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FAQs



Q:

What are the fees associated with joining EHE?

A:

Annual Fee for EHE Membership:

July 15, 2020 Current member Registration: $65

August 1, 2020 Early Bird Registration: $70

August 15, 2020 Open Registration: $75

September 12, 2020 Late Registration: $100

Last day to register for 2020-2021: January 31, 2021

 Membership fee includes online registration and liability insurance, building fees, as well as access to all EHE activities and services.

CO-OP CLASS FEES

Co-op fees are $15 per course per session ($75 maximum per family).  Preschool is $10/2 hour session, High School is $10/class.  There are two 8-week co-op sessions per year (Fall and Spring), plus a 4-week Winter Camp.  We offer two parent-led classes per grade per session.  Please see our Calendar for co-op dates. 

Additional fees may apply for activities such as yearbook, high school formal, graduating seniors, clubs and field trips.  

You must pay the annual fee in order to participate in any EHE sanctioned event.  

Q:

Do I, the parent or guardian, need to be present at EHE activities?

A:

Yes.  We require and encourage participation in all EHE-sanctioned activities.  Although EHE activities provide a great time for parents and children to socialize with their peers, it is a team effort, therefore, all families who participate are assigned a job.  Our co-op jobs include teaching, classroom helper, nursery and clean-up and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  Co-op fees are waived for teachers' families.  Jobs at other EHE activities are assigned according to the nature of the activity.  

Q:

Is EHE a 3rd Option Accountability Group?

A:

No.  Although participating in EHE is beneficial to your family, EHE is a Support Group, not a 3rd Option Accountability Group under South Carolina Home School Law.  Belonging to EHE does not make you a legal home school.  Please check the South Carolina Home School Law to find out how to obtain legal status.  You may visit www.schea.net to view the SC regulations.

Q:

Why do I need to be a member of EHE to participate in national organizations such as Key Club, Beta Club, and National Honor Society.

A:

Any event sponsored by EHE requires membership so that all families who participate are covered under the Liability Insurance that EHE provides. Membership also covers the building fees for the facilities that the clubs use. 

Q:

Will my student receive credit for EHE co-op classes?

A:

No.  EHE co-op classes are offered for the purpose of enrichment only.  Classes are one hour per week, for 8 weeks.  Our teachers are volunteers, and have the ability to choose any topic to teach.  Although we strive to offer interesting and educational classes, the primary goal is for students to experience positive peer interactions. Our focus is "Learning with a Purpose" however, courses are not designed to offer academically challenging curricula.   

Q:

Do my children have to attend co-op to participate with EHE?

A:

No, co-op is just one of the many services we offer at EHE, and it is entirely optional.  We have three sessions of co-op per year, and your family may participate in any one of them, or none at all.  

Q:

What is meant by being an "active member"?

A:

For participation in some activities (like graduation, high school drama), we require a student/family to be "active members".  This requires 70% participation in some EHE activity. Ongoing activities like co-op or clubs are activities that count toward active participation. EHE reserves the right to limit participation in any activity to active members.

Q:

What can my family expect in a co-op class?

A:

Co-op classes are your child(ren)'s opportunity to be in a classroom setting with peers of the same age.  Classes are led by parent volunteers and are for the purpose of enrichment only.  Some classes that have been offered are World History and Geography, Math Fun, The Game of Life, Survival Skills, Art, History of Music, Physical Science, Human Anatomy, Science Experiments, Five in a Row Literature, Folk and Fairy Tales, American History, Animals on the Farm, and many, many more.  

The format for preschool and kidergarten provides play and snack time as well as learning time.