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ECCHO Upper Classes

Registration for Upper Classes is closed.  There will be no open spots available for the Spring 2024 semester.
Current class offerings can be found on the Class Registration page.

Jr Prep and Prep Teen classes have combined to be ECCHO Upper Classes (UC). Junior-high and high school level students will still be separated in classes and events, but we are all one united team! You will still hear the terms 'Jr Prep' and 'Prep' to describe the two age ranges! Please read below for descriptions and details.

Upper Classes are for families seeking a structured learning environment in a group setting. This is a drop-off program, with mandatory parental service assignments, that meets weekly on Fridays in The Village at Longbranch Community Baptist Church in Midlothian for the full school year, September through May (approximately 28 class days). Offered classes vary, ranging from electives to academic to sports.

To enroll in this program your family must be in good standing with ECCHO, be up-to-date on all fees, have a current background check on file, and have submitted a new class registration packet for the year. The UC Program requires a $30 per student registration fee per semester, with a $120 per family max (if your family has more than 4 students involved in our 6th-12th grade classes, you will not pay more than $120). Additionally, each class will have a semester supply fee and a monthly fee that will be determined by and paid directly to the class instructor.

Jr Prep is for students in 6th, 7th or 8th grade who are at least 11 years old on or before September 1st.
Prep is for students in the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade who are at least 13 years old on or before September 1st.
[Note: We realize that as homeschoolers, it is difficult to pinpoint a "grade" for your child, and in the past 8th grade has been a gray area. Please use your best judgement, taking into consideration maturity, academic abilities, and interaction with peers, when it comes to deciding if your 13 year old belongs in 8th or 9th grade classes. You must have your children's age/grade updated in your website profile or it could hinder your ability to register them for classes.]

This year we will have a 25-minute lunch and a 25-minute mandatory homeroom for announcements and devotional time. If your student is on campus between 12 and 1pm, they must be signed up for and attend these with their appropriate group.  We encourage all students to take part in this, as it's a wonderful way to bond with fellow students, as well as grow deeper in their walk with Christ and community. Please consider arranging your schedule to include lunch and homeroom!

Each UC family must participate in service assignment slots throughout the semester. In true co-op fashion, this helps to keep our fees low and provides an opportunity to make sure our students have the best learning environment possible. Service assignments may include classroom helpers, hall or lunchroom monitors, etc.

All Upper Classmen are expected to honor, respect and obey the ECCHO Statement of Faith, Code of Conduct, Dress Code, and Class Guidelines.


Class dates for 2023 - 2024 academic year:

1st Semester - 2023

2nd Semester - 2024

September 8, 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17 (no class Nov 24)
December 1, 8, 15 (no class Dec 22 or 29)



January 12, 19, 26 (no class Jan 5)
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 1, 8, 22 (no class Mar 15 or 29)
April 5, 12, 19, 26
Possible make-up date: May 3
[Please have this date on your calendar to ensure you will be available if we need to use it.]

If you have questions about this program, please contact one of the UC Co-Directors:
Stacey Bailey - stacey@eccho.us
Jade Clark - jade@eccho.us
Jacee Fink - jacee@eccho.us
Clifton Phelps - cliff@eccho.us