What is TAG Homeschool Group?
TAG is a co-op made up of Christian homeschooling families who have come together to enrich our children with science, arts, and gym classes. We usually meet the first and third Friday of every month, with exceptions around the holidays throughout the calendar school year. TAG begins in September and ends at the beginning of May. It is a co-op as parents are expected to share in the duties of running the co-op.
Where and when does TAG meet?
Nursery - 8th Grade - TAG meets in the afternoons, from 12:15 - 3:30 pm, at a church in Coon Rapids.
9th - 12th Grade - Classes run from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
What classes are typically offered at TAG?
Nursery - 8th Grade - Typically consists of three classes, each lasting one hour This year the classes are physical education, science (Astronomy/Weather for 2019/2020) and an art component. There is a preschool class that focuses on a letter, number, and shape each co-op meeting. There is also a nursery available.
9th-12th Grade -
Geography 9:30-11:00am, Gym 11:00-12:00, lunch break 12:00-12:30, Forensic Science 12:30-2:00pm, Career Explorations 2:00-3:30pm.
Are there additional activities available at TAG?
TAG has a Christmas party, mini-Valentines party and a year-end summer kickoff day. There is a potluck in February on the day of our mini-Valentines party. We have fun theme days (food drive, PJ, crazy hair) sprinkled throughout our calendar. During the year students and parents also work on a yearbook; then put together by a yearbook coordinator and professionally printed.
There are many field trip opportunities to participate in as well; however, these are optional activities for families.
TAG also coordinates park days throughout the summer.
Are parents allowed to drop their children off at TAG or is there something available for parents?
Nursery - 8th grade - No drop offs are allowed. Because TAG is a co-op, it requires the help of parents to run the co-op. Parents are required to sign up for different duties at the co-op such as monitoring a class, preschool teacher, nursery helper, etc. If a parent is not helping out that day, there is a "Parent’s Time" where parents can gather to socialize with each other as well as receive announcements about upcoming activities, homeschooling information, field trips, etc. A little later there is usually a talk facilitated by one of the parents that pertains to homeschooling.
9th - 12th grade - All high school classes at TAG are considered “open campus” so students may be dropped off, with no volunteer commitment required by parents. Since TAG is an open campus, with students arriving and departing at different times, instructors and administrators can’t be held responsible for each student’s whereabouts. Parents are also welcome to stay if they desire.
May I came visit the co-op?
Yes! Actually TAG encourages it. It gives you, the parent, an opportunity to see if TAG is a good fit for your family. In addition, it gives the administrator a chance to know your family as well and help you evaluate if TAG will be a good fit to your homeschool family. For more information on visiting please see the contact email below.
Who do I contact if I'm interested in more information about TAG?
Alisha Floan (Nursery-8th Grade) or Misty Clapp (9th-12th Grade): firstname.lastname@example.org