Application Process

Application Process

Rolling enrollment: Since each student’s curriculum is self-generated, you can enroll any time during the school year. Tuition is prorated for the portion of the school year enrolled.

Step 1: Research

We are not a typical homeschool group! ALCNO is a learning center committed to trusting children to direct their own education. 

Learn more about Self-Directed Education to understand the underlying philosophy of our learning center.

Explore the ALC educational model and our FAQ Page. Learn from some of the videosbooks, and articles that have inspired this approach to learning and community. Check us out on Facebook and Instagram

Step 2: Request an Admissions packet. 

To initiate our enrollment process, please request an Admissions Packet by filling out this form. The Admissions Packet is a series of resources, documents, and presentations that we’ve put together to help inform and set context for joining ALCNO. It’s all online and self-paced.

Step 3: Register your child/ren and review our Tuition Info Page

Once you are done going through the admission packet, complete our online enrollment application and our tuition worksheet.

We offer tuition on a sliding scale. The minimum tuition level is $1,100 and the maximum is $12,000. Please read through our Tuition Info Page to understand our collaborative, trust-based tuition policy. We currently have space for tiers 6 and above. If you are applying for a lower tier, you will be placed on the waiting list for that tier. We will keep you informed of any updates!

Step 4: Tour the learning center. 

Once you’ve submitted the enrollment application and tuition offer, we’ll invite you to tour our learning center and meet with our administrator during a day we are in session. We want you to see what ALCNO looks like in action and get your questions answered.

Step 5: Visiting week 

If we are all feeling aligned after the tour, we’ll invite you and your child for a visiting week. A visiting week allows the young person to experience what it is like to be here and lets us make sure they are a good fit for our environment. Your child can attend a one or two-week “trial period” ($150/week). This longer visit allows learners to participate in a variety of experiences at ALCNO since each day is different.

Step 6 : Final Enrollment

At the conclusion of the visiting week, we’ll seek feedback from the other learners and collectively we’ll discuss what support may be involved in integrating the new learner. If we are all in alignment around enrollment, you will complete your enrollment by paying a deposit of 20% of the annual tuition offer and executing the final enrollment documents. Enrollment will be officially confirmed and the child will be able to start attending ALCNO when the enrollment agreement is signed, all other enrollment forms are submitted, and the deposit has been paid.

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about the enrollment process.