Homebase is a positive, safe, and respectful environment. It is part study hall, part lunch room, and part family room. Homebase students are on-campus brothers and sisters to each other. Personal conflicts must be resolved in a respectful manner; any and all issues should be shared with the Homebase teacher first. The Homebase teacher is an on-campus mentor and advocate for the student. He or she is there to help students with the following:
Responsibility and Respect
Character, Citizenship, and Cultural awareness and tolerance
Health (mental and physical)
A student's enrollment at IRCHS from year to year is dependent upon his/her completion of the following each semester:
Completion of weekly chores
Attendance of Monday and Friday Homebase class
Conference with Homebase teacher at least once every month
1 Cultural Event, 1 Government Meeting, and 10 Volunteer Hours every semester
Completion of a VAPA chore each year
Respect for all persons and property
FOR SENIORS, ALL HOMEBASE REQUIREMENTS DUE FRIDAY, 12/06/2019, BY 12:10 PM.
FOR ALL OTHER STUDENTS, FALL SEMESTER HOMEBASE REQUIREMENTS DUE FRIDAY, 12/13/2019, BY 12:10 PM.
SPRING SEMESTER HOMEBASE REQUIREMENTS DUE FRIDAY, 05/15/2019, BY 12:10 PM.
Do political rallies count as government meetings?
We encourage students to be active politically, but rallies do not count as government meetings. City council, zoning commission, and school board are some examples of what would count. We want for students to see government in action with agendas, discussions, and voting.
Can a student miss class to attend a government meeting, cultural event, or to earn volunteer hours?
No, students who miss class to fulfill a homebase requirement will be marked for an unexcused absence. Students have an entire semester to fulfill these requirements and instructional time is critical to a student's success.