FAQ's

Introduction


Q: Is HCA a School?
A: No. HCA is a supplement to parent directed home education led by individual tutors. We are a homeschool cooperative.

Q: What grade levels are offered at HCA?
A: HCA offers classes for Elementary School (PreK – 5th grade)

Enrollment...

Q: I'm new to HCA. Are there any special procedures to follow for first time acceptance?
A: Yes. Please email admin@hcaco-op.com and request an enrollment form.

Q: Can I tour HCA before deciding to enroll?
A: Yes. 

Q: Are classes transferrable to public and/or private schools? Will I have trouble enrolling my child in another school after attending HCA?
A: In most cases students will have no trouble transitioning into public or private school directly from a homeschool co-op such as Hanover Christian Academy.

Registration

Q: How do I register for a class?
A: Please follow instructions provided on the How to Register page.

Q: Why should I register early?
A: Some classes fill up very quickly. Once a class reaches capacity, registration for that class closes. There are 4 or 5 classes that consistently close in mid-Spring.

Q: Is it too late to register?
A: No, we are currently accepting enrollment for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school year. Be aware that classes that meet the maximum number of students will be closed. New families must enroll before registering.

Q: Do you ever allow students to be put on a wait list for classes that are closed?

A: Yes. Please request this on your registration form by writing, "Wait List," after the course title.

Q: Can I register at the Orientation Night in September?
A: No.

Q: Can I request a course that is listed as FULL?
A: Classes marked as FULL have met capacity and are currently closed. You may be placed on the wait list by indicating "WAIT LIST" next to the course title on your registration form. We will notify you if the course opens up. Classes...

Q: What days and times are classes?
A: Classes meet five days a week, Monday - Friday. Please see the course schedule link for details.

Q: Do all classes meet all days?
A: No. Each elective meets once a week. Core classes meet every week. The schedule of classes and the course descriptions will help clarify this. If a class is listed on both days, it is a twice-a-week class.

Q: Do my students need to stay on campus for a specific period of time?
A: No. Students may select classes that work best for them and leave when those classes end.

Q: Can my child eat lunch at HCA?

A: Students should bring a snack, water bottle and packed lunch.

Q: How do I determine if a class is offered this year and when?
A: Check out the Course Schedule.

Q: Why isn't a class offered this year at HCA?
A: You can always request certain courses be added to the schedule the following year and we'll pass your suggestion on to our amazing tutors!

Q: When do classes begin/end?
A: See the Academic Calendar.

General

Q: Does HCA provide transcripts?
A: No. Each tutor will provide progress reports and report cards. The parents will be responsible to compile these into a complete transcript. We can recommend a consultant to help parents in this endeavor.

Q: Does HCA have a graduation ceremony?
A: Yes. The graduation for the 5th grade class of 2022 will be held on campus. Date and time to be determined. Graduations are run by a volunteer committee.

Q: Does HCA offer sports programs?
A: No, but many of our students participate in homeschool varsity sports under one of the following groups:
richmondspiritathletics.com or cvhaa.org.

Q: My child has special needs. Is there a place for him/her at HCA?
A: Please contact us to schedule an interview. We consider students on a case-by-case basis. While we recognize that God has a wonderful plan for all of his children, our tutors are not trained to work with all special needs. We will need to meet you and your child to determine if HCA can provide adequate instruction.

Volunteers

Q: What is role for the parents at HCA?
A: Parents act as their child's academic supervisor and work alongside their child’s tutor(s). In addition to these responsibilities at home, parents shall take turns volunteering at HCA throughout the year.

Q: How much do I need to volunteer?
A: Each family is requested to volunteer 4 hours per week per child.

Q: What does a parent volunteer do at HCA?
A: Parent volunteers provide another set of eyes on the campus and pitch in to help wherever needed. This includes light cleaning, welcoming guests and monitoring classrooms. Feel free to bring a book, laptop, or other activity during downtime.

Q: How do I sign up to volunteer?
A: Email us at admin@hcaco-op.com

Q: Who can volunteer?
A: A parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or other responsible adult can volunteer at HCA. If a parent is not able to volunteer, we ask the parent to find a substitute for volunteering.

Q: Can I bring my younger children with me when I volunteer?
A: Yes, younger children may accompany you, but they must stay with you at all times.