Terra is a community, and we want you to be the primary teacher for your children. We encourage you to teach your children to be self-governing individuals who can follow the rules, and we rely on you to enforce any necessary discipline for your students.
If your children are participating in our MY ART HISTORY EXPERIENCE class, you may leave campus. We will supervise your children. If students are in another class and are under 12, you may leave campus if the teacher has your current contact information. Please return on time. Students who are 12 years old or over and are enrolled in a series of classes may be left during the entire span of enrolled courses.
Students cannot be on the playground unsupervised. We reserve our playground for enrolled students and their siblings only, and only on the days of their enrollment.
The only exception to this is for those enrolled in “Thy ART HISTORY.” Our staff will supervise children in this program..
If your student has special needs or is not able to be self-governing when they’re left with us, in any of our classes, or our drop-off programme, you must stay with your child or provide an appropriate aid. Please inform us before the first day of class that your child may need more help than the average student. If you have not informed us of their unique requirements, we will call you to come back and get your student.
To be an approved vendor, a teacher must get a Department of Justice background check. We require ALL teachers and staff on this site to have a background check. All teachers, as well as the church staff, classroom assistants, and substitutes have a Department of Justice clearance.
We also have a security guard who keeps any strangers off campus during school hours.
Terra Arts Foundation will not handle matters concerning obtaining purchase orders. You must ask your Education Specialist or Facilitator to provide a purchase order. Please register on our website and confirm your place on the roll sheet before you get a purchase order.
All of our teachers like to be paid monthly.
Yes! We are happy to help you in your homeschooling adventure. You can work out payment arrangements with email@example.com.
First, Register on our website to ensure your student's spot in the class. You will receive an invoice and may pay through your charter school, cash, or credit card.
A purchase order is not a payment, it is a promise to pay. The actual payments are the ones noted on the invoice you will receive from us monthly. A charter school typically runs late in payment, up to 45 days after instruction. That means that we are still owed the money even though we have a purchase order from you. The purchase order is not cash. We teach your student first. We bill your charter monthly after the instruction for each student.
If the charter does not keep their promise, then you will owe for the instruction your student has received.
Our bookkeeper will send you an invoice every month so you can see if your charter is paying or not. That way it will not be a surprise to anyone if their charter is not paying. This is our system.
We trust that the charter will keep their promise to us (a purchase order is only a promise) and so we pay for your student’s instruction in advance trusting that they will pay us back.
Yes! You guessed correctly. This is a lot of extra work and expense for us to use the charter school purchase order system. Our teachers typically do not get paid until November of the school year. We have to finance rent, insurance, art supplies and a lot of other things until they pay. We use your registration fees to pay our web developer so you can get the information you need to register for classes and to get homework assignments and other information. We are actually partnering with you and paying for your student’s education and trusting to get paid back.
We really need you to stay on top of getting us the purchase orders.
We desperately need and appreciate the volunteer efforts that so many contribute to TERRA which help to make homeschooling a successful adventure for your family, such as serving on the board, making a tax deductible donation or helping with our end of year GALA.
Kim Frassett & the Teachers and Staff of Terra Arts.
Please reach out to us via our contact page.
Kim Frassett & the Teachers and Staff of Terra Arts.
We're excited to have you join our community. Here's some vital information to get you prepared for success!
The Prep Work Book will be posted on the website and can be accessed with a password we will provide to all enrolled families.
We ask that you do not come to campus sick.
We are a NUT/SEED FREE Campus. No sharing of food. No food or candy treats can be shared with other students.
School drop-off and pick-ups are at the WEST gate only.
Please print and sign ALL the required forms here and scan them back to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or bring them to the first day of class.
MEDICAL EMERGENCY LIABILITY WAIVER: found on the website. Please print, scan, and forward to us.
Once your charter opens up, please submit your PO right away! We need your PO before the first day of school.
MOVE DAYS & DROP POLICY:
We charge a $20 move-your-day fee per child.
You may only drop the class if you have withdrawn from your charter and are no longer homeschooling. You are responsible for your student's balance whether or not they attend.
We will not hold a spot in any class for your student.
Hold your spot fee is not part of your class fee.
You can not hold a spot in any class for your student unless the non-refundable registration fee was paid during registration. We do not accept charter funds for the registration fee.
Hold your spot fee is not part of your class fee.
Contact email@example.com for more information.
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CEO: Kim Frassett
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Thank you! We are looking forward to YOUR SUCCESS as a homeschool family!
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- TERRA ARTS CLASSROOM VISITATION POLICY
- Our enrollment is limited on Mondays so that we can accommodate parents as Educational Aides. Please follow our visitor policies. We have opportunities for you in all grades.
- If your student has been disruptive in any other class or day, we might have requested that you attend as a Behavior Chaperone. Your goal is to help your students understand expected classroom behavior.
- These visitor policies apply in both situations. We welcome parent and community involvement at Terra Arts. We are not a public or private school, so our rules will differ from those you might be familiar with.
- Submit your request to be a Monday Educational Aide in writing. Because the main purpose of our program is to provide education to all students, limiting classroom visitors is one way in which we carefully strive to maintain student privacy. Our policy states, "No person shall visit or audit a classroom or other school activity, nor shall any person remain on our premises without the advance approval of the Director or authorized representative.”
- Under the law, learning centers are not considered open to the public or a public forum, such as a public park or sidewalk. Instead, we are considered a “limited public forum” and may limit public access per reasonable regulations.
- Visitors must sign in and out daily and wear an identifying visitor name badge on campus.
- Terra Arts prohibits photographs from being taken by visitors on Terra Arts premises, particularly of students, without prior authorization.
- Campus administrators have legal support in responding if a disruption to the educational program or campus operations occurs. The California Constitution requires all learning environments to ensure a safe, secure, and peaceful environment for students and employees.
- Should a disruption occur, the Director can demand that the disruptive party stop the behavior and/or leave the campus. If the disruptive party fails to leave the campus at the direction of the Director, the Director may contact law enforcement, and the disruptive party may face criminal charges.
- While sitting with your student or in the back of the classroom, we ask that you refrain from answering the teacher's questions and from engaging the teacher in private conversation.
- Do not converse with the student or other adults while the class is in session, whether in person or on your phone.
- Please inform our Director if your student has any special needs. We will keep this information confidential within our staff and only use it to accommodate your students if possible.
- Do not correct your students, do their work for them, nor take the writing or art materials from their hands to do it correctly yourself. Do not write on their work.
- You may use a separate sheet of paper to draw or write an example of your own that your student may copy.
- Be an excellent example to all with your kind, respectful attitude.
- You may not bring any unenrolled students when you come to assist your student.
- No student at Terra Arts is allowed to opt out of any classroom activity. Inclusion and participation are required. The classroom rules apply even if you might have different expectations at home.
- With these exceptions: “We will accommodate students who need to step out of the class if the sounds or smells are distressing them, and we have a few students who may opt out of physical activity at times. Additionally, We know that several students will ask to refrain from doing animal dissections, and we will allow them to refrain from participating on those days (We plan to have an alternate worksheet or project for them to work on).
- Non-staff adults are not allowed to enter student restrooms except for a parent assisting their preschool student. Please do not allow your student to use the adult restroom.
- We appreciate and support you in your effort to provide an excellent education for all students. Please communicate with us privately if you have any questions or concerns.
- Last Updated 9/19/23
Home Schooled from Preschool to LIFE. An honorary degree we confer upon our own Homeschool Graduates who have also completed an intensive 4-year Internship in Leadership at Terra Arts.
How to Abandon the System
There’s one question that nags thousands, if not millions, of high school and college students every year: What do I want to do with my life? Sadly, many of these young men and women graduate from college still asking themselves that question. Oddly enough, the average young person in the U.S. often earns a degree and begins looking for a job in a career field in which he has no experience—not even knowing if he’ll enjoy the job or not.
There’s a simple solution to this age-old dilemma: real life internships. These days, an internship is an easy way to find out if a student’s interest in a particular career will last through the initial aura of wanting the job and into the stark reality of what the job entails on a day-to-day basis. When a student works as an intern for three or four months, he or she is provided with a cost-effective means to thoroughly and objectively evaluate a particular job. As the individual observes both the glamour and the mundanity of the job, he or she is far better equipped to decide if a career in that field should be pursued.
Instead of conforming to a grade-segregated system that teaches children what to think but leaves them unprepared for real life, break out of the box. Give your children a leg up on life (or a huge head start) by preparing them for the real world through a study/work environment unlike the artificial scenario found on many of today’s college campuses. Your kids will be challenged to learn how to ponder the deeper issues of life, they will mature intellectually, and they’ll love you for giving them a shot at taking on the responsibilities of everyday adult life.
Copyright 2008, The Old Schoolhouse®. Used with permission. All rights reserved by the Author. Originally appeared in the Fall 2008 issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, the trade publication for homeschool moms.