The cost to participate in 2010-2011 co-op year is 3 fold.
There is a national yearly due that is paid directly to First Class Homeschool Ministries. This price ranges from $22-$27 for a year depending on the method of payment you choose to pay with. This membership is for the whole family and is good for a year from the date you sign up and pay for membership.
With this membership comes LOTS of benefits & freebies valued at over $150 (discount to HSLD: Home School Legal Defense, TOS: This Old Schoolhouse Mag., free ebooks, etc.).
Normally this is all done on-line at: http://www.firstclasshomeschool.org/pages/members.html
If you do not have on-line access, registration and payment can be made locally by contacting Roberta Nees at email@example.com .
For more information about memberships, please refer to the above link.
First Class Homeschool Ministries does offer scholarship if registration dues are a hardship. Example: If you can only afford $10, then that would be all you pay. There will be a box that will explain this as you go through the membership process.
There is a $65 registration ($25 local dues & $40 church blessing) to join First Class Kitsap County. This payment is good for all members in your family and lasts for the current co-op year. If you join in after January 1, the membership fee is pro-rated to $40 ($15 local dues and $25 church blessing) to finish out the current co-op year. This is paid during Co-op Class Registration Day and is not paid on-line. If you join First Class Kitsap County after our Registration Day, you would pay for this when you sign up for classes on the day you join us.
There is a charge of $3 per class/per semester, material fee's (if the class has any), and other supplies you need to gather for your child to participate in a co-op class. The $3 per class is explained best this way. If you had 2 children and they took 2 classes at the co-op, the cost for the whole semester would be $12 + material fees and supplies you need to purchase. This $12 is used to provide scholarships to families in need and also provides First Class Kitsap with funds for running of the co-op, events for the members, etc). The material fees is the fee the teachers need to purchase the supplies needed for the class to use with your child.
Teachers are NOT paid and are volunteering their time, talent, and special gifts to help make this co-op possible.