ages admitted and served
Raw Learning will accept students age 4 (must be 5 by December 31 pursuant to Virginia Code § 22.1-199) through age 17.
Raw Learning has Open Enrollment!
Log in and click here to register for participation at Raw Learning (enrollment and homeschooler) as well as for daytime classes and for 9->Teens classes.
Raw Learning operates much like a co*op. Parents and community members volunteer to facilitate and/or teach. Their children come for free or at a very reduced rate. One of our guiding principles is that community learning be available and affordable for every student.
Raw Learning offers attendance that ranges from just joining as homeschoolers on field trips to full time enrollment and everything in between, even classes ala carte like an enrichment center. What ever attendance works for your family, works for Raw Learning!
An informal interview will be conducted with the parent(s) and child for familiarization and current policy review and discussion. This is typically done during the initial visit to Raw Learning.
Homeschooled children are welcome to be dropped of for a class, a part of a day, a day, or multiple days during the week.
Children whose parents want them to attend Raw Learning to satisfy the compulsary attendance law, will attend full time. See compulsory attendance laws below.
Children who are ages 0-5 (not turning 5 before December 31 of the school year), are welcome to attend with their parents. Raw Learning is a wonderful place for babies, preschoolers, and parents who want to become part of a community.
tuition for drop off attendance*
-Prepaid tuition with committed attendance is set at:
$1,650 per trimester for full time, 5 days/week, every week
$1,375 per trimester for 4 days/week, every week
$1,060 per trimester for 3 days/week, every week
$900 to attend 3 1/2 hours every day for 11 weeks
$740 per trimester for 2 days/week, every week
$380 per trimester for 1 day/week, every week
$200 per trimester for 1/2 day/week, every week
Monthly payment options are available.
Add 5% to the tuition cost and divide by 3 to get monthly payment amount.
-Tuition for various other types of attendance:
$175 to attend on any week
$40 to attend on any day
$25 to attend on any half day
$10 for an hour or to drop in on a class
*The Raw Learning Community is committed to making Raw Learning affordable to every person who would like to participate. Where there is a will, there is a way. We will help you find a way to join the Community.
tuition work off program
In order to serve as many children from our community as possible, Raw Learning allows parents or their substitutes to volunteer in whatever capacity possible (teacher, facilitator, cleaning, marketing, grant writing, supplies procurement, etc) at the rate of $10/ hour discounted off of tuition. Teachers will receive a $20/hour discount off of tuition.
Facilitators are welcome to bring their unenrolled children to Raw Learning with them. They will solely be responsible for the children and will need to pay the $10 (+ $5 for each additional child who is walking, maximum of $20) supplies fee, or have it deducted from their credits.
The available facilitator hours will be split in a way that works for all facilitators.
Facilitators must make every effort to attend all facilitator meetings to maintain consistency when working with people at Raw Learning. Meetings take place every Friday from 3:30-4:30. Facilitators are expected to be very familiar with the Rules at Raw Learning as well as the Facilitator Responsibilities (below) and Steps to Address Violent Conflict.
compulsory attendance laws
If a student doesn't attend Raw Learning for 990 hours or more per year, they will not be in compliance with the compulsory attendance laws of Virginia (Virginia Code § 22.1-254). If this might be the case the family could consider filing their Notice of Intent to homeschool by August 15th, before the beginning of the school year. Go to www.vahomeschooler.org for more information.
family attendance for homeschoolers and/or adults with babies through preschoolers
Homeschoolers are very welcome to come by Raw Learning at any time. The fee for preplanned family attendance is $10 for the first child and $5 for subsequent children up to a maximum of $20. For folks who would like to drop in, the fee is set at $12 for the first child and $6 for subsequent children, up to a maximum of $30. If any of the fees mentioned above would cause a financial burden that would prohibit attendance, please contact Gleamer to make alternative financial arrangements. Homeschooling families who join us for the day (or just part of it) enjoy all of the resources, non-compulsory classes and field trips offered. All ages are welcome.
Please attend a parent/facilitator meeting on Fridays from 3:30-4:30 prior to coming to familiarize yourself with our policies. Homeschoolers are expected to adhere to the philosophy, policies and rules of Raw Learning while attending.
If you wish to drop off your child(ren), please see the tuition fees above. An enrollment application and interview must be previously completed if the children will be left in Raw Learning's care.
2807 North Augusta Street
Staunton, Virginia 24401