All About REACH
REACH is a cooperative educational ministry of families in Central WI.
Who: Homeschool students who are 12 years or older by Sept. 1st are welcome to participate in the REACH High program. In 2018-19, we will not have programming for children younger than 12. However, there will be supervision available for younger siblings of REACH High students while their parent is fulfilling their teaching requirement. There will also be an option for parents to stay on location with their younger children while older siblings are in class. If that parent is not actively serving at R. High, they will be responsible for the supervision of their own children.
Why: As Christian home-educators, we are dedicated to the support and development of homeschooling families. Our goal is to provide educational opportunities for our children from a Biblical worldview in a safe and respectful environment. It is also important for parents to have opportunities to connect and encourage one another on their homeschool journey.
What: REACH is a homeschool co-op in which each family participates by working together to provide classes for the students. The minimum requirement is that every parent teaches (or assists) the equivalent of one full semester. However, REACH parents agree to do what it takes to make the Co-op run well and be a great experience for the children. Members recognize that they may need to serve all year in some capacity as membership levels dictate. Class options for students always include a gym class.
When: REACH meets weekly on Tuesdays, September - April. There are 2 semesters, each with 12 weeks of class. REACH High meets 8:50am - 12:00pm with optional afternoon classes.
Where: REACH meets at Woodlands Church (190 Hoover Avenue, Plover).
How: The process to Request Membership is explained below. Registration fees are $75/year per family and tuition is $5/student. Registration and tuition fees are due at the time of registration and are non-refundable.
***Membership registration takes place once a year in MARCH for the following school year.***
If you would like more information about Co-op and/or Membership you may:
- read the REACH Handbook
- set up a time to visit (contact link at top)
- contact someone on Leadership Team (contact link at top)
If you would like to request Membership, please click Online Registration - CLICK HERE FIRST in the top navigation bar.
By registering and/or enrolling in REACH Co-op and any classes offered by REACH, including through REACH Extension, you are agreeing to the following:
- That you and every family member participating have read and will be bound by all policies, procedures and expectations laid out in the Handbook, the REACH High Handbook (for children 12+), and on this website.
- That you give permission for photos and/or videos of yourself and/or your child(ren) to be taken in connection with REACH classes, events and activities, You understand and give your consent for said photos and/or videos to be used in print publications, on line publicaitons, presentations, websites, and social media for purposes of advertising and promoting the REACH Co-op.
Thank you for your interest in REACH Co-op. Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with!
REACH Leadership Team
CHAT-Christian Homeschoolers Aligning Together
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YEAH! - Youth Educated At Home
A students-led ministry for home educated teens age 13-18, 7th-12th grade. Monthly social events and/or service projects give teens a place to connect, have fun, and serve.
WPA: Wisconsin Parents Association
WPA: *Welcomes all homeschoolers. *Provides information, encouragement, and support for homeschoolers. *Brings families together through annual conferences and a network of Regional Coordinators. *Ensures the right of families to choose an education consistent with their principles and beliefs. *Informs the legislature, the media, and the general public about homeschooling and maintains a favorable climate of opinion for homeschooling in Wisconsin. *Monitors legislation and current developments that affect homeschooling families, keeps members informed, and coordinates action when needed. *Empowers families to make decisions based on their principles and beliefs, needs, and aspirations, and to respond to challenges from government, other large institutions, so-called “experts,” and others.