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HCA Journal #1 : May 2019

Updated: May 4, 2019

"Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."

-Charlotte Mason

My sincerest and heartiest WELCOME to the first installment of the HCA Journal - a newsletter for our Charlotte Mason Homeschool Hybrid friends and family!

Please be on the lookout for monthly updates via our HCA Journal. We'll be sharing valuable homeschooling resources and articles, discussing some of our most commonly received questions, and making announcements and school updates.

For the month of May...

RESOURCES|encouragement on your homeschooling journey

Take a look at this wonderful article over at Simply Charlotte Mason on the life habits that your children will acquire through exposure and engagement with a Charlotte Mason education. This is a beautiful explanation of the holistic qualities of making your education a way of life.

COMMON QUESTIONS| What Math curricula are you using at HCA?

This is a commonly asked question, and one that varies depending on the age of your child. Children in 1st and 2nd grade will, in general, be using the Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series by Richele Baburina, and published by Simply Charlotte Mason. Children in 3rd grade will transition into Strayer Upton Math Book 1, and children in grades 4-12 will be offered Geometry courses, using a variety of texts as the grades progress. An integral aspect of Miss Mason's approach to math is that students see the beautiful overlap of arithmetic (and later algebra) with the study of geometry, as all math is wonderfully intertwined. To that end, students in grades 4-12 will be studying arithmetic (and later algebra) 2-3 days per week at home, and studying geometry 2 days each week at HCA. We would love to explain the Mason math approach more fully, so if you have any questions, please reach out via email.

ANNOUNCEMENTS|upcoming events and important information

We are now enrolling for grades 1-12

Additionally, we are looking for dedicated teachers

to join our staff for 2019-2020 - apply now!

The 2019-2020 school year is our pilot year, so please note that these dates are somewhat early in the season, in order to help us determine our first year enrollment numbers, and thus, what programs we are able to offer.


We received such an overwhelming response to our March 12th meeting, that we have decided to offer an additional Informational Night in the South Bend area! Please check your email for more information in the coming week and join us as we discuss the vision and mission of HCA and learn how you can be a part of the HCA family!

May 31, 2019 - Deadline for Early Enrollment. Please note that after May 31st, we will be making decisions on location and class offerings. We HIGHLY recommend that you complete your application before May 31st so that we can prayerfully determine the full scope of what we'll be able to offer for the 2019-2020 school year. Also note that the application fee increases after June 1, 2019.


June 1-August 16, 2019 - Regular Enrollment. Please note that the enrollment fee increases to $75 per family on 6/1.

June 1 - (tentative) Curricula information and book lists will be made available to currently enrolled families. If you are hoping to plan ahead and are already enrolled, please feel free to email us with specific requests and we can give you our most current curricula list.

August 17, 2019 and after - Enrollment availability will be limited and we recommend that families contact us directly to insure class availability before applying.


"Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart"

Psalm 119:111


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