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Homeschool Co-ops in Waco

The following co-ops can help you customize your child’s education, but are not sponsored by GWCHE. 

Brazos Valley Co-op

A Christian organization that meets each Friday, September thru April, and offers affordable academic and enrichment classes for homeschoolers K – 12 such as art, PE, the sciences, theater, choir, writing, guitar, ukulele, dance, Legos, Magic School Bus science, Dr. Seuss, Shakespeare, computer science, Shark Tank, and much, much more! BVC is unique in that you may leave your child at co-op during the day and enjoy some time on your own.  We have an 23 year tradition of excellence in walking alongside local homeschoolers. Email committee@brazosvalleyco-op.com with questions. 

Classical Conversations offers three academic programs:

Foundations (K4-6th) offers one morning a week practicing memory work in 7 subject areas, doing science and fine arts projects, and presenting to classmates. This year’s history memory work will cover ancient history. Parents attend.

Essentials (4th-6th) offers an afternoon of engaging English grammar studies, writing lessons using IEW, and mental math games and drills. Parents attend.

Challenges A, B, I, II, III, and IV (7th and up) utilize academically challenging books and assignments to lead students through a classical Christian education. Each program includes up to twelve students with a tutor who leads students in one full day a week of conversations, presentations, debates, science labs, problem solving, and essay writing using The Lost Tools of Writing. Six subject areas are covered in each program as students hone their dialectic and rhetorical skills with a goal become mature Christian leaders. Parents may drop off.

Waco West Campus (Monday)

Availability in Foundations, Essentials, and Challenge A (at least 12 years old by October). Contact Reem Hoff for Foundations and Essentials at reem_hoff@yahoo.com. Contact Emily Lacasse for Challenge A at melacasse@gmail.com.

Waco Northwest Campus (Tuesday)

Availability in Foundations and Essentials. Contact Elisabeth Gouldman at elisabethgouldman@gmail.com.

Waco Central (Wednesday)

Becky Trimble, Director. No availability in F and E. Limited availability in the following Challenge programs: Challenge A (at least 12 years old), contact Carey Bourland at bourlandfive@gmail.com; Ch I (at least 14 years old), contact Susannah Salmans at susannahsalmans@gmail.com; Ch III and IV (at least 16 years old); contact Beth Porter at mrsbethporter@gmail.com. or Susannah Salmans at susannahsalmans@gmail.com.

F3 Co-op (Faith, Family and Friends)

Tuesdays from 9:20 – 2:40 at Family of Faith Church of the Nazarene. F3 is a homeschool co-op bringing families together with a common goal of educating their children through fellowship and a Christian perspective.  Parents remain on site and assist in all 3 period classes.  Teachers volunteer.  Building use fee, supply fees and textbook materials are the only costs.  Registration closes September 1 of each school year. For more info, please check out the website F3waco.com or contact Shay Arnold, shaycarnold@outlook.com, Amanda Grisham or Priscilla Martinez.

One Day Academy (Waco)

One Day Academy is a high quality academic resource for Christian home school families. We are committed to providing excellent, degreed teachers and high-quality curriculum to students in a Christian setting with the convenience of our one-day-per week class structure for a fraction of the cost of private school.  If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Gonzalez at bellfalls@gmail.com or (254) 426-6280.
For more information on One Day Academy and a complete list of class offerings for the 2018-2019 school year,
please visit www.onedayacademy.com/waco-temple.

Other Home School Resources in Waco

Texas Wind Athletics

Texas Wind offers sports to home school families in the Greater Waco area.  If you are 11 years old or older on 9/1, competitive sports are available.  We currently offer JH boys football, basketball, and track.  JH girls volleyball, basketball and track.  HS Boys football, basketball, track, & baseball.  HS Girls Volleyball, basketball, track & softball.  If you’d like to find out more about Texas Wind, please visit www.txwindathletics.net.

Waco Homeschool Chess Club

The Waco Homeschool Chess Club is a place for homeschooled students in the Waco area to come together and enjoy the world’s greatest game. We have players of all skill levels and ages, from beginners to tournament players. We will meet 7-8:30pm, the 3rd Monday of every month, at Waco First Assembly of God on Bosque and Cobbs. Contact Dan or Deborah Shafer- wacohomeschoolchess@yahoo.com

Trail Life- Victorious Life Church in Waco

Trail Life USA is a Church-Based, Christ-Centered, Boy-Focused mentoring and discipleship journey that speaks to the heart of a boy.

https://www.facebook.com/Trail-Life-Waco-Troop-4123-1981968835227341/

American Heritage Girls- Victorious Life Church in Waco

American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered character and leadership development program for girls 5 to 18 years of age. 

https://americanheritagegirls.org/find-a-troop/

Youth Sports

Woodway Family Center, 110 Estates Drive, Woodway, 772-7491,
youth flag football, volleyball, soccer, basketball and baseball leagues.
www.woodway-texas.com, click Woodway Family Center.

YMCA youth sportshttps://ymcaofcentraltexas.org/PROGRAMS/Sports-Recreation

Heart of Texas (HOT) Soccerhttp://www.hotsoccer.net/

HEAT Swim teamhttps://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=stheat