North Kitsap Homeschool Community
 

FAQs

Q:

Are you a religious group?

A:

No, we are a secular group of parents who welcome and respect members of all faiths.  

Q:

Are you nut free?

A:

We have a nut free policy and we ask that our members do not bring items containing nuts to co-op.  Please let us know if you or your child have allergies before you register and we will do everything in our power to accomodate them.  

Q:

Can I drop my child off?

A:

No, we are a parent run organization and can only flourish with active weekly parent participation from all families.  You are required to be on campus with your child(ren) at all times.  

Q:

Can I schedule a tour?

A:

Yes, we would love to meet you!!!  Please contact us to schedule a tour.

Q:

Can we enroll for just one class per term?

A:

Yes.  You can enroll for one, two orall 3 blocks.  However, you must still pay the full registration fee, plus appicable course fees.  

Q:

Do you do field trips?

A:

To enhance the learning experience, we go on several field trips each year.  Parents are responsible for providing transportation and supervision.

Q:

Do you have a preschool?

A:

We offer a preschool program for those families that also have older children in the co-op.

Q:

Do you require a statement of faith?

A:

No, we do not.  We are a secular (non-religious) group and members of all faiths are welcome and respected.

Q:

How do we join?

A:

Click here to go to our request membership page.  Membership approval is based on availability and class sizes.  Also, if we haven't met you already, we will most likely schedule a time to meet, so we can be sure it is a good fit for everyone. We encourage everyone to visit our co-op before joining, if possible.  If you would like to schedule a tour, please contact us anytime.

Q:

How long is each term?

A:

Each term is 10 weeks, followed shortly after by an optional 3 week workshop.

Winter Term –  January – March (12 weeks)

Spring Term - April - June (8 weeks)

Fall Term – September – November (10 weeks)

 

Q:

What classes do you offer?

A:

We offer a wide variety of new and exciting classes each term.  Please visit our classes and registration page for more information on our current classes. Some of our favorite past classes have been Lego Robotics, Eating Your Way across the USA, Computer Programming, Hogwarts School of Wizardy, Forensic Science, and Emergency Preparedness.

Q:

What is a homeschool co-op?

A:

A homeschool co-op is a group of homeschool families coming together in cooperation to provide educational and social activities for their children.

Q:

What is the cost?

A:

The cost per family is $100 per year, plus applicable course fees (ranging from $5 to $40 per child, per class).  Registration fees are due prior to the start of the term, and are non-refundable.

Q:

When do you meet?

A:

We meet once a week, on Tuesdays, in Poulsbo during the school year. Please see our schedule for additional information.

Q:

When is registration?

A:

Open registration dates for new member families are announced approximately 6 weeks prior to the start of the term.

In-house/returning member families are given priority status and are eligible for early registration.

Q:

Where do you meet?

A:

Although we are secular, we meet at the First Lutheran Church in Poulsbo which has so graciously and generously helped to provide us with our meeting space!

18920 4th Avenue Northeast, Poulsbo, WA 98370

 

Q:

What is my job as a parent?

A:

We ask that all participating parents have at least 2 hours of responsibility per week.  This can include teaching, assistant teaching, or other non-teaching volunteer positions.