Jenison International Academy is excited to offer elective course options to current homeschool students and their families for grades K-12. There are many opportunities to select from with each course facilitated by a JIA teacher in a partnership with each family. Courses are free to families who reside in West Michigan, specifically in the following counties: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Ottawa.
Opportunities for Students
Community Partner Courses
Students may enroll in a semester course(s), which includes a variety of options for participation in community courses along with an online course component. Options for enrollment in Community Partner Courses include Physical Education and Music.
JIA has created most of the online courses provided to students using Blackboard as an engaging learning platform. Each course is personalized and allows students to work at their own pace, while providing direct peer and teacher interaction through virtual discussion and participation.
College Dual Enrollment
Homeschool students may participate in college dual enrollment, specifically at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), taking eligible courses either traditionally, or online with GRCC. JIA will pay a capped amount allotted by the State of Michigan, as long as the student fulfills the dual enrollment requirements and is enrolled in a minimum of one (1) Community Partner or Online Course with JIA. Students must successfully complete any dual enrolled course in order for the district to contribute to tuition. All costs and fees that exceed the capped amount are the responsibility of the student/family. Contact our offices to learn more about this opportunity.
Career Technical Education
JIA partners with the Careerline Tech Center (CTC) in Ottawa County and the Kent Career Tech Center (KCTC) in Kent County. Both centers are accepting applications through January 2017 for the 2017-18 school year. For more information, please contact the JIA offices.
Eligibility requirements for Homeschool Partnership enrollment include:
- Residency in the State of Michigan
- High School students must be less than 20 years old by September 1, 2017, and not have already obtained a GED or high school diploma
- Elementary students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2016 (for 2016-17 school year)
- All Homeschool Partnership students may not be enrolled or participating in any other public school, or private school program in which State of Michigan funding is provided.
Visit the Homeschool Partnership Enrollment page for more information!