Off-Campus Program

Clonlara’s Off-Campus Program is for families who want to craft an education on their own terms. Our students and their families take charge of their education. By design, Clonlara’s Off-Campus Program does not have a preset curriculum. Instead, our students and their families have flexibility and freedom to choose how they learn — so it fits them. They are not locked into a specific textbook or online course. Our Off-Campus Program serve athletes, artists, dancers, musicians, homeschoolers, gifted students, students with learning differences, adventurers, inventors, free-spirits, those needing flexible schedules, and many more.

Elementary (grades K–8)

Learning should be fun, especially in the early years when children are getting a sense of themselves and the world around them. Students and parents receive questionnaires that help Clonlara advisors understand the student’s unique learning interests, needs, and goals. Parents work closely with their advisor to develop an educational plan to fit their child’s interests, learning style, talents, and goals. Clonlara Advisors provide personalized learning resource suggestions for each student. Parents oversee their student’s learning and are asked to submit two progress reports each year. Report cards can be issued upon request.

  • 2016–2017 Tuition: $825
  • Annual Registration Fee: $200 for the first student, $50 for each additional student
  • International Student Fee: $100
  • For additional information on tuition, fees and payment plan options click here

High School (grades 9-12)

High School students learn in ways that inspire, motivate, and engage all their senses. They have ultimate choice and can learn and earn credit by pursuing their passions, traveling, visiting museums, working as apprentices and interns, reading, writing, drawing, designing, building projects, and taking courses (online, at co-ops or community college), and more.

Students and parents receive a learning style assessment and an in-depth questionnaire, which helps our advisors understand each student’s unique learning styles, interests, and post high school goals. Parents and students work closely with their advisor to develop an educational plan to fit each student’s interests, learning style, talents, and goals. Clonlara advisors provide personalized learning resource suggestions for each student. At the end of each semester parents and students complete a credit request form for each course they complete, which the advisor reviews to issue high school credit. Students will receive an accredited private school diploma upon completing our graduation requirements.

  • 2016–2017 Tuition: $1,200 (Note: Rate is higher for students starting Clonlara for only their senior year.)
  • Annual Registration Fee: $200 for the first student, $50 for each additional student
  • International Student Fee: $100
  • Graduation Fee: $150
  • For additional information on tuition, fees and payment plan options click here

Program Overview

Off-Campus families develop their own ideas about how they want to school, from highly structured lesson plans to an open discovery model and everything in between. We believe in student- and family-led learning. Our students take charge of their education. By design, Clonlara does not have a preset curriculum. Instead, our students and their families have flexibility and freedom to choose how they learn, and are not locked into a specific textbook or online course.

  • Fully accredited – Clonlara School is proud to be accredited by the following organizations: Accreditation International (Ai), Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA-CESS), and the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA).
  • Students are private school students and can seamlessly transfer to Public/Private Schools.
  • Documentation – Elementary students receive report cards, and high school students receive transcripts and a diploma upon graduation. Registrar puts approved credits on the student transcript and maintains records.
  • Terra Nova – Clonlara offers an optional standardized test to students each spring. It is produced by CTB/McGraw-Hill. Please Note: Clonlara does not require standardized testing.

Knowledgeable Advisors

Each student is assigned a Clonlara advisor. Clonlara advisors work closely with students and parents to help design an educational plan to fit each student’s unique needs. We collaborate together on choosing subjects to be learned, ways to approach learning, educational materials, resources to use, and so much more.

Consultation and advisors’ role – Students have an initial consultation with their advisor to begin collaborating on creating an educational plan for the year (or semester). Consultations are held by phone, Skype or at our Ann Arbor offices. Students and their families gather resources, conduct learning activities, keep track of time spent learning and save samples of their best work. Students and parents may contact advisors whenever needed. Advisors check in a couple times each semester to see how things are going.

Customized recommendations – After the consultation, Advisors send student customized recommendations for learning tools and resources to consider using – based on their learning style, goals, and interests.

Navigating the Learning Process

Parents and students document their educational activities, choose methods of evaluating their progress and measuring progress made. They submit progress reports (at the elementary level) or credit request forms (at the high school level) for advisors and the registrar to review and approve.
Each family receives an Education Guide that contains an overview of how our program works, learning styles, types of educational resources, approaches to schooling, and a quick step guide to getting started. Parents and students also receive questionnaires about the student’s curiosities, strengths, interests, talents, learning style, needs, and goals; these questionnaires help the Clonlara Advisor individualize the educational planning process for each student.
Advisors also may provide educational standards and benchmarks for those parents who want to know how their children compare with other children at their age-level.

Additional Options

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Short-Term Enrollment Program

This is an independent study program for students who are regularly enrolled in another private or public school, but want to take additional credits beyond what the school offers, take a semester away, or enroll part time in Clonlara School’s Off-Campus Program and part time in the other school. It is primarily used by high school students, but any student in grades K-12 can enroll in this program.

Ideal For Students Who:

  • Need credit recovery due to illness, learning disabilities, or other reasons.
  • Are gifted and have a special interest they want to study in-depth.
  • Want to learn a subject not offered at their regular school.
  • Are experiencing health issues that prevent them from attending school full-time.

Program Overview

    • Receive guidance and support from a Clonlara Advisor who will help develop and implement a plan of independent study.
    • High school students may earn up to a maximum of 2 credits.
    • Independent study work must be completed within a 12-month time period.
    • The student’s regular school (not Clonlara) holds the transcript.
    • Clonlara transfers high school credits earned in the Off-Campus Program to the student’s regular school.

Enrollment Information

Fees & Refund Policy

$685 – includes tuition, registration and credit transfer fees. Tuition may be paid in full or in two installments. This program is non-refundable.

Pre-Approval Required

Before enrolling, students should contact a Clonlara Enrollment Associate and speak with the guidance counselor at their regular school to discuss their options and determine how short-term enrollment might fit with their overall educational plan.

The student’s regular school must pre-approve the credits to be earned while enrolled in Clonlara’s short-term program.

Verification of Accepting Credits Form

Students must download this form and have it completed by a guidance counselor or other official at the school to which the credits will be transferred.

Registration Form

After Clonlara receives the signed Credit Verification Form, we will send student/parent a Short-Term Enrollment Form to complete.

Summer Credit Program

Summer Program Information:

Students who are continuously enrolled in Clonlara’s Off-Campus Program do not have to pay for the Summer Program between their school years at Clonlara.  Summer tuition is included for all of our fully enrolled students in their re-enrollment for the following year.

Need credit recovery?  Want to study something unusual?  Going to sail around the world?  Going to an academic or arts camp?  Just want to lock yourself up in your room and read all summer?  Call us to see how to turn your natural drive to learn into high school credits.

The Summer Program enrollment runs March 1 – June 30.

High School students at both public and private schools, who are not already enrolled with us, can undertake independent study over the summer and have Clonlara credits applied to their regular high school transcripts.  Students create individual course titles and develop ideas for course content for each subject. They can take more than one course to earn from .5 to 2 full credits.

Tuition is $685 and includes registration, tuition, and credit transfer to the student’s regular high school.

Coursework can be based upon independent study, one or more summer academic or experiential learning programs,  travel, a summer job, an internship, or other creative endeavors.  The student uses a Clonlara School Verification for Credit form to have the credits pre-approved by their home high school. This insures that the credits will count toward their graduation requirements.

Students can also purchase online courses if they want a structured curriculum to take over the summer.

Who are the students?

Students enroll from all over the United States, in grades 9-12, at public schools and private schools.

Some students:

      • have fallen behind and need credit recovery.
      • are academically accelerated and want to take unusual courses or work on more advanced subjects.
      • want to try homeschooling or independent study for the first time.
      • have  summer plans that are credit worthy.

Some students want to work alone, others in groups, take a summer program, travel, work at a job, develop a project, do community service for credit, or study music, art, theater, sports, and more.

Almost any undertaking over the summer can be developed into credit worthy learning. Look at what you love to do, learn as much as you can about it, make connections with other people, places, and things, and you have the foundation for credit. Document the materials, experiences, and time spent immersed in any topic, identify what is new and interesting to you about it, and you are on your way.


$685 – includes Clonlara tuition, registration and credit transfer fees.

Clonlara School enrollment does not include fees incurred by travel, academic programs, or summer camps a student may choose to attend.

Before enrolling, students should download the Summer Credit Verification Form and have it filled out and signed by a guidance counselor or other official at the school to which the credits will be transferred.

Once we receive the Summer Credit Verification Form and the Registration Form with a tuition payment, we can complete the enrollment process and assign an advisor to the student.

Blended Program

Blended Program: Campus and Off-Campus Programs

Students who want to attend campus part-time and enroll in the Off-Campus Program part-time can work out a blended schedule and take campus courses.

      • Kindergarten through high school;
      • Customized mix between campus and off-campus learning;
      • Combination of direct instruction, off-campus advising and independent study options;
      • Diverse learning environment;
      • Student driven pace with parent input;
      • Core studies include – language arts, math, science, social studies;


2016-2017  Tuition: $8,000 (K-8th grades) and $10,600 (9th-12th grades)

Dual Enrollment Program

Any student in grades K-12 may concurrently enroll in the Off-Campus Program and another school.

Clonlara School can grant credit and have the credit transferred to the other school, or we can accept credits toward a Clonlara diploma from other accredited schools. Contact the Enrollment Associate for more details! 734-769-4511.

Dual Enrollment is Ideal for Students Who:

      • Want to undertake independent studies.
      • Want to study at a faster or a slower pace than the classroom allows.
      • Want to study a subject not offered by their high school.
      • Benefit from not being in a classroom full time for emotional or health reasons.
      • Have a learning disability and need additional support provided outside the classroom.
      • Are gifted and want to study a subject in greater depth.
      • Have a travel opportunity.

When Clonlara School’s Off-Campus Program credits are to be transferred to the student’s other school:

      • The student’s regular school must pre-approve the credits to be earned while enrolled in Clonlara’s dual enrollment program. Students must download the Verification of Accepting Credits Form and have it completed by a guidance counselor or other official at the school to which the credits will be transferred.
      • Clonlara School must receive both the enrollment form and the Verification For Accepting Credits Form before registration is complete.
      • Upon completion of approved credits, please submit a transcript request for Clonlara School credits.


For each year that a student re-enrolls, there must be new Verification for Accepting Credit Form completed.

Program Overview

Students who are in the dual enrollment program receive all the same services and benefits of our regular high school and/or elementary program.

Enrollment Information

Regular tuition rates apply.

At the high school level, students usually work with their guidance counselor to choose what classes they want to undertake as independent study classes with Clonlara advisor services.  The classes they choose will fit into their goals for high school graduation and plans after graduation.

High school students should speak to a Clonlara Enrollment Associate before enrolling in this program and will need to have their other school complete a Credit Verification Form.