Jr. Co-op Information

Pilgrims Progress Homeschool Support Group Elementary Co-op

What is Elementary Co-op?  Elementary Co-op is a subgroup under the “umbrella” of Pilgrim’s Progress Homeschool Group (PPHSG).  It is a Christ centered, servant led community, that works together to foster a love of learning, a growing love for Christ and others. We desire to offer opportunities to build lasting friendships, for character to be taught and exercised, and service to be exemplified and lived out. We offer classes and support for families with students in grades Pre-k (4/5 years) through grade 6.
 
How does Elementary Co-op work? Our main objective in our class framework is to “lighten the load”, while also preparing them for future Junior/Senior Co-op classes. We seek to achieve this by offering a gentle progression of multi-sensory learning experiences that are guided by scripture, and primarily infused with Classical Education, Charolette Mason, and Unit study styling. We structure our classes and offer training, to assist homeschool families in keeping learning restful by building foundational friendships and support systems. Restful learning (meaning the absence of anxiety and frenetic learning, not the absence of work), is one of the countless benefits of working together, as when building anything, many hands make light work.

Elementary Co-op meets in Duxbury, Massachusetts.  We currently offer eight sessions in the fall and eight sessions in the spring which meet on Friday afternoons. Students select 2 classes to participate in between 1pm-3:10pm. 

We also offer after class activities for students and their parents. 
From 3:15-4p.m. we have recess/play for the children (with childcare), and after class Schole for parents. Schole is the greek word for rest/leisure in learning. We have the opportunity to stop and savor a moment with other like-minded parents while enjoying a cup of tea (maybe a light dessert), and engage in encouraging discussions that will help everyone get to know each other better. The structure of this time can vary from a book discussion, hearing guest speakers, or even sharing ideas on everything from to meal planning to discipline. 

 
 

12 :45

Doors Open

1:00

Co-Op Begins

1:10

Class 1

2:10

Class 2

3:10

Fellowship Time

4:00

Doors Close

 
How may I join Elementary Co-op?  You can join Elementary Co-op online once you have joined our umbrella group Pilgrims Progress Homeschool Group (PPHSG).  The following steps will guide you through the process.
  1. Select Request Membership in the top right corner of this page
  2. Fill in required information (when you complete the online form you will be brought to a payment page)
  3. Complete your application to PPHSG by paying a membership fee of $25 per family (PayPal is prefered but checks may be mailed to the address provided on the webpage)
  4. Registation for Elementary Co-op requires an additional payment of $20 per child
  5. You will receive a confirmation email from the group administrator when your application has been approved (this may take 1-2 days)
  6. When you receive your approval notice follow the instructions listed then log onto our website using your sign in information 
  7. Click on Class Registration on the left side bar and sign your kids up for the classes that interest them *be sure to complete the last 2 steps as they are necessary for participation in Elementary Co-op
  8. On you Profile page complete the Positions for Members of Elementary Co-op.
  9. Read the descriptions and at the bottom of the page select ALL roles that interest you (you will be contacted to finalize your role)
  10. All teachers need to complete a St. Paul CORI(if you have had a CORI done through St. Paul's church in the last 3 years you do not need to complete this step.)