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"Children are a Heritage from the LORD" Psalm 127:3

 
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Welcome!

We are glad you have found us!  Heritage is a parent-run Christian co-op serving homeschoolers in need of support from other homeschooling families. We meet at NorthRidge Church in Plymouth on Mondays for two 14-week semesters during the academic year. We provide quality academic and enrichment classes for all ages. Most classes are taught by parents in their areas of education and experience, which keeps the cost of classes very minimal for required materials, with a few classes taught by professional instructors.

We are a parent-run co-op and, as such, we appreciate the contributions of every member and regard them as vital to the success of the group. Our goal is to provide our children academic and enrichment classes, with excellence, to the glory of God.

We hope you will take advantage of this program. It is sure to be a great place for us all to find support, encouragement and edification in our homeschool endeavors.

You can also check out the "LINKS" section above for information about homeschooling in Michigan, learn about your options, and decide which direction is best for your family.

We do our best to keep our families safe during their time at Heritage. At this time it is the policy of NorthRidge that face coverings are worn at the discretion of each family. Those who wish to wear masks should feel free to do so, but it is not required. Any family exposed to or experiencing illness at or near the time of the attending is asked to refrain from attending.

Our Mission / How to Apply

At Heritage Home Educators’ Association, our MISSION is:

  • To provide excellent and affordable academic and enrichment classes to all homeschooled children from Nursery to High School.
  • To foster a sense of community within the group by serving together and sharing life with one another both inside and outside the co-op.
  • To train children to be leaders and servers by offering leadership classes and community service opportunities.
  • To empower parents to homeschool with confidence.
  • To be a center where families can supplement their home education through academic and enrichment classes at a fraction of the cost.
  • To be a community of people willing to use their God given gifts, talents and skills to help and serve others within the group and in our local communities.
  • To be a place where parents can find support and encouragement through prayer, enrichment classes, workshops and mentoring.
  • To be a community where God honoring relationships are built and God’s love is shown to all members, Christians and non-Christians alike.
  • To be a group of people dedicated to excellence to the glory of God and our Lord Jesus Christ.





Application Deadlines


APPLY for 2023-24  Heritage functions on an academic year schedule and processes applications only in the spring for the upcoming year. Any applications received at this point will be considered for the 2023-24 school year.  Applications must be submitted online to be considered for membership and pre-registration for Fall classes. Teaching specialties will be considered in membership decisions, based on our teaching needs.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

Feb. 13 or 27, 2023: Campus Visit at NorthRidge Church in Plymouth

March 13, 2023: Application Deadline for 2023-24 Academic Year

May 12, 2023: New Member and Teacher Orientation

Mid-May, 2023: Registration for Fall classes for new members

June 5, 2023: Field Day at Kensington Metropark (first installment payments due)





Steps to Heritage Membership:


Step 1: Attend a Campus Visit.  Our Campus Visits are held in February for the following academic year. Because of the disruption it causes for our current classes, we do not schedule visits outside of these Campus Visit events. Please check back with us in January 2023 for our 2023-24 Campus Visit schedule.

Step 2: Submit an online application, background check form, and $25 application fee with your teaching skills and interests by March 13, 2023. Fill out a background check form for each adult who will be on campus regularly.  Applications received beyond the deadline will be assessed an additional $25 expedited processing fee to be prepared in time to participate in pre-registration in May, as space allows.  All fees submitted are non-refundable.

Step 3:  Discuss your potential teaching interests and possible placement options with our Welcome Team and Grade Level Coordinators (GLCs).

Step 4: Receive and accept offer of co-op membership and teaching assignment

Step 5: Fill out legal forms/waivers online and submit with $65 Family Registration Fee

Step 6: After legal forms and registration fee have been received, you will receive information regarding how to register for classes and how to sign up for a service job

Step 7: Participate in pre-registration for Fall classes in mid to late May.

Step 8: Attend Heritage Field Day in June, where you will meet current Heritage members and make your first installment payment — Student Participation Fees, Copy Fees, Drop Off Program fees (if applicable), and first 1/3 installment of class materials fees.  Subsequent payments are due in August and November.

Step 9: Attend Fall Kickoff, Facility Orientation, and Building Security Meeting in the fall

NOTE:  All fees listed here are non-refundable once paid.

*** Please do NOT contact or mail any checks or other communication directly to our host facility, as we are not a ministry of the church. Our mailing address will be provided if necessary when your application is approved.

Our Expectations

Instructor (Parent and Professional) Expectations

As an instructor at Heritage, you are an essential part of the team! We ask that you would:

Be a team player

  • Work cooperatively with the Grade Level Coordinator to provide quality classes for the targeted age group.
  • Help out when asked in other areas when there are staffing shortages.
  • Reach out to newcomers and help them to acclimate.
  • Plan ahead to fulfill other co-op obligations like clean-up duty.
  • Be sure to watch your time properly and release your students on time.

Be informed

  • Attend team meetings; be familiar with the orientation packet and other informational materials, read the Instructor Manual. Get acquainted with the leaders of the group and offer input. Ask questions when unsure of what the program involves or is expected.
  • Plan for clean-up and set-up time during your class, so that the classrooms are completely available for instructors who use the room after you.

Communicate

  • Provide a copy of the class outline or syllabus to parents at the beginning of the semester. In addition, please provide a copy to the Grade Level Coordinator and Admin Coordinator.
  • Communicate clearly in advance any class requirements or requests.
  • Let your assistant and coordinator know in advance if you will be absent or need extra help on a given day.
  • If you will be absent, please provide your coordinator with the name of who will be filling in on that day.

Budget carefully

  • Try to project expenses in advance and cover them with your class fee.
  • Turn in reimbursement requests to the Treasurer in a timely manner; keep and attach receipts. (See Reimbursement Procedure under Money Matters in the Member Handbook.)
  • Try to use materials we already own, or find other ways to save money, even asking other co-op members to bring in materials you may need.
  • Turn in all teaching materials that the co-op has purchased at the end of the term (i.e., books, DVDs, etc.).

Offer respectful love and service to others

  • Take initiative to get to know parents and children.
  • Look for ways to help out.
  • Be open to input, and give input clearly, quickly and honestly.
  • Handle conflicts directly with those involved, and always assume the best.
  • Follow the Heritage guidelines for disciplinary action.
  • Grow and learn from mistakes, and allow others to do the same.

In addition to teaching, all parents are expected to do the following:

  • Encourage and support their students in their co-op participation. This includes making sure homework is done and communicating with the teacher regarding their student on a regular basis. If the workload is too heavy, please speak with the teacher and/or consider taking classes with a lighter homework load for the following semester.
  • Read the handbook and explain to their children what is required of them during co-op. Well-informed and well-prepared parents and students will benefit the most from the co-op experience.
  • Complete and return all necessary paperwork before co-op participation. These forms include:
    • Medical Release and Family Information Form
    • Waiver of Liability
    • Permission to Attend Off-Site Classes/Activities Form
    • Photography/Video Image Release
    • Behavior Agreement
    • Allergy Waiver Form (for families of students with food or environmental allergies)
    • Drop-Off Code of Conduct (for Drop-off students)
  • Every parent is required to stay the whole time their kids are at co-op unless your child is a high-school student enrolled in the Drop-off Program. We value your contribution and your availability to be there to deal with any potential issues; health, disciplinary or emergencies that may arise involving your child. Older students may be left onsite with a parent in charge with permission.  No students third grade and younger may be left by the parent on the premises at any time.
  • Parents are asked to help for a minimum of two hours, and another hour to spend in fellowship if staying for only half a day.  The service requirement is double this if staying for a full day, still the 2/3 ratio of service/fellowship time. We ask that parents be willing to step in and assist beyond the required two hours when there is a need. Parents also take turns with set up/tear down, clean up and lunch monitor, etc., as needed.

Manage Class Registrations

Heritage Classes 2022-23

1st Hour 9am 2nd Hour 10am 3rd Hour 11am 4th Hour 12:30pm 5th Hour 1:30pm
HS1
ACT/SAT Prep 10-12
10th - 12th
Marjorie Collins, GLC Admin
Biology HS Apologia: Lecture
9th - 12th
Brandon Hartleben, Cheri Beadle, GLC Admin
Biology HS Apologia: Lab
9th - 12th
Brandon Hartleben, Cheri Beadle, GLC Admin
Chemistry HS: Lecture
9th - 12th
Vanessa Smith, GLC Admin
Chemistry HS: Lab
9th - 12th
Vanessa Smith, GLC Admin
HS2
Expository Writing HS
9th - 12th
Mandy Donohue, GLC Admin
Analytical Grammar 1 HS
9th - 12th
Jeanne-Marie Carzon, GLC Admin
Movies as Literature HS
9th - 12th
Betty Jock, GLC Admin
Astronomy HS: MasterBooks (STH)
9th - 12th
Stephanie Breuker, GLC Admin
Cake Decorating HS
9th - 12th
Laura Jameson, GLC Admin
HS3
Fallacy Detectives HS
9th - 12th
Betty Jock, GLC Admin
Life Languages/Destiny Search HS SP
9th - 12th
Trina Blakeley, GLC Admin
Current Events HS
9th - 12th
Susan Ditchfield, GLC Admin
Dave Ramsey/Stock Market Game HS SP
9th - 12th
Traci Progar, GLC Admin
Graphic Design HS
9th - 12th
Christin Williams, GLC Admin
HS4
French 3 HS (STH)
9th - 12th
Kelly Lindman, GLC Admin
Bible NEW Testament Survey 10-12
10th - 12th
Leslie Bowers, GLC Admin
Starting Points Worldview HS
9th - 12th
Sarah Stoddard, GLC Admin
Student Leaders/Yearbook HS SP
9th - 12th
Trina Blakeley, GLC Admin
Moral Philosophy Lit HS
9th - 12th
Karyn Perrine, GLC Admin
HS5
Geometry HS (MSH)
9th - 12th
Jessica Sellers, GLC Admin
Speech and Debate HS SP
9th - 12th
Maribeth Schmidt, GLC Admin
Gov't / Economics 10-12 SP
10th - 12th
Maribeth Schmidt, GLC Admin
Art HS: Pinterest/Mixed Media
9th - 12th
Kristen Snider, GLC Admin
DROP OFF STUDENT
9th - 12th
Class Admin, GLC Admin
MHS1
Physical Science 8-9
8th - 9th
Kathy Braun, GLC Admin
Choir 6-12
6th - 12th
Carrie Bettinger, GLC Admin
Novel Writing NaNoWriMo 8-12
8th - 12th
Maggie Snider, Ariel Elmers, GLC Admin
Robotics: Python Coding 6-12
6th - 12th
Marjorie Collins, GLC Admin
Improv Game Club 7-12
7th - 12th
Maggie Snider, GLC Admin
MHS2
Math Study Hall 6-12: 1st Hour
6th - 12th
Jessica Sellers, GLC Admin
Math Study Hall 6-12: 3rd Hour (ALG2)
6th - 12th
Jessica Sellers, GLC Admin, Class Admin
MHS3
Student Class Assist: 1st Hour
4th - 12th
Class Admin, GLC Admin
Student Class Assist: 2nd Hour
4th - 12th
Class Admin, GLC Admin
Student Class Assist: 3rd Hour
4th - 12th
Class Admin, GLC Admin
Student Class Assist: 4th Hour
4th - 12th
Class Admin, GLC Admin
Student Class Assist: 5th Hour
4th - 12th
Class Admin, GLC Admin
MHS4
Study Hall 6-12: 1st Hour
6th - 12th
Jessica Sellers, GLC Admin
Study Hall 6-12: 2nd Hour
6th - 12th
Cindy Smith, GLC Admin
Study Hall 6-12: 3rd Hour
6th - 12th
Jessica Sellers, GLC Admin
Study Hall 6-12: 4th Hour
6th - 12th
Sarah Stoddard, GLC Admin
Study Hall 6-12: 5th Hour
6th - 12th
Stephanie Writebol, GLC Admin
MS1
General Science 7-8
7th - 8th
Diana Ceo
Bible Study 6-8
6th - 8th
Ellen Phail, GLC Admin
Art 6-8: Mixed Media
6th - 8th
Julie Glynn, GLC Admin
Four Square/Creative Writing 6-8
6th - 8th
Jeanne-Marie Carzon, GLC Admin
Art of Argument Logic 6-8
6th - 8th
Melissa Smith, GLC Admin
MS2
Teaching Character Book Club 6-8
6th - 8th
Diana Severnak, GLC Admin
Fairy Tale Trial / Constitution 6-8 SP
6th - 8th
Kelly Drake, GLC Admin
IEW Rockets, Radar, Robots 6-8
6th - 8th
Melissa Smith, GLC Admin
Crime Scene CSI Science 6-8
6th - 8th
Diana Ceo, GLC Admin
MS3
Project Based Learning 6-8
6th - 8th
Salenia Puckett, GLC Admin
Escape Room 6-8
6th - 8th
Kelly Drake, GLC Admin
UM1
Anatomy and Physiology 5-7
5th - 7th
Danielle Friedrich, GLC Admin
Barton Tutoring: NEW STUDENT
1st - 12th
Cindy Smith, GLC Admin, Class Admin, Barton Tutor
Tae Kwon Do 3-8
3rd - 8th
Laura Jameson, GLC Admin
Robotics: VEX IQ Intro 4-8
4th - 8th
Marjorie Collins, GLC Admin
UE1
Hands On Science: Biology 3-5
3rd - 5th
Carol Norris, GLC Admin
Story of the World V1: Ancient 3-5
3rd - 5th
Kelly Anderson, GLC Admin
Choir 3-5
3rd - 5th
Elaine Liverance, GLC Admin
French Intro 3-5
3rd - 5th
Kelly Lindman, GLC Admin
Brain Games 3-5
3rd - 5th
Cindy Smith, GLC Admin
UE2
Spanish: Beginner 3-5
3rd - 5th
Suzanne Axe, GLC Admin
Math Games 3-5
3rd - 5th
Hillary Becker, GLC Admin
Geography: Gallop the Globe 3-5
3rd - 5th
Stephanie Writebol, GLC Admin
Zoo1 Flying Creatures 3-5
3rd - 5th
Samantha Gibbs, GLC Admin
UE3
Gym Games 3-5
3rd - 5th
Jessica DeHeer, GLC Admin
Readers' Theater 3-5
3rd - 5th
Sarah Goode, GLC Admin
LUE1
Art K-5: Atelier
Kindergarten - 5th
Stephanie Gutierrez, Amy LeBlanc, GLC Admin
SCIENCE KIT SIBLING DISCOUNT (ZOO1)
Adult ; Adult 20+ y/o
Class Admin, GLC Admin
Gym 2-5: Outdoor Play
2nd - 5th
Autumn Baessler, GLC Admin
Girls Club 2-5: GEMS
2nd - 5th
Stephanie Gutierrez, GLC Admin
LE1
Math Games K-2
Kindergarten - 2nd
Hillary Becker, GLC Admin
Hands On Science: Biology K-2
Kindergarten - 2nd
Carol Norris, GLC Admin
Gym Games K-2
Kindergarten - 2nd
Jessica DeHeer, GLC Admin
Arts and Crafts K-2
Kindergarten - 2nd
Julie Glynn, GLC Admin
Books Come Alive K-2
Kindergarten - 2nd
Shannon House, GLC Admin
LE2
Story of the World V1: Ancient K-2
Kindergarten - 2nd
Kelly Anderson, GLC Admin
Music and Movement K-3
Kindergarten - 3rd
Amy LeBlanc, GLC Admin
Spanish: Beginner K-2
Kindergarten - 2nd
Suzanne Axe, GLC Admin
Zoo1: Flying Creatures K-2
Kindergarten - 2nd
Samantha Gibbs, GLC Admin
LE3
We Choose Virtues K-2
Kindergarten - 2nd
Renea Becklehamer, GLC Admin
PKK1
Gym PK3-K
Pre-School - Kindergarten ; 3 y/o - 6 y/o
Regina Wright, GLC Admin
VeggieTales Club PK3-K
Pre-School - Kindergarten ; 3 y/o - 6 y/o
Regina Wright, GLC Admin
NPK1
Preschool 3-4 y/o: 1st hour
Pre-School - Pre-Kindergarten ; 3 y/o - 4 y/o
Jennifer Roche, GLC Admin
Preschool 3-4 y/o: 2nd hour
Pre-School - Pre-Kindergarten ; 3 y/o - 4 y/o
Jennifer Roche, GLC Admin
Simple Science PK-34
Pre-School - Pre-Kindergarten ; 3 y/o - 4 y/o
Debbie Nieter, GLC Admin
NPK2
Wee Care Nursery: 1st hour
Nursery ; 0 y/o - 2 y/o
Stephanie Gutierrez, GLC Admin
Wee Care Nursery: 2nd hour
Nursery ; 0 y/o - 2 y/o
Autumn Baessler, GLC Admin
Wee Care Nursery: 3rd hour
Nursery ; 0 y/o - 2 y/o
Regina Wright, GLC Admin
Discovery Club N-PK4: 4th Hour
Nursery - Pre-Kindergarten ; 0 y/o - 4 y/o
Leslie Bowers, GLC Admin
Discovery Club N-PK4: 5th Hour
Nursery - Pre-Kindergarten ; 0 y/o - 4 y/o
Meredith Hartleben, GLC Admin
NPK3
Child with Parent - 1st Hour
Nursery - 3rd
Class Admin, GLC Admin
Child with Parent - 2nd Hour
Nursery - 3rd
Class Admin, GLC Admin
Child with Parent - 3rd Hour
Nursery - 3rd
Class Admin, GLC Admin
Child with Parent - 4th Hour
Nursery - 3rd
Class Admin, GLC Admin
Child with Parent - 5th Hour
Nursery - 3rd
Class Admin, GLC Admin

Class Schedule

You can view our current class schedule above.  If that is not visible, here are some of our previous schedules, to give an idea of the types of classes we normally offer.

2022-23 Class Schedule

2021-22 Class Schedule

2019-20 Class Schedule

2018-19 Class Schedule

New to Homeschooling? Check out the LINKS section!

Homeschooling in Michigan
Heritage Application for New Members
Apply for Heritage membership for next academic year.
Homeschooling in Michigan
Michigan Homeschool Regulations
State of Michigan definitions, guidelines, and requirements for homeschooling.
Homeschooling in Michigan
Michigan Academic Standards for Public School Students
Homeschool students are NOT required to follow these guidelines. They are for public school students and are provided for reference only.

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Contact us at [email protected]

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