We are a group of homeschooling families in the central Texas area who have gathered together to support one another. We have approximately 100 families in our membership. We would love to have you join us!
We generally meet on Mondays for a 10-week session each fall and spring. Our desire is to provide supplemental educational support, academic classes, and group activities for our children.
Mandatory Orientation - Monday, August 27
Possible For Credit Classes - Monday, September 10 (TBD)
First day of regular classes - Monday, September 17
Last Day of Classes and Student Presentations - Monday, November 5
OUR STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
CenTex Christian Homeschool Co-op is organized to provide supplemental educational support and group activities for children. It is intended to complement the home educator’s curriculum with elective classes as well as core subjects to enhance our children’s studies in a Christian environment. Our classes are Biblical and creation-based. No doctrine is taught in classes. Participants agree to adhere to that at Co-op.
A TYPICAL CO-OP DAY
Our co-op meets at Temple Bible Church at 3205 Oakview Drive in Temple. We are grateful for this generous gift, and we seek to assist their church by helping with administrative tasks each week during co-op.
We meet each semester for 10 weeks in the fall and 10 weeks in the spring on Monday afternoons. A typical day looks like this:
12:00pm - Setup crew arrives
12:45pm - Announcements for all
1:00pm - First class period
2:00pm - Second class period
3:00pm - Third class period
4:00pm - End of day and cleanup begins
Nursery-Kindergarten classes meet in their classrooms for all three periods. Snacks, music and outdoor activities are part of their day.
1st-12th grades choose three different classes, one each period.
Our Co-op is open to any family whose oldest child is at least five years old on September 1 of the school year. All children need to be in age-appropriate classes for the duration that the family is at Co-op. Co-op particpation is limited to your family and any of your foster children (not children for whom you may provide childcare).
We are absolutely a co-operative homeschooling group. Parents are expected to either arrive early to help set up, stay late to help clean up, or teach classes to earn points each semester. Parents must remain onsite and assist in co-op activities throughout the day. Assisting in Not for Credit classes does NOT fulfill the point requirement, but is expected of every parent to ensure our classes have adequate supervision/assistance. Every Co-op Family is required to serve at the Co-op and earn two (2) points each semester. You may earn points by:
- Teaching a For Credit class (2 points)
- Teaching a Not For Credit class (1 point)
- Lead teaching a Pre-K or Kindergarten class (2 points)
- Assisting in a For Credit class (1 point)
- Arriving at noon to Set Up for a full semester (2 points)
- Staying late to Clean Up for a full semester (2 points)
Background checks for all adults onsite are mandatory.
A non-refundable family fee of $100 is due annually along with any class fees (as indicated in the catalog).
Current Co-op Families Early Registration Deadline: $50 of the Family fee must be paid by March 31 in order to register for Fall classes, and the remaining balance is due by October 31 in order to register for Spring classes.
New Co-op Families Wanting to Sign Up as Soon as Classes Open: $50 of the Family fee must be paid by April 21 in order to register for Fall classes beginning April 22.
You may pay the family fee and register for available classes after these dates up to the registration deadline, but be aware that class choices will be limited. Most classes fill up within the first few weeks of registration.
All class fees must be paid by the registration deadline (July 31 for fall and December 31 for spring), and any class changes made after the registration deadline also incur a $10 class change fee.
To join Co-op, complete the form and make payment for your Family fee here: Co-op Registration (This link will be available to new members on April 15, and you may register on April 22, 2018 at 3pm) You will be eligible to sign up for classes after payment is processed and once class registration opens (typically 48-72 hours).
Janey Cloe - Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Traci Fulmer - Coordinator
Tricia Bergan - Building Coordinator
Alan Simcik - Technology Coordinator
CaSandra Brise - Secretary