Richmond Homeschool Collective is an inclusive secular homeschool cooperative geared towards Middle and High School kids ages 11yrs and up. Classes are facilitated by community members that are knowledgeable and passionate about the subjects they teach, to prepare our teens for whatever their goals may be. In-person classes are held in Richmond, Virginia on Tuesdays between 9:30am-4pm and virtually throughout the week. We also arrange for field trips, meetups, and other group events.
What does it mean to be inclusive secular?
Richmond Homeschool Collective accepts and welcomes all families regardless of their race, ethnicity, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, religion, or national origin. Our member families come from many different backgrounds and may practice a variety of religious traditions or none at all. We do not uphold any religious world view, and our classes are taught using currently held theories, based on empirical evidence.
Do I have to remain on site or can I drop off my student?
We are not a drop off program. However, if your student is 13 yrs old or older, you or your appointed guardian may leave your student on site while their class is in session. All students should read and understand our behavior policy and responsibilities and be able to adhere to them. All parents should check their student in and out with a volunteer supervisor. Parents must remain on site with other children 12 yrs old and under and provide for their direct supervision. For more information, please review our Supervision Policy.
Am I required to teach a class or volunteer in order to participate?
Parents are not required to organize activities, but it's highly encouraged. Parents of the collective will be expected to volunteer as able. Volunteer signups include but are not limited to supervision, morning set up, end of day cleaning and closing, administrative task, and special events.