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About Us

Founded in 2015, we are a bible-based, parent-led organization that provides classes and fellowship events to enrich your home learning. 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.  

** COVID PROCEDURES **  Masks are optional. No social distancing requirement. We'll continue with our regular cleaning process which includes providing hand santizer and teachers wiping off tables. We've always had a "don't share germs" rule which means we trust parents to keep the family home if anyone is ill.  

GENERAL CO-OP INFO

 

When & where? 

Fridays from 9am-12pm at Christ Community Church in Greenville. Each semester consists of 10 weeks with students taking 3 classes (50 minutes each). 

SPRING 2022:  Orientation 1/14. Classes 1/21 - 4/1. No class 2/25. 

 

What grades/ages?

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

 

Cost?

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

Membership and class supply fees are non-refundable

 

How much are supply fees?

It varies. Some classes are free. Art and science classes usually cost the most ($20-ish).    

 

What is membership fee for?

Majority of it covers liabilty insurance. Remainder pays for general class supplies, administrative business expenses, and fellowship events.   

 

Do I get paid to teach?

No, but you do earn a teaching credit for every class you lead (up to three credits). The more credits you have, the earlier you register. This helps you get first chance to enroll your kids in popular classes before they fill. 

 

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. 

 

MEMBERSHIP & CLASSES

 

How do I apply?

Click here for application.  NO MONEY DUE TO APPLY. New families are approved based on space availablity, class ideas/willingness to volunteer, and background check results.

 

Can I see classes before applying?

Unfortunately, no. That's because we can't create 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? 

We use the term "enrichment" to keep the focus on having fun while learning. Classes are intended to supplement your home learning. Some of our classes are worthy of course credit, but we 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

 

Do I have 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? 

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.  

 

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).

 

POLICIES & GUIDELINES

 

Below are commonly asked policy questions. Click here to read full policies.  

 

What is your absence/tardy policy?

We allow two (2) absences or three (3) tardies per semester (or any combination totaling 4). This includes vacation plans, appointments, and illness. This policy is necessary because one absence affects everyone. We also realize life happens and will evaluate absences/tardies on a case by case basis.  

 

Do you have a dress code?

You can express your individuality, but please remember we are a bible-based group.  A student once said "if you wouldn't wear it to grandma's, don't wear it to co-op." We think that sums it up well. :-)

 

What security measures do you have?

We value safety and privacy. Two unrelated adults are in each classroom. Exception: Older grades may have only one adult, but door is left open. Members wear nametags. Monitors are on duty while class is in session. We do NOT share photos on public sites.