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.
“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.
Guideline and Policy Violations
Priority 1 Registration – is for families whose parents are returning teachers or co-teachers. (A co-teacher is someone who actively prepares lessons and teaches on a regular basis, possibly along with another teacher.)
Priority 3 Registration – is for all families who did not participate in co-op during the previous year.
If you have any inquiries/questions/suggestions, please contact the coordinator for the appropriate age group. He/She will bring it up to the advisory council.
Sickness and Emergencies
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.