NEWS—July 16, 2020: BHSC is now planning a delayed start in light of the current “High Community Risk” coronavirus situation in Fort Bend and Harris counties. Barring a stay-at-home order, we plan to start classes in-person on September 1. (If there is a stay-at-home order in place at that time, we will still begin on September 1 but online. See our Coronavirus Precautions Plan.) Scroll down to view the updated 2020-21 Academic Calendar. Enrollment applications are still welcome!
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.
- Consider attending an information event to meet staff members and ask questions.
- To begin the application process, first complete the BHSC Application Form.
- Next, participate in a family interview as scheduled with the BHSC leadership team.
- To complete enrollment, return student registration and course selection forms along with the student registration fee.
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 four or more days 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 oder 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 20-21 academic year, individual classes will be offered a la carte and range in price from $15 to $90/month. Our low rates allow families to select a wide range of classes covering a rich array of subject matter including Spanish, classical languages, choir, music and art, science, math and logic, writing and literature, nature study, geography, handicrafts, history and more! And our Socratic Discussion & Logic class will still be tuition-free!
Student Registration Fee: $150 ($300 family max) Late Registration Fee: $25/family in July; $50/family after Aug. 1 Tuition: $15 to $90/class/month (over ten months, Aug. to May) Socratic Discussion & Logic class: Tuition-Free! Supplies Fees per class: $10 to $190/class/year Study Hall: $9/student/month Payment Plan Set-up Fee: $60/family/year Returned Check/Insufficient Funds Fee: $30
Registration fees cover facilities costs and are due with enrollment to reserve the student’s spot in classes as enrollment is offered on a first-come-first-served bases to admitted families.
Registration fees are non-refundable except in the case of class cancellation due to low enrollment. Classes must meet a minimum enrollment by June 26, 2020; all classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment will be cancelled and full refunds will be provided. Unless specified elsewhere, the required minimum enrollment for each class will be six students.
Class supplies fees are due by July 24, 2020. Tuition can be paid up-front for the full year by check or via Zelle, or families can elect to pay the payment plan set-up fee for monthly billing. The Study Hall fee is a flat monthly rate for students who will have one or more free periods on campus; it will be billed along with tuition fees. Enrollment is for the entire 2020-21 academic year; after September 18, full tuition fees are due for the full year even in the case of withdrawal from the program.
To better serve families in these unstable times, we are offering more flexible withdrawal options:
- Two-week Trial Period: Families may drop classes for full tuition refund for any reason within the first two weeks of the semester (by September 18, 2020).
- Economic Hardship: Families whose income becomes negatively effected by COVID-generated layoffs or pay-cuts after enrolling in BHSC classes may withdraw from classes without being obligated to continue tuition payments through the end of the year.
2020-21 Academic Calendar
SPRING 2020 Jan. 14—Orientation & Meet Teachers Event Jan. 21 & 22—First days of Spring Semester Jan. 31—Last day to drop classes for 50% tuition refund March 10/11—4th quarter tuition due March 16–20—Spring Break May 4–8—Current Family Pre-Registration for 2020–21 classes May 12 & 13—Last days of Spring Semester June 10—New Family on-time Application due date for 2020–21 enrollment (Late applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.) FALL 2020 June 26—On-time Registration due date July 24—Supplies fees due Aug. 21—Tuition payment due (full year or 1st monthly payment) Sep. 1—Orientation & Meet Teachers Event Sep. 4—First day of Fall Semester Sep. 18—Last day to drop classes with a tuition refund Nov 24-27—Thanksgiving Break Dec. 15 & 18—Last days of Fall Semester SPRING 2021 Jan. 15—First day of Spring Semester February—Current family Pre-Registration for 2021-22 classes March 15-19—Spring Break April 2—No classes on Good Friday April 30—No classes on Orthodox Holy Friday May 4—New Family On-Time Application due date for 2021-22 classes May 25 & 28—Last day of Spring Semester
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.