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FAQs



Q:

What is it like to be part of Guiding Arrows Co-op?

A:

Guiding Arrows Co-op is a great place to be encouraged by other families during your homeschool journey.  Becoming a member of Guiding Arrows Co-op gives you the opportunity to select classes (taught by qualified teachers who agree to teach in alignment with the Arrows Statement of Faith) and create new friendships. We are a Christian co-op. This means all course instruction and materials comply with our Statement of Faith that you can find on our website. The name of Jesus, Christ, God etc. will be spoken about freely by the teachers, parents, volunteers, and students. Even though we are a Christian co-op, we welcome all to apply. You can read more about our Statement of Faith.

Q:

When do I pay for classes?

A:

Class fees are due June 15, 2022 and mailed directly to your instructor.

 

One day a week class:

Class fees for the full year ($320* + materials fee) are due on June 15, 2022. This fee increases to $350 after June 15.

 

Two days a week class (Spanish and MS General Science):

Class fees for the full year ($420* + materials fee) are due on June 15, 2022. This fee increases to $450 after June 15.

 

 

When you choose a class to enroll your child, you will need to submit class payment directly to the teacher. Payments are due June 15th to secure your spot. Please remember that your class fee deposit is non-refundable. If you do not meet the payment deadlines, your spot is available to the next child on the waitlist.

Note - The materials fee is specific to every class. It varies, but is around $20-$30 for the year to cover things like project materials, art supplies, copies, and workbooks. In some classes, you may also be required to purchase a textbook, workbooks, and/or literature books. This fee is due in full with the class payment.

Q:

Where do I find the instructor address for mailing my class fee + materials fee?

A:

Each class fee is mailed directly to your child's instructor. Once you have logged into the secure site, do the following:

 

Click on Class Schedule
Under each class description, highlighted in yellow, is Payment Information. You will find details explaining how to mail your check deposits and balances for class enrollment directly to your instructor. Please mail checks according to the payment schedule on the Calendar. See above for semester payment options.

 

Description:

Payment Instructions: Please mail checks according to the payment schedule on the Calendar to the teacher's address.

Instructor Name
123 Main Street
Ashburn, VA 


To see all of the classes in which you are enrolled, click on "Manage Class Registrations" at the top right of the Class Schedule (again, you must be logged into the secure site to see this). Class fees per year are $320 + materials fee (for a one day a week class) or $420 + materials fee (for a two day a week class) before June 15th.

 

Q:

How do I cancel a class I have signed up for prior to paying the deposit?

A:

If you have signed up for a class, but have decided to make changes before deposits are due, go to the Class Schedule, then select "Manage Class Registrations" in the upper right hand corner.  Select the tab for Future Classes.  You will see a list of your registered classes.  Check the box for the class you would like to remove and push the Remove button.

 

Q:

Is my Co-op Admissions Fee refundable?

A:

No, the Co-op Admission Fee is non-refundable.

(Please plan your classes carefully and remember that class and material fees are also non-refundable.)

Q:

Is it possible to drop a class?

A:

Yes, but your class fee and materials fee are non-refundable.

Q:

What is the school calendar?

A:

Schedule of Classes:

**Please be aware that some classes will take place on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.

Please see the Virtual Schedule for the day of the week and time for each class.

 

School Year Calendar 2022-2023

Fall 2022 - 14 weeks

August 29

September 5, 12, 19, 26

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

November 7, 14, 28

December 5

Make-ups Week of December 12th

 

Spring 2023 - 16 weeks

January 9, 16, 23, 30 

February 6, 13, 20, 27

March 6, 13, 20, 27

April (no class week of the 3rd), 12, 17, 24

May 1

Make-ups May 8th

 

Q:

Will I get an email confirmation upon signing up for a class?

A:

No. The website does not automatically generate a registration confirmation for classes. In order to see that you are signed up for a class, log into your account, click on 'Class Schedule', then click on 'Manage Class Registrations' in the upper right-hand corner.  Select the 'Future Classes' tab.  Here you may view your class enrollments by child.

Q:

Is Guiding Arrows Co-op a good fit for my child?

A:

We want our classes to be a successful experience for your child.  At this time, Guiding Arrows Co-op does not have an established program dedicated to children with moderate to severe special needs. If your child has special challenges, is in need of classroom or school accommodations, or is unable to keep up with the same pace as other similarly-aged children, please notify the director of Guiding Arrows Co-op before submitting the Admissions Fee.  We sincerely want this to be a positive experience for your student as well as the other children participating in the class.  When classes are not a good fit, the student doesn't thrive and poor behavioral decisions can create the need for disciplinary action.  Every child is expected to meet our basic assumptions for attention span and behavior identified in the Guiding Arrows Co-op Policies.  If any child does not meet the behavior guidelines, the school Dean will become involved and a repeat behavior will require that the student be removed from the class permanently (without refund).  If Guiding Arrows Co-op is not the right fit for the needs of your child at this time, we encourage you to check back with us in the future as our program options continue to grow.

Q:

Is each course a year long?

A:

Yes, for the school calendar year 2022/2023, each class is scheduled for a full year.

 

One day a week class:

Class fees for the full year ($320* + materials fee) are due on June 15, 2022. This fee increases to $350 after June 15.

 

Two days a week class (Spanish and MS General Science):

Class fees for the full year ($420* + materials fee) are due on June 15, 2022. This fee increases to $450 after June 15.

Q:

How does Guiding Arrows Co-op work?

A:

Guiding Arrows, Inc. was founded as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization in 2020 to service homeschooling families in and around Loudoun County, VA. We are a co-op in the sense that we are a community working together through volunteer duties to help our school, share social events, and encourage one another on the homeschool journey. Even though we always welcome parent suggestions and ideas, please be aware that all policies are created, defined, and approved by the Guiding Arrows Co-op Leadership Staff. If you have a specific way you’d like to bless and contribute to our co-op community, do not hesitate to contact Leadership.

Q:

What are the parent volunteer requirements for the school year 2022/2023?

A:

While our co-op is meeting virtually, there are no requirements for volunteer shifts or committees.  However, there are still needs that arise and opportunities to help during the year (please pay careful attention to the help needed section in our weekly e-newsletter).  We hope that you will prayerfully partner with our Guiding Arrows Co-op ministry and be ready to jump in to help, serve, bless, and encourage our community with your gifts.