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Clarkston Community School District

Online and Blended Learning

Contact

Billie Pambid, Shared Services Director
bipambid@clarkston.k12.mi.us
P: 248.623.5465

Below are the steps to complete the application and enrollment process for HighPoint Academy and HomeSchool Connections. 

1. Download, print and fill out the Application packet (one for each student).  Application link above.
2. Download, print and fill out the Enrollment packet (one for each student) Click Here for the CCS Online-Blended Program Enrollment Packet
3. Gather all required documents you must have - Click here for more detail

a. One proof of ownership/occupancy
b. Two proofs of residency 
c. Student’s original birth certificate
d. Parent drivers license or other photo ID

e. Immunization Record OR Current 2019 Waiver  - You will have to book an appointment with your county’s health       department  to get the school district name changed to Clarkston Community Schools - Clarkston Renaissance Virtual on your    existing waiver.
f. Vision Exam proof for incoming Kindergarteners 
g. Grade 10-12 high school transcript

4. Bring the completed Application and Enrollment packets along with all the required documents in step 3 above to one of the following dates/times.  CCS staff will review your application packet, your enrollment packet and required documents and finalize your enrollment to receive funding. Click on the links below to let us know you are coming and schedule a time slot with CCS to enroll.

a. July 22 Monday 6:30-8:30pm Faith Church Hamlin Road Rochester Hills, MIFunding Information and CCS Funding Enrollment Click Here to sign up for this event 

b. July 29 Monday 6:30-8:30pm First Nazarene Church of Rochester off of Walton Road Rochester Hills, MI HighPoint Hybrid High Information night & CCS Funding Enrollment Event. Click Here to sign up for this event

c. July 30 Tuesday 4-6:30pm - CCS offices: 6389 Clarkston Road Clarkston, Michigan 48346. Click here to schedule an appointment.

d. Aug 6 Tuesday 6-8pm Homeschool Connections offices Lapeer Road Suite 208, Auburn Hills, MI Click Here to sign up for this event

e. August 7 Wednesday 1-4pm- CCS offices: 6389 Clarkston Road Clarkston, Michigan 48346. Click here to schedule an appointment.

f. August 8 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm Bethany Baptist Church Clinton Township MIHighPoint Hybrid Information night & CCS Funding Enrollment.  Click Here to sign up for this event

g. August 13 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm at Clarkston Community Church, Clarkston MIHighPoint Hybrid Information night & CCS Funding Enrollment. Click Here to sign up for this event

h. August 15 Thursday 4:30-7pm -CCS offices: 6389 Clarkston Road Clarkston, Michigan 48346. Click here to schedule an appointment.

i. August 20 Tuesday 4-6:30pm- CCS offices: 6389 Clarkston Road Clarkston, Michigan 48346. Click here to schedule an appointment.

j. Aug 22 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm at Zion church on Livernois in Troy MI HighPoint Hybrid Information night & CCS Funding Enrollment. Click Here to sign up for this event

Please note: this entire enrollment process must be completed by August 23.

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Clarkston Community Schools (CCS) supports online learning. Our history of rigor and meaningful learning with highly qualified Clarkston teachers is noteworthy and impressive in terms of our accomplishments and student growth.

The State of Michigan, under Section 21f of the State School Act, has launched the choice for parents to request that their students(s), in grades 5-12, be enrolled in no more than two (2) online courses in place of a currently scheduled courses. Students in grades K-12 may choose from complete online schooling to individual courses. Homeschool students can choose any non-core courses offered online.

We encourage parents to consider carefully if a 100% online course is ideal for their child given the fact that they will be forfeiting face-to-face teacher classroom instruction and support. Parents should carefully consider the unique qualities of their child when investigating if an online class is right for her/him. These factors include:

  • Can your student create and maintain a study schedule without face-to-face interaction of a teacher?
  • Can your student self-advocate to seek help within a virtual setting?
  • Does your student possess the independent study habits needed to complete an entire course online without direct supervision?
  • Does your student have the reading, writing, math and computer literacy skills to succeed in a class that is completely online?
  • Additional information is contained in the Parent Guide to Online Learning.
  • It is important to note that this option is limited to online classes that are listed within the state online course catalog. While all of these classes have been reviewed from each sponsoring local district, these courses may not necessarily meet the rigor of courses for CCS from a credit or graduation requirement perspective and are, therefore, subject to administrative approval. Courses may have a class size and availability limits.

Should you request that your child participate in the online class experience, please note the following:

  • The highly qualified teacher providing the content for the course will only be available remotely via email or possibly phone and will not be a CCS employee.
  • Students will work independently outside of the traditional classroom setting.
  • Changes to the existing student schedule could be made.
  • If approved, both parent and student must agree to the 21f Online Learning Course Contract.