Founded in 2015, we are a parent-led, volunteer 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 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. If you apply, the membership application will ask you to submit a class idea.
When & where?
Fridays from 9am-12pm at Christ Community Church (5500 Sayle St) in Greenville.
TENTATIVE SPRING DATES (pending church approval): Orientation: 1/20. Classes 1/27-4/21 (4/28 reserved as makeup day). NO CLASS 3/17 & 4/7
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. To hold your spot, membership fee must be paid by the application deadline.
- $35 membership fee, paid each semester
- 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)
- Love offering to church for generously allowing use of their building
What's a typical class day like?
Doors open at 8:40am. Morning assembly starts at 9:10. Classes begin at 9:20. Students take three classes (50 minutes each). Co-op ends at noon.
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 covers liabilty insurance. Remainder goes towards supplies and administrative expenses.
Is your group religious?
We do not have a statement of faith, do not adhere to a specific religion, but we do allow parents the freedom to teach about bible-based topics as it relates to the course. We also say a prayer and pledge to American flag during assembly. To know if we would be a good fit for your family, click here to learn more.
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
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?
Most of our class are "for fun" and intended to supplement your home learning. 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.
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 (which helps you to 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)