Faith Life Home Educators

We are a family-oriented, Christian support ministry for home educators. Activities include field trips, gym time, meetings for parents, service projects, and an annual graduation ceremony.

Home School Co-op

Fall Semester – Classes will run from 10:30am – 3:00pm for ten weeks beginning September 4, 2018. Registration will take place on August 14, 2018 at Faith Life Church.

FAQ

FAQ

When and where do Co-op classes take place?

Co-op classes are held on Tuesdays from 10:30am – 3:00pm. We meet at:

Faith Life Church
2407 Beech Road
New Albany, OH.


How long is a co-op semester?

A co-op semester is 10 weeks long. For specific beginning and ending dates, see the Fall and Spring class schedules.


Can co-op classes act as a replacement for teaching at home?

Faith Life co-op classes are not a replacement for your academic homeschooling efforts and are geared toward enrichment only. At this time, we do not offer core subjects for middle school and high school.


What type of classes do you offer?

Typically, Faith Life Home Educators offer classes that involve fun, hands-on learning in a social setting. We lean toward choosing classes that homeschool parents can’t (or don’t want to) do at home. Messy art projects, science experiments, PE, and singing groups are just a few of the classes that are regularly in our line-up. For a list of specific class descriptions for the current session, please see the current class schedule.


How do I know if classes are cancelled due to inclement weather?

Delays, cancellations, and last minute information are posted on our Facebook page, listed under the Faith Life Home Educators link at www.faithlifechurch.org. Please check for updates before heading to any FLHE event.


Do you make up snow days?

No, we will not make up snow days. We have found that doing so pushes the semester too far into the holiday season.


Who can participate in co-op classes?

Classes are available for homeschoolers in grades K-12. We offer limited preschool classes, for ages 3 & 4 year-olds. You must be considered a home schooled student in order to participate.


Is this a Christian Co-op?

Faith Life Home Educators Homeschool Community is a ministry branch of Faith Life Church. We embrace Biblical principles, looking to God to lead and guide as our community grows. While we do not require attendees to be a member of Faith Life Church, we do ask that, while attending FLHE functions, participants be respectful of our Church beliefs. Please look in our Handbook for our Statement of Beliefs.


Can I register other children besides my own?

Because each family is required to sign a waiver of liability, you may register only for children of which you are parent or legal guardian. If you choose to transport other families’ children, they must register and pay separately and you must fulfill their volunteer obligations in addition to your own.


Can I drop my child off for co-op classes?

Faith Life Church is not a drop-off co-op. Since our classes are taught by parent volunteers and helpers, everyone’s help is needed during co-op hours. Every parent will have some downtime during co-op, however. This is a great time to chat with other parents, do some laps in the parking lot, or take a moment to catch up on reading.


Do I need to volunteer during co-op?

In keeping with the spirit of a cooperative, a parent from each participating family is expected to remain at co-op and serve in some capacity.


How much does it cost to participate in co-op classes?

The prices for the classes vary based on the cost of the supplies needed for each child. Since our teachers volunteer their time, the cost is kept fairly low. The average price per class is between $10 and $20 per semester, but some might be more or less. Class prices are listed with each class on the class schedule page.


Are there any fees beyond the class fees mentioned above?

Yes, each family is charged a $40 fee per family, per school year.


At home, my child is working above grade level. Can I put him in co-op classes above his age group also?

This is a very popular question, because we have many bright homeschool students who are working above grade level. For co-op purposes, however, we do ask that you enroll your child in classes according to his age/grade. In order to ensure space for all of our families, we ask that you respect these guidelines.


Do we have to take classes for the entire co-op day?

You do not have to participate in all day classes in order to participate in co-op.


What do I do if I have to miss a week of co-op?

Since every parent fulfills a volunteer position each week, it is very important that you let us know if you need to miss co-op. Please email your child’s class teacher.


I’m not sure if I will be able to commit to co-op attendance, but right now I think I would like to participate. Should I go ahead and register to hold a place?

Please do not register for co-op classes unless you are sure you would like to participate and are committed to attend regularly.


How do I register?

Registration takes place one day only at Faith Life Church. Fall and spring registration dates will be posted before each session.


How and when do I pay for co-op classes?

Co-op classes can be paid for by check or cash on registration day.


Do I get a refund if our family drops out of co-op?

After you register, if something comes up that makes you unable to participate in co-op classes, you can receive a full refund for all but $40 of your co-op fees up until the first day of co-op classes. Once classes begin, you will not receive a refund, as much of the money will have already been spent purchasing supplies for classes.