Frequently Asked Questions
Below you’ll find answers to common questions regarding the CLRC, our classes, our website, online classrooms, policies and procedures, and much more!
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CLRC is happy to offer payment plans for families who would like to budget their tuition payments over several months. There is no additional charge for this service.
The following payment plans are available and can be selected at checkout:
- 10% down + 6 installments
- 25% down + 6 installments
- 25% down + 3 installments
- 50% down + 3 installments
- 50% down + 1 installment
Installment payments are scheduled automatically.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since we are not a school, we cannot assign credits to our classes, but we can advise the parents how to do so based on the class material.
We use these guidelines from the Home School Legal Defense Association
"If your child completes a high school-level text by a reputable publisher in an academic course (math, science, English, foreign language, or history), consider the material covered to be one credit. A one credit course typically requires one school year to complete.
For courses that do not use a standard high school-level textbook (perhaps you are putting together your own unit study, or you are using an integrated curriculum), log the hours that your child spends completing the course work. One credit is approximately 120-180 hours of work. The upper end of this range (180 hours) is usually appropriate for lab science courses, while 150 hours is the average for a year long academic course such as English or History. Don't become legalistic in keeping track of each minute, but generally, when evaluating credit for an academic course, a good rule of thumb is 50 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 36 weeks, for a one-credit course."
Credits are calculated differently in different states. In most states, a full year CLRC class would be worth 1 credit. Our semesters are 15 weeks, so for high school classes each semester involves about 30 hours of live instruction plus about 60 hours of homework, for a total of approximately 90 hours of work per semester, 180 for the full year.
CLRC teachers provide a written grade report at the end of the course to document each student’s work. The grade report includes a description of the class including the texts used and a break down of the student’s grade based on homework, tests, essays, class participation etc as appropriate to the specific class. Official transcripts are also available upon request.
In addition, parents have 24/7 access to their student's grades throughout each semester in our learning management system, Canvas.
We encourage students to ask questions during class. We strongly encourage the practice of reading the textbook chapters for each class before the class meets to help the students be prepared to ask questions during class as the teacher explains the concepts and works through examples.
Most of our teachers set up a discussion board in our learning management system (Canvas) which specifically focuses on homework questions. This is a place where students can help each other, but is also overseen by the teacher.
Office hours vary from class to class. Some teachers hold regular office hours, some schedule office hours only before tests, some hold office hours only when a particularly difficult concept is being introduced, some hold office hours only by appointment.
Generally, CLRC teachers are available for private help a couple of times during the semester, but if a student requires more time, this is usually set up as a weekly tutoring appointment. Most of our teachers charge between $25 and $50 per half hour of tutoring. Each teacher sets his own tutoring rate.