Step 1: Research!
Little Lake isn’t an ordinary school! In fact, it’s not a school, it’s a homeschooling/unschooling cooperative. Explore our About, FAQs page and Resources pages. Get acquainted with the ideas and research behind unschooling and self-directed education.
Step 2: Attend a Parent Interest Night!
Parent Interest Nights (PINs) are an opportunity to get a tour of the space, meet staff and parents, and get additional questions you may have answered. Our PINs are the First Thursday of every month. Current upcoming PINs are:
October 4, 6-8pm
November 1, 6-8pm
December 6, 6-8 pm
All PINs are held a our location at 76 N. Huron St. in Ypsilanti. Please email us at Littlelakefs@gmail.com to RSVP so we can get an approximate headcount.
Step 3: Fill out the Online Application
After attending a PIN, families can fill out our online application here, to be processed and accepted by our staff
Step 4: Visiting Week(s)
Once an application is approved, we will schedule a visiting week for the applicant to come in. The visiting week allows the student to experience what it is like to be an Little Lake student and allows everyone to determine if Little Lake is a good fit.
Step 5: Final Enrollment
After the visiting week, enrollment will either be offered or it will be communicated that Little Lake cannot serve the applicant at this time.
When Enrollment is offered the family will be provided with enrollment paperwork. Upon enrollment an Enrollment Deposit of $300 is due. This amount can initially be reduced to an amount proportionate to your family’s monthly tuition payment (i.e. if you are paying 75% of total tuition your initial deposit would be 75% of $300 or $225). A small amount will then be added to your family’s monthly tuition payments until a total of $300 has been met.