FAQs



Q:

Is ACTS still enrolling for the 2021-2022 academic year?

A:

Yes, ACTS is still accepting and enrolling new families for the 2021-2022 academic year.  We would love to have you join us. Please click here to check course availability and see how to register.

Q:

If I am new to homeschooling, may I join ACTS? 

A:

Families may join ACTS after a full semester of home schooling experience.  Families who are entering homeschooling when their oldest child begins kindergarten do not have to wait a semester before joining ACTS.  Initially, ACTS was advised by other co-ops in the country to have a one year homeschooling experience requirement for membership into ACTS. After further research, the ACTS officers determined that literature supports the concept that it takes a transition time to “come home” to learn and so they opted for just a one semester requirement. We believe that the semester requirement of homeschooling experience provides enough adjustment for students to make the transition from formal school to home education.  Please contact us if you have questions about this policy.

Q:

Can I join ACTS classes after the start of the school year? 

A:

Students may join a class already in session if it is not full. However, students may not attend classes until all forms and payments are made. This must be no further than 30 days in advance of the desired start date.  All materials fees checks and tuition must also be submitted to the teachers during that time.  All Registration paperwork and dues checks need to be submitted to the Registrar no later than the Thursday prior to the desired start date.

Q:

What is the ACTS Schedule?

A:

Period

Class Times

Length

1st extended
9:40am - 11:05am
90 Minutes
1st extended
9:55am - 11:05am
75 Minutes
1st
10:10am - 11:05am
60 Minutes
2nd
11:10am - 12:05pm
12:05pm - 12:25pm
60 Minutes
Lunch - 20 Minutes
3rd
12:30pm - 1:25pm
60 Minutes
4th
1:30pm - 2:25pm
60 Minutes
5th
2:30pm - 3:25pm
60 Minutes
6th
3:30pm - 4:25pm
60 Minutes
6th extended
3:30pm - 4:40pm
75 Minutes

 

Q:

What about lunch?

A:

 Please eat lunch before coming to ACTS unless your children have a lunch class.  Please pack non-messy food: no crumbly chips or cookies, chocolate cupcakes, etc!  Please pack water to drink rather than sticky, colored juice-type drinks, and only pack foods children can open and eat independently. Children will be responsible to pack out their trash, and forgotten lunchboxes will be emptied and put in lost and found.

Q:

How many families are in the co-op? 

A:

This changes each year. ACTS began with only 50 families. 

Q:

How long has ACTS been going? 

A:

ACTS has been operating since 2002.

Q:

What about bad weather? Snow? How do I know if ACTS is cancelled? 

A:

Inclement weather information is found on the News and Assignments page.

Q:

Do I have to stay on-site while my children are in class?

A:

As long as your child is in class, you do not need to remain on site.  If your children 10 and younger have a free class period, you must return to supervise them, or, arrange for a designated responsible adult (not an older sibling) to directly supervise them.  You do not need to return to supervise children 11 and up who have a free class period.  However, they must be signed up for Study Hall during that free period.

Q:

Why do I have to write so many tuition checks each month? 

A:

ACTS attempts to keep the volunteer administration duties as simple as feasible and the gross annual receipts as low as possible. In lieu of a paid treasurer  to collect all the checks from each family and write all the tuition checks for teachers, we all co-operatively help out with writing the checks directly to the teachers. To reduce the number of checks, a family may opt to pay by the semester or year.

Q:

Why do my children lose their spot in the class if I am not timely in getting my checks and paperwork into the registrar?

A:

The job of registrar for a co-op our size is innately time consuming. Handling discrepancies is very frustrating. Not everyone realizes that and is conscientious about getting their stuff in on time. The drop date insures each one takes part in making the job of registrar more manageable.

Q:

Can I drop off my kids in the parking lot and let them sign themselves in so I don't have to park and walk in too?

A:

Please do not do this.  It is a liability issue that is against ACTS policy.  Parents must park and walk in with and sign in ALL of their children – including those 11 and up. Additionally, you must walk in to pick up your children when their classes are finished.  Do not instruct them to leave the building and walk out to meet you in the parking lot.  Exceptions are:  1)A responsible adult brings your children to ACTS for you.  They may sign in and pick up your children. 2)An ACTS student 16 years old or over that drives themselves to classes.

Q:

How can I become an Officer or Coordinator? 

A:

Board members serve a minimum of two year terms (beginning July 1st), and coordinators serve a minimum of one year.  Both receive priority registration for their children while serving.  Our Officer positions are self-perpetuating – the Board selects and replaces its own members on a voluntary basis.  We attempt to match gifting and calling with our leadership needs.  If you would like to volunteer for a leadership position, please contact the current President.   Prospective leaders are reviewed by the Board and taken before the Lord for wisdom and direction. If a match seems indicated, we welcome the new insights and gifts! All leaders must not only sign, but also agree with the statement of faith. New Officers begin training in March.  We would love to see more dads involved...please join us in prayer for this need.

Q:

How are the teachers chosen?

A:

Our teachers are independent contractors, and preference is given to current homeschool parents.  Teachers must sign and agree with the ACTS Statement of Faith. Teachers’ applications will be submitted to the ACTS President, references will be checked, and a criminal background check is done.  Once these are completed, an interview will be conducted.

Q:

How do I find the email address or phone number of an ACTS family?

A:

All phone numbers and address information are available to ACTS members only. Go to HORAS and log in with your email address and password. Look on the left side menus for the Roster.