Score and rehearsal for Babes in Toyland during the Spring 2019 semester open paint cans for Stagecraft during the Spring 2019 semester a whisk in a bowl of frothed liquid from How to Boil Water during Spring 2019 semester two PHS students practice Ballroom Dance during Spring 2019 Semester money and worksheets from Japanese during Spring 2021 semester fencing gear including foil, glove, and helmet sit on the floor next a PHS student during a spring 2019 fencing class
 

Become a PHS Member

Fill out the form below and click the Continue button at the bottom.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of Planet Homeschool

We’re delighted you’ve chosen to join our community!

Before joining, please read through our co-op’s Community Expectations (and the policies linked to therein), take a look at our co-op’s Course Schedule, and check out our co-op’s upcoming Important Dates.

Community Expectations Course Schedule

Class registration for Spring 2022 classes opens to new members on Friday, November 5, 2021, at 9:00 AM.

Planet Homeschool is a secular homeschool co-op for middle-school and high-school students ages 10 years to 19 years. Individual classes may be further restricted in age.

Mission Statement

Planet Homeschool is open to all faiths, beliefs, and educational styles. In all that we do we work to include, respect, and learn from individual differences in ability, gender, culture, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, and educational philosophy.

There are four steps to joining our co-op and registering for classes:

Step 1

Create a family profile by completing the form below.

  • New members must have at least one child who will be between the ages of 10 years and 19 years on the first day of class.

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Step 2

Pay your membership fee.

  • A PayPal link will be provided when you click CONTINUE at the end of this family profile form.

Step 3

Wait for Approval

One of our co-op’s volunteers will review and approve your membership application.

  • Most requests are approved within a day but other demands on our volunteers’ time may occasionally result in longer delays.

Membership Application Troubleshooting

Step 4

Register for Classes

You will then be ready to register for classes as soon as registration opens for new members.

Important Dates

COVID-19 and In-Person Classes

  • If you wish to register your child(ren) for in-person classes, you must also complete our co-op’s COVID-19 Vaccination Affidavit and Assumption of Risk form. This policy reflects the preferences of our co-op’s members and instructors as well as guidance from public health officials. Those who are signing up only for online classes & events do not need to complete this form.

If you have any concerns or questions about the registration process, please contact our co-op’s Lead Volunteers at [email protected].
 

Family Profile

  • Use the State/Country For United States and Canada dropdown to select MN-US (or WI-US) rather than typing your entry in the State/Province and Country fields.

 

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Additional Questions:

• Counterintuitively, you'll get more messages on average if you choose Daily Digest than if you choose Many Emails.

• You may enter a brief description after each phone number in the fields above. For example, 612-555-0100 (Jamie's mobile). Pronouns fields are optional. We understand that not everyone wants to announce their pronouns, and you and your students are in control of how and when you share this information. You may also change your pronouns at any time. For example: Skylar Smith 612-555-0100 (mobile), 651-555-0199 (work), aunt
Please provide the full name, phone number(s), and relationship to your student(s) for a person who onsite volunteers or instructors can contact should we be unable to reach you or your student(s)' other parent or legal guardian. For example: Ridley Miller 952-555-0100 (mobile), 763-555-0199 (home), grandfather
Please provide the full name, phone number(s), and relationship to your student(s) for a person who onsite volunteers or instructors can contact should we be unable to reach you or your student(s)' other parent or legal guardian. For example: Jamie Jones 763-555-0199 (work) For example: (PayPal), (shared family address)
DON'T ENCLOSE IN ANGLE BRACKETS! Using angle brackets will prevent your additional email address(es) from being saved.
   
Photo Sharing Permissions

PHS volunteers use photos of students, instructors, and parents participating in PHS activities, such as classes, performances, field trips, and social activities, to promote Planet Homeschool including our co-op’s activities, events, and classes.

 1. Our website has Member-Only sections that only current logged-in members can view.
 2. Our website also has Public sections that are accessible to everyone.
 3. Currently, the only Social Media in use is the Planet Homeschool Facebook Page, but other forms of social media might be used by future volunteers.

Names are not used on social media or in the public sections of this website (except for those of our instructors and lead volunteers). Should there ever be a reason to use a person’s name, then permission would be requested separately for that context only.

Our co-op’s volunteers appreciate the willingness of our members and instructors to allow the use of photos to promote our co-op!



 
Community Expectations

Our co-op’s policies evolve over time in response to changing circumstances and feedback from our co-op's members and instructors. All renewing members and returning instructors should review our co-op’s Community Expectations and the policies linked to therein prior to each membership renewal period.

Please read and agree to abide by our co-op’s Community Expectations and the policies linked to therein:
 
Student Awareness of Our Co-Op’s Community Expectations

Parents and guardians are expected to ensure their student(s) are familiar with our co-op’s Community Expectations and the policies linked to therein and to help their student(s) follow those expectations and policies to the best of their student(s)’ ability.

Should your student(s) not be with you at this moment, we ask you to commit to reviewing this important information with them before the first day of classes.

Please confirm that you will read or have read through our co-op’s Community Expectations with your student(s):

Please have your student(s) sign our co-op’s Student Agreement after reading through our Community Expectations together.

Volunteer Commitment
Please read and agree to our co-op’s Volunteer Commitment:

 
COVID-19 Policies
Please read and agree to abide by our co-op’s COVID-19 Policies:

 
Vaccination Affidavit and Assumption of Risk
Renewing members who have previously completed a Vaccination Affidavit and Assumption of Risk do not need to fill out a new one unless a household member’s status has changed. Those who are signing up only for online classes & events also do not need to complete a Vaccination Affidavit and Assumption of Risk.

Due to system limitations, all members are able to sign up for in-person classes and events, but a volunteer website administrator will remove your registration if you haven’t completed your Vaccination Affidavit and Assumption of Risk:

    Vaccination Affidavit
   
PLANET HOMESCHOOL WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

DISCLAIMER: PLANET HOMESCHOOL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURY (OR LOSS OF PROPERTY) TO ANY PERSON SUFFERED WHILE ATTENDING, PARTICIPATING, PLAYING, PRACTICING, OR ANY OTHER WAY INVOLVED IN COOPERATIVE OR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AT PLANET HOMESCHOOL FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF PLANET HOMESCHOOL, ITS BOARD MEMBERS, LEADERSHIP TEAM, TEACHERS, INSTRUCTORS, VOLUNTEERS, LANDLORD OR EMPLOYEES. PLEASE READ THIS RELEASE CAREFULLY AS IT RELATES TO YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS.

This Waiver and Release of Liability Form must be completed and signed by the parent or guardian of the student(s) named in the Children field(s) above (“STUDENTS”) before participation in instructional programs (“PROGRAM”) at Planet Homeschool (“COOPERATIVE”). In consideration for receiving permission to join and participate in COOPERATIVE:

I hereby acknowledge that activities at COOPERATIVE involve risk of accidents or personal injuries and agree to release, waive, discharge and covenant NOT to sue and to hold harmless COOPERATIVE, its board members, teachers, contractors, volunteers, administrative officers, employees and any other associated personnel including owners or landlords of the premises utilized by the COOPERATIVE, of and from any and all claims, actions and damages for accidents, personal injuries, emotional distress, disabilities or death that STUDENTS has or may have sustained as a result of participation in this PROGRAM.

I am aware that some COOPERATIVE classes and activities may involve cardiovascular stress and physical contact for the STUDENTS. I understand that classes and activities involve certain risks for the STUDENTS, including but not limited to, emotional distress, physical injuries (including severe injuries such as serious neck and spinal injuries resulting in complete or partial paralysis, brain damage, serious injury to bones, joints, muscles, and internal organs), or death. I acknowledge that STUDENTS are voluntarily participating in the classes and activities with knowledge of the danger involved and the STUDENTS and I hereby agree to accept any and all inherent risks of emotional distress, personal injury, or death.

The STUDENTS and I are fully aware of these risks, and in consideration of the STUDENTS’s participation, the STUDENTS and I, on behalf of ourselves, our heirs, assigns, executor, administrator and representatives, hereby release and hold harmless COOPERATIVE, its Board members, teachers, contractors, volunteers, administrative officers, employees and any other associated personnel including owners or landlords, from any and all liability, loss, damage, costs, claims and/or causes of action, including but not limited to all bodily injuries, death, and property damage arising out of or relating to my attending and participating in the classes and activities of COOPERATIVE.

I authorize COOPERATIVE to seek emergency medical treatment for STUDENTS at an available medical facility at my expense.

I agree to take full financial responsibility for any damage to COOPERATIVE facilities or equipment caused by STUDENTS or myself.

I understand that this waiver is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of Minnesota and agree that if any portion is held invalid, the remainder of the waiver will continue in full legal force and effect. I further agree that this agreement shall be governed by the laws of Minnesota.

I affirm that I am the parent or legal guardian of the STUDENTS and I am freely signing this agreement on behalf of the STUDENTS and myself. I have read this form and fully understand that by electronically signing this form I am agreeing that the STUDENTS and I will abide by all rules and guidelines set forth by COOPERATIVE. I further understand that by signing this form, the STUDENTS and I are giving up legal rights and/or remedies, which may be available to us against COOPERATIVE, or any of the parties listed above.

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