Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 EE Family Membership Application
Completion of the Family Membership Application is required for every family on an annual basis prior to enrollment.
Parent Information *
Please provide both the mother's name and the father's name. If parents are divorced and/or if the child lives with a step-parent, please indicate that in your response.
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Email Address *
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Student Information *
Please list all children who will be attending Extraordinary Education. Please include each child's anticipated grade level as of the Fall semester. If your child is working on multiple levels or you do not know the level, please indicate the grade your child would be if he/she were in a traditional school according to their birth date.
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Enrollment Status *
Commitment to Home Education
Extraordinary Education's mission is homeschool support. EE is not a school in the traditional sense of the word. EE's role is to facilitate the meeting of homeschooled students with independent instructors for the purpose of enhancing the student's homeschool program as designed by the child's parent. Our program is designed for those families who are sincerely committed to homeschooling and in which the parents view themselves as having the primary responsibility for their child's education.

Texas law requires that home schools be conducted in a "bona fide manner" using a written curriculum consisting of READING, SPELLING, GRAMMAR, MATH and GOOD CITIZENSHIP. Students who plan to attend college should be studying a more rigorous program that also includes SCIENCE, HISTORY, FOREIGN LANGUAGE, and certain other courses as required by their college of choice. Students who are enrolled in any EE programs or classes are expected to be studying the required "core" subjects either at EE, through another venue or at home under the direction of a parent according to state law. Students in certain enrichment programs may be enrolled in a traditional school if they are not homeschooling.

While we recognize that there are many different types of curricula and methods of home education, our program is not designed for families who are not committed to homeschooling their children in a "bona fide manner". Students who are neither homeschooling nor enrolled in a traditional school according to state law will not be permitted to continue attending EE programs.
Agreement Regarding Home Education *
Our family agrees to homeschool according to state law. We understand and agree that we, as the PARENTS, have the primary responsibility for our child/children's education. Furthermore, we agree to actively support our children who are enrolled in EE classes and see that they attend class regularly and complete assignments in a timely manner. We also agree that any of our school age children who are not homeschooled will be enrolled in a traditional school according to state law.
Agreement to Attend EE Classes *
We require that BOTH parents be in agreement with the child's attendance at EE classes. By completing this form, BOTH parents hereby commit to payment of all fees connected with enrollment and attendance at EE.
Parental Support of Home Education *
Are both parents in agreement with homeschooling, and are both parents in agreement with the child/children taking classes at Extraordinary Education? If not, please select "Other" and explain.
Primary Home Educator *
Please indicate who will primarily oversee the child/children's home school work. This is normally a parent, but may be another family member or other responsible adult in certain cases. Please include a contact phone number and email for this person. This person will serve as the primary contact for the child/children's teachers regarding class information, homework, grades, etc.
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Statement of Faith
Extraordinary Education is a Bible-believing institution providing education in a distinct Christian environment. We believe our role is to partner with parents in developing extraordinary, Christ-honoring, college-worthy, culture-changing leaders for the next generation. We desire to help students discover and develop their unique, God-given talents and abilities and lead them toward honoring and serving the Lord with their gifts.

Extraordinary Education admits students of any race, color or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students of our program. EE does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of our educational or admissions policies, hiring, or other programs.

We love and respect all families, and all families are welcome to participate in EE classes and programs. EE students and parents are not required to be in agreement with our Statement of Faith unless they plan to teach or serve in a leadership position. We do, however, expect all families to be aware of our Statement of Faith, to respect it, and to be supportive of our values while participating in EE activities.

· There is One God in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
· There is One Way of Salvation: faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who lived as a man, died for the sins of all men, and was resurrected so that all who believe in their hearts and confess Jesus as Lord with their mouths will be saved.
· There is One Book of Truth: the Bible, God’s written revelation to man, authoritative, reliable, inerrant and without need of any other document to complete its message.
· There is One Body: the Church, with its many parts acting under the Lordship of Christ.
· Children are given by God as a stewardship to the parents (father and mother) and not the state. Further, we hold that parents have wherewithal and authority to educate their own children. (Proverbs 22:6, Deuteronomy 6:6-7, Ephesians 6:4)
· We hold as a belief and conviction that marriage is ordained by God as a union between a man and a woman. We also believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage.
· We believe that God does not make mistakes, and He disapproves of any attempt to alter one's gender.

Students and adults involved in any EE activity are expected to exhibit Christ-like behavior that reflects Biblical standards and values while participating in that activity. On those rare occasions in which the conduct of a particular family is counter to or in opposition to EE's Statement of Faith and the child or family is unwilling or unable to respect our values during their participation in EE activities, our organization reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to discontinue enrollment of a student.

Note regarding gender identity:
Our Biblical position on gender identity is supported by The American College of Pediatricians:
"The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex."
http://www.acpeds.org/the-college-speaks/position-statements/gender-ideology-harms-children

We are aware that the American College of Pediatricians is considered a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Focus on the Family and the American Family Association have also been designated as “hate groups” by this same organization. Parents are encouraged to research these organizations and draw their own conclusions.
Agreement to Respect the Statement of Faith *
Our family agrees to respect the Statement of Faith and support the values contained in the Statement of Faith while participating in EE activities.
Christian Worldview
The Extraordinary Education program is based on Christian values and a Christian worldview. This means that EE curriculum and instruction will reflect these values and worldview. In addition, certain policies and activities on campus are designed to support a Christian lifestyle. Families are expected to support these policies and activities while participating in the EE programs.

EE's dress code and behavior guidelines are designed help support a Christian atmosphere on campus. These policies are outlined in the Member Handbook which is available for viewing and download on the EE website. Parents and students are responsible for making themselves aware of our dress code and behavior policies and abiding by them. Certain consequences are outlined in the Handbook for failure to abide by these policies, and continued unwillingness to abide by our policies may result in being dismissed from the program.

Chapel is offered each class day from 12:00-12:30 and is led by a local youth minister, pastor, or Sunday school teacher. It is an age-appropriate time of worship, celebration and Bible study. ALL STUDENTS who are on campus during the Chapel period are required to attend Chapel. This rule applies to ALL children, even those with a parent on campus. (Parents are always welcome in Chapel!) A parent must personally take their child completely off campus during the Chapel period in order for that child to "skip" Chapel. Students may also be excused from Chapel on an occasional basis in order to attend certain pre-approved alternate activities including make-up tests, rehearsals for shows, special team or club meetings, etc. Please take note that no supervision is provided anywhere else on campus during the Chapel period. Students are not allowed to wait outside or in the library for a ride during this period. Parents who arrive late will be required to wait until the end of Chapel to pick up their child.
Agreement to Support a Christian Worldview *
Our family understands that students will be exposed to a Christian worldview during EE classes and programs. We agree to support a Christian atmosphere on the campus and abide by all policies in the Handbook. We also understand and agree that our child is expected to attend Chapel if he/she is on the EE campus during the Chapel period.
Behavior Issues
Participation in EE activities is a privilege. It is not a right. EE does not have the resources or manpower to manage difficult students. While we love and respect every child and every family, we are not equipped to handle students who require a high level of monitoring and intervention. Our program is not designed for students with serious emotional, psychological, behavioral or developmental issues. Our program is also not designed for students who are not committed to learning or who are unwilling to put forth effort in their studies.

In certain instances, and with much parental participation and support, certain students with certain issues have been able to successfully participate in a small number of EE classes. This is handled on a case by case basis.

If it becomes apparent that your child is not a good fit for the EE program either due to behavior issues or lack of academic effort, you will be asked to withdraw your child. This decision will be at the sole discretion of the EE administration and/or the EE Board. REFUNDS for Membership Fees, Deposits and Supply Fees WILL NOT BE ISSUED in the case of withdrawal due to behavior problems or lack of academic effort.
Behavior Agreement *
Our family understands and agrees that participation in EE programs is a privilege and not a right. Furthermore, we understand that our child will be required to withdraw if it becomes apparent that the EE program is not a good fit due to behavior problems or lack of academic effort. We also understand that we WILL NOT receive a refund of Membership Fees, Deposits or Supply Fees in the case of a withdrawal under such circumstances.
Record-keeping
Extraordinary Education's mission is to provide homeschool support. EE is not designed to provide "school" services. EE does not provide Verification of Enrollment for driver's licenses, transcripts for college applications, or school records for enrollment at another school. As the home educating parent, you alone are responsible for maintaining records for all courses your child completes whether at home, at EE, online, or through other venues. The Texas Home School Coalition provides many resources to help parents with recordkeeping and homeschooling in general. www.thsc.org

EE teachers utilize two types of online Learning Management Systems at this time - Engrade and Google Classroom. These systems help facilitate communication between teachers, students and parents. Parents and students may log in to these systems to view assignments, view grades, and send and receive private messages with the teacher. Parents are encouraged to use the information in these systems to assist them in keeping track of their child's progress and in maintaining records of their child's grades.
Record-keeping Agreement *
We understand and agree that it is our responsibility as the homeschool parents to maintain records for our individual home school. EE does not provide "school" services such as transcripts, enrollment verification, or student records. We also understand that certain online Learning Management Systems including Engrade and Google Classroom are provided by EE teachers to help with communication. We agree to login to these systems on a regular basis to check our child's progress and grades and communicate with our child's teachers.
Student Placement
Extraordinary Education believes it is important for each child to be placed at the appropriate instructional level in academic and skills-based classes. When the child has not developed the necessary skills to succeed in a class, he/she will experience a great deal of frustration. This can cause problems in the classroom and at home, and it can have a detrimental effect on the other students in the class as well.

Extraordinary Education requests verification of the child's level before final enrollment in academic and skills-based courses. This especially applies to math, reading and writing courses as well as other courses that rely on these skills such as science, history and social studies courses. Students who were in an EE class for the same subject in the prior year may receive a recommendation from the teacher. Students who are enrolling in a new subject at EE will need to provide verification of their level. Certain teachers require specific pre-tests for their classes, and we accept a wide variety of verification methods for other classes. Please consult the EE website for specific testing requirements for specific classes. Please also be aware that there is a charge for pre-tests given by EE teachers since it takes time to administer and grade each test.
Student Placement Agreement *
We understand that we must provide verification of our child's academic level in order to enroll in academic courses including math, reading, writing, science, history and social studies. We also understand that our child's enrollment will not be complete until this verification is received and reviewed by the teacher for the specific class being requested. We understand and agree that it is our responsibility to provide verification, and that EE will not check up on us or schedule this for us.
Parent Involvement
Extraordinary Education operates as a cooperative non-profit homeschool support organization. We are not a full-time school nor do we operate as a full-service business with paid full-time staff. Instead, we rely on numerous volunteers and "co-op" parents to do all of the tasks necessary to keep EE running.

Each family who participates in EE is considered a "member" regardless of the classes or activities in which they participate. EE could not provide any classes, teams or other activities were it not for the numerous parents who help run our daily operations. As a member, we ask YOU to consider how you can help make EE a better place and offer your assistance when volunteers are requested.

Tuition and fees only cover a portion of what is needed to maintain our facility and programs. As a 501c3 non-profit organization, EE seeks donations and holds fundraisers throughout the year. ALL members are asked to help with these fundraising efforts in order to help improve the overall EE program.

Certain "co-op" positions are available for parents to fill in exchange for tuition discounts. Each position is unique, and some positions require special skills or training. Co-op positions which earn tuition discounts require a long-term commitment and are different from short-term volunteer jobs.

Parents are considered part of the teaching team, and parental involvement is necessary to student success. We expect parents to help their child with home assignments, check on their child's progress and communicate with teachers on a regular basis. We also expect parents to oversee their child on home-campus days.

ALL parents and students are required to attend Membership Orientation on an annual basis. Separate Membership Orientation sessions are provided for parents, elementary students and secondary students during the first week of class and may be provided at other times during the year for new families. Membership Orientation is designed to familiarize parents and students with policies and procedures that affect their participation in the EE program.

In addition to Membership Orientation, most teachers also require Class Orientation. Class orientation is designed to give parents and students specific information about the class, curriculum, grading expectations, communication guidelines and more. Because parents are part of the EE teaching team, parents are required to attend Class Orientation along with their student. Class Orientation is normally offered on the first class day of the year and may be offered at other times for new families.
Parental Involvement Agreement *
We recognize that ALL enrolled families are considered MEMBERS of Extraordinary Education. We also recognize that EE is a cooperative, non-profit homeschool support organization and relies heavily on volunteers to help to maintain the facility and programs. We commit to help support the EE organization through volunteering, fundraising and "co-oping" as we are able. We also commit to being involved in our children's education by overseeing them on home-campus days, helping them with their assignments, checking that assignments are complete, checking on their grades and communicating with their teachers on a regular basis. We furthermore agree to attend Membership Orientation and Class Orientation as required on an annual basis.
Parent & Student Orientation Agreement *
We agree to complete both Parent and Student Online Orientation prior to our first day of attendance.
Confirmation of Membership
I hereby confirm that I have read all of the information contained in this Membership Application. I agree to abide by the EE policies and guidelines as contained in this application as well as all other policies as described on the EE website and in the EE Handbook (which is available on the EE website.)
I furthermore agree to review the EE policies and guidelines with my child/children.

EACH ADULT who is responsible for the student's home education and/or financial obligations is required to confirm this membership application and agree to abide by our policies.
Confirmation - Mother/Guardian 1
By typing my full name below, I agree that I have read this application. I agree to abide by the EE policies and guidelines and to fulfill our family's financial obligations to EE and our child's teachers.
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Confirmation - Father/Guardian 2
By typing my full name below, I agree that I have read this application. I agree to abide by the EE policies and guidelines and to fulfill our family's financial obligations to EE and our child's teachers.
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Confirmation - Step-Mother/Guardian 3
By typing my full name below, I agree that I have read this application. I agree to abide by the EE policies and guidelines and to fulfill our family's financial obligations to EE and our child's teachers.
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Confirmation - Step-Father/Guardian 4
By typing my full name below, I agree that I have read this application. I agree to abide by the EE policies and guidelines and to fulfill our family's financial obligations to EE and our child's teachers.
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