Fall of 2022 Schedule/FAQ's

Fall of 2022

Monday's 8:30 a.m.

M/W Middle School Math - Fraser

M Group Learning Day (K - 12th) Hour 1

Wednesday's 8:30 a.m.

M/W Middle School Math - Fraser

W Writing Grade 3 - 8 - Bustetter

W Home Ec. K - 5th - Dillahunty

W Art 6th & up - Sines

K - 5th PE - Bohannan

Monday's 9:30 a.m.

M/W Pre-Algebra - Fraser

M Group Learning Day (K - 12) - Hour 2

Wednesday's 9:30 a.m. 

M/W Pre-Algebra - Fraser

W Geography Grades 1 - 8 - Bustetter

W Art K - 5th - Sines

W PE 6th and up - Bohannan

W Home Ec 6th and up- Dillahunty

W Science Grade K - 2 - Doherty

Monday's 10:30 a.m.

M/W Algebra 1 - Fraser

Group Learning Day (K - 12) - Hour 3

M Math Skills K - 2nd and 3rd - 5th - Doherty

Wednesday's 10:30 a.m.

M/W Algebra 1 - Fraser

W Praise Dance K - 5 - Dillahunty

W Science Grade 5 & up - Bustetter

W Art 6th and up - Sines

W Games/Logic - 2nd & up - Doherty

M/W 11:30 a.m.

Co-op wide Lunch/Chapel Hour

Lunch all grades 11:30 a.m.

Chapel K - 5th - noon

Chapel 6th and up - noon

Monday's 12:30 p.m.

M/W STEM age 10 & up - Fraser

M/W Spanish 1 (6th and up) - Holmes

M Art - Combined K - 8th - Williams

M/W Grade 3 - 5 Science - Doherty

Wednesday's 12:30 p.m.

M/W STEM age 10 & up - Fraser

M/W Spanish 1 (6th and up) - Holmes

M/W Grade 3 - 5 Science - Doherty

W Art - Combined K - 8th - Sines

W K-5 Music Appreciation - Dillahunty

Monday's 1:30 p.m. 

M/W Geometry - Fraser

M/W Spanish 1 (6th & up) - Holmes

M/W K - 2nd & 3rd - 5th Math Skills - Doherty

M/W Art K - 5th - Walker

M/W Theater 6th & up - Mr. Shayne

Wednesday's 1:30 p.m.

M/W Geometry - Fraser

M/W Spanish 1 (6th & up) - Holmes

M/W Art K - 5th - Teacher - Walker

M/W K - 2nd & 3rd - 5th Math Tutoring - Doherty

M/W Theater 6th & up - Mr. Shayne

Monday's 2:30 p.m.

 

M/W Spanish 1 (6th & up) - Holmes

M/W Middle/High History - Doherty

M/W Art (6th & up) - Walker

M/W Theater K - 5th - Mr. Shayne

M/W Math Tutoring - Fraser

Wednesday's 2:30 p.m.

 

M/W Spanish 1 (6th & up) - Holmes

M/W Art - 6th & up - Walker 

M/W Middle/High History - Doherty 

M/W Theater K - 5th - Mr. Shayne

M/W Math Tutoring - Fraser

                                  

 

FAQ’s

 

When does Group Learning Day meet for the Fall of 2022?

Group Learning Day meets on Monday’s from 8:30 am – 12:30 p.m. for age 4 – 12th grade, and will be split into 2 groups for elementary, and middle/high.  The cost is $100/month per family.  Students who are taking hour classes and do not have a class or study block will be placed into the group learning day during this time, and will pay a small additional fee of $25 per hour monthly. (Ex: if one or more children from one family have an hour on Mon. from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. without a class, you would pay $25 monthly for all of your children to join group learning day during that hour).

What classes be graded, and will there be homework?

Elementary electives and group learning day will not be graded, though there may be optional learning sent home that students and parents can choose to do as an extension of learning.  Middle school and high school electives may have assessments and grades depending upon the teacher, and high school core classes and languages will offer some form of assessment and grades that parents can use for transcripts if desired. 

Will you be adding additional classes?

At the moment no, but we are open to adding additional classes. Please refer any Jesus-loving teachers who are looking to work part-time to us.

What is the maximum number of students per class?

We will have a maximum of 10 students/class with the exception of theater, which may have more with parent helpers. If we have more than ten, we will have parent helpers to assist in any given class. 

 

What is your Covid policy?

All Families will be asked to sign a Covid and liability release form upon joining.  We will encourage frequent hand washing with all-natural soap that co-op provides in bathrooms.  During co-op time, teachers, parent helpers, assistants and staff will avoid conversations on Covid, Vaccines, masks and Politics, as our focus will always be on Jesus, learning and fun.  Each family should choose what is best for them, and teachers are asked to avoid these topics and redirect the conversation, as these are not salvation issues, and are best talked about among family outside of co-op. Since these areas can cause division as many families feel differently, we seek to avoid these topics during our co-op time. Should someone contract Covid, please stay home from co-op for the recommended amount of days, or until a negative test is received. 

What if there is another lockdown?  Will classes go virtual, or stop meeting?

We will do everything in our power to continue to meet in person.  But, if we cannot legally meet in person and our only option is virtual meeting, it will be up to the individual elective teacher if they choose to continue to the class virtually, but we will do our best to switch to virtual and zoom.  For group learning, we will also try to switch to virtual if possible.  Any families who wish to continue coursework should be able to do so virtually. Reimbursements will not be issued mid-month if this were to happen, nor will there be reimbursements for registration fees.

How long are the elective classes?

Each class is 50 mins long to allow for transition to the next class.

What if my student has a break between classes?

If they have a break during Monday’s group learning day from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., they will be placed into group learning day for a small fee of $25 extra per month per hour, or families can just pay $100 for group learning day.  Ex: if they have a break from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., they will be placed into group learning during that time on Monday’s. Apart from these hours, currently we do not have any study hall monitors, so they would need to either take a full load of classes, or have a parent present with them during a time when they do not have a class. The exception is during the lunch/recess/Chapel hour, during which students may stay without a parent present.

Are all teachers background checked, and will teacher bio’s be up soon?

Yes; all teachers, nursery staff and anyone else working with children must receive a background check. All teacher bio’s and class descriptions will be updated on the website by mid-January.

 

What is the cost for electives, and what days do they meet?

Electives range from $35 to $50 a month for once a week electives that meet on Monday and/or Wednesday, and the price depends on the teacher.  Pricing will be listed on the website soon.  Electives that meet Monday’s and Wednesday’s are $50/month.  

 

Do parents have to volunteer?

During Group Learning Day, each parent either needs to volunteer on the Nursery, Admin., or teaching team.  For electives, parents do not have to volunteer, but if able, we can definitely use the help to keep costs down so that we do not have to hire extra Admin or nursery staff.  If you’re able to volunteer during electives, please email us – we certainly appreciate it!  Any volunteers working with children will need to receive a background check. 

 

What does my Group Learning Day and Registration tuition cover? 

This covers admin supplies, (printer, ink, paper, office supplies), group events and holiday party supplies, PE/sports/recess supplies, cleaning/hand soap supplies, flags, promotional flyers, marketing, speakers, Spotify and academic curriculum group memberships, curriculum/supplies/teacher materials for group learning and electives,  websites for meet ups and co-op, non-profit fees, our annual Family Summer Camping Trip, our annual Ladies Bible study retreat, and payment for co-op helpers and teacher assistants if unable to secure enough volunteers.

Will students and family have chances to fellowship and build community?

Yes; our goal is to take frequent fun and or educational field trips, as well as to have weekly park days, along with Ladies Bible studies and worship events.  We will also attend local ministry and evangelism events that other churches host.  Too, we will have co-op parties for holidays, as well as summer camps and summer weekend arts workshops.  Some events will be held in the evenings and weekends so that working parents can be a part too. If you have suggestions for a God-honoring event or activity, please contact us!

Is the co-op a non-profit?

We are in the process of becoming a non-profit, so that we can more easily accept donations.

 

What if I want to take a Monday/Wednesday class, but it conflicts with another class that meets once a week on a Monday or Wednesday? 

Apart from a Math class, we should be able to accommodate this if you would like to attend a Monday/Wednesday class just once a week, and pay 40 a month instead of 50. Please be sure to speak with the teacher of the class that meets twice a week to let them know that you’ll just be attending once a week, and on which particular day.

There will also be multiple sections of the same class, for example Middle/High History has 2 sections of the same class back to back on M/W, and Spanish 1 has three sections on M/W afternoons also back to back.  So you could take a Spanish 1 class at 12:30 on Monday, and the same Spanish 1 class, but just a different section at 1:30 p.m. on a Wednesday.  This is done to help add in flexibility to the schedule so that students can fit in all of their desired classes. 

What if I go on vacation or miss a week?  Do I still need to pay the full price?  What about Federal Holidays, weather closure, or if teachers miss a class?

Full payment is always due regardless of classes missed or vacations taken.  Group Learning is a 9 month program with payments expected for all 9 months in order to attend, and the same is true of electives.  If outstanding fees are due, we will ask for full payment before returning to co-op in order to be fair to and honor the teachers and staff.  We are off for all Federal holidays, and full monthly payment will always still be due for shorter or longer months.  If teachers miss a class, we will do our best to find a qualified sub.  If we cannot find a sub and have to cancel class, the next month of class will be pro-rated by 1/4  of the cost for each class missed that month.  Should weather be inclement and we need to cancel co-op for safety reasons, reimbursements will not be issued nor will there be make-up days. 

Is there a discount if I refer friends to the co-op?

Yes!  If you refer a friend, you will receive $100 off of registration or group learning day tuition for each family referred who joins.

 

Will there be any study hall/study skills types of classes offered?

If interested, we can add a study hall or study skills Monday, Wednesday or both at 8:30 a.m. for middle school and up if the need arises. The description of this study hall is below if interested:

Structured Study Hall – designed to assist students who may struggle academically so that they will have the study skills necessary to be successful in life.  Students will be trained in leadership, organization, and active study habits, with guidance provided to assist students in applying the study skills to their coursework. Skills taught: Leadership, Organization, Task and Time Management, Active Study Strategies, Note Taking, Test Preparation, & Subject-specific strategies.

Please contact Mrs. Carrie at carrieanned6@gmail.com.

 

Will you offer guidance on preparing high school transcripts and how to homeschool through middle and high school?

Yes; we will offer at least one workshop each semester to aid parents with this process.  Each workshop will be taught by a seasoned homeschool parent who has graduated children from homeschooling to a career and/or college.

How do Math/STEM classes and Math tutoring work? 

All Math and STEM classes will meet both Mondays and Wednesdays and will be taught by Mr. Kevin Fraser. Math tutoring is $10/student per month, or $15/month for 2 or more kids. Students don't have to do every tutoring session on Monday and or Wednesday.  Mr. Kevin will send monthly signups, and students can email him back to enroll on the days of the month needed, and aren't obligated to pay for tutoring every month, but just as needed. 

We will not be offering Algebra II at this time, but Mr. Kevin can recommend an online program for Algebra II, and students who use this program may enroll in his tutoring sessions at 12:30 p.m. Monday and or Wednesday for Algebra II if help is needed. 

Each Math class will have an online resource which will give further help and explanations if needed outside of class.

Each student can request a math level assessment via email from Mr. Kevin at any time to determine which level of Math they should take this Fall.

Students may start mid-way through a Math class if they have been working on that particular math subject and have scored satisfactorily on the assessment test for that level of Math.

Students who are interested in taking a class may shadow the class before joining at no extra charge. 

STEM class will do projects which span every few weeks, and students joining after the first week of school will be able to join in on STEM at the beginning of each new project, and may shadow and observe a class prior to joining at no extra charge.

Feel free to email Mr. Kevin at fraserkevin12@yahoo.com for any specific questions on his co-op classes etc. 

Will there be an early bird discount?

Yes!  Registration for Fall of 2022 is now open.  Registration will be a non-refundable payment of $200, and a non-refundable payment of $150 if paid by March 20th.  If you would like an application, please email us at Lholmes79@gmail.com