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FAQs

Q:

What are the steps to join FAITH?  

A:

The first step is to fill out an application by clicking on the ‘JOIN’ tab on our website during open registration.  A head coordinator will then contact you to set up an interview. After the interview, a coordinator will  confirm there is space for each of your children then send you an email notifying you of acceptance.  This email will also state where to send your registration payment and the link for a background check that will need to be completed.  Once all these steps are completed, you will be formally accepted into FAITH.  To send a message or question to the coordinators when registration is or is not open, select the 'Contact Us' option.  

Q:

When does registration open?

A:

Registration for current members opens in February.  We open registration for new members in March.

 

Q:

When is the best time to apply?

 

A:

The best time to apply is March for new members as classes fill up quickly.

Q:

What is the total cost to attend FAITH?

 

A:

We strive to keep costs affordable for our families.  The annual registration fee for each family is $175. There will be class fees incurred depending on what classes your child will take.  Class fees range from $5 to $40 each per semester and cover the cost of materials used in each class. Each family is responsible for purchasing the curriculum used by their children.  We encourage you to buy used materials as frequently as possible.

 

Q:

How long is the teaching commitment?

 

A:

The teaching commitment is for the entire school year (August through April) generally for ½ a day.

 

Q:

Do I need to be available every Monday to teach?

 

A:

We understand that planned and unplanned absences will occur.  We do ask that you make an effort to attend regularly. When you are unable to attend, we ask that you find your replacement for that day within our co-op group.  

 

Q:

Do I need to be there all day Monday?

 

A:

We have two teaching shifts that are from 8:30 a.m. to noon or noon to 3:15 p.m. You are only required to be at co-op at your morning or afternoon shift.  You are free to leave or hang out at co-op when it is not your turn to teach.

 

Q:

Does FAITH offer other activities?

 

A:

FAITH does offer other activities like Field Trips, Mom’s Night Out, a Spring Formal for secondary students, and a personal Graduation ceremony.  

 

Q:

Does membership roll over from year to year?

 

A:

No, an application needs to be submitted annually.  

Q:

I want to put my children in FAITH, but cannot teach.  Is this possible?

 

A:

It is possible for secondary or high school students to attend FAITH based on a tuition plan.  With the tuition plan there is a $200 tuition cost for each class, the class fees for the entire year, and the registration fee of $175.

 

Q:

I am interested in teaching, but will not have any children attending the program.  Can I teach?

A:

Yes.  We are truly blessed when others desire to use their gifts for students at FAITH.  We do ask that a background check be completed.

 

Q:

What holidays are observed?

 

A:

We observe Labor Day, Thanksgiving week, Christmas (usually 3 weeks), and Easter.

 

Q:

Is a background check required on all teachers/members?

 

A:

Yes, a background check is required on anyone that has contact with students.

 

Q:

What kind of electives are offered?

 

A:

Electives change every year and depend on our teacher’s gifts.  In the past, we have offered music, PE, book club, cooking, art, strategy games, etc.

 

Q:

What curricula are used?

 

A:

ABEKA

Mystery of History

Rod & Staff Grammar

IEW

Apologia Science

The Texas God Created

Bob Jones

Saxon 5/4 through Algebra I

Starting Points

Various novels for each history/writing class

 

Q:

Where do I purchase curriculum?

 

A:

Curriculum can be purchased at HEP, The Homeschool Store, Mardel, Christianbooks.com, Rainbow Resource, Amazon, or any other online bookstore.