a variety of ways to coordinate support such efforts! 


All tracks operate under the Monterey Bay Christian School affidavit, administrative consultation, admissions policies, and general governance. For further information, please feel free to contact Mr. Voyce at 831.899.2060 ex 700 or mrvoyce@mbcsonline.org


SPECIAL NOTICE:  WHILE MBCS IS CURRENTLY PURSUING ITS ACCREDITATION THROUGH ACTS AND WASC ORGANIZATIONS, TO BE EFFECTIVE BY THE 23-24 SCHOOL YEAR, OUR DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMS WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THIS CYCLE OF REVIEW OR APPROVAL DUE TO THE TIME AND PERSONNEL CONSTRAINTS INVOLVED IN THIS INCLUSION FOR NOW.  THIS DOES NOT CHANGE THE LEGAL STATUS OF OUR DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM(S), NOR THE QUALITY OR LEGITIMACY OF WHAT WE OFFER.  NOR DOES IT SIGNAL ANY SURRENDER OF RUNNING SAID PROGRAMS, THOUGH WE ARE ALWAYS RE-EVALUATING THE INCLUSION OF ANY/EVERY ELEMENT OF OUR OFFERINGS ON AN ANNUAL BASIS.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS MATTER (ESPECIALLY REGARDING HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS/TRANSCRIPTS, PLEASE REACH OUT TO US FOR MORE INFORMATION AND/OR EXPLANATION.

 

Tuition and Fees


Annual Curricular Fee: $500 per student


Monthly Tuition rates:

         Track 1: Third Party Vendor                  $25

         Track 2: "Homeschooling"                   $50

         Track 3: Independent Studies            $100

          Hybrid Option: Fridays on campus  +$100

           (Hybrid Option available for Tracks 2 & 3 only)

 

Enrollment/re-enrollment is on an August 1 through July 31 cycle.  However, families may elect to work within the regular school calendar start and end dates (mid August to late May). Tuition agreements are understood to be on a month-to-month basis. 

 

3rd-12th Grade digital curriculum delivery system (Ignitia by Alpha Omega) requires a personal computer for the student (mobile if on Track 3).   Upon enrollment, students are given diagnostic placement testing and customized courses are created/assigned.  


TK-2 Curricular options are varied, though the most commonly coordinated option is through Alpha Omega LifePac structure for Math, Language Arts, Bible, History and Science. Additional options and curricular extensions in Arts and/or Electives are coordinated on an individualized interest basis.. 


High school diploma plans are available for early graduation, college admission and advanced placement opportunities. On campus participation is limited/separated from TK-8 classes and activities.

Explanation of Tracks

TRACK 1:

DUAL ENROLLMENT CURRICULUM VENDOR

Some of our families choose to remain enrolled in other school programs (typically either publically-funded or privately-organized homeschool co-ops.) but are looking for more overtly or distinctly Christian curriculum in one or more areas of learning to supplement their student's education and development.  We'd be happy to discuss options with you and utilize our well-established curricular implementation experience to provide for your needs while you remain independetly enrolled/managed by another group/home.  For students in 3rd-8th grade, we can also manage the online setup of our Ignitia curriculum so that parents, tutors, or other agents can oversee and/or coordinate their learning that way as well.  Students in this track are "dual enrolled" in the sense that they still meet MBCS admission requirments, but report cards, school records, and the like are not maintained for provided by MBCS, but are deferred to your primary institution/arrangement.  Limited consultation and support are available for initital and ongoing implementation of the process.



TRACK 2:

HOMESCHOOL PARTNERSHIP


Parents continue to serve as their child’s teacher. MBCS provides Christian curriculum in-line with our academic scope and sequence, with additional consultation/supplementation options available. MBCS administration also provides preliminary and ongoing parent training for curriculum implementation as needed.  Parents work with our office to finalize two official semester report cards each year.  


Core subject expectations:

            Bible

            Language Arts

            Math

            Science

            History

            Arts, Electives, and PE  are coordinated separately/independently



TRACK 3:

INDEPENDENT STUDIES


With the same core course expectations as homeschool students, MBCS faculty member(s) "teach" all independent subjects in the sense that they manage all assignments scheduling, do all subjective grading/feedback, and are on-call for direct help with difficult stopping points.  Parents provide a structured home environment and daily accountability as students work on lessons, quizzes, projects, and tests. Independent Study is only available to students in 3rd grade or higher. The Ignitia curriculum system requires a personal computer and a reliable internet connection for the student. 


MBCS admininstration provides regular communication of progress and “attendance” via task reports. Teacher assignment is based on availability and individual student curriculum plan. Many additional electives are available through the digital platform and other coordinating options are available by family consultatoin with the school office and/or teachers.  Students receive two semester report cards each year and progress conferencing opportunities in fall and spring terms as well.


During school hours (and individual teacher hours) students receive help as needed through live messaging tools, multi-media materials, and robust teacher communication tools.  Administrative hours (Mon-Sat 8AM-8PM) provide constant tech support and assistance by phone or text.



HYBRID COOPERATIVE AUGMENTATION


This is an add-on available to those on track 2 or 3 above that allows our distance learning students to join us on campus for the equivalent of 1 school day per week (typically on Fridays) to enjoy more of our school culture, social development, and great activities!  The rest of the week would proceed according to the appropriate track chosen above.  Note- this is not offered to those enrolled in track 1.


Typical on-campus participation includes:

                  Weekly

                  1 Day of attendance*

                        Chapel

                        Class projects/labs

                        Face-to-face teacher time

                        Recess times

                        Performing Arts opportunities

 

                  Optional (additional cost)

                  Field trips (TBA)

                  Middle School Team  sports (TBA)- ex:

                                    Volleyball

                                    Bowling

                                    Basketball

                                    Soccer

                  After school Clubs (TBA)—ex:

                                    Agriculture

                                    Drones/Robotics

                                    Cooking

                                    Chapel Leadership


* Variations of on-campus plans are possible based on student grade, ability, and need, as well family interest.  Typically these offerings are incorporated into a Friday schedule, though other days could potentially be arranged for comparable amount of time on campus, in which case, program offerings may  drop some of the ones listed here for other elective offerings.