Co-op is a nondenominational group open to all local homeschooling families. New families are encouraged to attend a couple sessions before enrolling for the year. There is no mandatory attendance once you've joined, simply come to the classes that are of interest to your family!
There is a $25/year registration fee per family to cover the cost of our group's insurance, donation to the church for letting us use their space, and miscellaneous supplies. Each family is asked to volunteer teaching (or arranging an outside teacher) for 3 60 min classes each school year.
10:15am - 11:00am -- Building opens, set up time for teachers, families arrive. Parents, please make sure to arrive by 10:45am in order to be checked in & settled before classes start promptly at 11:00am. If you arrive after 11, please check-in and help your student find the class they are taking.
Co-op remains open for all North Country homeschooling families to join, however, this year we will be charging a $25 registration fee per family. This fee will cover each attending family’s portion of the co-op’s newly purchased insurance policy, an annual donation to the Cadyville Wesleyan Church (which let’s us use it’s building for free), and any other supplies the group needs (shelving, art supplies, etc).
** A registration table will be set up next to the sign-in table throughout the year. Please take a moment to fill out our short registration form, and place it, along with your $25 fee, in the drop box provided. PLEASE BRING EXACT CHANGE, co-op does not have a checking account and cannot cash checks. Cash only please!
Additionally, each family registering will be expected to volunteer three times each school year. Volunteering can take many forms -- teaching a class solo, team teaching a class with another co-op family, bringing in an outside teacher, or holding a staff position are all examples of ways to contribute.
** New families are able, and encouraged, to come to co-op 1-2 times prior to registering to make sure the group is a good fit for your family. Once registered, new families have a one semester “grace period” before volunteer requirements begin so they have time to make friends & see how co-op runs.
Fees for individual classes will still be paid weekly to cover the teacher’s cost for materials. Fees will continue to be collected using the honor system at the sign-in table each class day. When you sign-in, please be sure to check to see if the classes your child is attending that day have fees, and if so, please put payment in the appropriate envelope.
We meet at regular times though, so that families can easily schedule other classes and commitments around co-op without conflicts.