FAQs

As of Friday, July 8, 2022; by 2/3 majority vote, Front Range Liberty Commonwealth will be disbanded.

General

Are you affiliated with a school district? Or are you an “umbrella” school?

No, we are a private, parent-powered group of homeschooling families that are independent from all government organizations and school districts.

How do you communicate with members?

We use a combination of email, Slack, and Google Classrooms for communication. Slack is primarily used for group instant messaging. Slack is available as an app on a personal mobile device or online. When you register, you will receive an invitation to join the Slack group for the commonwealth. Google Classrooms will require all scholars and parents to have a personal Google account to join.

Can we try out the commonwealth before we commit to joining?

Yes! We permit families to attend classes for two weeks before requiring them to join and pay fees and tuition to continue participating.

Do you offer online classes or do you meet in person?

We will be starting up in-person classes again in Fall 2021 at Calvary Community Baptist Church located at 11980 Irma Drive in Northglenn (near I-25 and 120th). We only offered online classes during the 2020–2021 academic year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What's the meeting day schedule?

When we meet, the schedule will be as follows:

8:30–8:45 Arrive and set up for classes
8:45–9:00 Opening with all families
9:00–11:00 Classes
11:00–11:45 Lunch
12:00–2:00 Classes/clubs
2:00–2:30 Clean up, go home

Where do your member families live?

We have had families join us as far west as Louisville, as far east as Brighton, as far south as Arvada, and as far north as Loveland.

How many member families do you have participating? How many children and youth?

Our numbers can fluctuate from year to year, but we generally have about 15-20 member families participating. There are usually about 20-30 scholars (ages ~11-18) and 25-35 juniors (ages ~0-11).

Classes

How do I get copies of the books required for classes?

Many books can be found through the local public library systems. We have a small, but growing library within our community that has many of the required texts from which you may borrow. There are also several families within the commonwealth that have personal copies of the books and are willing to share them. Many people also have access to books through subscriptions like Audible. Almost all books for the LEMI classes can be purchased from LEMI directly on their website. If you have any trouble obtaining copies of the books, let your class mentor know and they can help you get them.

What's the workload like for the students?

Scholars taking LEMI classes should expect to be spending several hours on their assignments every week. Some weeks may be a bit lighter than others, but these could be used to get caught up or ahead. Scholars will have assignments such as the following: reading books, writing papers, preparing presentations, studying documents, memorizing lengthy passages, and others. Not all will be done on a weekly basis. Some will need to be steadily worked on over the course of the semester while others are completed between classes.

Juniors should have little to no assignments outside of class.

Registration

What steps do I need to take to register?

Our Registration page has everything needed to register. To fully register:

  1. Fill out the registration form (below) once for your whole family.

  2. Read the FRLC Constitution and Handbook, then sign the Member Agreement (one for the family).

  3. Pay tuition and fees. You will receive an invoice for tuition and fees close to the start of the semester. Payments can be made by check (Front Range Liberty Commonwealth) or sending payments electronically via Zelle (treasurer@frontrangeliberty.org) and are due by the second week of class each semester.

Tuition

How much does it cost to participate?

Tuition and fees may fluctuate year to year. For families with scholars (approximately ages 12-18), there is an annual family fee of $100. Families with only juniors (approximately 11 and younger), the annual fee is $50. For parents that want to take the adult class without enrolling their children, the annual fee is $25. Additionally, each scholar or junior class is $30/student/semester and it is $15/parent for the parent class (as offered).

What do annual fees and tuition cover?

Annual fees and tuition cover our expenses related to mentor training and materials, facility fees, insurance, education fees, website maintenance, and so on. Families are responsible for paying for necessary club fees (if applicable), books, awards, and other class materials, though these may be partially covered by fundraising efforts.

How are you able to keep tuition costs so low?

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that allows us to fund raise in order to keep tuition costs low. Various fund raising efforts we engage in—including King Soopers rewards, Raise Right (formerly Scrip) gift cards, and dine out nights—can be found on our Support FRLC page

Do you offer tuition discounts?

At this time we are not offering tuition discounts. If you would like to request financial assistance, please reach out to the treasurer.