What is the Academy co-op?
The Academy is a one day-a-week program where your kids can take classes and build friendships with other homeschoolers.
We meet during three sessions each year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Each session runs about seven to nine weeks, depending on the calendar year and holidays.
The Academy is only possible through the cooperative effort of all our members. Each Friday during our sessions, all enrolled families come together for a half-day of group time, classes, encouragement, and fun!
Why do we do it?
Our heart is to come alongside, connect, encourage, and support homeschooling families like yours. We believe that God has equipped you with everything you need to educate your children at home. Our mission is to help build up a community of homeschoolers that will help you go the distance. We look forward to serving alongside you and supporting your family in a way that will encourage and inspire you.
When do we meet?
The Academy meets on Fridays from late September through April. We begin the day at 8:30 with our first class, followed by “the gathering.” Two additional classes round out our morning. These each run 55 minutes, ending the day at 12 noon.
Who can come?
We are open to ALL homeschool families, regardless of your beliefs. We do, however, require that your oldest child is at least 6 years AND entering 1st grade by Sept 1, 2016.. Nurseries are available for children from infants through two-years-old. Classes start with our preschoolers and run through high school.
What does it cost?
We try very hard to keep the costs low at The Academy. The main costs involved are:
- Annual Membership dues of $50 if paid by May 16th, after $60.
- Deadline to register for 2016 school year is August 31, 2016.
Are parents required to teach?
YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO TEACH, but we are dependent on the willingness of parents to help in order to offer a variety of classes. Parents are required to stay the entire morning and help two of the three class hours. This could include helping with set up or tear down, being a hall monitor, assisting in a class, or helping in the nursery/toddler area.