Co-op Membership Info
MCH Co-op is a sub-group of Mandarin Christian Homeschoolers. Our co-op is limited to 200 children and generally caps at about 80 families. We have children of all ages, from babies to high schoolers. Co-op meets on Friday mornings for 12 weeks in the spring and 12 weeks in the fall for 2 hours of classes each week. Classes are elective in nature and parent-taught. Parents must either teach or assist in the classroom for one of our two hours of programming.
Our classes are grouped into 5 categories (preschool, primary, elementary, middle, and high school), with each category (except preschool) offering 3 - 5 different class choices each hour. Classes offered vary from year to year and depend entirely on what parents want to teach.
Cost for joining the co-op is $135 per family, of which 90% is given to the church where we meet as a facilities fee. The remaining amount covers website and administrative costs.
We often have an open house in March or April toward the end of our co-op year. Applications for co-op are distributed and accepted during a short two-week window in the spring. We generally have more applicants than we can accommodate. Co-op accepts applicants only from families current and active in our general membership. General membership includes full website access and offers general members a chance to get to know MCH through field trips, park days, and other social events. If you are interested in co-op, joining the general membership is the first step.
Our application window for co-op 2018/19 is May 1 - 4, 2018. General membership is always open to new members, but we will not accept further co-op applications after May 4, 2018, for the 2018/2019 school year.