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the Holy Ghost over the bent
World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
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Gerard Manley Hopkins, "God's Grandeur"

The Bright Wings Homeschool Bridge program opens up elective and extracurricular opportunities not normally available to homeschool families within the context of a safe, faithfully Catholic school that shares the same educational and moral values as homeschool families. The program is currently open to students in Kindergarten-7th grade. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

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Bright Wings offers an à la carte menu of electives and extracurriculars to homeschool families. Choose the electives you want by semester or by school year. Available courses include:

2018-19 COURSES YEARLY FEE SEMESTERLY FEE
Physical Education $1,170 $700
Spanish $1,170 $700
Fine Arts $585 $350
Performing Arts $585 $350
Band $147.50/month
After-School
Soccer (K-2nd Grade) $155* per season (available in fall and spring)
Soccer (3rd-7th Grade) $255* per season (available in fall and spring)
Basketball $220*
Cougar Hour varies, available August 2018

*projected fee

Program fees include access to grade-level Masses in the Lower School chapel, lunch (once per week), and recess.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline? 
Bright Wings is currently accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Are Spanish classes set up by grade or level? 
Spanish classes meet by grade.
 
How many times do classes meet per semester/year? How long is each class during the week?
Students can expect to attend 15+ classes a semester for those electives that meet weekly; 30+ classes a semester for those that meet twice a week. Classes are 35-45 minutes long.

Will students have additional assignments on days when they are not in class?
No: in accordance with the Lower School's policy on homework, Bright Wings students should not expect to have additional assignments outside of class. Students who miss a class session will have to make up any missed work from that class session. 
 
What is the Lower School’s technology policy in class and after school?
The Lower School Handbook states:
 
"Students at Holy Spirit Prep must recognize the vast technology resources available to them are granted by the school as a privilege and, as such, may be revoked at any time consequent to inappropriate use. Inappropriate use is defined as use of school technology resources whether in school, at home or elsewhere for viewing, downloading, distributing, or otherwise accessing pornographic, violent, and/or defamatory files, images, or materials. Accessing personal e-mail or instant messaging is not permitted on the Lower School campus. 

The use of computers during class time is subject to the discretion of the classroom teacher.  Teachers have the right to prohibit or limit the use of technology during class time. Misuse of a computer during class time (e.g., accessing off-subject web pages, playing computer games, e-mailing, or texting) will result in (at a minimum) an automatic Saturday detention. 

Students should exercise care and caution in using school equipment. This includes hardware (computers, monitors, printers, cables, etc.) as well as software and infrastructure (including the school network).  Parents and / or students will be charged for costs incurred to repair or replace technology resources consequent to accidental, irresponsible or inappropriate actions on their part.
Students and parents should be mindful that any e-mail, searches, files, or other data accessed using school equipment or the school network is subject to monitoring.

Personal Devices: Students may not bring personal radios, cameras (photo or video), tape recorders, CD (music, movie or game), MP3 players, pagers, televisions, or video games to school without permission from the Lower School Principal. These items conflict with the educational and social objectives of the school. Any such items brought to school will be secured by the classroom teacher or administration and returned to the parent/guardian upon notification. 

Cellular telephones: Cell phones may be brought with written permission from a parent or guardian. A note indicating this permission must be provided to the student’s homeroom teacher.  Cell phones must be turned off during class and stored in the student’s locker or bag. Students must seek staff approval for use of a cellular telephone. Cell phones that are used without express permission from an HSP staff member or that disrupt class (ringing or vibrating) will be secured by the classroom teacher or administration and returned to the parent/guardian upon notification. Use of cellular telephones on field trips and at school-sponsored events is subject to the approval of the supervising staff. The camera/recording functions on cell phones are not to be used on school property or while attending a “school event” off school property in any circumstance in which the person being photographed may have a reasonable expectation of privacy.

  1. Google Chromebooks (4th, 5th and 6th grades and Seton Center): In an effort to be good stewards of the Google Chromebooks, which are property of the school, there are several basic rules that should be followed by all users.  Any violation of these rules may result in students losing the privilege to use the Chromebooks.  
  2. Chromebooks are to be kept at school at all times.  
  3. Chromebooks are not to be left in cubbies, lockers, or any common space.
  4. Chromebooks are to be picked up from homeroom before morning announcements and returned to homeroom before lunch.  Each student is responsible for his/her assigned Chromebook for the entire school day.
  5. There is no eating or drinking while using the Chromebooks.
  6. Chromebooks may only be used in academic classes (not in the cafeteria, courtyard, tutorial, etc.) during academic class time (not during breaks or transition times) unless express permission has been given by a Holy Spirit Preparatory School staff member.
  7. Chromebooks may only be used for academic purposes unless express permission has been given by a Holy Spirit Preparatory School staff member.
  8. Students are expected to act responsibly and handle the Chromebooks with care. Should a student’s Chromebook become lost, intentionally damaged, or damaged due to negligent/careless behavior, the Chromebook will be repaired or replaced at the expense of the student’s parent/guardian.

 
Will we need uniforms? 
Yes, students will wear Lower School uniforms while on campus. 
 
Our uniform vendors are:
 
Sue Mills
Online and In-Store
www.millswear.com
5932 Roswell Rd., Suite B
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(404) 255-2133
 
FlynnO’Hara
Online and In-Store
www.flynnohara.com
6311 Roswell Road NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(404) 260-7584
 
Tommy Hilfiger
Online Only
www.globalschoolwear.com
School Code: HOLY10
(877) 825-2860
 
Gently-used uniforms are available for purchase from our school store, as well.

Physical Education
meets twice a week

In our physical education program, we help students develop health-related fitness, physical competence in movement activities, cognitive understanding, and positive attitudes toward physical activity so that they can adopt healthy and physically active lifestyles.

Spanish
meets twice a week

Students will practice interpreting, expressing, and negotiating meaning through extensive and frequent peer interactions. The Spanish program includes vocabulary, grammar, and culture tied together – Students learn vocabulary related to the theme, the grammar they need to communicate about the theme and the information that helps anchor the language to its cultural context. By the end of the program students will be able to use strategies to be effective listeners, readers, and writers.

Fine Arts
meets weekly

The fine arts program exposes students to a wide variation of visual art applications such as sculpture, painting, drawing, and mixed media. Art History and current art cultures are interwoven into and throughout each enriching and age-appropriate art lesson.

Performing Arts
meets weekly

The Performing Arts program at Holy Spirit Preparatory School uses the guidelines of the National Standards to educate the student in a variety of religious and secular vocal and instrumental repertoires. In this program, the Performing Arts student explores their God-given talents and performs in grade-level presentations as well as specialty ensemble musicals and concerts throughout the school year.

Band
meets weekly

Private, one-on-one lessons during the school day with expert instructors from MetroMusicMakers. Includes after-school band club. Lessons are currently available for: Piano, Ukulele, Guitar, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion (snare kit), Electric Bass

Learn more about MetroMusicMakers

Soccer

K-2nd grade soccer introduces the game of soccer in the context of play with school friends. Each team will have one practice a week in a safe and fun environment and will play games over the weekends in the CMSL (Catholic Metro Soccer League) Students play in non-competitive, unscored weekend scrimmages.

Soccer

3rd-7th Grade Academy Soccer includes two practice sessions a week with a professional coach and weekend games in a competitive environment, the Catholic Metro Soccer League. U10 soccer introduces competitive play, scored games, and understanding how to both win and lose graciously. U12 prepares players for middle school soccer. The Academy Soccer program focuses on technical aspects of the game, and introduces tactics more as each season evolves.

Basketball

A recreation-level sport for students in 3rd-6th grade who want to learn the fundamentals of the game. We participate with the Catholic Metro League of Atlanta. Practices are once a week with games on Saturdays during November, December and January.

Cougar Hour

Students are provided after-school enrichment options to help build skills for life and learning. Quarterly clubs have included gardening, fitness, programing, musical theatre, broadcasting, cooking, and strategy games, to name a few.

Go to the Cougar Hour webpage.

What's it like for a new family at HSP?

Our Admissions Team

Kristina Wilhelm E-mail
Director of Enrollment Management

MaryLynn Llop E-mail
Admissions Assistant

Admissions Office
4449 Northside Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30327
Phone: 678.761.7992
 

Uniform Vendors



6311 Roswell Road NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(404) 260-7584
website


5932 Roswell Rd., Suite B
Sandy Springs, GA 30328 
(404) 255-2133
website


website

School Store (gently used uniforms)
4820 Long Island Drive
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 255-0900
 

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