Tampa Bay Community Homeschool
 

Our program

We are a two-day drop-off program for 4th through 8th grade. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15AM to 2:15PM.
At-home lesson plans are provided for the remaining three days of at home instruction that may be used at the parent's discretion.

We are now an approved direct pay provider for the Step-Up PEP and UA scholarship programs.

Our Philosophy 

We believe that every child is unique. God made each of us with different gifts, and it is important to meet each and every child exactly where they are. We all learn differently, and learning should be fun! We love to take a hands-on approach any time we can to keep the kids engaged. We will also present all information in various formats to meet each child’s needs such as auditory, kinesthetic, and visual. You are the teacher, and we are just here to support what you are doing at home! We want to work together to make sure your child is receiving the information in such a way that learning will be easy!

School Calendar

  • August 13, 2024 – November 21, 2024
  • Christmas Break – November 25, 2024 – January 6, 2025
  • January 7, 2025 – May 1, 2025
  • Easter Break – April 14, 2025 – April 28, 2025

Daily Schedule 

Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:15am to 2:15pm.
Chapel will be held each Thursday.

Curriculum

The following is an example of what the fourth, fifth and sixth grade programs look like. Each grade is actually written for 2 grade levels. For example, the fourth grade can accommodate fourth or fifth graders depending on what information they have learned in the past. As your child progresses to the next grade level, the curriculum will be written so that if flows smoothly and easily to the next grade. Remember you are the teacher, and we are here to support you in any way you need. We will work together throughout the year to make the perfect plan for your child.

Fourth Grade
  • Bible
    • Apologia “Who am I”.
    • Chapel every Thursday.
  • Math
    • Using Math U See Delta, we will focus on mastering division through hands on lessons, games and worksheets.
  • Grammar
    • Practicing Shurley Grammar in class and continuing with the fourth grade level of Growing With Grammar.
  • Writing
    • IEW- Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Writing Lessons.
  • Science
    • Ooey Gooey Chemistry - learning the basic elements of God’s creation through fun videos, games, and hands on experiments.
    • Class experiment every Thursday.
    • Science journal that will hold our notes as we learn to follow the scientific process.
  • Social Studies
    • As we read through our 'Bible Heroes' books, we will learn all about the country that each missionary served in.
    • We will be using Abeka's Old World History & Geography.
    • It will include the geography as well as ancient and modern facts for each country.
    • We will have crafts that will reflect the amazing creativity of that country as well.
  • Reading and Comprehension
    • We will read classic books and complete comprehension questions throughout the year.
    • Fun and engaging books for the students to foster their love for learning at their reading level.
  • Spelling
    • We will be using the Abeka spelling curriculum for at home instruction, but you are welcome to use any spelling program that works best for your child at home.
  • Handwriting and Typing
    • For handwriting, we will send home weekly assignments written in cursive for your child to trace or copy.
    • For typing, we use a third party application where the child will learn new keys, build speed and accuracy, all while playing fun multi-level games.
Fifth Grade
  • Bible
    • Daily Bread Devotion. Bible verse memorization.
    • Chapel every Thursday.
  • Math
    • Using Math U See Epsilon, we will focus on mastering fractions through hands on lessons, games and worksheets.
  • Grammar
    • Practicing Shurley Grammar in class and continuing with the fifth grade level of Growing With Grammar.
  • Writing
    • Write With The Best- Great program that allows creativity along with guidance and proper grammer skills.
  • Science
    • Physical Science - Master Books.
    • Hands on lab activities.
  • Social Studies
    • Not Grass History - From Adam to Us.
    • Links history to the Bible.
    • Student based presentation from research on various countries.
  • Reading and Comprehension
    • We will read classic books and complete comprehension questions throughout the year.
    • Fun and engaging books for the students to foster their love for learning at their reading level.
  • Spelling
    • We will be using the Abeka spelling curriculum for at home instruction, but you are welcome to use any spelling program that works best for your child at home.
  • Handwriting and Typing
    • The Handwriting Company Curriculum - Scripture.
    • You are welecome to use any curriculum that works best for your child at home.
    • For typing, we use a third party application where the child will learn new keys, build speed and accuracy, all while playing fun multi-level games.
Sixth Grade
  • Bible
    • Daily Devotional with an emphasis on character traits.
    • Bible verse memorization.
    • Chapel every Thursday.
  • Math
    • Using Math U See Zeta, we will focus on mastering decimals and percents.
  • Grammar
    • Practicing Shurley Grammar in class and continuing with the Sixth grade level of Growing With Grammar.
  • Writing
    • The Write Shop I - teaches students to write descriptive, informative and narrative compositions.
  • Science
    • Anatomy & Physiology - God's Wonderous Machine - Master Books.
    • Hands on lab activities.
  • Social Studies
    • All American History with US Geography.
  • Reading and Comprehension
    • We will read classic books and complete comprehension questions throughout the year.
    • Fun and engaging books for the students to foster their love for learning at their reading level.
  • Spelling
    • We will be using the Abeka spelling curriculum for at home instruction, but you are welcome to use any spelling program that works best for your child at home.
  • Handwriting and Typing
    • The Handwriting Company - 45 US Presidents.
    • You are welecome to use any curriculum that works best for your child at home.
    • For typing, we use a third party application where the child will learn new keys, build speed and accuracy, all while playing fun multi-level games.

Portfolio Evaluations

Evaluations will be included with the membership and class fees. We will provide the necessary form for you to submit at the end of the year for your child.

Curriculum Fees

We will do our best to keep this cost as low as possible. Usually, the cost for curriculum is somewhere between $100-$400.
For 7th and 8th grade SCIENCE, we will provide the curriculum and materials. This will cost $130 paid to TBCH.

Cost

  • We are an approved direct pay provider with Step-Up for both PEP and UA.
  • The materials fee of $150 will be due typically in March or April each year. This acts as your registration fee and holds your spot for the following year.
  • Membership fees of $30 are due annually. This covers insurance, background checks and portfolio evaluations.
  • Facility fees are $125 per student.
  • For 7th and 8th grade, we will be providing the science curriculum. This cost will be $130 per student and will cover all curriculum and hands on labs throughout the year.
  • Art will be held in all classes. There will be a $35 Art Fee for all students, and it will cover all curriculum and materials for the year.
  • Class fees are $1900 per student per year.
  • Payments Options: Checks, Credit Cards, Direct Transfers or PayPal.
  • If using any payment method other than a personal check, there will be an approximate 3% charge to use their service. This will be an added cost.
  • Checks should be made out to ‘Tampa Bay Community Homeschool’.
  • We have 3 payment plan options available.
  • The payment plan form is found under Payment Plans once logged in. This form will need to be filled out and submitted before the first day of school.
  • If you need a different payment plan, we are more than happy to work with you, and can discuss your specific needs.

Volunteer Requirement

It is required that a parent volunteer be present in the classroom. This is typically around six to eight times per school year. We know that this can be difficult for some.  We do provide additional support to cover one or more of your volunteer days for a small fee of $35 per day. You are welcome to pay as you go.  This service requires a minimum of a 1-day notice. We will know how many days each parent will need to volunteer as the school year approaches as it will depend on class size. We will need a background check completed for each person who plans to volunteer. It is a super easy process that we will complete online for you. It MUST be completed before the first day of school.

How to signup

To sign up for the class, you will need to request membership. It is an easy process. In upper right-hand corner of the website choose 'join'.
Review and fillout the membership form.