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FAQs

Q:

What sorts of things do you do anyway?

A:

Basically, if we can find a reason to get together then we will.  Park days, field trips, parties and moms' nights are all a regular part of our year.  If you'd like more specifics here's a recap of some past activities.

Q:

How much does membership cost?

A:

Our annual dues vary based on budget requirements (Dues will be $30/year or $15/semester for the 2017/18 school year).  This provides access to our private website and helps offset facility and administrative costs.  Some events require additional admission fees but these will be posted well in advance.  We do our best to keep costs as low as possible while maximizing our time together.

Q:

Do I have to sign a statement of faith?

A:

No, but we do require that you sign our Membership Philosophy which contains this clause:

Heritage is a Christian group whose core beliefs align with those stated in the Apostle’s Creed and whose core values are stated by Jesus in Matthew 22:37-39.  We expect every member family to respect these beliefs and values by not promoting or teaching ideas contrary to them while at Heritage functions.

Q:

Our family uses K-12 (or some other public school curriculum), can we join?

A:

Absolutely.  (from our Membership Philosophy) While we understand the need for legal definitions of homeschooling, Heritage does not believe exclusions based on curriculum choice benefit the community at large. For our purposes “homeschoolers” are defined as families who regularly keep some or all of their children home with them throughout the school year for the purposes of education.  

Q:

How often does Heritage meet?

A:

Except for an extended Christmas break we gather almost every week throughout the school year for picnics, parties, field trips, enrichment and other events.

Our regular gatherings are held on Fridays but times vary based on the activity.  Enrichment typically occurs in the morning.  Lego club meets in the afternoon and Recess happens around lunch time.  In addition to these we host a number of non-regular events such as field trips, moms' nights out, and special events.  All of our meetings are posted well in advance on our private calendar.

Q:

Where does Heritage meet?

A:

Lego Club will be at the Owasso library and Enrichment will be at St. Henry Catholic Church.  But for everything else we meet at whatever location best suits the activity.

About once a semster we take a road trip of some sort.  Historically, these have been within a 2 hour radius of Owasso.

Q:

What is this "Enrichment" you keep mentioning?

A:

Enrichment is really as close as our co op comes to having a regular class time.  It's a 2 hour time period each month where we explore a topic through games, food, arts & crafts, songs, and stories.  We generally divide children by age and each group is led by a team of volunteer moms.  Because Enrichment requires extensive planning, members must decide at the beginning of each semester if they wish to commit to this event.

There are additional fees and volunteer commitments associated with Enrichment.

Our current Enrichment topic is Countries of the World.

Q:

Can I drop my kids off at Co-op while I run a few errands?

A:

Co-op times are for families to come together for fellowship.  You are required to be with your children for all events.  If you know another family in the group who is willing to be responsible for your kids during co-op then we are fine if you are not present that day.  However,  we do not allow you to simply drop off your children and leave during co-op time.

Q:

Where can I find a list of classes?

A:

Heritage doesn't offer classes. We have Enrichment on the first Friday of each month which is simply a two hour-ish time that we come together each month to explore a topic. Our topic this year is "Countries of the World".  Lego club is on the 3rd Friday of each month. All other Fridays are devoted to field trips, parties, park days and such.  If you are specifically looking for classes then Classical Conversations, Heartland Home Educators and The Group are all local co ops that might be a better fit for your family.

Q:

Can I join if I'm already a member of another co op?

A:

Absolutely!  Several of our members belong to both Heritage and a more academically focused group.  We know we can't be all things to all people so we encourage you to find the best combination for your family.