The Northeast Louisiana Christian Homeschooler's Co-op exists to glorify God by pooling our families' talents, resources, and energies to broaden the scope of our children’s homeschooling education.
Guidelines, Policies and Procedures
The Co-op is a subgroup of NELCHA. Membership in the association is required to participate in the co-op program.
Members are responsible for reading the information posted to learn important announcements related to Co-op.
NELCHA members are assigned registration priority in three different groups. All families must register for at least two consecutive class periods on the campus of their choice. Each parent will commit to serving in some capacity at the campus while their students are in class.
Priority 1 Registration – is for families whose parents are returning teachers who will commit to teach three or more classes during a Co-op Day.
Priority 3 Registration – is for any returning families who do not wish to commit to teaching and for all new families. New families will be contacted by phone on registration day to complete their Co-op registration.
“Union Station” is the administrative center of co-op function. A parent will be on duty at Union Station during class times during the day, as well as before and immediately after co-op.
Regular attendance at co-op is expected of every parent and child. However, situations may occur that are beyond our control. Absences should be handled in the following manner:
Planned Absences - If you know of a time when your family will not be able to attend co-op due to a conflicting commitment, please contact the Family Coordinator so that the absence may be covered. You can do this by phone, email, or posting on the message board. We ask that all appointments be made on days other than co-op days, if at all possible.
If an emergency occurs, the Family Coordinator should be contacted ASAP. In this event, he or she will make arrangements to cover any position for the co-op day. Please call your location's Family Coordinator on their home or cell phone the morning of the absence. Please do not e-mail them.
In the event of an unexpected parental absence, students that are 6th grade and up may attend co-op without the parent, but must have a chaperone designated by the parent. This policy is intended to allow older students who are taking classes required for their transcript to avoid missing necessary work. The family & parent must have regular attendance to qualify for this exception.
This only applies to families where the parent has been present regularly and working in co-op. We ask, if possible, the parent return to co-op after tending to the situation.
It is the policy of NELCHA CO-OP that any student or parent with three absences be considered for voluntary withdrawal from the co-op program. This consideration will be made on an individual basis and final decisions will be made by the location Advisory Council.
Under no circumstance will a student of any age be allowed to leave campus without permission of the parent and the knowledge of the Union Station attendant. Any driving student must alert the Union Station attendant at the time he or she is leaving for the remainder of the co-op day.
Guideline and Policy Violations
If you have any inquiries/questions/suggestions, please contact a member of the Advisory Council at your location. Their names are listed under the Advisory Council tab. The administrator of each location is also available to help with any concerns.