We are a Christian homeschool cooperative and a ministry of Kirkridge Presbyterian Church, ARP. We believe education is a parent's God-given responsibility and want to encourage and help parents with this task. We want to strengthen homeschool families and share our gifting with each other. We also look to provide a place for teachers to encourage students and provide needed quality academics.
As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. ~ I Peter 4:10
Classes will be held once a week for middle school and high school students, meeting on Thursdays. Classes will run from September to May. Participants pick and choose courses, taking as many as they like. Each course will have its own grading policy that will be addressed by the teacher. There is a $40 non-refundable registration fee due with registration forms.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. ~Proverbs 1:7
High school classes are intended for credit. High school classes are taught by paid instructors and parents will pay instructors directly. Parents are responsible to purchase books and materials for classes. High school students may be dropped off but families are still responsible for support position responsibility.* Study and lunch space will be provided.
Middle school classes will be offered as a traditional co-op. Teachers are volunteer homeschool parents. Parents are required to participate in teaching, assisting, or support positions.* Parents are responsible to purchase books and materials for classes. If a middle school student wants to take a high school class, they need to speak to the instructor, and would be responsible for the applicable class fee.
Parents must sign the SFHT statement of faith. Please arrive on time. Please do not bring sick kids. Parents are responsible to purchase books and materials for classes. Please inform teachers and leaders as soon as you can if you or your student will be absent. Parents are still responsible to their oversight group and for tracking and reporting grades if necessary. Be willing to take support positions as needed.
Students: Be respectful, pay attention, and submit to the authority of the teachers and leaders. Show respect to all students in the co-op and to the facility. Food is allowed only in the fellowship hall. Dress modestly at all times. Come prepared to learn, have all assignments completed and be ready to participate in class with a positive attitude.
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. ~Proverbs 22:6
Teachers must sign the SFHT statement of faith and agree not to teach anything that would be in conflict with it. Teachers are responsible for curriculum, keeping classrooms clean, and collecting class fees. Each teacher must have a plan in place for communication with students and parents. In the event of a closure, or a teacher absence, the teacher will communicate any assignments that need to be completed at home.
*Support Positions: These are the important tasks that need to be done for our co-op to run smoothly (lunch supervision, study hall supervision, clean-up, etc). Each family will commit to a position for one or two half-semester periods per school year. A list of needed assistance will be published and parents may sign up for support positions on a first come, first served basis. If parents don't sign up, they will be assigned a position.
Inclement weather policy: We will generally follow Carroll County Public School policy, but if the church parking lot is not accessible we will need to cancel for the day. We will post updates on this site and will email to notify everyone.
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