What age group is IPHG for?
IPHG offers classes for students of various ages, ranging from age 5 through 18. Each class specifies the age range for that class. Be sure to look closely when registering for the age range of the class you are registering for.
Is this an all day program?
IPHG offers a la carte classes on Thursday. These classes are in various subjects and for various age groups. Students have class during the time slot specified for each class. Students are welcome to take multiple classes, but each class must be enrolled in independently. Students are welcome to stay for lunch (brought from home; 11:45am-12:15pm) if they have a class right before lunch time. Students are welcome to come early for lunch if they have a class right after lunch time. If a student stays for lunch but does not have a course after lunch, they must be picked up promptly at 12:15.
We also offer a Tuesday Enrichment Program that runs from 9am-1:30pm. This program provides students with both academic enrichment and social development opportunities. This program has two different offerings for students age 5-9 and
Are classes drop off?
Yes. Classes are drop off unless specified otherwise. Parents should pick their children up at the end of the class session, unless the child is staying for lunch. If the child stays for lunch, the child should be picked up promptly at the end of lunch at 12:15pm.
Does IPHG offer any extra care options?
No. At this time IPHG does not offer extra care options.
Can I drop off early or pick up late?
No. We have a 15 minute grace period before and after class to ensure drop offs and pick ups runs smoothly.
Are you a religious program?
While IPHG holds classes at a church, we are not a religious program and do not incorporate faith or religion into our teachings. We do, however, welcome all families regardless of faith or religious beliefs.
Is the space accessible to all bodies?
The building is accessible to all bodies. There are no steps to enter the building. The front doors open into the gym and the two adjoining classrooms are both on the same level as the gym.
Does IPHG cater to a certain homeschooling style?
All homeschool styles are welcome! Each instructor will have his or her own style, which may incorporate one or more homeschooling methods. Please read the course description to get a better idea of how the course will be taught, or feel free to contact the instructor with any questions you may have.
Does IPHG work with charter schools?
At the moment we do not work with charter schools.
Can I pay later or in installments?
We offer multiple payments options available at checkout. To pay in installments, use PayPal.
Are materials included in the course fee?
Check course description to see if class cost includes supplies.
Is there a cancellation policy?
We keep our classes small to enhance learning outcomes. Because of this, it is important that our classes are filled up with students that are committed to the class. If you have questions about a class, please contact us prior to signing up to make sure the class will meet your expectations.
Classes can ONLY be dropped within the first two weeks of the semester.
There is a $65 fee if dropped within the first week of class.
There is an $80 fee if dropped within the second week of class.
The remaining balance after dropping will be refunded.
Classes CANNOT be dropped after the second week of scheduled classes. After the second week of scheduled classes no refund will be given.
To drop a class please email firstname.lastname@example.org
IPHG reserves the right to cancel any class. In the event a class is canceled before beginning, a full refund will be given. In the event IPHG cancels a class after the class has begun, a prorated refund will be given.
What happens if a teacher is sick?
In the event that a teacher is sick, IPHG will attempt to find a substitute for the class. If a substitute cannot be found, or if the class is highly specialized to the point that a substitute would compromise the quality of instruction, class will be canceled and a refund for the canceled class will be given.
Is there a discount for siblings?
A discount of $10 per child per session is offered when signing up two or more children for a session.
Who teaches the classes at IPHG?
Courses are taught by parents of IPHG children and organizational partners. Please look at the OUR TEACHERS page to read the bios of our teachers and the OUR PARTNERS page to learn more about our organizational partners.
I am interested in teaching at IPHG, what should I do?
We welcome parents who are interested in teaching! Please fill out our Teacher's Application Form letting us know what you are interested in teaching, as well as any relevant experience you have in that area. We will then contact you to set up an interview. Note that classes are often chosen based on need and demand.
Is training offered for teaching?
While IPHG does not currently have a teacher training program, we follow several steps to prepare instructors and ensure the quality of our classes. IPHG staff will meet with each instructor prior to teaching to help them prepare and structure their class. We also discuss in detail the expectations for our classes and different ways to facilitate learning.
Is there parking?
Yes. Street and a parking lot are available.