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About Us

Founded in 2015, we are a parent-led organization that provides classes and fellowship events to enrich your home learning. Our goal is to have fun while building friendships. We believe in homeschooling as family. It takes everyone working together to have a successful, low-cost program. 

A committment in both attendance and volunteer participation is required. Parents must be willing to teach a class; however, you may not always be placed as a teacher.  

 

GENERAL CO-OP INFO

 

When & where? 

Fridays from 9am-12pm at Christ Community Church (5500 Sayle St) in Greenville. 

FALL 2022 DATES: Orientation 8/26. Classes 9/2 - 11/18. NO CLASS 9/9 & 11/4 (church unavailable).

TENTATIVE SPRING DATES (pending church approval): Orientation: 1/21.  Classes 1/28-4/21 (4/28 reserved as makeup day).  NO CLASS 3/17 & 4/7

 

Grades?

Classes offered for nursery through 12th grade; however, you must have at least one child in kindergarten or above to join.  

 

Cost?   Membership and class fees are non-refundable

  • $35 membership fee, paid each semester
  • Class supply fee, paid one-time, not monthly.   
  • Love offering to church for generously allowing use of their building

 

How much do classes cost?

Several classes are free, but others charge a low, one-time fee. Science, art, and cooking classes can cost more ($20-ish).  

 

What's a typical class day like?

Arrive early for check-in.  Morning assembly starts at 9:10. Classes begin at 9:20. Students take three classes (50 minutes each). We dismiss for the day at noon. 

 

Can we take just one class?

No. Your student must enroll in a class for all three class periods.  

 

Can I attend only one semester?

Yes! Our semesters are independent of each other -- which means new classes each semester! 

 

What is membership fee for?

Majority of it covers liabilty insurance. Remainder goes towards supplies and administrative expenses.   

 

Is your group religious?

People ask us this for different reasons.  To know if we would be a good fit for your family, click here to view the long answer. The short answer is we do not have a statement of faith, do not promote specific religions, but we do allow bible-based classes and say a prayer during assembly.  

 

Can special need students attend?

Yes, but contact us before applying to know if we're able to fully accommodate. For mobility needs, the church does NOT have an elevator. 

 

Where can I read full policies?  Click here

 

MEMBERSHIP & CLASSES

 

How do I apply?

Click here for application. New families are approved based on space availablity, class ideas/willingness to volunteer, and background check results. No payment required until application is approved. 

 

Can I see classes before applying?

Unfortunately, no. That's because we can't create the semester schedule until families apply and offer class ideas. We're all taking a "leap of faith" that parents offer good classes (and they do!). 

 

When is schedule posted?

About two weeks after application period ends. Class registration starts shortly after.   

 

Are classes academic? 

No, most of our classes are "for fun," supplemental classes. We sometimes offer classes worthy of course credit, but do not issue grades.   

 

How many students per class?

We require five students for a class to "make" and not be cancelled.  Class maximum size is usually 10-12 students (depends on grade).      

 

Is there homework?

We try not to offer classes that require homework, but sometimes it's necessary in middle-high school grades. Check class description to see if homework is required. 

 

VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT

 

What if I don't want to teach?

Without all of us helping out, there would be no co-op. We also understand feeling reluctanct to teach especially if this is your first time. Talk to us and we'll try to find an area best suited for you.   

 

What can I teach? 

Almost anything! Think about your interests, experience, skills and talents.  Then, consider what grade level you would enjoy teaching. Many parents offer what they already planned to do with their child at home.  

 

Do I get paid to teach?

No, but you do earn a teaching credit for every class you lead teach. The more credits you have, the earlier you register. This helps you enroll your kids in popular classes before they fill. 

 

What will I do while my child is in class?

One adult family member must stay on-site while classes are in session. When not teaching, you volunteer as a teacher helper, nursery worker, cleaning crew, or floater (helps anywhere needed).