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What is a Homeschool Co-op?

A homeschool co-op, or cooperative, is a group in which every member family participates to provide classes for the students.

Since 2000, we have encouraged the entire family to participate, including fathers and grandparents!

The most important aspect of a co-op is that everyone does something.  Some parents teach, some set up and clean up, some are hall monitors, etc. Each person contributes to make the class day a success!

Who teaches what?

Some parents will volunteer to teach a specific class because their children need to cover this subject and think it will be more fun for them to share it with a group. Others teach certain topics just because they enjoy teaching them.  We tell parents who are unsure about teaching to really think about what they love to do or learn about.  If you like scrapbooking, teach it!  If you enjoy biology, chances are that another parent just like you will be happy to assist you.  

Don't be surprised If another parent in the co-op hears that you have a particular talent and asks if you would consider teaching that subject. It's how we are able to offer such a wonderful variety of classes.

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