Essential Church School
Administrator's Name: Kristy Trent
Website URL: Essential Church School
Location (mailing address): ) PO Box 382034, Birmingham, AL 35238-2034
Office hours (for phone contact): Monday & Wednesday afternoons (but email is always on)
Sponsoring church: Essential Church
Enrollment area: primarily Birmingham metro area (Jefferson, Shelby, Blount, St. Clair Counties)
Statement of Faith: not required, but we are a Christian organization
HSLDA: not required, but highly recommended - we are a discount group with HSLDA
General description (or Mission Statement): Essential Church School exists to provide homeschool families with a God-honoring, comprehensive program that consists of academic accountability, tools and resources, extra-curricular activities, and parental support to help families achieve success in their homeschool journey.
Requirements: Complete attendance records are required at the end of each school year
Notice of withdrawal is required
Submission of high school credits and grades is required for school diplomas
Internet Access & Email Service is required
(Grades are not required, but school transcripts and files are kept for each student - and families are encouraged to keep academic records on file)
Fees: $125/year per family that is paid at the first of the school year and is not prorated for early withdrawal or late/mid-year enrollment
Services: Online Applications & Member Site
Diplomas (General & Advanced )
Additional Info: To keep costs low, we use email and the internet for all communications. Families without internet access would probably not benefit from our service.
Information here last verified on 09/05/13.
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