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FAQs

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What is Homeschoolers by the Sea?

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Homeschoolers by the Sea is a Christian-based homeschool parent support and co-op group serving the St. Augustine, Florida area.

 

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What does HBTS offer?

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We offer a Christian atmosphere, educational field trips, parent support programs, community service opportunities, co-op classes for children, and an end of year celebration.

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When does our co-op meet?

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Our co-op meets every Thursday during the regular school year from 12pm to 2:30pm.

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How do I join Homeschoolers by the Sea?

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Simply click the request membership link, and fill in your information. Then either mail in your dues or bring it to a board member.

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How much does it cost?

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Dues to join Homeschoolers by the Sea is $25 per family per school year. If your family would like to participate in the optional co-op classes, that is an additional $10 per family per semester. Some co-op classes may have an additional charge for materials or a hired teacher, but most do not. Field trips and other events are pay-as-you-go, unless otherwise specified.

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What classes are offered in the co-op?

 

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The classes offered by Homeschoolers by the Sea vary every year. It simply depends on what the parents feel led to teach. Possibilities include science experiments, physical education, History Pockets, anatomy, Bible studies, public speaking, sewing, survival, astronomy, art, Keepers of the Faith, spelling bees, preschool, life skills, elections, American government, Florida history, 4-H, Junior Rangers, music, etc.

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Do I have to fulfill a service commitment?

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Yes, we are an all-volunteer organization, so everyone helps out. Fulfilling a family's service commitment could include facilitating a class, organizing field trips, serving on the board, organizing a community service project, heading up a fundraiser, or another board-approved idea.

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Are you a Christian group?

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We are a Christian based homeschool group run on Judeo-Christian principles. We do not require that members be Christian or sign a statement of faith.

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What is the main age range of the children in your group?

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Elementary school is the current age range of our children.  We are welcoming to any age range but do not currently have any families in the group with 13+ aged children.

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When can I enroll?

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You may apply for membership in the group anytime.  Joining the co-op can occur at the beginning of the Fall or Winter semester.

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Do you meet up for activities during the summer months? 
 

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During the summer months we meet up at parks and library events to get to know new families and maintain friendships.