About Us

About the HomeBRIDGE Program

Our Name

Our name, HomeBRIDGE, indicates the strong link between school and home. BRIDGE is an acronym for Bringing Resources to Individual Development, Growth, and Education – which is exactly what we do.

Homework Help


HomeBRIDGE students can access homework help in several ways:
the HomeBRIDGE Learning Center by appointment;
UAS Learning Center - Egan Library, 796-6348;
JDHS Learning Center - JDHS Library 7:30-3, Mon.-Fri.;
or live tutors online daily from 2pm-9pm at www.sled.alaska.edu. Click on "live homework help".

Allocations


The Juneau School District sets aside funding for each home school family to purchase curriculum for their student.  HomeBRIDGE meets or beats the allocations of statewide home school programs. The 2012-2013 elementary and middle  school allocations are $1900. The high school allocation is $2200. Half of the classes taken with HomeBRIDGE must be in core subjects. For the purpose of this requirement core courses are: English. mathematics, social studies, science, technology, world languages, or a course required by a student's IEP if the student is receiving special education and related services under 4 AAC 52. 

Local Classes and Activities


Middle and high school students may take up to 2 classes at their neighborhood school. Home school students are welcome to participate in extra-curricular activities. Elementary students are invited to participate in the arts program and other enrichment opportunities at their neighborhood school.

Computer Use and Purchase
For a $200 deposit HomeBRIDGE will provide a computer on loan. Families who complete a two-year commitment in HomeBRIDGE may retain the loaner computer for the cost of the deposit.
Support for Foreign Exchange Students
In cooperation with district high schools, students who study in another country can enroll in HomeBRIDGE, use their allocation to order curricula, and qualify for several independent credits associated with their exchange experience.
Testing
Alaska state law requires that students must participate in all district and statewide testing. The testing coordinator will contact families concerning when and where testing occurs.