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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 and 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, 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.  We offer tours starting in early February and this is the best way to see our excellent program up close. Use the Contact Us link to request a tour.

 

Q:

When is the best time to apply?

 

A:

The best time to apply is March for new members as classes fill up quickly. We offer tours starting in early February and this is the best way to see our excellent program up close. Use the Contact Us link to request a tour.

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 $200.  In addition, class fees range from $10 to $50 each per student 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 May) 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 every 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 AM to 12:15 PM and 11:45 AM to 3:30 PM. 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 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 students to attend FAITH based on a tuition plan.  These requests are considered on a case-by-case basis by the Head Coordinators.  With the tuition plan there is a $300 tuition cost for each class, the class fees for the entire year, and the registration fee of $200.

 

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 any adult 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, and personal finance.

 

Q:

What curricula are used?

 

A:

Mystery of History

Rod & Staff Grammar

IEW, writing and grammar

Apologia and Berean Builders for science

Bob Jones

Math Mammoth and Jacobs for math

Quality literature for each history/writing class

 

Q:

Where do I purchase curriculum?

 

A:

Curriculum can be purchased at The Homeschool Store, Mardel, Christianbook.com, Rainbow Resource, Amazon, or any other online bookstore.  Our class descriptions under the Our Classes menu contains links to the current year's books.