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How We Run our Homeschool Co-op:
Our homeschool co-op is only 3-years old, but it runs smoothly and has been a huge success. I think what made it great was that it started with a group of experienced homeschooling moms. There was great organization and a set of by-laws set up from the start. We have a board running it and keep the size of the group manageable- around 25 families. We also all have similar educational and faith philosophies so we work well together. When inviting in new members, we interview them then vote as a board on whether we feel they are a good fit for the group.
We rent a building from a local private school that does not meet on Fridays. As members we pay a monthly building fee as well as fees for each class we choose to register our children for. We have classes ALL DAY on Fridays. There are 6 hours of classes, each an hour long. For the preschool aged kids, there is one class option each hour. For the other age groups there are 2 different classes to choose from each hour.
The classes at our homeschool co-op are taught by parents and outside experts and they are free-market. This means we can choose our own topic and cost as well as set the max number of students for each class. Some parents choose to make the cost a little higher to help pay for their own family’s classes. Others choose to charge the bare minimum to cover their own expenses.
The group has been incredible for our family and we feel so incredibly blessed to be a part of it! If you are searching for your own group to fit your family’s needs, you just need to take a leap and start it! Anything is possible!
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