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FAQs

Q:

Is this a Christian group?

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Yes!  All of our members sign our Statement of Faith as part of the registration process.

Q:

What does it cost to join?

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We have an annual $90 per family Registration Fee that covers our insurance and administrative costs as well as part of the fee to use our building.  There will also be a small materials fee of $5 per student per session.

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How often do you meet?

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We meet on Thursday afternoons from 1:00-3:45 p.m. throughout the school year.  We also go on several field trips, have family events together, have date nights, and meet as moms.  We have a large Valentines Party, a high school Prom for the community, and put on a Track and Field Day. For specific dates, please see our calendar.

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What grade levels can participate?

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We have classes for Preschoolers through 12th grade.  We also have a nursery for younger siblings.

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What are my responsibilities as a parent?

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As a "co-op" we rely on the participation of parents.  Each participating parent is required to teach and assist classes, as well as serve on an Action Team.  While many people feel intimidated by the idea of teaching a class, these same moms often report that they ended up loving it.  We have found that every mom (or dad) has something to offer, and we've found that when every parent offers what they have, we become a much better organization! We also have fundraising opportunities through the year that we would like all families to be involved with whenever possible to help cover our building fees and other expenses not covered by the registration fee.

Q:

My child reads at a higher/lower grade level. What grade should I put him/her in?

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Most of our classes do not have a strong emphasis on reading or writing, and teachers are very understanding of different ability levels.  Because of our combined grade level classes, we encourage you to put your child in their age appropriate grade level when registering.  

Q:

Can I visit Mankato Homeschool Connection to see if it is a good fit for my family?

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Visiting will give you a great feel for who we are! You may schedule a visit by emailing mankatohomeschoolconnect@gmail.com.

Q:

When is the deadline to register for the 2019-20 school year?

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Because of space constraints, we will have to place limits on the number of children in each grade this year. Current co-op families from the 2018-19 school year will have first priority for registration beginning early May 2019. Beginning June 1, 2019, registration will open to new families. The deadline for all registrations will be July 15, 2019. No late registrations will be accepted. You will be notified if registration for your child(ren)'s age is full when you register. 

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If I miss the registration deadline, can I register later in the year?

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New families will be added on a space available basis each session. Registration will open for new families to join beginning second session on September 15 and close October 1. Second session will begin November 14. 

*Subject to change based on capacity.  

Q:

What classes do you have to offer?

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Rather than following a specific curriculum, we rely on the strengths of our members.  Our classes vary by grade, but we typically have Physical Education, Art, Science, and Social Studies classes that have included Botany, Slime Science, Molecular Gastronomy, Team Building, Cooking, Mind Benders, Story Time Tea, American Revolution, Geography, Oregon Trail, Anatomy, Junk Drawer Physics, and many others. Beginning in the 2019-20 year, we will allow students to choose between 2 or 3 classes each session to better fit their interests.