CFS Poway's Co-op offers a wide variety of classes for all ages. We meet for 32 weeks of the year on Thursdays at a church in Poway from about 9:00 to 2:00. The co-op list of classes for fall comes out in July and is automatically e-mailed to our members. We also have a Spring packet published in December which lists new classes beginning in January as well as continuing classees accepting students mid-year.
Most of our classes are parent-taught, but we also have some paid teachers from the community including our guitar teacher, Jeff Bishop; our choir director, Nancy Shirley; and our art teacher, Susan Murray from AB Fine Art Studio. The length of classes vary from 30 minutes to 80 hours. The class fee for parent-taught classes is for supplies only. There is a teacher paid fee for our outside teachers. Each participating family is required to pay a co-op facility fee that goes toward our rental fee for the church. For 2021-2022, this fee is $60 for a family with a single student and $120 for a family with two or more students.
Families who participate in co-op must also be current members of CFS Poway - a $50 separate membership fee. Additionally, all families are asked to serve by teaching or volunteering in another capacity during our class day. Our vision is to build relationship through fellowship and service. We require all students to have a parent on campus, for both safety, and supervision. We are not a drop off class day.
Our most recent co-op packet is posted on the website under "Co-op Info and Classes." If you have an idea for a co-op class, have a teacher to refer, or would like to teach a class or have other questions, please contact Heather Laky at [email protected]. We do require a family be a part of class day for one year prior to teaching.