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Frequently Asked Questions

General Legacy Questions
Registration Questions
General Homeschooling Questions
Parent Absence Policy Questions

 

General Legacy Questions

 

Q. When do you meet?

A. We meet on Fridays, from September to June, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. You choose which classes you would like to attend during those hours. Your family does not have to attend classes all day.

 

Q. Can I come visit?

A. Yes! Come by any time Legacy is in session. Stop by the Information Desk in the main hallway to sign in, receive a name tag, ask questions, and receive information.

 

Q. Can I join Legacy mid-year?

A. Yes, Legacy accepts new families mid-year. Please see Registration for details on how to register.

 

Q. Which classes have openings?

A. The Class Schedule shows possible openings. Please visit the Processing Center at Legacy to verify.

 

Q. Is there a minimum age for my children?

A. No.

 

Q. Can I drop my child off at Legacy and run errands while class is in session?

A. No. Parents must remain at Legacy with their children at all times.

 

Q. What happens if it snows?

A. In case of inclement weather, closure information will be posted on the home page of this web site.

 

 

Registration Questions

 

Q. What is a "returning family"?

A. At the time of registration, a family is considered to have returning status if the family: 1) has registered prior to January 31 of the year registration takes place; 2) is actively participating in Legacy at the time of registration; and 3) is current on all class tuition for current and previous years.

 

Q. What is a "new family"?

A. New Families are those who are 1) not currently registered or 2) registered for the current academic year after January 31 of that academic year (September-June). All New Families must be current on all class tuition for current and previous years.

 

Q. Is the registration fee refundable?

A. If none of the children in your family are confirmed in any class upon registration, you may request a refund upon withdrawing from Legacy. If just one child is confirmed in just one class, then the registration fee becomes nonrefundable.

 

Q. Is tuition refundable?

A. At registration, four weeks of tuition is nonrefundable once it has been submitted to reserve your child’s spot. When a student drops a Legacy class during the academic year, the final month’s tuition will be applied as a drop fee for the four week period from the date notice of withdrawal is given.

 

Q. Is the materials fee refundable?

A. No. The materials fee is nonrefundable once it has been submitted to reserve your child's spot. Also, when a student drops a Legacy class during the year, they forgo their materials fee.

 

Q. When are jobs assigned?

A. Jobs are assigned in late August. Families will be contacted concerning their job assignments prior to the start of classes in the fall.

 

Q. How do I drop a class?

A. To drop a class, visit the Processing Center at Legacy to provide notice for each class that you are dropping. Note that when a student drops a Legacy class during the year, tuition is owed for 4 weeks of class from the date notice of withdrawal is given. This drop fee is covered by the prepayment of the final month’s tuition.

 

Q. How do I drop all classes at Legacy?

A. To drop all classes, visit the Processing Center at Legacy to provide notice that your family will no longer be attending Legacy or email info@legacyhc.org attention to Processing Center. Note that when a student drops a Legacy class during the year, tuition is owed for 4 weeks of class from the date notice of withdrawal is given. This drop fee is covered by the prepayment of the final month’s tuition.

 

 

General Homeschooling Questions

 

Q. What are the "required subjects" homeschoolers must teach according to state law?

A. The answer is in RCW 28A.225010(4): instruction in the basic skills of occupational education, science, mathematics, language, social studies, history, health, reading, writing, spelling, and the development of an appreciation of art and music.

 

Q. What are the state approved standardized tests?

A. Follow this link for more information.

 

Q. Do I have to tell anyone I am homeschooling?

A. Yes. State law requires you to file a "Declaration of Intent to Homeschool" with your local school district by September 15, or within two weeks of the beginning of the quarter, semester, or trimester. (RCW 28A200.010(1)). You can obtain a blank Declaration of Intent to Homeschool from your school district.

 

 

Parent Absence Policy Questions

 

Q. What counts as one parent absence?
A. A Parent Absence is defined as any instance in which someone other than one of the parents or permanent legal guardians listed on the Registration Contract has responsibility for any of the children listed on the Registration Contract for all or part of a day at Legacy, and each instance must be documented as one of the three exceptions.


Q. Can my parent, cousin, brother, or sister bring my child to Legacy if I am sick or out of town?
A. Extended family members are not allowed to come in place of a parent other than pursuant to the Parent Absence Policy.


Q. Can one of my older children bring my younger children to Legacy?
A. If the older child is at least 18 years old and is not a current student at Legacy, they may bring the younger children to Legacy. This absence must follow the Parent Absence Policy guidelines and will count as one of the 3 allowed excused absences.


Q. What if someone in my family has a long-term medical situation (such as but not limited to cancer, terminal illness, major surgery) where I need to be available to go and help take care of them? Do I still only get 3 excused absences?
A. Please contact the Legacy Board via email to info@legacyhc.org. This type of situation will be reviewed by the Legacy Board on a case by case basis.


Q. What if my parent (my children’s grandparent) is the person that regularly brings my children to Legacy? Will that still be allowed?
A. Please contact the Legacy Board via email to info@legacyhc.org. This type of situation will be reviewed by the Legacy Board on a case by case basis.


Q. What if I or one of my children gets sick during the day on Legacy and I need to leave? Can I do that?
A. Yes, provided that all of the steps are followed for an excused parent absence, including having the Parent Off-Site Form completely filled out and signed. This will count as one of your 3 absences.


Q. What happens if I use all of my 3 absences and now one of my kids is sick and I have a child that must be at Legacy, can I have another excused absence?
A. No, each family is given 3 excused absences. For this reason, we cannot stress enough the need for discernment in applying this exemption to your family’s situation. If you believe your case is exceptional, please contact the Legacy Board via email to info@legacyhc.org.

 

 

Content last updated 7/20/2017