Where are BHSC classes held?
BHSC classes are held at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 1123 Burney Rd, Sugar Land, TX 77498.
Can I enroll my student in individual classes?
Yes! All BHSC classes are available individually a la carte. A study hall area is available for any students in grades 4 and up who are enrolled in some but not all of the classes.
Tuition-free classes such as Logic and Inklings & Classics Socratic Discussion can be applied for independently of other classes. In the case that applicants for a tuition-free class exceed classroom seat availability, priority placement will be considered for returning students, siblings of current students, and students taking additional classes with BHSC.
How can I enroll?
To begin the enrollment process, complete the brief, three-part, free online BHSC Application Form. The third part of the online application involves registration for an information event, where prospective families can meet staff members, see the campus, and ask questions.
After we receive the application and prospective families attend an information event, a BHSC team member will contact the applicant regarding a family interview. To complete enrollment, admitted families will be asked to return enrollment forms and complete their online course selection, at which time they are charged the family registration fee.
For more information, see our enrollment page.
How are payments made?
All family registration fees, tuition, study hall fees, and—for tuition-free classes—class supplies fees are billed through our Parent Portal. Automatic monthly payments can be charged to a credit card or made via ACH debit from a bank account.
When are payments due?
The family registration fee is due upon admittance to reserve the student's spot in classes, as enrollment is offered on a first-come-first-served basis to admitted families. Registration fees (and enrollment forms) are due by June 15, 2023, for the 23–24 academic year. Late fees of $50 will be applied after that.
The first of ten monthly tuition payments will be billed in July 2023. Tuition will be billed monthly from July-April. The first month's tuition fees are non-refundable, as they are used for the purchasing of classroom supplies.
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.
For more information, please see our Enrollment page.
What are your fees?
BHSC 23–24 Class List with Tuition and Supplies Fees
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 Latin Lab 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)
- Latin Lab, Logic, and Inklings & Classics Socratic Discussion classes are all Tuition-Free!
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. However, as part of our BLOOM initiative, Algebra 2, Pre-calculus, and Calculus classes are exempt from lite fees for 2023–24.
Supplies Fees per class: For 2023–24, supplies fees are included in the tuition costs. (Tuition-free classes are an exception and have supplies fees as listed on the tuition and fees schedule.)
Study Hall: $3/student/class-hr/month with a cap of $45/month/family; Study Hall is for students in Form 2 (4th grade) and up, for 3 class periods/day max & by permission as space permits.
Returned Check/Insufficient Funds Fee: $30
New in 2023: Late class drop fees: Individual classes may be dropped without charge up until June 15, 2023. After June 15 (but before September 16, see below), classes may be dropped for an additional $10 fee per class dropped.
New in 2023: High school math placement test fee: High school math placement exams are assessed a $20 fee per student (maximum $50 per family), payable via check or Zelle. Math placement tests for courses from elementary math through pre-algebra will be offered at no cost and are scored by parents, though a late fee may apply if submitted after the due date.
For the 23–24 academic year, Bluebonnet is offering two ways to save: (Eligible families can apply for only one or the other, not both discounts.)
TEN-FOR-TEN DISCOUNT: For individual students enrolled in 10 or more classes, excluding Study Hall and tuition-free classes, families will be eligible for a 10% tuition discount for that student. Form 1a students can be eligible if they are enrolled in all 4 classes offered for their level. Form 1b students can be eligible if they are enrolled in at least 7 classes in their level. (Discount does not apply to staff.)
BIG FAMILY DISCOUNT: Families enrolling 3 or more students who maintain an average enrollment of either 30 classes total and/or 7 or more classes/student, excluding Study Hall and tuition-free classes, for Forms 2 and up, and/or all classes available for their level, will be eligible for a 10% tuition discount on their total tuition. (Discount does not apply to staff.)
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.
For more information, please see our Enrollment page.
Curriculum & Philosophy
Is BHSC/BLOOM a school? Is it a co-op?
BHSC/BLOOM is not a school, and BHSC/BLOOM is also not a co-op. Unlike a school, BHSC/BLOOM supplements the home school rather than replacing it. BHSC/BLOOM does not offer letter grades, transcripts, or diplomas, and BHSC/BLOOM does not offer all the classes necessary to complete graduation requirements. Unlike a co-op, BHSC/BLOOM hires professional staff and teachers and allows parents to drop off their children most days of the term. Additionally, BHSC/BLOOM instructors offer assessment on student progress in core academic upper-Form classes to assist parents with assigning class grades. BHSC/BLOOM is a Group Class Community (GCC), which the Texas Homeschool Coalition identifies as a support program that serves as "a separate 'executor' of the parent’s educational goals." Read more.
Does BHSC assign homework?
In elementary classes, BHSC instructors aim to keep the amount of homework to a minimum so that students can enjoy free time and know how it feels to be fully rested. Many BHSC classes have no homework, especially in the lower grades. However, the following elementary courses require regular homework with significant parent involvement: math, writing, and language (English, Spanish, Latin). Minimal homework and a few optional assignments are occasionally assigned in some of the enrichment classes.
For middle school and high school courses, students will need to complete work outside of class time in order to master the subject matter. This is especially true for core academic classes such as world and classical languages, math & science, literature & composition, logic, and Great Books discussion classes. In these classes, students will have assigned exercises, projects, reading, research, and/or other studying assignments that they will be required to complete at home. Students who are unable to keep up with home assignments may be asked to drop the class or switch to a less rigorous class track; private tutoring may also be arranged separately depending on teacher availability.
What is BHSC’s philosophy of education?
BHSC curriculum and instruction is developed on the basis of both classical tradition and contemporary research. The Bluebonnet approach is heavily influenced by Christian educators and thinkers such as Charlotte Mason, C. S. Lewis, Dorothy Sayers, and Jacques Maritain. Our central objectives are
- to invite wonder and facilitate knowledge through the lively presentation of vital ideas,
- to model and transmit disciplined habits of sentiment and volition, and
- to inspire love and action that embraces the Good, the True, and the Beautiful.
What classes does BHSC offer?
BHSC offers a full academic and enrichment program for grades K through 12th including our flagship Kaleidoscope and Panorama classes as well as core academics and fine art electives.
Classes are offered in four tracks based on age: Form I for kindergarten through third grade, Form II for grades four through six, and Forms III and IV for grades seven through twelve. For the 2023–24 academic year, classes will meet for thirty-one weeks on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays with some classes meeting only on Tuesdays, some only on Thursdays, some only on Fridays, and some classes (math and upper-level science) meeting twice a week.
On Fridays, for Forms III & IV (8th through 12th grades), we offer tuition-free Socratic discussion and Logic classes with university professor, Dr. Gary Hartenburg.
Private piano lessons are offered concurrently with BHSC classes on Tuesdays and Fridays.
How does math placement work for onsite classes?
Students who have not taken a full BHSC math course the previous school year (not to include onsite Math Club) submit a math placement exam before being enrolled in a BHSC math course.
- Elementary math tests will be provided at no charge, completed independently by the student, graded by the parent, and scanned and emailed to the main BHSC email address.
- Pre-algebra tests will be provided at no charge, completed independently by the student, and the student will submit their answers online.
- Online high school math placement tests will be provided for a $20 fee per student ($50 max per family), completed independently by the student.
- Math placement tests are due May 15, after which date a $10 late fee per test will be assessed.
If a student fails to meet the minimum acceptable score on their placement test, they will have the opportunity to study and retest later in the summer or to take the previous math level's placement test, both at no charge.
If a student scores above a specific standard set by their prospective math teacher, they may have the opportunity to take the next higher level placement test at no charge, and if they meet the minimum acceptable score, they may enroll in the higher level class.
Parents & BHSC
How much parent involvement is required at home?
Some elementary classes, such as all English Language Arts (ELA), writing, math, and language (Spanish and Latin) classes, will require significant parent support at home. For these classes, and especially elementary math and ELA classes, parents should consider themselves co-teachers, reinforcing class material at home. For most other elementary classes, BHSC instructors aim to keep the amount of homework to a minimum, so very little parent involvement is necessary at home.
For other classes and for older students, the amount of parent support needed will vary based on individual student needs and the student's ability to be self-directed, but parents will need to ensure their students are managing time well, completing all assigned work, and bringing materials to campus.
On campus, parents are required to volunteer 16 hours per semester or purchase a buy-out to be exempted from volunteer duties.
What are the volunteer requirements of parents?
It takes many hands to safely and competently facilitate a successful Bluebonnet class day! Every Bluebonnet family is required to volunteer on campus for sixteen hours per semester, or they may choose to pay a buy-out fee of $395/year. The buy-out fee allows us to hire an aide to serve on campus in that family's stead.
Beginning 2023, a volunteer deposit check of $395 will be due at orientation. This check will be destroyed uncashed once a family has fulfilled their 16 hours per semester volunteer requirement. Failure to complete the volunteer requirement will result in the deposit check being cashed in full without proration for hours completed.
Bluebonnet offers multiple volunteer shifts for parents to choose from, and parents will small children are welcome to bring them to most volunteer shifts. Upon registration, we ask about parents' preferences and scheduling limitations, and we do our best to accommodate them. If a parent is unable to attend their scheduled shift, they find a parent from another family to switch with them and inform our Campus Coordinator in charge of volunteer assignments.