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FAQs - Policies


Can we get credit for books we already have?
Do you have any payment plans?
How long will it take to receive my order?
How many credits are needed to graduate?
Is auditing necessary?
What is grade auditing?
What is meant by "Reformed" Christian?
What is your return policy?
What does the name Covenant mean? 
What is Covenant Home's statement on certification?
May we start the next grade before finishing the last?
How do I award credit for extra-curricular work?
How do I seek pre-approval for subjects apart from Covenant Home?
 

Can we get credit for books we already have?
We can make substitutions for books you already own. There is a limit, of course. If a family has 1 or 2 books we can substitute other readers, literature books, coloring books, science readers, etc. If they have almost an entire curriculum however, they still have to pay the appropriate fee, a full enrollment. [There is a $15 tailoring fee for each change made to a kit.]

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Do you have any payment plans?
One of our objectives at CHC is to remove cost from the process wherever possible. As such, we have not implemented any payment plans as their administration would ultimately add to the cost of the curriculum. We do require full payment prior to shipping your order. We do accept MC, Visa and Discover.

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How long will it take to receive my order?
When shipped to an address within the continental U.S. your order will generally arrive within 5-10 business days.

With any order you can choose from the following options:

Standard Service: At this shipping rate we will ship most orders either via UPS - Ground Service® or USPS Priority Mail®. When shipped to an address within the continental U.S. your order will generally arrive within 5-10 business days.

Please keep in mind however, due to the influx of orders during the months of July and August, that you may have to add as much as 5 business days.

Rapid Processing: For an additional fee we can expedite your order.  It is guaranteed to ship within 24 business hours.

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How many credits are needed to graduate?
A student must be enrolled in the full Covenant Home Curriculum and in the optional grade auditing service in order to earn a diploma and receive transcripts. Before a diploma is issued the following requirements must be met and documented.

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Is auditing necessary?
Grade auditing is an optional service. In high school it is necessary, however, if you wish to receive transcripts.

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What is grade auditing?
First: Our grade auditing service means that a specific person is assigned to your family. You will be given her contact information and she will be available for questions from time to time.
Second: A check-off list will be sent to you - these are items which you are to submit to your auditor each quarter. Your auditor will review the student's work, as well as the grading you've done, and issue a report card. The auditor's comments on written work are of particular value to families.
Third: Your high school auditor will maintain a transcript of both academic and extra-curricular work, standardized test scores, and other pertinent information.
Fourth: Having someone beyond mom and dad provides an objective observer of the work and can also help children with procrastination.

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What is meant by "Reformed" Christian?
It means that our Christian world view and our whole theology is in line with the great writers of the Reformation. (Men such as Luther, Knox and Calvin and the writers of the Westminster Confession of Faith) Reformed Christians believe in the Sovereignty of God over [1] Creation, [2] History and [3] Man's salvation. God created everything and He rules all men and nations for all time according to His own will for the revealing of His glory. We can have absolute confidence because everything is in God's hands. For salvation we must repent of our sin and call upon Jesus Christ for His forgiveness. It means that man is completely dependent on God for grace, God alone is the author of salvation.

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What is your return policy?
Yes, we offer a full refund during the 30 day trial period with prior approval. Grade Auditing service is not refundable.  For refund approval, please contact our office at 800-578-2421.

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What does the name Covenant mean? 
Covenant means the initiating action of our sovereign God. He has ordained and established each covenant home, each family that is grounded in Christ. He has given the child that providentially is a part of that home. The covering and protection of the Lord is upon the members and endeavors of the covenant family in their striving to fulfill their responsibilities and meet their holy stewardship.

A Home that has been ordained and established by God is meant to resemble a tiny foretaste of heaven. When hearts are submitted to Christ and minds are fascinated by His Word there is bound to be hope and joy in the mix. Discipline also is necessary to rightly reflect God's love and good order.

The Curriculum that most plainly builds on these ideas will benefit the diligent covenant family. Using the "Classical Approach" to education, this full-orbed program begins by laying a thorough foundation in phonics, reading, math basics, history and science principles. Bible is taught from a covenantal standpoint, the Westminster Shorter Catechism is offered, as well as, excellent study guides that help to present a deep and discerning grasp of God's truth. The curriculum promotes the reading and study of the great literary works, etymology, Latin and other constituents of classical study. Finally, the ability to competently communicate soundly-based ideas is encouraged.

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What is Covenant Home's statement on certification?
Students who have persevered in a controlled, challenging academic program such as Covenant Home Curriculum, have learned to work diligently and are more likely to be well prepared for successful college performance.

Our academic board has deemed it not appropriate to seek certification by ordinary state agencies or like associations. This is primarily because civil government cannot be a guarantor of educational quality. This is manifestly true in our country today. Valid and reliable certification rests in several categories which might be summarized under the heading: strength of curriculum. All Covenant Home programs employ challenging text books, engage the student in outlining and note-taking skills, regularly scheduled tests that call for essay answers, instruction in composition, reading and analysis of classical literature, all supervised under a rigorous grade auditing service.

Certification also finds its potency in the positive and long term acceptance of the Covenant Home program and transcripts at all colleges and universities throughout our country. The able staff of our tutorial program superintends the student’s work and academic progress and produces a written profile each nine-week grading period. Grade reports are issued every nine weeks and transcripts when appropriate.

For those not acquainted with the increasing breadth of the homeschooling movement it should be noted that many colleges and universities are now sponsoring recruitment booths and other enrollment efforts at homeschooling curriculum and book fairs. Students who have persevered in a controlled, challenging academic program such as Covenant Home Curriculum, have learned to work diligently and are more likely to be well prepared for successful college performance.

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May we start the next grade before finishing the last?
If you are not using our auditing services, you may begin and end your school year at any time.

If you are using grade auditing, your school year must be complete before beginning the next year's work. This is especially important for high school students. Grades must be turned in and transcripts updated before we ship the next grade level.

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How do I award credit for extra-curricular work?
Awarding Credit for Extra-Curricular Work: In addition to teaching the core academic subjects which we supply, many Covenant Home families have found creative ways to provide their students instruction in extra-curricular activities such as physical education, home economics, shop (or apprenticeship in some other skill), art or music.

In many instances, these learning experiences represent a significant amount of time and involvement and should be included in the transcript. College entrance officials look for key signs of accomplishment. We help them find the things that will present your child effectively.

Seeking Pre-Approval for Subjects Apart from Covenant Home: If a high school student wishes to add a subject for credit or to use a text other than one provided by Covenant Home, pre-approval must be secured before the school year is begun. Submit a letter to Covenant Home Course Approval, N63 W23421 Main Street, Sussex, WI 53089, including the following information:

  • Provide the name of the text and give a catalog description including the level, number of pages and other pertinent information.
  • Indicate the number of hours per week to be devoted to the course, as well as its duration, generally either 18 or 36 weeks.
  • Provide a written course overview with a brief outline of the objectives and information to be covered.
  • Indicate the amount of credit (half or full) you are seeking.

Tutors, Cooperative Instruction, Community College Courses: For those of you who have enlisted the help of private tutors or who have enrolled your child in a homeschool co-op or other means, please arrange for the instructor to provide documentation. Your auditor will include all such pre-approved classes if the correct information is reported to her with the quarterly work.

Likewise, community college courses which earn high school credit may be included in the student’s course listing and contribute toward the GPA. Those earning college credit are usually listed in the remarks section of the transcript. A minimum of three CHC core subjects is required to qualify for grade auditing. An additional fee may be added if a student exceeds seven subjects.

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How do I seek pre-approval for subjects apart from Covenant Home?
Please see the answer to the previous question.

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