Fall Co-op Meet and Greet is August 28 at 9:30 a.m.
More detailed information is available to SCCHEA members in the forum. Check it out!
If you're new to homeschool, new to SCCHEA and/or our co-op, we know you have questions. The co-op directors are happy to help. Just send us an email.
What is co-op?
Co-op is a cooperative effort by families within our group for the educational and social benefit of our students. It is a place where adults can pass on their knowledge and talents to eager pupils just waiting to absorb it all. It is a great way to meet new people as well as connect with those we have not seen in a while. It's fun and educational!
When is co-op?
Co-op is held twice each school year, once in the fall and again in the spring. Every participating student attends two classes per co-op semester. Each semester, we begin with a meet and greet followed by six weeks of classes held one day per week. In order to for students to participate in co-op, at least one of their parents will be required to serve as teacher or assistant in each of the two class periods. There have been rare exceptions to this rule due to extenuating circumstances. Such exceptions are at the discretion of the co-op directors.
Where is it held?
Several churches in the area have been gracious enough to allow us to use their facilities over the years, however we are in search of a suitable long-term location for co-op to make planning easier for everyone. If the church where you are a member would like to house co-op and has at least 14 areas in which our classes could meet, please provide a co-op director with necessary contact information.
How much does this cost?
We try to keep the costs for our co-op very low. There is a $10 fee per family that helps cover the cost of running co-op, including a donation to the church that is hosting us. Teachers are volunteers and as such do not receive monetary compensation for services rendered. Class fees are simply to cover the cost of necessary class materials and expenses. Class fees are set by the teachers. Some teachers offer classes which have no additional cost whatsoever. The total cost of co-op will be different each semester for every family, and that cost will be determined by the cost of the classes in which you enroll your children.
How do I get involved?
Teaching is a rewarding experience and a wonderful way to get to know the kids. You teach what you like, what you know. Some of the classes offered in the past have included: Art (drawing sketch, painting, scupture, mosaics, ceramics painting), Science (Legos in motion, electricity, Apologia Elementary Biology, experiments for various age groups), Social Studies (countries and cultures), accounting, leather working, Writing (poetry, essay, creative), journalism, character building, auto mechanics, Hunter's Education with certification, story time, sign language, Spanish, ACT/SAT test prep, P.E., First Aid/CPR with certification, babysitting 101, music (choir, guitar, recorder band), cooking (basic, team challenge), cake decorating, sewing, and scrapbooking. Again, teach what interests you; teach what you already know or want to learn about.
If you don’t want to teach just yet, you can assist another teacher. Assisting can be a great way to get to know other SCCHEA parents, and every teacher needs a great assistant. Some classes will require multiple assistants depending on the nature of the class and the number of students enrolled. Every family must have at least one parent who is teaching or assisting with classes both hours of co-op each week. This is a cooperative effort, so we need everyone to take the commitment seriously and be dependable.
How do I sign up?
Please be patient as we learn how to navigate this new website. I am currently learning to enter class descriptions. Once all descriptions have been entered, Co-op registration will be opened (this will be announced via CO-OP forums and on the Facebook page). Once registration closes, it's closed. Detailed instructions for registration will be posted here soon.
Who do I contact?
The current directors of co-op are Kay Yates and Ashley Tackett. If you are a current member of SCCHEA, you'll find their contact information in the directory on this site.