Trinity was founded in 2015. We are a non-profit, bible based organziation that believes we homeschool as family. We host some public events, but our main focus is co-op.
THE Co-Op meets on Fridays from 9am-12pm in Greenville. Semesters are ten class days with optional fellowship events. Parents volunteer to teach classes with students taking three classes (50 minutes each).
Classes offered for nursery through 12th grade; however, you MUST have at least one child in Kindergarten or above to join.
Where and when?
Christ Community Church, 5500 Sayle in Greenville.
SPRING 2020: February 7 - April 24 (Fridays only). NO CLASS April 3 & 10.
- $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. Membership fee must be paid to register for classes. Class fees due by orientation.
What do classes cost?
It varies. Some classes are free. Art and science supply fees usually cost the most ($20-ish).
What is membership fee for?
Majority of it covers liabilty insurance; plus, buying general class supplies and administrative costs. Remaining funds help provide events for co-op members. Financial records available upon request.
Do I get paid to teach?
No. You do not get paid to teach, 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 gives you first dibs to get your kids into popular classes before they fill.
How big is the co-op?
Our building allows for 100 students.
Can we visit? Do you have an open house?
For security and liability purposes, we do not allow non-members to visit co-op. We welcome you to get to know us at public events we host.
Can my special need student 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.
How do I apply?
Click here for application. It takes about 15 minutes to complete and will ask for a class idea. NO MONEY DUE WHEN YOU APPLY
Deadline to apply?
The semester deadline is on calendar and application form. If you apply outside this time, we'll hold your application for the following semester.
How do you process applications?
They are evaluated and approved based on info provided such as class ideas, space availability, and background check results.
How do I see classes before applying?
You don't. We have no classes until families apply and submit ideas. We're all taking a "leap of faith" and hoping parents offer good classes (and they do!).
Do you take late applications?
Sometimes. After the class schedule is posted, we might offer a late registration period if we have space available.
Does my child have to take a class all three periods?
Yes. A student must take a class every period.
When is schedule posted?
After application period ends, the schedule is usually posted within two weeks. Registration for classes starts shortly after.
Are classes academic?
Many classes are worthy of course credit, but we do not issue grades. We prefer to use the term "enrichment classes" to keep the focus on having fun while learning.
How many students per class?
We require five students for a class to "make" and not be cancelled. It varies depending on grade and teacher request, but maximum is usually 10-12 students per class.
How do I select grade level?
Choose grade based on where you feel your child fits best, whether by age or academic/developmental level. Students must take all classes at selected grade level.
Is there homework?
Maybe, especially if it is a core class. Every class provides a description outlining what is required.
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.
Why must I be willing to teach a class?
Without all of us helping out, there would be no co-op. We also understand feeling reluctanct to teach in a classroom setting, especially if this is your first time teaching. Talk to us and we'll try to find an area best suited for you.
What can I teach?
We're open to anything! Think about your interests, experience, skills and talents. Then, consider what grade level you would enjoy teaching. Many parents do something they planned to teach their own child.
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).
Below are commonly asked policy questions. Click here to read full polices.
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?
Yes. Students may express their individuality, but we ask they remember we are a bible-based group. Our dress code motto is "We don't want to see it." Don't show too much skin. No clothing with bad language. A student once said "if you wouldn't wear it to visit your grandma, don't wear it to co-op." We think that sums it up well.
What is your behavior policy?
Everyone should treat each other kindly, fairly and with respect. Our full policies outline consequences for repeated behavior issues.
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. Hall monitors are on duty while class is in session. We do NOT share photos on public sites. Photos may be posted on Trinity's member access only website or Trinity's private facebook page.