FAQs about CHECCS Classes and Teachers
About CHECCS Classes & Teachers
Curriculum is to be biblically-based and pre-approved by the Leadership Team. Co-op classes are provided to enhance, not take the place of instruction in the home. While our class teachers are encouraged to give student feedback concerning classroom participation and assignments, it is the parent’s responsibility to determine the final grade after factoring in
the work that has been done at home. It is not our job to place the responsibility for the success or failure in any given subject on the shoulders of our volunteers. They are sharing their talents in order to build on what is being learned at home.
Special Note to Class Teachers: You are responsible for cleaning your classroom(s). Please leave the rooms the way you found them or better. We would like to be a blessing to the church, not a burden. If you get out tables or chairs, please put them away. If you need the A/V equipment moved from one room to another, please contact the Administrator and they will make sure the equipment is moved to where it is needed. If your students make a mess in the room or get crayon and marker on the tables, clean it. White boards must be completely cleaned before you leave.
Classroom Helpers: If teachers need a Classroom Helper on a regular basis, please contact the Leadership team and we will try to find volunteers.
Co-op Class Q & A
Q: How long are class times?
A: Classes are generally 30, 45, 60 or 75 minutes long, depending on the type of class being taught.
Q: What is the class size?
A: Most rooms can comfortably hold 12-15 students. Classes range in size from 3 to 15, with the exception of gym or drama classes, with our average class size being approx. 5 to 8 students.
Q: Are the teachers certified?
A: Some are, most aren't. Members of our group coach the various classes. Each mom organizing a class does so because she enjoys the subject, wishes to introduce her own children to the subject, and/or has graciously volunteered to share her abilities with others. We would not have a co-op without moms who willingly share their time & talents.
CHECCS members are class coaches. Co-op classes are to enhance, not to take the place of what is being taught in the home school.
Q: How many credits should my high school student receive for a co-op class?
A: There will be no class credits issued by a CHECCS Co-op Class Coach. The parent, as the home educator, determines the credits earned by their student. As a general rule of thumb, a credit is defined as ~135 hours a year, (45 minutes/5days a week/180 school days). (Some say 120 to 150 hours.) Only you know how much time and effort is put into a class and what work is completed outside of class time. Therefore, only you can issue a credit to your own child for a particular class.
Q: Will a transcript be kept for me?
A: No, you must keep your own student's transcript or find an assessor who will, usually this is available for a fee.
Q: Will tests be given in the classes? Will projects, homework, etc. be graded by the teacher?
A: Some of the upper level classes may have tests or quizzes, but the parent can opt out of this by talking to the coach. If you purchase testing papers that go along with the curriculum used, you may give the test at home and ask if the coach can score it for you. A coach may offer comments on projects and homework, and even assign a grade to them. The fact remains that you are your child's teacher. Only you know the grading scale you use for your school and only you know the amount of time and effort your student has put into a class, so you are the only one who can assign a true grade for your child.