Student ID Cards
Welcome to a great year of homeschooling!
With our Student ID Card program we hope to give you and your child several important benefits. First, we want your child to feel the connection to our school and the community of learners that he or she is now part of. The student ID card, which recognizes that your child is enrolled in an accredited homeschooling program, is readily available through your Learning Guide Portal.
Secondly, we want to offer your family discounts and other savings opportunities with companies that offer quality products that can be used to further your child’s education. Below are the details of the special offers we have put together for you. We are working on several more partnerships with an exciting and diverse group of retailers and attractions, so check this page often to see what new opportunities are available.
If you have questions about our ID card program, please call us at 1-888-487-4652. Thank you for enrolling, and have a wonderful year.
Barnes & Noble Educator Program
Sign up for the Barnes & Noble Educator Program and receive 20% off the publisher's list price on select educational materials, including most hardcover and paperback books, toys, and games. You will also receive notices and special sale information on Educator Appreciation Day discounts and events.
To sign up for this program, visit your local Barnes & Noble store and ask for an Educator Program application. Or print this form and take it to the store with you. Be sure to show your child's student ID card to verify eligibility.
CDWG offers discount on Microsoft Office
CDW-G, whose motto is "The Right Technology. Right Away," is extending a great deal on Microsoft Office to enrolled Calvert School families. The standard version of Office normally sells for $370, but you can purchase the Academic version for $133 for PCs and $135 for Mac. Both include the full versions of Excel, Outlook or Entourage, PowerPoint, and Word.
Students enrolled in Calvert Grade Level courses will use the programs included in Microsoft Office with their Computer Skills and Applications lessons. While there are free and shareware word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet applications available online, this offer from CDWG makes the "gold standard" versions very affordable.
To order your copy of Microsoft Office from CDWG, visit their online store for Calvert families today.
The BOOK IT! Program is a reading incentive program created by Pizza Hut in 1985. The program is available to elementary schools at no cost. More than 900,000 classrooms, approximately 22 million students, currently enroll in the six-month program each school year.
The BOOK IT! Program starts October 1 and ends March 31 of each school year and is available to grades K–6. Enrollment is open to homeschool families, and they generally extend the enrollment deadline to early September, or as long as supplies last.
You will set a monthly reading goal for each K–6 child you homeschool. As soon as the monthly reading goal has been met, you give your child the Pizza Award Certificate, which you then take to a Pizza Hut® restaurant. He or she is congratulated by the manager or service team and given a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza®. On the first visit, your child also receives a BOOK IT! card with clip and a sticker for the card. There is no purchase necessary, and the pizza can be taken to go.
On each subsequent visit, your child is again congratulated and given another Personal Pan Pizza and a sticker to recognize reading achievement. If the child meets the reading goals all six months of the program, he or she is awarded a BOOK IT! All-Star Reader Award at Pizza Hut. To find the Pizza Hut nearest to you, click here.
The Calvert Book Club
Families enrolled in Calvert School enjoy a 20–25% discount on paperback books through a partnership with AKJ Books. Enhance your student library or use the discount for your own reading pleasure.
*Please note: AKJ Books provides book lists for other educational entities as well as Calvert School. You will see links to book lists for schools, both public and private, on the site. You may order from any book list you see, but Calvert School only maintains the content for the Calvert School section of its site and can take no responsibility for the content of the other sections.
Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores Teacher Rewards
Calvert families can save 15% on craft supplies, art products, sewing products, and more at Jo-Ann stores or online. Plus save 20% on your first total purchase when you enroll in their Teacher Rewards Program.
Sign up at any local Jo-Ann store or enroll online.
Book Warehouse offers educators an additional 15% discount off their already low prices.
Buy direct from the Dell online store and get a percentage off the final price of any desktop or laptop, as well as software and peripherals, using a K–12 student discount.
Show your valid school ID at most Hancock Fabric retail locations and be rewarded with a discount of 10% on all purchases.
From the Hancock Fabrics website:
Teachers & PEAH (Parents Educating at Home) receive a 10% discount when they present their Red Apple Card. Cannot be combined with any other discount cards programs or used to purchase gift cards. You can obtain a Red Apple card at any Hancock Fabrics store. To obtain a card you must present a copy of your most recent paystub from the school or PEAH members must present documentation from the state for teaching status or your PEAH card. The cards must be signed by the teacher. This discount is only available in stores, it is not available at HancockFabrics.com.
The free Office Depot Rewards Program grants educators 10 percent back in rewards points on ink, toner, and paper purchases. When you fill out the enrollment form, choose Star Teacher as your membership type.
Register for the Staples Teacher Rewards Program to garner 5 percent back in rewards points. The program covers a slew of products, from ink and paper to teaching and art supplies. When you sign up, choose "Teacher" as the type of account.
The Container Store
The organizational aficionados at The Container Store provide discounts through the Organized Teacher Program. You will receive emails with special discounts. Register online for a free discount card to use for in-store and online purchases. If you visit a store, be sure to have your school ID.
Many theaters, museums, aquariums, and other field trip venues offer student discounts on entry prices. Check with local attractions for discounts.