HomeLink & Enrollment FAQs
What is HomeLink?
HomeLink is a public school that is part of the Lake Stevens School District and is bound by district policies put forth by the school board. The HomeLink program supports families who want to be an integral part of their student’s education.
We offer classes for enrolled K-8 students. Our schedule offers an assortment of enriching core and elective courses. Some meet only one day per week while others meet twice per week. Students meet in class on the scheduled day/time to receive instruction and participate in classroom activities. They are assigned work that must be completed outside of class time. It is expected the parent will help to deliver instruction for the work assigned at home.
Some families choose to take a full-time load of classes at HomeLink, while others may attend on a part-time status. Students may take only elective courses, or only core courses or a combination of core and elective.
Is HomeLink a ‘dropoff’ program?
No, K-5 students must have a parent onsite while the student is in class. The parent has the option of being in the classroom or utilizing the designated family space. There are tables and chairs, a refrigerator, microwave.
Students in grades 6-8 have the ability to earn a certificate of independence. This is earned by managing behavior and passing all classes. A certificate of independence allows an enrolled student to be on campus for classes without a parent on site. The student must arrive no more than half an hour prior to the start of their class, and must leave within a half hour following the end of their class. The student is expected to be in supervised spaces at all times when on campus. HomeLink is a closed campus, meaning students may not come and go at free will.
Students who have earned a certificate of independence must maintain passing grades in all classes and exhibit ongoing positive behavior on campus. Parents may be required to remain on campus if students does not maintain and meet these expectations.
Can I enroll if I don’t have homeschooling experience?
Board Policy states that families must have completed 90 days of successful homeschooling in the last two years to be eligible to enroll at HomeLink (Kindergarten students are excluded). Families who do not meet this requirement can still enroll at HomeLink. They are allowed to enroll in two courses for the first 90 days. All other subjects must be taught at home. The parent is to remain on site for all 90 days regardless of student age/grade. See our 90 Day Mentor Program for more information.
If I’m out of district can I still enroll at HomeLink?
Yes, but please conact HomeLink registrar before completing a Choice Transfer request with your resident school district. Your request must be approved to complete the enrollment process.
How do I enroll at HomeLink?
- Review our online schedule.
- Contact the office to visit classes you are interested in taking: (425) 335-1594
- Complete the required registration paperwork including a copy of Certified Birth Certificates, updated immunizations and proof of residence (utility bill, lease agreement or mortgage statement). All paperwork must be received by the HomeLink office 1 week before you can begin classes.
- Meet with an advisor to finalize the student’s schedule. This must be completed prior to beginning classes.