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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 try to keep fees as low as possible for our families but need to cover our insurance, administrative costs, website access for each family, and building rental. This year the fee will be $120 for the entire year. Scholarships are available for any families in financial need or payment arrangements can be made if unable to pay in full by the August 19th due date. 

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How often do you meet?

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We meet on Thursday afternoons throughout the school year. We will start out meeting this fall for 3 weeks at a park in Mankato beginning September 9th. We will then have a field trip in late September. Beginning October 7th, we will start our first of three six week sessions at our normal co-op location in St. Peter. Other field trips will be included throughout the year. 

Q:

What grade levels can participate?

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We have classes for Preschoolers through 12th grade. A nursery is also provided for the youngest family members. 

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. 

Q:

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. While many people feel intimidated by the idea of teaching a class, these same parents 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 ask all families to be involved with whenever possible to help pay for other expenses not covered by the registration fee. Finally, there will be special activities and events that are offered that will need volunteers to help run. Please consider helping out in at least one of these through the year. 

Q:

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

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Yes, you may schedule a visit by emailing [email protected]

Q:

When is the deadline to register for the 2021-22 school year?

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The registration deadline for fall 2021 is July 30th. Current families can register beginning July 1st. New families can register beginning July 15th. 

Q:

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 in January.

 

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.  As their parent, we understand you know your child best and trust you to decide what grade they would fit in with best considering both their academic ability and maturity level.