Welcome to the EASTs Homeschool Co-op webpage!
EASTs stands for Enrichment, Academics, and Socialization for Teens and siblings. We are a co-operative learning community, offering shared teaching and learning, where an adult from each family contributes by teaching or assisting in classes. Our focus is on the needs of homeschooled teens, but we welcome and encourage families with younger children to join us as well. During the regular school year, we meet once a week at St. John's Episcopal Church in La Porte, TX. We also periodically offer Mom's Night Out events and fieldtrips and other organized social opportunities for our young people.
We are an inclusive group, which means that every homeschool family is welcome. We do not have a statement of faith that anyone has to adhere to and we have families with a wide variety of religious beliefs and non-belief. Also, we do not discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, learning differences, family status, etc. A large part of our mission is providing a place where all homeschool families can feel like they belong.
Our classes are usually offered for at least three levels which are roughly based on age/grade; however, classes change each semester, depending on what the students want or need to learn, and what the parents want to teach. We offer a mix of full-curriculum academic classes that can count toward High School credit and just for fun enrichment classes. Because all children are different we allow flexibility as to which "grade level" you place your child in.
Some of our past offerings have included electronics, computer applications, general science labs, gaming, literature, SAT Practice, woodworking, and weight training. You can find our current classes on the registration page.
If you'd like more information about our group, please see our "FAQ" link in the menu bar on the left, or in the upper right corner of this page. In addition, you may click the "Contact" link if you'd like to communicate with some of our members, or you can "like" our Facebook page!