HomeLink is an educational program for students in 1st grade through High School that blends homeschool with the classroom experience. Classes are small, no larger than 12 to 16 students. Students receive instruction in history, language, spelling, literature, science, and math for 3 to 4 hours per week, or one hour per class per week at secondary levels. Tests, projects, assignments, group activities, reading, and due dates are given during class time. Assignments are completed at home under parental supervision.

HomeLink Yakima is service provided by Custom Education Designs, a non-profit, 501-3c corporation. North Atlantic Regional High School is also part of CED.

HomeLink's Mission

HomeLink's goal is to design and implement an educational program:

  • that ignites students' passion for learning
  • that trains and guides parents as they home school
  • that strengthens the family unit
  • and that sets an example of excellent and creative education from every single student/family enrolled

HomeLink Benefits

  • Minimal negative peer pressure
  • Affordable education, priced at approximately one-half to one-third of private school tuition
  • Assistance available from advisors and other parents
  • Work is scheduled by advisors; parents provide one-on-one assistance
  • Upholds strong family values
  • Encourages independent learning skills
  • Practices and enforces goal setting
  • Promotes positive group interaction
  • Builds identity

Program Features

  • Weekly small group work
  • Parent-friendly curriculum is easily used at home
  • Program provides assistance with assignment and pace of lesson
  • Electives offered on a short term basis throughout the year
  • Work is completed at home in approximately 3 to 4 hours per day
  • Grade reports issued quarterly
  • Assignments can be received via the internet