School: How To Enroll
The Enrollment Process
Enrollment in Oak Meadow School is a choice for families who want full academic credit and the support of an experienced teacher during their children's educational journey. With enrollment, you combine the benefits of learning within the home environment with the support of an accredited school program.
To begin the Enrollment process, complete a Ready to Enroll form and an Educational Counselor will contact you, or call our office.
We are available 9:00-5:00 (Eastern Standard Time) and can be reached at 802-251-7250.
With all new families, we review the role of the Oak Meadow teacher, your role as the Home Teacher, what you can expect in the Welcome Packet, and the ways in which the office can assist you through the year. Distance learning is a unique form of education, and we want to make sure everyone gets off to the best start in their Oak Meadow experience.
Most enrollments can be processed within one week, and students can begin sending lessons to their teacher on their Start Date. We offer open enrollment, so each family is able to choose a start date for the ten month enrollment period, giving you the flexibility to craft a school year schedule that works best for you.
Oak Meadow is an approved Vermont Independent School and has been fully accredited by the SACS/CASI. since 2002. In 2008 we successfully completed the reaccreditation process with CITA, which has reciprocal agreements with the Middle States and Southern States accrediting bodies, among others. Learn more about our accreditation and the benefits of working with an accredited school.
Certificate of Enrollment
Enrolling your children in Oak Meadow School may eliminate the need for you to file an "intent to home school" with your state. Upon enrollment, we provide a Provisional Certificate of Enrollment for you to keep with your child's academic records. This provisional certificate will be replaced with an Official Certificate of Enrollment within 90 days of the enrollment start date, pending the receipt of all required forms, the submission of student work, and teacher verification that the student is submitting work of sufficient quality to be considered "in good standing." Both the provisional and official Certificate of Enrollment are official school documents that state that your student is enrolled in an accredited school. Your local Department of Education or school district should be consulted regarding local laws and distance learning regulations, and they may require a copy of your Certificate of Enrollment document. We also recommend consulting the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), which is an excellent resource for parents who are trying to navigate their state's regulations regarding homeschooling.