TEACH CO-OP (TOLEDO)

Thank you for your interest in TEACH co-op! In an effort to serve our current families well, we are accepting new families on a limited basis. If there are classes still open in which you are interested (click "Class Registration" on left to view), please click "Join" above to take the next step toward membership.

 

FAQs



Q:

What fees are associated with TEACH Co-op?

A:

  • A moderate Membership Fee is required for each family each year (currently $30 per family).  This fee increases by $10 if not paid before July 1.  This fee is paid to TEACH Co-op at the time of Membership Request or Renewal and is nonrefundable.
  • A deposit of $5-10 per student per class is collected at the time of Class Registration to secure the student's spot in each class. This fee is payable to TEACH Co-op via PayPal immediately at the time of registration.  Your student is not officially registered for each class until the deposit fee(s) are paid. This fee is in addition to the tuition fee listed, not to be subtracted from the tuition total.  This fee becomes non-refundable as of July 1.
  • Tuition fees (and sometimes supply fees) vary from class to class and are paid directly to each teacher on the first day of class.  (As a courtesy, tuition payments can be broken into two equal payments, payable on the first day of class in September and January.  Enrolling your student in a class removes availability for other students and is a full-year commitment.  The exception is classes whose titles are clearly marked for Fall or Spring Semester only.)   Fees for each class can be found by clicking on the class title to open the full description of the class. 
  • A free-will offering is taken twice a year (at our Christmas and Spring Concerts) and given to our host church as a token of appreciation and to help offset costs they incur by generously allowing us use of their building each Tuesday.

 

Q:

What is required of me to become a member of TEACH Co-op?

A:

A nonrefundable membership fee (currently $30 per family) is due each year in order to become a member of TEACH Co-op.  (The fee increases by $10 if not paid before July 1.)

Each family is required to help clean the building at the end of the day once during the academic year, perhaps twice depending on the number of families that participate. This is in addition to the annual membership fee. We stress 'family' because we believe it is important that our children learn to work alongside adults as part of their education and because it is precisely for the child's benefit that we have our co-op.

We are not a drop-off co-op. Parents are required to be in the building when their students are in class.  (High school students may attend classes without a parent present.)

Additionally, each family must agree to the Code of Conduct, Policies and Procedures, and agree to respect the Statement of Faith.  A Liability Waiver must also be signed. 

Q:

When will registration open for the next Academic Year?

A:

Class Registration typically happens in the spring. Dates for the coming year have not yet been set, but members are notified via email.  Registration will open to Returning Member families first, given that the Membership Fee has been paid in advance.  New Member families may register at a date which is generally about 1-2 weeks later, provided the membership application process has been completed.  Please consider initiating the membership process early, as it has several steps (outlined on the home page) which require volunteer steering committee input, and thus may take several days or weeks. The membership application timeline is explained on the home page.  

Q:

How strict are the age designations for TEACH classes?

A:

Each class sets an age designation based on the material to be taught as well as to provide the children with a positive experience with their peers. Registration preference will be given to the designated age group. At times, a teacher will give permission for exceptions to the age designation listed. Please contact the teacher of the class in question for more information. 

Please note: While it is up to each instructor when/if to make exceptions to their stated age/grade guidelines, it is not to be expected.  Teachers choose grade levels thoughtfully and are the best judges of what is a good fit for their individual classrooms. 

Q:

Is my child required to register for music classes in order to be part of TEACH Co-op?

A:

We do not require participation in music to take part in other academic classes. We do, however, encourage participation since this is a unique opportunity where you child can learn music in a group setting.