Home Schooled and Private School Student

  • WELCOME!

    Great Falls Public Schools welcomes all students to customize their learning experiences using district resources. Homeschool students and private school students alike are invited to pick and choose from the many GFPS offerings to create their own unique program of study.

    SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT
    Susan Quinn, Coordinator of Curriculum and Assessment 7-12, is happy to help home schooled and private school students and their families access GFPS resources. Don’t hesitate to fill out the contact form below if you would like a phone call or an email to answer questions or to schedule an appointment.

    RESIDENCY
    In order to take advantage of GFPS resources at no cost, the student must reside within the GFPS district boundaries. Students who live outside the GFPS boundaries would set up a tuition agreement with the GFPS before enrollment.

    STATE FUNDING
    It is necessary for GFPS to receive state funding in order to serve students, whether they are full time students or part time students. The funding formula in Montana considers a student who is in class for one hour per day a quarter time student and therefore one whose attendance generates partial state funding.

    Since our secondary schools have periods that are less than one hour, a student would need to take two courses to be considered a quarter-time student. Those two courses both could be taken in person or one could be taken in person and one could be taken online.

    Online courses alone, however, are considered one hour per day classes, so ONE online course is all that is needed to be considered a quarter-time student.

    ENROLLMENT
    In order to take advantage of anything GFPS has to offer (including online learning with Montana Digital Academy), a parent must fill out GFPS enrollment paperwork. Completed paperwork along with proof of immunizations or a notarized religious exemption may be mailed, delivered, or faxed to Susan Quinn (GFPS 1100 4th Street South/59405 or 406-268-7384).

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