Frequently Asked Questions
So how does the "hybrid" model work?
Once enrolled, your child is a registered student of "Coastal Community School," which is included in the Florida Department of Education Directory under "Private School Code 7508." Therefore, you do not have to enroll in a homeschool, umbrella program. Coastal Community School is a five-day school program with instruction at school and at home. Your child will participate in a classroom setting three full days per week (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday) in grades VPK-5 and four days per week (Tuesday - Friday) in grades 6-8. On home days, your child will receive instruction at home by a parent. A full week of lesson plans are provided by your child's classroom teacher in order to guide instruction at school and home.
What is homeschool vs. home instruction?
In traditional homeschool, the parents take the lead on choosing curriculum and educating their children on their timeline, and in the subjects that they choose. In Coastal Community School’s hybrid model, parents partner with highly qualified staff to educate their children. Coastal Community School's educators will choose the curriculum. Parents agree to follow the timeline for completing assignments with their children. It is the responsibility of the parents to make sure their children are completing the assigned work at home.
Do I need to register with Brevard County Homeschool?
No. Coastal Community School will maintain all necessary records for your child.
What are the tuition and fees?
Please refer to our Tuition & Fees page.
What curriculum do we use?
The curriculum selected is thought to transfer well from school to home and home to school. All grade levels work in Saxon Math. Other curriculum utilized includes: Positive Action Bible Curriculum, Shurley Grammar, All About Reading, Classically Cursive, Apologia Science, BJU Heritage Studies Social Studies, Core Knowledge Social Studies, IEW Writing, Classic Literature, Latin, and more.
How long does school take on a home instruction day?
Homeschooling times vary depending upon several variables, such as your child’s motivation, temperament, academic level, etc. Keep in mind that as children get older, the work load increases but is able to be done more independently. It is not necessary or desirable for parents to sit with their child the entire amount of time they are working (except possibly in Kindergarten). The following serves as an estimate of the amount of time it may take a child to complete the day's homeschooling work:
Kindergarten: 1 ½ - 2 hours
1st Grade: 2 ½ - 3 hours
2nd Grade: 3 – 3 ½ hours
3rd Grade: 3 ½ - 4 hours
4th Grade: 4 – 4 ½ hours
5th Grade: 4 ½ - 5 hours
6th - 8th Grade: 5-6 hours
Do you have standardized testing?
In the Fall and Spring, students participate an NWEA MAP® Growth™ measures what students know and informs what they’re ready to learn next. By dynamically adjusting to each student’s responses, MAP Growth creates a personalized assessment experience that accurately measures performance. Timely, easy-to-use reports help teachers teach, students learn, and administrators lead.
What is "accreditation" and why does it matter?
Coastal Community School is currently accredited with Christian Schools International and Christian Schools of Florida. This puts a stamp of approval on graduates; graduating from an accredited institution indicates that graduates are ready to practice at a certain level. Students use the accreditation credential to introduce their educational background to employers and to programs in other schools, thereby satisfying entry requirements or gaining advantage over applicants from non-accredited programs.
What are the school hours?
VPK 8:30 am - 1:15 pm (aftercare is available)
Elementary School 8:30 am -3:00 pm
Middle School 8:15 am -3:15 pm
VPK 8:30 am - 1:45 pm
Elementary School 8:30 am -2:00 pm
Middle School 8:15 am -2:00 pm
Middle School 8:15 am -12:45 pm
Office Hours: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Summer office hours by appointment.
Do you serve lunch?
Students bring their lunch. At times, we work with local vendors and parents can pre-purchase a lunch for their student.
Our school has a NO NUT policy.
Do you have a dress code?
We feel that a school uniform helps not only to easily identify our students while on campus and on school field trips, but also keeps their attention on their purpose while at school - to get a quality education. CCS students are required to wear a collared shirt with the Coastal Community School logo and khaki material bottoms. The outermost layer of clothing must have the logo showing.
CCS has an account with Lands End clothing to facilitate this process. Please visit Land's End and find Coastal Community School. Students may choose from teal, navy blue and pink for shirts, and navy blue or pink for dresses for the girls. All students are required to have one TEAL collared shirt. Thereafter, students are free to choose any other shirt(s), jackets or dresses.
How do I volunteer?
All staff and volunteers (i.e. parents) are required to have a current background screening. Our volunteers must be screened through Protect My Ministry.