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History

    Providence began in the fall of 1994 with approximately thirty children from the homeschool support group, Triangle Christian Home Educators. This weekly enrichment program for elementary-aged children was originally called “FridaySchool.” Due to its success, “FridaySchool” opened to home-school families in the Triangle area regardless of their support group affiliation in the fall of 1995. At this time, the name of the program changed to “The Providence School,” and tutorials were added for students in grades 7-12. In January of 1997, The Providence School became an official ministry of King’s Park International Church. In the fall of 2000, the program became known simply as “Providence.” Shortly thereafter we changed our name again to "Providence Tutorials" which better describes our function and purpose.


Overview

  1. Tutorials

    1. Overview:

  • Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten children are all registered for a 3-hour day. All of their activities take place in two adjoining classrooms which open onto an outdoor play area. These tutorials are intended for families who plan to homeschool in subsequent years as well.

  • Elementary students are also all registered for a 3 hour day. The 1st & 2nd graders will have art, science, and literature. The  3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders may choose to replace one or two of these topics with Reading Enrichment and/or Math Concepts.

  • Elementary students may also be registered for Chorus and Lunch Bunch in addition to their elementary registration.

  • Middle School and High School students are registered for one or more individual tutorials.

  • Age Guidelines:
    PreKindergarten: Age 3-4 (Minimum age: 3 by October 1)
    Kindergarten: Age 5 (Minimum age: 5 by October 1)
    Elementary:

      Grade 1-2: (Minimum age: 6 by October 1)

      Grade 3-4: (Minimum age: 8 by October 1)

                  Grade 5-6: (Minimum age: 10 by October 1)

Middle School: Grades 7-8: (Minimum age: 12 by January 1)

High School: Grades 9-12: (Minimum age: 14 by Januaryr 1)

Parent's Role

    Tutorials offered in the Providence program are designed to supplement, not replace, the home-education experience. Providence high school tutors assign and grade students' work for their tutorial and submit these grades to the parent. The parent as the home educator oversees the student's work at home and as home school administrator is responsible for assigning the student’s final grades and credits.

Taught From A Christian Perspective

    Tutorials in the Providence program are taught from a Christian perspective. Tutors come from a variety of church backgrounds but agree to basic Christian doctrine. In signing the registration form parents acknowledge that this is the perspective presented by Providence Tutorials.


Financial Statement

Each family will receive an invoice for their tuition and fees. Tuition may be paid in full on the second day of Providence or divided into two payments, the first due on the second day of Providence for the year and the second on the first day of Providence in January. If a family chooses to divide their tuition into two payments, the second payment is due even if they choose to withdraw their child at any point after the second week of class.