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About Us

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

A commitment in both attendance and 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

 

What ages? When & where? 

Classes offered for nursery through 12th grade; however, you must have at least one child in Pre-K (age 4) or above to join.  We meet on Fridays from 9am-12pm at Christ Community Church (5500 Sayle St) in Greenville. 

 

Semester dates? 

Please make sure you are able to attend on class days because excessive absences and tardies may affect future enrollment eligibilty.

FALL 2023 DATES are Pending.  We hope to post final dates soon.

 

 

Cost?   Membership and class fees are non-refundableTo hold your spot, membership fee must be paid by the application deadline.

  • $40 membership fee, paid each semester.  Plus a $5 per child fee. 
  • Late application fee: $5 (charged if applying after the application deadline) 
  • Class supply fee, paid one-time (not monthly). Several classes are free, but others charge a low fee. Science, cooking and art usually cost the most ($20-ish)  

 

What's a typical class day like?

8:40 am - Doors Open

9:10 am - Assembly (announcements, prayer, pledge to American flag)

9:20 am - Classes Begin (three class periods lasting 50 minutes each)

12:00pm - Co-Op Ends 

 

Can we take just one class?

No. You must attend 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 pays for liabilty insurance and building rental. Remaining funds go towards supplies and administrative expenses.   

 

What's bible-based mean?

Knowing our members come from different religious backgrounds, we teach from the Bible and not religious doctrines. We believe God leads us as we homeschool together. We recognize parents as the primary educator of their own children (Proverbs 22:6); therefore we have the following teaching guidelines:  

  1. We do not allow discussion about specific denominations/religions. Exception: Allowed for historical teaching purposes such as Roman & Greek gods
  2. God means the person of the Christian bible who exists as three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The bible is considered God's infalliable Word.
  3. No controversial topics that could lead to discord.
  4. Marriage is between one man and one woman.

 

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. 

 

I'm busy on class days, but a friend attends co-op.  Can I send my child with them? 

Yes. You will be exempt from the volunteer requirement; however, your family must apply and pay own membership fee. 

 

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 class schedule posted?

About a week after application period ends. Class registration starts shortly after.   

 

Are classes academic? 

Our classes are considered fun electives that are meant to supplement your home learning. Occassionally, we 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.  

 

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. With two teaching credits, you'll be able to register a day earlier than everyone else (helps you enroll in popular classes before they fill).

 

What will I do while my child is in class?

One parent/guardian must stay on-site while classes are in session. When not teaching, you volunteer as a teacher helper, nursery worker, or floater.  Teacher helpers are needed for security reasons; plus, they fill-in if teacher is absent.  Floaters have no permanent assignment.  Instead, they show up at co-op and help out wherever they're needed most that day (fill-in helper, cleaner, etc)