****Registration for CLEARwater Muskegon's winter session will begin on December 5th. New families should request enrollment in LMHSC before that date, as it may take up to two weeks for your application to be processed. You will not be able to enroll in classes until your application is processed. Stay tuned for information from CLEARwater North. ****
Welcome to CLEARwater Co-Ops of LMHSC!
Come join us as we celebrate our 15th anniversary!
Established in 1999, Lake Michigan Home School Connection, Inc., is a non-profit home school organization. We currently have two co-ops, based in Muskegon and Montague, serving families all along West Michigan’s lakeshore. We are a distinctly Christian organization, but have an open membership to anyone who will respect that distinction.
In order to participate in one of our co-ops, you must be a member of Lake Michigan Home School Connection (LMHSC). A nominal annual Enrollment Fee is required to be paid by each family wishing to enroll in LMHSC and participate in any of its sponsored activities. The purpose of this Enrollment Fee is to offset a portion of the overhead and administrative costs of LMHSC. Enrollment in LMHSC runs from June 1 to May 31 each year. The enrollment fee for new families is $50, which covers insurance and background checks, which all of our members and volunteers undergo. Moderate session (class) fees are set by the local co-ops, and are in addition to the enrollment fee. To enroll in LMHSC, click on "Request Membership" at the top of the page and fill out the information. If you are a new family, or haven't participated in LMHSC at any time since Winter 2010, you will need to print out the background check (click on "New Family Background Check" to download and print) and mail in the completed form and enrollment fee.
CLEARwater Muskegon Co-op meets in the Norton Shores area of Muskegon on Friday mornings. MCO offers a weekly co-op of classes for K-12th grade, along with preschool and childcare for younger siblings. Currently, we are offering an afternoon session for children in 4th-8th grade (additional fees apply.) The afternoon sessions are revolve around a theme and are considered core classes (taking the place of your regular curriculum.) Classes run for 10 weeks in each session, with two sessions each year: Fall and Winter. Our classes range from academic to extracurricular, with everything in between. We offer play dates, parties, Mom's Night Out, Wisdom Swaps, field trips, and more for our members. Currently, we are serving more than 50 families along the lakeshore and surrounding areas.
CLEARwater North Co-op currently meets in Montague. A more intimate group, we serve approximately 10 families around the White Lake area, with room to grow. We offer combined classes for all age groups, as well as field trips around the area. We offer two 10-12 week sessions each year: Fall and Winter.
If you are interested in enrolling in LMHSC, please click on the "Request Membership" link at the top of the page and follow the instructions.