FAQs



Co-op

Q:

What is CHARIS Co-op?

A:

On Wednesday mornings, CHARIS families come together to lead and participate in fun, hands-on learning enrichment classes for grades PreK–12, plus a family worship and devotional time. The two, 12-week sessions start in September and January. 

For the 2022-2023 school year

Our 2022 - 2023 co op registration will begin on June 2nd.

Q:

Who can participate in CHARIS Co-op?

A:

While participation in CHARIS Co-op is reserved for members only, we welcome new members any time of the year. See our member registration section.

Q:

Once I join CHARIS, am I automatically enrolled in the co-op?

A:

No. Joining co-op requires a separate registration and fee plus a commitment to volunteer (many hands make light work).

Q:

Why are there two fees, membership and co-op?

A:

Our general membership fees cover costs and events by which the entire CHARIS family will be served: website, accident insurance, whole-group events, etc. These fees cover an entire school year, from June 1 – May 30. If you sign up after December 1, fees will be prorated.

The co-op fees cover costs only generated by meeting weekly for classes: facility rental fees, class supplies, co-op group events, etc. Co-op fees are collected for the entire program year that runs Sept - April. Payment arrangements are available upon request.

Q:

Where does the co-op meet?

A:

We’ve been blessed to use the facilities at Village Bible Church in Sugar Grove (847 N. State Route 47) for years, and we’re thankful to resume in the fall of 2021.

Q:

Who teaches the classes?

A:

CHARIS parents! Having parent teachers from within our group is one way we foster strong family relationships and friendships at co-op. CHARIS moms and dads are encouraged to create classes that reflect their skills, interests, or current school topics.

Q:

What sort of classes are offered?

A:

Classes vary depending on what our parent-teacher volunteers offer and what needs are expressed by the group. Past classes touched upon art, science, history, literature, speech, economics, writing, photography, gym, government—and much more. Because these are enrichment classes, students will not be given homework. This may not apply to certain high school level classes. Schedules are posted on our website prior to each session’s registration.

Q:

Can I just drop off my children at the co-op?

A:

Our co-op is dependent upon parent volunteers and is not designed for children to be dropped off. Because moms (and some dads) are present, it provides opportunity for friendships to develop and grow, especially if you stay to fellowship during the lunch time.

Q:

Are there classes for high school students?

A:

As we value homeschooling through high school, we make an effort to provide worthwhile classes for our teens.

Q:

How do I register?

A:

If you aren't yet a CHARIS member for 2022-2023 (registered on or after May 1, 2022), you can join on our home page. Once your membership form is submitted, you can send us a note with your request for the co op registration form!

Join CHARIS

Q:

What is the Cost?

A:

CHARIS membership is $50.

CHARIS Co-op is a separate fee descibed below.

While this year (2022 - 23) will see an increase in fees per student, we are able to keep our fees low. The cost for 24 sessions is $200 per student K-12. This cost covers the rental cost for the facility, class supplies, insurance and any fees. Unfortunately, there will be a fee this year for Pre-school children. The cost is $50 per child. There is also a $50 registration fee per family.

 

We also offer the convenience of an installment payment plan if this works better for your family. Under the payment plan, your total will be broken down into eight monthly payments.