We are very excited that you are interested in teaching at Heritage. Teachers are an important and integral part of the Heritage family. Before you submit your proposal for the upcoming year, we have a few things to let you know.
Heritage has about 250 families with students from nursery to 12th grade. Our classes are held on Mondays between September and June at Westminster Chapel, 13646 NE 24th St., Bellevue, WA 98005. Our first period class begins at 9:00 a.m. with our fifth period finishing at 3:10 p.m. Our class sizes range from as little as 2 or 3 students to 25 students with an average number of 12.
For the teachers, the board, and others that serve here, Heritage is a ministry to homeschool families, providing classes, fellowship, and support. Although we've grown a great deal since our start in 2003, we strive for a small, family atmosphere where people care and take time for each other. We hope our teachers feel that as well. You will be asked to sign a document acknowledging our articles of incorporation that include a statement of faith and we see this as much more than simply another form to sign. We hope you'll join us because you love to teach and you love our Lord. Instructors will be expected to comply with all policies and guidelines of Heritage. Class instruction shall be consistent with Heritage’s Purpose, Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Handbook. Please take time to review these documents.
Each class is offered for the full school year. You will need a class title, a description, and will need to determine the monthly tuition fee you would like to charge. You can ask for a one-time materials fee to start the year. If there are prerequisites, textbooks to purchase or other information the parents might need, please include that as well. Tuition is typically $15 to $30 each month. High school-level teachers must also have a syllabus developed prior to the first day of classes.
To help create a consistent schedule and class offerings, classes are generally offered for the following age/grade groups. We are flexible with classes being offered to different ranges when needed.
- High School - grades 9-12
- Middle School - grades 6-8
- Older Elementary - grades 3-5
- Younger Elementary - grades Kindergarten-2
- Preschool - ages 3-5
High school-level courses typically have a smaller number of students and may be required for graduation. For this reason, teachers may need to charge in the higher range for these classes. The Heritage board will work with high school teachers to help them determine an appropriate tuition amount. We also have some classes that run for 90 minutes and are held either during first hour, pre- or post-lunch or during fifth hour allowing the extra time to be made up before and after classes or during the lunch break.
When you are ready to submit your proposal, please use the form below. If you have any questions or need more clarification, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Classes have been selected for this year. We will begin accepting proposals for the 2018-2019 school year by the end of November 2017.
Mid-November through January 10 - Teachers submit class proposals
End of January - Families review and vote on classes
Mid-February - Board selects classes based on family interest and room availability
End of February - Teachers are notified of acceptance or refusal of proposals
Mid-March - Teacher/Class Fair for families to review options
End of March through April - Families Register
May 1- Teacher commitment for following year (based on current enrollment)
June 1 - Teachers receive funds for First Month Tuition and Materials Fees