Co-op 2018-2019 School Year Fees
Due at In-Person Registration
A Note About Our Fees:
Fees are per child for the 10 week semester. Families can choose any number of classes they would like to take on Tuedays and/or Thursdays. For example, one student might want to take classes all day on Tuesdays. Another might want to take two classes on Tuesdays and one on Thursdays. Another might want to do classes all day both days. Any number of classes on either day is fine. However, there is an extra $15 fee for students that take just one or two classes on Tuesdays. Notice that our fees are very low for what students are receiving. This is because we rely on parent help in the classroom. Parents who are unable to help can pay an extra buy out fee per child. Since Thursdays are for Grades 4-10 only, we don't need help on Thursdays, so the Buy-Out Fee is already factored into the price. See our note below for more on the parent buy-out option.
TUESDAY FEE SCHEDULE
|# of Classes||Base Fee||1-2 Classes Only Fee||Parent Buy Out Fee||Total|
|1 class only||$25||$15||$15||$55|
|2 (and Kinder)||$50||$15||No Buy Out||$65|
|2 (and Kinder)||$50||$15||$30||$95|
|3 classes||$75||-||No Buy Out||$75|
|4 classes||$100||-||No Buy Out||$100|
THURSDAY FEE SCHEDULE
(The 1-2 Classes Only Fee is waived and the Buy-Out Fee is factored into the price since no parents volunteer on Thursdays.)
|# of Classes||Total Fees|
TUESDAY & THURSDAY MIXED CLASSES FEE SCHEDULE
The 2 Class Only Fee is waived, and all classes (regardless of the day the student is taking the class) are $32.50, and parents don't have to help in classes on either day. If parents WANT to help on Tuesdays to lower the price, that can be arranged, and we can manually change the fees to reflect the difference.
|# of Classes on Tues/Thurs||Total Fees|
TWO PAYMENT OPTION
If fees are difficult for your family as a lump sum, talk to us about splitting your fees into two payments, the first due at registration, and the second half due in April. Talk to us if you would like to split the fees into two payments. This does add more work for our Treasurer, so we request that you only choose this option if you have a specific need.
EXTRA SUPPLIES FEES FOR SPECIFIC CLASSES
If classes require specific books or extra supplies, there will be extra fees for those classes. See explanation at the bottom of the page. The classes for Spring Semester with extra fees include:
- Forensic Science: $15 for the high amount of supplies needed this Semester (Co-op is still covering part of the supplies)
- Baking: $15 to cover food
- Acrylic Painting: $20 to cover paint and canvases
- Model Rockets: $20 to cover the model rocket kits
- Sculpture: $5 to help offset the cost of clay and firing
- Crochet: Specific supplies required for the projects
- Hand Sewing: $15 to cover material and supplies
We offer very nice, hardbound yearbooks each year of our classes and work hard to make sure all children are on several pages in the yearbook.Yearbooks are hardbound with 48 pages of photos from the year. They are $17 each and are always available during Track and Field Day at the end of Spring Semester.
BACKGROUND SCREENING FEE
All parents on-site or helping in classrooms must complete an online training and background screening for the safety of our children. There is a one-time $10 fee for this screening.
PARENT BUY-OUT FEE
Our prices reflect factoring in parent help in the classrooms on a rotating basis 3-4 times during the 10-week Semester. The main classes where we need help are our Kinder-3rd Grade classes. The parent Buy-Out (non-helping) option is only possible for Kinder-3rd Grade students IF helping is a hardship OR we have enough other parents who are willing to help because we need to make sure we have those classes covered for helpers. If you have a child in this age/grade range, you will most likely be scheduled to help in these classes. The Parent Buy-Out Fee is $30 per child. This may seem like a lot, but the price used to be $120 per family, so for most families, the reduced per child fee is considerably smaller.
PARENT HELPERS OF 4TH-10TH GRADE STUDENTS
We only need help in SPECIFIC 4th-10th Grade classes. These classes for Spring Semester include: Baking (4th-10th), Sculpture (4th-10th), and possibly Hand Sewing (3rd-10th). If you would like to help in these or our younger classes (even if your children are not in these classes), we'd love to have the help! If you DON'T want to help in these classes, you are welcome to choose the Buy Out Fee. If you think one of these classes sounds interesting and just want to help in one, depending on availability, we may be able to schedule you as a dedicated helper 6-8 weeks in just the one class.
One-class-only options are only available if there is space after registration is completed for all children taking 2 or more classes. Some classes will fill up quickly and not be available for one-class-only students.
WHAT OUR FEES COVER:
The general class fees cover the cost of our paid teachers, class curriculum, and non-student-specific class supplies such as bows/arrows/targets, cooking burners/pots/pans, nets/rackets/balls, art/music supplies, experiment supplies, non-student-specific texts (such as for Keyboarding), class prizes, rocket engines, Kinder supplies, portable white boards, folding tables, lanyards/name tags, etc
Some classes have extra fees if there are higher than usual costs for the class (such Cooking or Forensic Science), if students need materials that they will get to keep when the class is over (such as Model Rockets), or if the class requires student-specific books or workbooks (such as Pacific Northwest History or any of our IEW Structure Writing classes).
- Fourth child in a family that registers is free with three paying siblings. The child with the lowest fees in the family will be free. OR Large families can instead choose a half off discount on fees for the fourth and more children enrolled (For example, if a family has 6 children, they will pay regular price for the first 3 children and half price for the 4th-6th children).
- Teachers teaching one class will be able to enroll up to 2 children in their immediate family free. Teachers teaching two classes will be able to enroll up to 4 children in their immediate family free.
- Occasionally if we have a need, parents can request to help extra in classes for a class discount for their children. Talk with us about this option if you are interested.