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General HS Co-op Information

Important Information for the High School Co-op

  • The BCHE Co-op meets at Westwood Baptist Church on Thursdays from August to November in the fall and January to April in the spring.

  • The high school class hours range from 8:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. depending on the classes being taught and which classes your student is registered for.

REGISTRATION:

  • Registration for the entire co-op year takes place in June at 9:00 P.M. at the dates shown below. First priority will be given to the teachers and second priority to families signing up for both sessions. If space is still available, a final week of registration will be opened for families wishing to sign up for only one session. Below are the tentative registration dates:

June 1ST - Registration begins for teachers
June 8TH - Registration begins for year-long attendees
June 15TH - Registration begins for those attending fall only or spring only



In order to register for the High School Co-op, you must first become a member of BCHE. You can join BCHE HERE. High School Co-op requires a High School application and Contract of Commitment to be filled out prior to the time of registration. These forms are found on the member side of the BCHE website under BCHE Co-op drop down menu, or you can use the following links for these requirements: High School Application and High School Contract of Commitment. These forms will not be able to be assessed until you are a member of BCHE. The deadline for submission of these forms is May 15th.

Cost: We try to keep the cost of co-op as close as possible to $15 per student, per semester for the class fees plus a teacher fee to the high school teacher. The class fee may state $30 if it is a full year class. The teacher fees will be provided for the parents at the time of registration through the class description on the website under Class registration.

  • Membership: BCHE membership will be open April 1st for the following year, and will need to be taken care of prior to registration otherwise you will not be allowed to register for BCHE Co-op. You can join BCHE HERE.

  • Payment deadlines: Payment for both sessions class fees are due in June at the time of registration through the use of Paypal. If payment has not been received through PayPal within 24 hours, your classes will be cancelled. If payment is being made by check, you MUST email the treasurer within 24 hours of registration and mail the check with a printout of the family’s registration page within 1 business day to Ellen Gill, BCHE treasurer. If the treasurer has not received your check within five business days, the registration will be cancelled so that we can offer that spot to another student.

  • Refunds: There are no refunds for class fees if you decide to cancel your registration. Teacher fees will be refunded for any classes dropped before the 2nd week of classes (except for the first month, which is non-refundable).

  • Personal Information: Prior to registration, PLEASE make sure that all of your personal information is correct and up-to-date on the BCHE website. Just select “Edit My Profile” and make all necessary changes (address, phone numbers, new additions to the family, and FULL NAMES of all your children). Having your correct information is crucial to your successful registration. Make sure all your children’s allergies are accurately listed as well.

  • Proposed dates for fall: August 13th (High School Mandatory Orientation), August 20th, 27th, September 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, October 1st, 8th, (15th fall break), 22nd, 29th, November 5th, and 12th. These dates are very probable; however, they are dependent on final approval by Westwood.

  • Proposed dates for spring: January 14th, 21st, 28th, February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, March 4th, (March 11th Spring Break), 18th, 25th, and April 1st, 8th, (15th- make-up date). Again, please remember that these dates are tentative and will be finalized as soon as possible. Check the BCHE calendar at a later date for approved dates.

  • Mandatory Orientation: Your student’s teachers will be prepared to meet their class for a shortened class period on August 13th during the mandatory orientation.. This is the perfect time for the students to meet their teacher, obtain pertinent class information in order to be prepared for the first full day of class, and have any questions answered as well.

  • Questions: If you have any questions, please contact Trina Sills at trina@sillsmail.net