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FAQs

Basic Information

Q:

Is King's Harvest Co-op the same thing as ARCHE Co-op?

A:

King's Harvest Co-op was previously known as ARCHE (Academy of Rockwall Christian Home Educators). ARCHE was formerly a small group of Lakeshore Church. When we moved locations, the name was changed to King's Harvest Homeschool Collective (King's Harvest Co-op) in order to avoid confusion. The leadership, teachers, and families remained; only the name and location changed. We still have the same purpose and goal: provide the best cooperative education available for area home schooled students.

Q:

Does King's Harvest Co-op have any sister co-ops?

A:

No. King's Harvest Co-op is not associated with or partnered with any other co-ops in the area.

Q:

Does King's Harvest Co-op meet on days other than Friday?

A:

King's Harvest Co-op meets only on Fridays from August - April.

Q:

Is this considered to be a school? Will it replace my student's public school experience?

A:

King's Harvest Co-op is not a school. It is a non-profit, multi-denominational, Christian home school cooperative effort. We are not a school in the traditional sense, though we do offer socialization, academic and art classes for grades PreK-12, Student Council, and National Honor Society for area home schooled students. Our purpose is to supplement your home education efforts, and we expect you to invest yourself in the process: logging into your parent account, making sure students complete their work, checking grades, and serving with joy. 

Q:

Can I drop my child off?

A:

Students younger than 7th Grade must have a parent or guardian present on campus at all times. Students 7th Grade and older may attend without a parent or guardian, as long as they adhere to the facility rules. The Committee reserves the right to ask a parent to remain on campus if student behavior has become an issue.

Q:

Can I get an Official Transcript from King's Harvest Co-op?

A:

King's Harvest Co-op is not a school and does not offer official transcripts. As a Texas homeschooling family, your home school is legally a private school; therefore, you are responsible for tracking your student's grades from our online system in order to create an official transcript for college applications. Sample Transcripts are available at the High School Planning page.

Joining King's Harvest Co-op

Q:

How do I join?

A:

New Family Application opens up every February and July. You fill out the digital application on our enrollment page, read and sign the Family Agreement/Code of Conduct, and ask your pastor to submit the digital Pastoral Reference. Once these are complete, the secretary will contact you for an interview.

Q:

Is it hard to get in at this co-op?

A:

We select the number of new families each year based on space availability, and whether or not we are a good match for your family and you're a good match for this co-op. Everyone gets equal consideration. Complete the paperwork and come for an interview, and we will prayerfully do the rest.

Q:

What if my interview goes badly?

A:

There are a lot of factors that are considered when interviewing and ultimately selecting families. We understand that we all have bad days, so don't freak out if your interview isn't ideal for some reason or another. The Committee does a lot of praying as we go into interviews and selecting families. We want you to be a good fit for us, but most importantly, we want co-op to be a good fit for you and your family. We also have to take into consideration that we can only hold so many people in our available space. Once we hit that limit, we have to turn people away - and we hate that. So when you come for your interview, understand that we just want to get to know you. We aren't judging you. We are very much like you - we love your kids, we want what's best for them, we understand the homeschool life. So relax, laugh a bit, and get to know us. We will do our very best to bring you into the co-op family. Believe it or not, we are on your side. We want what's best for your family.

Q:

Are families chosen on a first come/first served basis?

A:

While it is helpful for new families to apply early in order to ensure everything is in by the deadline, families are not chosen based on how early they apply. Co-op makes these decisions based on factors which include: family references, student grade levels (in relation to class space available, high school credits needed, etc.), and whether the co-op is the right fit for individual family needs. As long as all paperwork is submitted by the deadline, all new family applicants are considered equally.

Classes

Q:

What grade levels do your classes cover?

A:

We offer classes for PreK-12th Grade.

Q:

What types of classes does King's Harvest Co-op offer?

A:

We have a variety of classes covering the basic subjects of Language Arts, Math, History, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Languages. We also offer Art and Music classes, and other elective options. You can see a list of our classes here.
 

Q:

How are classes selected each year?

A:

The Steering Committee, with the assistance of the Parent Focus Group, reviews all of the classes that the teachers have offered as options. They work very hard, going through the list of classes and teachers, making sure that every age group and subject is covered. Sometimes, we may have years with a few noticeable holes, because teachers stepped down and there's no one to replace those classes. We do our best to fill those holes each year, but if you ever see holes, we invite you to consider applying to teach the next year. We would love to see what you have to offer!

Tuition and Fees

Q:

How much is the Enrollment Fee and what is it used for?

A:

King's Harvest Co-op has an annual enrollment fee of $200 per family. It is used to pay for our co-op management system, insurance, building rental, and other items needed for the day to day running of this co-op. We are a 501 (c) (3) organization, which means all of the money paid via enrollment fees is used to pay for the cost of running the co-op.

Q:

When is Tuition due?

A:

Tuition is due when classes begin in August and is paid on the first Friday of every month during the school year.
 

Q:

How often do I pay Tuition?

A:

Tuition is paid directly to each teacher via check or PayPal on the first Friday of each month, during the school year.

Q:

How much is Tuition?

A:

Tuition is based on grade level and length of class. Here's a list of the tuition amounts for our classes:

120-minute classes: $73.25/month
90-minute classes: $56.25/month 
55-minute classes (Pre-K): $33.75/month 
55-minute classes (1-6): $39.50/month 
55-minute classes (6-12): $45/month 
Private lessons: $90/month

Q:

What are deposits?

A:

Class deposits hold your student's place in the class and allows the teacher to purchase supplies that are needed to teach your child. Class deposits are set by the teacher, not the co-op. If you have questions about your deposit amounts, please contact the teacher.

Q:

How much are the deposits?

A:

The deposit amount varies, based on what the teacher needs for supplies and other resources for the class. You can refer to the class descriptions to see the individual deposit amounts for each class. If you have questions about any deposit amounts, please contact the teacher.

Q:

When are deposit amounts paid?

A:

Deposit amounts are due the last Friday of classes for the current school year. We try to spread your costs out as much as possible. Remember, we understand. We homeschool too. :) 

Q:

When is everything due? I think I missed what you said the first time.

A:

Enrollment Fee - When you enroll in classes, in February/March
Deposits - Last Friday of April
Tuition - First Day of Classes in August, and then the first Friday of each month through September - April.
 

Q:

Does King's Harvest Co-op offer discounts on multiple students?

A:

King's Harvest Co-op has a flat rate enrollment fee of $200 per family, not per student, and therefore cannot offer discounts for multiple students.

Q:

Does King's Harvest Co-op offer scholarships?

A:

We do not offer scholarships at this time.

Volunteer Service Hours

Q:

What are Volunteer Service Hours?

A:

Parents are what make this co-op function, and we need everyone's help, so we ask each parent to serve a weekly service hour during the school year. You get to choose which job you are assigned to and work that job each week. Service Hours include classroom helpers, hall monitors, lunch room monitors, etc.

Q:

What happens if I have to miss my Volunteer Service Hour?

A:

Co-op depends on its families to function. It is a "cooperative" effort. If you miss your service hour, there is a gaping hole in the uncovered area. We encourage you to find a friend or the person who works the same area the hour just before or after your service hour, to trade out with you as needed and cover it for you. If no one is available, we can sometimes find someone for you; however, if we do, you must pay them $25 for going above and beyond their own service hour that week. There are late fees associated with missing a service hour and not having someone to cover for you. We need your help, not the money, so please do everything you can to either work your volunteer hour or find someone to cover for you.

Q:

What if I just can't serve a Volunteer Service Hour?

A:

We offer the opportunity for you to buy out your service hour for $400 for the year. This amount is then used to pay someone to cover your service hour each week for the remainder of the year. 

Q:

Can I work additional Volunteer Service Hours?

A:

Absolutely! We always welcome more help! It takes a lot to run this thing. We welcome those who are willing to go above and beyond to serve! You are welcome to volunteer out of the kindness of your heart or you can get paid to work someone else's service hour. We typically have service hours that were bought out, and we need people to cover those spots. People that cover "bought out" service hours get paid to work that service hour position. These payments can be a great way to help pay for classes at co-op. A final option is to be on the service hour sub list. Those on the list are paid $25 by the person they are covering for that week. 
Contact khhcservicehr@gmail.com for more information on paid service hours or the sub list.

Leadership

Q:

How is King's Harvest Co-op funded?

A:

King's Harvest Co-op is funded by only the Enrollment Fees collected annually from each family. These fees pay for our website, school management software, paid workers, building rental, and insurance costs each year. This is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3), therefore all funds are used for the cost of running it.
 

Q:

Does the Steering Committee get paid?

A:

The Steering Committee is made up completely of volunteers who give numerous hours each week to keep this co-op running. They do this because they care about the co-op and your kids, and try to make it the best it can possibly be. But none of them are financially compensated, so tell them often how much you appreciate them! It's the best compensation out there!