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FAQs

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How can I find out more about membership?

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By pressing the “request membership form” in the right corner of this page, you will find out more without committing yourself to joining.

Q:

 Will you be issuing me a password?

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When you register you will be asked to enter a user name and password. This is what you will use to login to the website. The passwords are case sensitive. If for some reason you forget your password you can click the forgot password and get a new one.  

Q:

May I join OVCHE anytime throughout the year?

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Yes. OVCHE membership is open all year.

Q:

How often are dues paid and are they pro-rated if I join late in the year?

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The $35 dues are renewed annually in Aug./Sept. Membership dues are reduced to $15 from May to September.

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May I write a check or use PayPal?

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Checks are payable to “OVCHE”. We do not use PayPal at this time.

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Who can participate in the OVCHE co-op? 

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  1. Families may participate in the co-op if they meet one of the following criteria:
    1. At least one child in your family is eligible for, by meeting grade and prerequisite requirements, and participating in a K-12th grade course option.
    2. Grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and other children, any of whom receive childcare from an eligible family may participate as well, within reasonable limits.
    3. Any child whose parent is teaching a K-12th grade course offering.
    4. Any family who has previously participated in the co-op.

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How may I join the co-op?

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 First you must join OVCHE. Please click here for more informaion on the Co-op Policy

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May I see the co-op schedule before joining?

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A unique privilege of joining OVCHE is participating in the co-op. Schedule viewing is available only to members.Non-OVCHE members may not participate. We provide a variety of classes across most subject areas for preschool through 12th grade, although options vary from term-to-term. The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) is our foundational offering for grades 2nd through 12th. We also typically offer art and music classes every term. Examples of classes we have offered in the past include, but are not limited to, theater, ACT math prep, logic, Lego education, health and safety, kids' fitness, simple machines, nature study, ecology and more. The classes are contingent upon what parents offer to teach. 

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Is there a Statement of Faith I must sign?

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Yes. We ask you to acknowlege our Statement of Faith (SOF) with one of two options: Either by agreeing, OR byaffirming you will not undermine the sincerely held beliefs of our members and will abide by the code of conduct. 

   Statement of Faith: 

•              God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in truth.

•              Jesus Christ, born of a virgin, is God come in the flesh.

•              The Holy Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God.

•              Man is by nature sinful and is inherently in need of salvation, which is exclusively found by faith alone in Jesus Christ and his shed blood.

•              Christ's death provides substitutionary atonement for our sins.

•              Jesus Christ literally rose bodily from the dead.

•              Jesus Christ will literally come to earth again in the Second Advent.

•              Marriage is a God ordained institution consisting of the union of one man and one woman.