Helping Other Parents Educate     (HOPE) Co-op,     Apple Valley, MN Helping Other Parents Educate Helping Other Parents Educate Helping Other Parents Educate Helping Other Parents Educate Helping Other Parents Educate



HOPE was formed in 1996 by a group of Christian homeschool familes desiring to come together with like-minded believers to encourage each other.  In 2004, Helping Other Parents Educate formally became a non-profit educational organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.



We offer a support and fellowship time for parents while children engage in enrichment classes taught by contracted teachers. 


We meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 12:15 to 3:30 p.m. September through April (with the exception of the 4th Tuesday in December).


We meet at South Suburban Evangelical Free Church, 12600 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, MN 55124.



HOPE is a homeschool cooperative dedicated to providing support, education, and encouragement to families who are teaching their children at home.  We strive to provide opportunities for our childrens' social, intellectual, and spiritual growth through planned educational and recreational activities.  Our families work together to promote Christian values, character development, and outreach.

Statement of Faith

We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, and authoritative for Christian faith and life.

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His death on the cross to provide for our redemption, His bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven, His present ministry of intercession for us and His imminent return to earth in power and glory.

We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, that He performs the miracle of new birth in an unbeliever and indwells believers, enabling them to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of the saved and the lost; the saved to eternal life and the lost to eternal punishment.

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but because of sin, became alienated from God.  This alienation can be removed only by receiving through faith God's gift of salvation which was made possible by Christ's death.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers through our common faith in Jesus Christ alone and that minor individual doctrinal differences which may exist should not hinder the unity of Christian home educators.