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"Children are a Heritage from the LORD" Psalm 127:3

 
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Welcome!

We are glad you have found us!  Heritage is a parent-run Christian co-op serving homeschoolers in need of support from other homeschooling families. We meet at NorthRidge Church in Plymouth on Mondays for two 14-week semesters during the academic year. We provide quality academic and enrichment classes for all ages. Most classes are taught by parents in their areas of education and experience, which keeps the cost of classes very minimal for required materials, with a few classes taught by professional instructors.

We are a parent-run co-op and, as such, we appreciate the contributions of every member and regard them as vital to the success of the group. Our goal is to provide our children academic and enrichment classes, with excellence, to the glory of God.

We hope you will take advantage of this program. It is sure to be a great place for us all to find support, encouragement and edification in our homeschool endeavors.

You can also check out the "LINKS" section above for information about homeschooling in Michigan, learn about your options, and decide which direction is best for your family.

CAMPUS VISIT TIME!

We would love to give you a tour of the NorthRidge facility, show off our teachers and classes, and tell you all about what we have to offer! We'd also love to meet you and your student(s) and give us a chance to mutually assess whether Heritage may be a good fit for your family. Students can sit in on classes while the parents have a tour and information session.

We do our best to keep our families safe during their time at Heritage. At this time it is the policy of NorthRidge that face coverings are worn at the discretion of each family. Those who wish to wear masks should feel free to do so, but it is not required. Any family exposed to or experiencing illness at or near the time of the Campus Visit is asked to refrain from attending.

REGISTER HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT AT A CAMPUS VISIT EVENT FEB 14 OR 28th.

Our Mission / How to Apply

At Heritage Home Educators’ Association, our MISSION is:

  • To provide excellent and affordable academic and enrichment classes to all homeschooled children from Nursery to High School.
  • To foster a sense of community within the group by serving together and sharing life with one another both inside and outside the co-op.
  • To train children to be leaders and servers by offering leadership classes and community service opportunities.
  • To empower parents to homeschool with confidence.
  • To be a center where families can supplement their home education through academic and enrichment classes at a fraction of the cost.
  • To be a community of people willing to use their God given gifts, talents and skills to help and serve others within the group and in our local communities.
  • To be a place where parents can find support and encouragement through prayer, enrichment classes, workshops and mentoring.
  • To be a community where God honoring relationships are built and God’s love is shown to all members, Christians and non-Christians alike.
  • To be a group of people dedicated to excellence to the glory of God and our Lord Jesus Christ.





Application Deadlines


APPLY for 2022-23  Heritage functions on an academic year schedule and processes applications only in the spring for the upcoming year. Any applications received at this point will be considered for the 2022-23 school year.  Applications must be submitted online to be considered for membership and pre-registration for Fall classes. Teaching specialties will be considered in membership decisions, based on our teaching needs.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

Feb. 14 or 28, 2022: Campus Visit at NorthRidge Church in Plymouth

March 14, 2022: Application Deadline for 2022-23 Academic Year

Mid-May, 2022: Registration for Fall classes for new members





Steps to Heritage Membership:


Step 1: Attend a Campus Visit.  This year our visit days are scheduled on February 14 or 28, 2022, from 9am-12pm at the NRC Plymouth campus 49555 N Territorial Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170.  Campus visits are required, so that we may mutually assess if Heritage is a good fit for your family.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, so that we may make the necessary preparations for you and your student(s).  Because of the disruption it causes for our current classes, we do not schedule visits outside of these Campus Visit events.

REGISTER HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT AT A CAMPUS VISIT EVENT.

Step 2: Submit an online application and $25 application fee with your teaching skills and interests by March 14, 2022. Applications received beyond the deadline will be assessed an additional $25 expedited processing fee to be prepared in time to participate in pre-registration in May, as space allows.  All fees submitted are non-refundable.

Step 3: You will be contacted by our Welcome Team and Grade Level Coordinators (GLCs) to discuss your potential teaching interests and possible placement options.

Step 4: Receive and accept offer of co-op membership and teaching assignment

Step 5: Fill out legal forms/waivers online and submit with $65 Family Registration Fee

Step 6: After legal forms and registration fee have been received, you will receive information regarding how to register for classes and how to sign up for a service job

Step 7: Participate in pre-registration for Fall classes in mid to late May.

Step 8: Make first installment payment in June — Student Participation Fees, Copy Fees, Drop Off Program fees (if applicable), and first 1/3 installment of class materials fees.  Subsequent payments are due in August and November.

Step 9: Attend Fall Kickoff, Facility Orientation, and Building Security Meeting in the fall

NOTE:  All fees listed here are non-refundable once paid.

*** Please do NOT contact or mail any checks or other communication directly to our host facility, as we are not a ministry of the church. Our mailing address will be provided if necessary when your application is approved.

Our Expectations

Instructor (Parent and Professional) Expectations

As an instructor at Heritage, you are an essential part of the team! We ask that you would:

Be a team player

  • Work cooperatively with the Grade Level Coordinator to provide quality classes for the targeted age group.
  • Help out when asked in other areas when there are staffing shortages.
  • Reach out to newcomers and help them to acclimate.
  • Plan ahead to fulfill other co-op obligations like clean-up duty.
  • Be sure to watch your time properly and release your students on time.

Be informed

  • Attend team meetings; be familiar with the orientation packet and other informational materials, read the Instructor Manual. Get acquainted with the leaders of the group and offer input. Ask questions when unsure of what the program involves or is expected.
  • Plan for clean-up and set-up time during your class, so that the classrooms are completely available for instructors who use the room after you.

Communicate

  • Provide a copy of the class outline or syllabus to parents at the beginning of the semester. In addition, please provide a copy to the Grade Level Coordinator and Admin Coordinator.
  • Communicate clearly in advance any class requirements or requests.
  • Let your assistant and coordinator know in advance if you will be absent or need extra help on a given day.
  • If you will be absent, please provide your coordinator with the name of who will be filling in on that day.

Budget carefully

  • Try to project expenses in advance and cover them with your class fee.
  • Turn in reimbursement requests to the Treasurer in a timely manner; keep and attach receipts. (See Reimbursement Procedure under Money Matters in the Member Handbook.)
  • Try to use materials we already own, or find other ways to save money, even asking other co-op members to bring in materials you may need.
  • Turn in all teaching materials that the co-op has purchased at the end of the term (i.e., books, DVDs, etc.).

Offer respectful love and service to others

  • Take initiative to get to know parents and children.
  • Look for ways to help out.
  • Be open to input, and give input clearly, quickly and honestly.
  • Handle conflicts directly with those involved, and always assume the best.
  • Follow the Heritage guidelines for disciplinary action.
  • Grow and learn from mistakes, and allow others to do the same.

In addition to teaching, all parents are expected to do the following:

  • Encourage and support their students in their co-op participation. This includes making sure homework is done and communicating with the teacher regarding their student on a regular basis. If the workload is too heavy, please speak with the teacher and/or consider taking classes with a lighter homework load for the following semester.
  • Read the handbook and explain to their children what is required of them during co-op. Well-informed and well-prepared parents and students will benefit the most from the co-op experience.
  • Complete and return all necessary paperwork before co-op participation. These forms include:
    • Medical Release and Family Information Form
    • Waiver of Liability
    • Permission to Attend Off-Site Classes/Activities Form
    • Photography/Video Image Release
    • Behavior Agreement
    • Allergy Waiver Form (for families of students with food or environmental allergies)
    • Drop-Off Code of Conduct (for Drop-off students)
  • Every parent is required to stay the whole time their kids are at co-op unless your child is a high-school student enrolled in the Drop-off Program. We value your contribution and your availability to be there to deal with any potential issues; health, disciplinary or emergencies that may arise involving your child. Older students may be left onsite with a parent in charge with permission.  No students third grade and younger may be left by the parent on the premises at any time.
  • Parents are asked to help for a minimum of two hours, and another hour to spend in fellowship if staying for only half a day.  The service requirement is double this if staying for a full day, still the 2/3 ratio of service/fellowship time. We ask that parents be willing to step in and assist beyond the required two hours when there is a need. Parents also take turns with set up/tear down, clean up and lunch monitor, etc., as needed.

Manage Class Registrations

Heritage Classes 2021-22

1st Hour 9am 2nd Hour 10am 3rd Hour 11am 4th Hour 12:30pm 5th Hour 1:30pm
HS1
Art HS: Mixed Media
9th - 12th
Kristen Snider, Penny Schaaf
French 2 HS
9th - 12th
Kelly Lindman
Bible Study HS
9th - 12th
Laine Chmiel
Biology HS: Lecture
9th - 12th
Josie Elmers, Cheri Beadle, Jessica Sellers
Biology HS: Lab
9th - 12th
Josie Elmers, Cheri Beadle, Jessica Sellers
HS2
Creative Writing HS
9th - 12th
Jeanne-Marie Carzon
Geometry HS
9th - 12th
Jessica Sellers
Choir HS
9th - 12th
Morgan Kooistra
Chemistry HS: Lecture
9th - 12th
Vanessa Smith
Chemistry HS: Lab
9th - 12th
Vanessa Smith
HS3
Expository Writing HS
9th - 12th
Karyn Perrine
LifeLanguages/AffectingWorld HS SP
9th - 12th
Trina Blakeley
Current Events HS
9th - 12th
Susan Ditchfield
Dave Ramsey/Career Plan HS SP
9th - 12th
Cindy Essenmacher
Cake Decorating HS
9th - 12th
Laura Jameson
HS4
Journalism / Yearbook HS SP
9th - 12th
Wendy Bowyer
Speech and Debate HS SP
9th - 12th
Maribeth Schmidt
Health-Nutrition HS: Apologia
9th - 12th
Meredith Hartleben
Photography HS
9th - 12th
Christin Williams
Graphic Design HS
9th - 12th
Christin Williams
HS5
Physics HS: Lecture
9th - 12th
Stephanie Breuker
Physics HS: Lab
9th - 12th
Stephanie Breuker
Student Teaching: 3rd Hour
9th - 12th
Class Admin
Student Teaching: 5th Hour
9th - 12th
Class Admin
HS6
Gov't / Economics 10-12 SP
10th - 12th
Maribeth Schmidt
Anatomy Adv. Bio 11-12: Lecture
11th - 12th
Sarah Goode
Anatomy Adv. Biology 11-12: Lab
11th - 12th
Sarah Goode
DROP OFF STUDENT
9th - 12th
Class Admin
MHS1
World History 8-10
8th - 10th
Brandon Hartleben
Four Square/Creative Writing 6-9 SP
6th - 9th
Jeanne-Marie Carzon
Mapping the World 7-12
7th - 12th
Ellen Phail
Tae Kwon Do 3-12
3rd - 12th
Laura Jameson
Improv Game Club 7-12
7th - 12th
Maggie Snider
MHS2
Study Skills 7-9
7th - 9th
Traci Progar
Novel Writing NaNoWriMo 8-12
8th - 12th
Emilyn Shortridge, Arianna Blakeley
Cryptology 8-12
8th - 12th
Jeanne-Marie Carzon
MHS3
Math Study Hall 6-12: 1st Hour
6th - 12th
Marjorie Collins, GLC Admin
Math Study Hall 6-12: 2nd Hour
6th - 12th
Brandon Hartleben, GLC Admin
Math Study Hall 6-12: 3rd Hour
6th - 12th
Traci Progar, GLC Admin
MHS4
Student Class Assist: 1st Hour
4th - 12th
Cindy Smith, Class Admin
Student Class Assist: 2nd Hour
4th - 12th
Cindy Smith, Class Admin
Student Class Assist: 3rd Hour
4th - 12th
Cindy Smith, Class Admin
Student Class Assist: 4th Hour
4th - 12th
Cindy Smith, Class Admin
Student Class Assist: 5th Hour
4th - 12th
Cindy Smith, Class Admin
MHS5
Study Hall 6-12: 1st Hour
6th - 12th
Marjorie Collins, GLC Admin
Study Hall 6-12: 2nd Hour
6th - 12th
Brandon Hartleben, GLC Admin
Study Hall 6-12: 3rd Hour
6th - 12th
Traci Progar, GLC Admin
Study Hall 6-12: 4th Hour
6th - 12th
Esther Parsons, GLC Admin
Study Hall 6-12: 5th Hour
6th - 12th
GLC Admin
MS1
Bible Study 6-8
6th - 8th
Ellen Phail
Art 6-8: Mixed Media
6th - 8th
Kristen Snider, Penny Schaaf
Escape Room Logic 6-8
6th - 8th
Salenia Puckett
MS2
General Science 7-8
7th - 8th
Kelly Walus
UM1
Escape Room Logic 4-6
4th - 6th
Salenia Puckett
National Park Adventures 3-6
3rd - 6th
Cindy Smith
Choir 3-8
3rd - 8th
Morgan Kooistra
Robotics: VEX Intro/Intermed 4-7
4th - 7th
Marjorie Collins
UE1
Gym Games 3-5
3rd - 5th
Hillary Becker
Arts and Crafts 3-5
3rd - 5th
Renea Becklehamer
Hands On Science 4-5
4th - 5th
Kelly Walus
Cantering the Country 3-5
3rd - 5th
Kathy Braun
UE2
Speech: Toastmasters 3-5
3rd - 5th
Kelly Anderson
LUE1
Hands On Science 1-3
1st - 3rd
Danielle Friedrich
Zoology 3 Land Animals 2-5
2nd - 5th
Samantha Gibbs
Lego Club K-3
Kindergarten - 3rd
Karrie Kahl
LE1
Animal Unit Studies K-2
Kindergarten - 2nd
Cindy Smith
Gym Games K-2
Kindergarten - 2nd
Hillary Becker
Art K-2: Atelier
Kindergarten - 2nd
Karrie Kahl
Cantering the Country K-2
Kindergarten - 2nd
Kathy Braun
Books Come Alive K-2
Kindergarten - 2nd
Esther Parsons
LE2
Five In a Row K-2
Kindergarten - 2nd
Kathleen Martus
Hands On Science K-2
Kindergarten - 2nd
Danielle Friedrich
PKK1
Gym PK3-K
Pre-School - Kindergarten ; 3 y/o - 6 y/o
Regina Wright
NPK1
Preschool 3-4 y/o: 1st hour
Pre-School - Pre-Kindergarten ; 3 y/o - 4 y/o
Amanda Bigelow
Preschool 3-4 y/o: 2nd hour
Pre-School - Pre-Kindergarten ; 3 y/o - 4 y/o
Amanda Bigelow
Animal Train PK-34
Pre-School - Pre-Kindergarten ; 3 y/o - 4 y/o
Regina Wright
Simple Science PK-34
Pre-School - Pre-Kindergarten ; 3 y/o - 4 y/o
Carol Norris
NPK2
Wee Care Nursery: 1st hour
Nursery - Pre-School ; 0 y/o - 2 y/o
Carol Norris, GLC Admin
Wee Care Nursery: 2nd hour
Nursery - Pre-School ; 0 y/o - 2 y/o
Penny Schaaf, GLC Admin
Wee Care Nursery: 3rd hour
Nursery - Pre-School ; 0 y/o - 2 y/o
Amanda Bigelow, GLC Admin
Discovery Club N-PK4: 4th Hour
Nursery - Pre-School ; 0 y/o - 4 y/o
Meredith Hartleben, GLC Admin
Discovery Club N-PK4: 5th Hour
Nursery - Pre-School ; 0 y/o - 4 y/o
Meredith Hartleben, GLC Admin

Class Schedule

You can view our 2021-22 Class Schedule above.  Here are some previous schedules, to give an idea of the types of classes we normally offer.

ClassSchedule2019-20.pdf

ClassSchedule2018-19.pdf

ClassSchedule-2018Spring.pdf

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Contact us at [email protected]

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