We believe homeschooling is a viable option for some students in our community and we hope our flexible schedule and non-intrusive enrollment requirements will meet your needs.
We respect your choice to be the primary educator for your children. Our offer is part of Niles Community Schools' vision to support the learning of every student residing in our district. Extending our educational support beyond the school walls and into our community is a small part of a larger plan to develop and grow Niles into a vibrant and viable community.
To take advantage of this opportunity, students must select one of two criteria.
Criteria I - Grades 1-12 - A minimum of one seated class and a Virtual course entitled "2013/2014 Partnership Resources" is requires. You may then choose up to 2 "Community Resource Courses" (CR), 2 "Virtual Courses" and/or other "Seated Courses" as long as your total does not exceed 6.
Seated courses are courses that take place on Niles Community Schools' property.
Virtual courses are courses that a student accesses through a computer at home or on the school premises.
Community Resource courses are independent studies that take place in the community under the tutelage of a knowledgeable instructor in the subject matter chosen.
Students in Berrien and Cass County are elible to enroll in this program.
These forms may be submitted by:
How do I enroll?
- Email to Gail Bliss at email@example.com,
- Regular mail to NESC Attn: Gail Bliss at 933 N. 4th Street, Niles, Michigan 49120
- Drop off to the Attention of Gail Bliss at the Adult Education Office located at 111 Spruce Street, Niles, Michigan.
Home School Liaison
Home - 269.683.0439
Cell - 574-340-1025
The Partnership Office is located on the 2 1/2 floor of Westside School located at 111 Spruce Street, Niles, MI
Southeast Corner of the building.
(Enter the building on the Eastside and proceed to the very top of the staircase.)
Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursdays - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
These are general office hours, you may want to contact me before you come as I may be in meeting or on a visit with a Partner. Please feel free to for appointments on any other days and times. I am able to meet with you in your home, at a coffee shop, the library or at the office.
Director of Non-Traditional Education
269.683.0736 ext. 105