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FAQs

General Co-op Information

Q:

What days/dates does the co-op meet?

A:

The co-op  meets 16 times during the school year typically on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month between September and the first Friday in May.  Accommodations are made for holidays and the MACHE conference and a 5th Friday may be used.

Co-op dates for 2018-19

September 14 & 28

October 12 & 26

November 9 & 30

December 14

January 11 & 25  (Jan 11 is the last day of the 1st semester)

February 8 & 22

March 8, 22 & 29

April 26

May 10

Q:

What happens on a co-op morning?

A:

Arrive by 8:45 to check you and your students into the computer system

9am - Large group time for prayer, pledges and announcements

9:15 - Split for age group devotions (PreK, K-6th grade, 7th-12th grade, parents & nursery children)

9:30 - 10:25  First hour

10:30 - 11:25  Second hour

11:30 - 12:25   Third hour  

12:30 - 12:40  Student pick up

Q:

Do you offer field trip, social events or parties?

A:

Yes, we offer monthy field trip opportunites for all co-op members.  We also plan social events throughout the year for high school students, mom's and families.  Co-op sponsored parties include Fall Kick-off, Student Christmas party, Mom's Christmas party, Valentine's Exchange and a Promotion Day party to close the year. 

 

Seeking Membership

Q:

Can I check out the co-op before I join?

A:

Yes!  You can set up a tour with the director to observe classes, meet some of the members and ask questions. To schedule a tour please email our director at homeschool@constancefree.org  

Q:

How do I join the co-op?

A:

If you are interested in joining CHC please click on “Join” at the top of our web page.  An application will pop up for you to fill out and submit.  This application will place you on the wait list until spring when we evalute the upcoming year.  We accept new members based on the availability of space in the classes.  If a family cannot be accommodated, they will remain on a wait list for consideration the following year.

If your family can be accommodated into CHC, you will receive a Welcome Packet via email several weeks before New Member Registration opens.  This usually takes place in May.

Requirements

Q:

What is required as a member of CHC?

A:

A co-operative, by nature, means all members work together to ensure that the co-op meets the desired needs of the collective group by sharing their unique experiences, talents and gifts within the co-op. Therefore, a parent from each family is required to:

  1. serve as a teacher one class hour or classroom assistant in 2 class hours on a co-op morning.
  2. fulfill an annual job.  (example: plan a field trip or party, organize a volunteer event or fulfill an ongoing co-op day task necessary to make each co-op a success)
  3. bring a snack 1 time to share with the group during cafe time.
  4. commit to attending all 16 co-op dates and remain on-site.  CHC is NOT a drop-off co-op. 
  5. take initiative to stay informed via email, Homeschool Life and co-op day announcements. Also attend the Annual Planning Meeting.

Co-op Fees

Q:

How much are membership fees?

 

A:

The 2018-19 Membership fees are:

Early registration for returing members is $30* May 21 - 31, 2018

New Member registration is $60* June 1 - 30, 2018

Late registration is $75* after June 30, 2018

*All membership fees are non-refundable.

Q:

How much are class fees?

A:

Annual Class fees for Nursery - 12th grade

Nursery and Toddler room         $5

Pre-K 3                                       $15

Pre-K 4                                       $15

Kindergarten                              $25

1st/2nd grade class                    $70

3rd/4th grade class                     $70

5th/6th grade class                     $70

7th-12th grade classes               varies  ($5 - $100 per semester)