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How to Enroll
The first step to enroll is to read the PRS Enrollment Agreement. This document includes all of your responsibilities as well as all PRS policies. You must sign to accept this agreement in order to enroll. If you have any questions or concerns about anything in the agreement, please contact PRS before enrolling.
After reviewing the enrollment agreement, visit the Enrollment Page to be guided through the steps below. All of these steps are completed online. Do not hesitate to Contact PRS if you have any questions or need help.
- Read the PRS Enrollment Agreement
- Create an account
- Complete enrollment agreement
- Register students
- Pay tuition and fees
- Enter planned attendance for each student
Note: No immunization records are collected by Poudre River School.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition is charged annually based on the PRS school year and includes all children in a family. Tuition is not refundable or pro-rated regardless of when you enroll or withdraw your student(s). New families also pay a non-refundable, one-time registration fee.
All payments are completed online with a credit or debit card.
|PRS Tuition & Fees for the 2021-2022 School Year|
|New Family Registration Fee||$25.00/family|
|High School Student Enrollment Fee||$22.00/student/yr|
|Records Transfer to or from PRS||free|
|Transfer High School Grades to PRS Transcript||$12.00/student|
|Delinquent Re-Enrollment Fee*||$30.00/family|
Included in Tuition
- enrollment in a private school
- transfer of records to or from other schools
- assistance with issues involving schools or districts
- convenient online reporting for attendance and grades
- personal file uploads into student records
- online access to all records indefinitely
- student journal to track milestones and progress
- printable statement of enrollment
- printable high school transcript
- printable report card
- printable student and teacher ID cards
- private Facebook and Telegram groups for enrolled families
Included in the High School Student Fee
- review and approval of high school credits each semester*
- guidance in determining credits for courses
- official high school transcripts at no charge
If you choose to submit unofficial grades without credits, you do not need to pay this fee.
Professionally printed high school diplomas may be ordered for an additional fee.
*Note: high school student fee is required to submit early high school credits in 8th grade (maximum of 2 credits accepted).
PRS Reporting Requirements
PRS reporting requirements are minimal but must be met to maintain enrollment. These requirements are strictly enforced to legally protect the school and each enrolled student.
- Planned attendance must be in the system for each child to complete enrollment
- Semester Reporting must be submitted for fall and spring semesters
- Testing is not required
- Families who do not meet PRS reporting requirements will be disenrolled
Required Semester Reporting
Semester Reporting must be submitted no later than January 15th for fall semester and June 15th for spring semester. The semester reporting requirement protects all students in the school by demonstrating that PRS students receive “basic academic instruction” as required by the law. (ref. 22-33-104). There are two options for semester reporting; semester grades or semester summary.
When semester grades are submitted, you will check a box to verify that the required subjects have been covered or will be covered during the school year. The grade entry form provides drop-down menus for entering courses, grades, and credits. You may also add your own course names.
Letter grades are not required for grade levels K-8. For K-8, grades may be reported as Pass/Fail or Excellent/Satisfactory/etc.
High school grades (9-12) must be entered as letter grades corresponding to the grading scale provided. For PRS-approved credits, these grades are used to calculate the student’s GPA and create an official high school transcript. Unofficial high school grades may also be reported without credits if your student does not need a PRS diploma or an official transcript.
A semester summary may be submitted in lieu of grades for all K-8 students as well as high school students enrolled under the Cover Only option. A semester summary should include a brief description of what your child has done over the semester, and may include topics studied, projects, activities, and progress and goals in academic and non-academic areas which you consider important to record in their records. The summary is meant to back up your statement that your child has received instruction in the subjects required by law. See examples.
Required Attendance Reporting
Planned attendance for each month automatically becomes reported attendance at the end of the month. This means that once planned attendance is entered at registration, you will not need to submit any additional attendance information or visit the attendance page again unless you wish to make changes. You may edit planned or reported attendance at any time during the same school year.
This requirement protects your child from truancy allegations and protects all students in the school by demonstrating that PRS students receive the number of days of instruction required by the law. The board of education may request attendance data from PRS as often as once per month. (ref. 22-1-114). Attendance forms must show attendance of at least 172 days per school year (less any days already completed when enrolling mid-year) to satisfy Colorado law.
Failure to Report
Semester reporting is verified for each student after the end of each semester. Any families with missing reporting will receive a reminder via email at least 5 days before the due date. If grades or semester summaries are not in the system on the due date, all students in the family will be automatically disenrolled retroactive to the beginning of the semester with missing information.
PRS does not ever want to disenroll any family but must enforce the reporting requirements to protect the school and all enrolled students legally. If for any reason, you are not able to submit the required information on time, please contact PRS to make other arrangements.
Families who have been disenrolled due to failure to report may re-enroll within 7 days by paying a delinquent re-enrollment fee. After the 7-day re-enrollment period, disenrolled families may re-enroll by paying renewing family tuition. Required reporting records for all students must be updated within 24 hours of payment. Once the missing reporting has been submitted, students will be re-enrolled retroactive to their original enrollment date.
PRS does not require testing or assessments. If you choose to test, you may upload or record results in your account for each student. Curriculum information is not required but may be uploaded to student files or included in the student journal if desired. Summer grades may also be recorded for students who complete summer courses or families that homeschool year-round.
Semester Summary Examples
These examples are offered as a reference and to give you an idea of how much information to include in a simple narrative summary. You are free to format your summary in list or paragraph form according to your own preference. You may include more detail if you wish.
Sarah has learned a lot about math and science this semester. She spent a good deal of time outside and used this time to practice counting and testing how things fall when we dropped them from different heights. She also learned to recognize several different types of birds. We enjoyed daily read-aloud time and made some crafts to go with the stories. She has started to recognize letters and has learned sounds for some of them.
4th grade student
John has continued to improve his reading and comprehension. We take turns reading books aloud each day. We have watched some movies to go with the books and talked about how the stories are the same or different between the movies and the books. He has practiced cursive writing several times per week and is learning to type using an online program. He has written a number of stories and plans to make a book with drawings to go along with them. In math, he has been learning about multiplication and long division. He nearly has all of his multiplication facts memorized. He has enjoyed listening to audio books and stories about events in history. This semester, he helped us plant a garden and is interested in learning more about how seeds sprout and grow. We have spent a lot of time making things this semester, including soldering circuit boards in electronics kits. He has continued to take piano and gymnastics classes.
11th grade student
Amy started taking several art classes this semester, including drawing, painting, and sculpting. She continues to pursue her dream of being an artist and has found a studio where she may be able to start working soon. She completed geometry and chemistry and did well in both. She completed a research paper and submitted poetry to an online contest and won 2nd place. Her fiction writing has continued to improve. She looks forward to participating in NaNoWriMo again during the summer camp program. She took online classes for health and American History and received a B in each. Amy has started to look into colleges to study art but has not decided if she will enroll or not.
Withdrawing From Public School
Although there is no legal requirement to notify the district, PRS strongly recommends that you do to avoid possible truancy allegations.
If you have submitted an NOI to a Colorado school district for your child for any previous school year, PRS recommends that you notify the district that your child is enrolled in PRS by submitting your Statement of Enrollment, available on your account page, if any of the following apply:
- You submitted an NOI for the current school year.
Notify the district AFTER you have received confirmation of enrollment with PRS.
You submitted an NOI for the previous school year and are enrolling in PRS at the beginning of the new school year.
Notify the district BEFORE the public school year begins or as soon as possible after enrollment.
Your child has been enrolled in any private or umbrella school, including PRS, for ANY length of time since you last submitted an NOI, and you did not notify the district at the time of initial enrollment.
Notify the district as soon as possible.
If your child has been enrolled in a public school or if you have previously notified the district that your child was enrolled in a private or umbrella school since the last time you submitted an NOI, you do not need to notify the district.
NOTE: If your child completed the last school year in public school and is considered to be enrolled this year, you must formally withdraw from the public school BEFORE the new school year begins (or as soon as possible) so they will not report your child as truant.
PRS School Year
The Poudre River School year runs July 1st through June 30th. Annual tuition pays for your enrollment between those dates and is not pro-rated regardless of when you enroll. For example, if you enroll during February, your tuition will cover enrollment through June 30th.
Online PRS accounts will be converted to archive access on July 1st. Members with archive accounts are able to log in to access records and renew enrollment. All student records are maintained will remain available indefinitely.
As an independent (umbrella) school with no in-person attendance, Poudre River School does not collect immunization records and/or exemptions for enrolled students.
PRS students who also enroll in any homeschool enrichment program, camp, school sports, daycare, or attend traditional school part time will need to have immunization records and/or exemptions on file with that school or program.