NEWS—Enrollment applications for the 2023–24 academic year are now open ! (Please note: enrollment for 2022-2023 is closed effective January 14, 2023.)
Bluebonnet Home Scholars Collaborative is a community of parents, teachers, and students who demonstrate tenacity for learning and loving, collaboration in professional and scholastic pursuits, and freedom through God’s empowering grace. The Bluebonnet community is proud to include families from a wide variety of places of origin, walks of life, and cultural backgrounds. We warmly welcome all who share the BHSC vision, who affirm BHSC Creed & Principles, and who agree to fulfill the parent/guardian responsibilities.
- To begin the application process, families complete the BHSC Application Form.
- For new families applying for 23–24 admission, attending an information event is required as a prerequisite to enrolling in classes. Applicants choose from upcoming interest events to select the date that is most convenient, though attending and enrolling early increases chances of securing class spots.
- After attending an interest event, applicants schedule and participate in a new family interview; applicants will receive a list of available interview days and times and will be able to schedule their appointment after attending one of the interest events. If at all possible, we ask that both parents (if applicable) attend the interview.
- To complete enrollment, families create an account on our online Parent Portal, submit annual registration & facilities fees, and select course enrollment.
- Enrollment is confirmed when families submit the required supplemental print-and-sign forms and submit the first month’s tuition payment in July.
Creed & Principles
Members of the Bluebonnet Home Scholars Collaborative affirm belief in the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed in its entirety (with or without the Filioque):
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible;
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Only-begotten, Begotten of the Father before all worlds, Light of Light, Very God of Very God, Begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father, by Whom all things were made:
Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried; And the third day He arose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, Whose Kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, and Giver of Life, Who proceeds from the Father [and the Son], Who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, Who spoke by the Prophets. And I believe in one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins. I look for the Resurrection of the dead and the Life of the world to come. Amen.
BHSC families further agree and adhere to the BHSC Statement Regarding Principles of Christian Living:
BHSC adheres to and upholds biblical teaching on both doctrine and Christian behavior and looks to major branches of Christianity in interpreting the Bible’s teachings. Generally, BHSC adheres to Christian teachings in areas where the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA, the Southern Baptist Convention, the Presbyterian Church of America, and the Anglican Church in North America agree with each other in interpreting and applying God’s word and revelation. Participants in BHSC programs agree to uphold these principles as members of the BHSC community.
BHSC parents and guardians agree to participate actively on campus 16 hours per semester, to read selected passages with the BHSC parent community over the course of the school year, and to attend three to five parent meetings during the year. In order to serve as a volunteer working with children on-site, parents/guardians consent to a background check and agree to participate in child protection training seminars.
Tuition & Fees
For the 22–23 academic year, families select one or more classes a la carte. Tuition for individual classes ranges in price from $0 to $86/month. Our low rates allow families to select a wide range of classes covering a rich array of subject matter including music and art, science, math and logic, literature, nature study, geography, handicrafts, humanities, languages, and more! And our Inklings & Classics Socratic Discussion, Logic, and Musical Theater classes are tuition-free!
Family Registration & Facilities Fee: $300 per family per year Late Registration Fee: $50/family after June 15, 2023 Tuition—a la carte: $0 to $86/class/month (over ten months, July to April); the class tuition list is provided to all applicants and to inquirers by request. Lite Class Tuition: A la carte tuition for classes with fewer than 8 students enrolled after September 16 will be subject to a 30% tuition increase for 8 months, Sept. through April, or for as long as the class remains under-enrolled. Study Hall: $3/student/class-hour/month with a cap of $45/month/family; Study Hall is for students in Form 2 and up, for 3 class periods/day max, and by permission as space permits. Students may enroll in Study Hall hours equal to or less than class enrollment hours. Additional Study Hours might be arranged by special permission in certain circumstances. Returned Check/Insufficient Funds Fee: $30
Family Registration & Facilities fees cover facilities and administrative costs and are due with registration to confirm the student’s spot in classes. Enrollment is offered on a rolling basis with priority given to returning families and to families enrolling in multiple classes/Forms.
Registration & Facilities fees and First Month Tuition fees are non-refundable except in the case of class cancellation due to low enrollment. Classes must meet a minimum enrollment of 5 students by June 15, 2023; any classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment may be canceled with full refunds provided for classes thus closed.
Tuition fees, Lite fees, and Study Hall fees are collected electronically through automatic monthly payments set up through the online Parent Portal. Payments may be made via credit card or via ACH (bank account) transfer. Enrollment is for the entire 2023–24 academic year; after September 16, full tuition fees are due for the entire school year even in the case of withdrawal from the program.
2023–24 Academic Calendar
SPRING 2023 Jan. 13—First day of Spring Semester February—Current family Pre-Registration for 2023–24 classes March 13—17—Spring Break April 7—No classes on Good Friday April 14—No classes on Orthodox Holy Friday April 28—New Family Application due date for 23–24 Priority Admission May 9 & 12—Last days of Spring Semester Fall 2023 June 15—Enrollment forms & Registration fees due; drop fees apply June 16—Late Registration Fees Applied July 20—First Month Tuition Fees Due (non-refundable) Aug. 22—Student & Parent Orientation & Meet Teachers Event (volunteer deposit checks due) Aug. 25—First class day of Fall Semester Sep. 11—Parent Book Group & Student Hangout at the Park Sep. 16—Last day to drop classes with a partial tuition refund Sep. 20—Lite fees applied for classes with fewer than 8 students enrolled Oct. 9—Parent Book Group & Student Hangout at the Park Nov. 13—Parent Book Group & Student Hangout at the Park Nov 20–24—Thanksgiving Break Dec. 11—Parent Book Group & Student Hangout at the Park Dec. 12–15—Last days of Fall Semester SPRING 2024 Jan. 12—First day of Spring Semester Jan. 8—Parent Book Group & Student Hangout at the Park Jan–May—Monthly Prospective Family Interest Events February—Current family Pre-Registration for 2024–25 classes Feb. 1—New Family Applications/Interest Event registration open Feb. 12—Parent Book Group & Student Hangout at the Park March 18—Parent Book Group & Student Hangout at the Park March 11–15—Spring Break March 29—No classes on Good Friday April 15—Parent Book Group & Student Hangout at the Park April 28—New Family Application due date for 24–25 Priority Admission; clergy & need-based scholarship application deadline May 3—No classes on Orthodox Holy Friday May 7–10—Last days of Spring Semester May 11—Graduation and Spring Fine Arts Showcase
Non-Discrimination Policy: It is the policy of BHSC to admit homeschooling families and students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally made available to families and students. BHSC will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and/or loan programs, or any other programs.