Is there a cost to attend HACIL?
No, HACIL is a Public Virtual Charter School in Wisconsin which means that HACIL charges no tuition to its students and receives public funds instead.
Can I be part of HACIL and live outside of Wisconsin?
Unfortunately, no. You must be a Wisconsin resident to participate in HACIL.
Do I have to attend enrichment classes?
You do not have to attend, but it is highly encouraged. Enrichment classes are just that, here to enrich your schooling experience with the group and cooperative learning opportunities.
Do enrichment classes count?
The time at enrichment classes counts toward a student’s minimum hours of instructions but is not enough to count as a stand-alone credit. As classes compliment other subjects it is valuable for a student’s experience, but only as a supplement.
How often do I have to physically be in Hayward?
A family would only be required to be on site for standardized tests, as applicable. All other meetings, communication, or participation may be done virtually or by mail.
Do I have to have internet at home?
Yes, internet access is a requirement, whether at home or not. HACIL is a virtual charter school and all of our communication is done electronically. Families should plan to connect to HACIL by email or in some kind of electronic form daily.
Do I get a computer?
Yes, HACIL provides each family with one device. The device supplied depends on the demands of the curriculum. If a family would like more than one device, arrangements can be made through the Family Allowance and at the administration's discretion.
What do I have to keep track of when I have students in HACIL?
HACIL has a list of record keeping requirements that can be found in our policies. The main things HACIL asks families to help maintain are records on attendance, samples of work and daily logs of lessons covered.
Do HACIL student take standardized tests?
Yes, our students participate in the same standardized tests that all public schools in Wisconsin are required to take. As of now, the required standardized tests HACIL administers include: PK-2nd grade PALS, 3-8th grade Forward Exam, 9-10th grade ASPIRE, 10th grade Forward (Social Studies), and 11th grade ACT.
Do I have to turn in my curriculum at the end of the year?
Yes, HACIL re-uses excellent resources for the good of all students. Any books, games, resources that are not consumed, are returned to our library for future student use.
What is a Family Allowance?
HACIL sets aside an allowance for each family to help us determine the most appropriate resources for their student(s). That allowance is used for curriculum first, then additional individualized things such as music lesson, access to museums, physical education memberships, internet access, and more. All purchases are at the discretion of the administration and are made and accounted for by HACIL. No reimbursements to families are allowed.