The Bridge


The Bridge was created to “bridge” the gap between the elementary ages 4th– 8th grade and high school.

Students will meet with outstanding and dynamic tutors every Thursday. The goal is to prepare students for the routine and rigors of high school class work while learning, note taking, meeting deadlines, testing, doing science labs, and working with peers. Students will be given assignments to complete at home and turn in for a grade each week. Grades are not the focus at this stage but help to inform parents. Bridge courses are not intended to be “enrichment”, they are more like formal school with all of the expectations of homework and testing. This is the place to make mistakes and learn from them in a loving and Christian environment

ENROLLMENT FORMS, DETAILED COURSE DESCRIPTIONS, TUITION COSTS AND SCHEDULES ARE AT THE LINKS BELOW:

ENROLLMENT for 2017-2018 Academic Year is now CLOSED: 
April 1st to May 31st, $40 per family,  Late enrollment June 1st to July 1st, $70 per family. Space is limited.
 -staff will crosscheck your class enrollment with the annual EN membership later this summer

ORIENTATION and FINANCIAL COMMITMENT IS MANDATORY - There are no exceptions.  Please make arrangements; there is a waiting list and we will open the space for other students that have applied. We want you to be fully informed as you sign your financial commitment. All students and at least one parent are required to attend one of the Orientation meetings and sign the Statement of Cooperation, which is the agreement to abide by the Information, Conduct (student handbook) and Church Policy, located on www.enchea.org under the program tab for Bridge.  

ORIENTATION AND TESTING DATES:

JUNE 24TH, HEATHERWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH
Placement testing 12:30pm
Orientation 2:30pm

OR

JULY 11TH, COKES CHAPEL UMC
Placement testing 5:30pm
Orientation 6:30pm

 

Financial commitment forms are signed at Orientation and include the following details: Tuition by course, Lab or Materials fees, building rental, and if applicable, monthly finance charge. Materials and Lab Fees: due July 1st, non-refundable.  The first tuition payment is due August 1st.  If classes are dropped for low enrollment, your fees are refundable. If you drop classes after July 1st you forfeit Materials and Lab fees.   If you drop classes after August 1st, you forfeit your first semester tuition.   Once classes begin, you are committed for one semester at a time. You must notify us by no later than November 10th, or you forfeit 2nd Semester tuition.

What classes are offered?  We are offering the following courses on Thursdays for 33 total class sessions August to May.  Classes will drop if minimum enrollment is not met.

Attendance - Students should not miss more than 2 classes per semester.  Missed work and assignments should be made up or worked on ahead of time to help the student keep up with the pace of the class. Parents should communicate with the tutor for specific needs.

English – Grammar, Writing and Literature at four different levels 4-8th grade
History – American, World History and and World Geography 4-8th grade
Science – Science for 6th- 8th grade, General Science for 4th - 6th grade
Math -  Saxon 5/4, 6/5, 7/6, 8/7 Math and Algebra 1/2 (PreAlgebra) 
Language - Intro to Spanish, Intro to American Sign Language

OTHER:  PIANO, MARTIAL ARTS  
Please see our course descriptions link below for all of the details on textbooks, tutors, topics and course fees.  
 

Do I have to sign up for all the classes?
No, you just pick and choose which classes that you would like for your student to take for a maximum of four.  There are multiple classes offered each of the time periods.

Register for the subject that you would like us to support you with or that you don’t feel comfortable teaching. The parent and student are responsible for making sure the student does their schoolwork during the week. The teacher presents the lessons and grades the student in an objective manner. Grades are available online at Engrade.  Homework assignments are emailed to the home so the parent is fully informed.  This will help you transition your student into being independently accountable for their work.

Do you separate the students by grade level?  
The courses are identified for appropriate age range. You know best where your student will need to be placed, but please contact the tutor if needed. Tutor information is in the course descriptions packet. 

For more information contact:

Lisa June, Co-Director Bridge 
Melissa Odom Co-Director Bridge


Classes begin August 17, 2017 
If you drop classes after July 1st you will need to pay the LAB and/or Materials fees. The tutor will already have purchased materials for your student. Your enrollment fee is non-refundable.

REGISTRATION FORMS, DETAILED COURSE DESCRIPTIONS, AND SCHEDULES: