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FAQs



Q:

What is a Homeschool "Co-op?"

A:

A homeschool co-op is an educational community comprised of homeschooling families who gather together at allotted times for classes, community, and enrichment.

A co-op is usually run by parents who teach classes, volunteer in leadership positions, and help with all aspects of running the community. Co-ops are a great opportunity for families to socialize and support one another as well as for students to learn and grow in community. Our classes will meet on Monday mornings from 9am-10am & 10am-11am.

What ages do we serve?

We serve Preschool through 8th grades as well as 9th-12th grade when interest is high enough. We also provide a nursery for children under 3.

Co-op families come together once a week to participate in regular classes, recess, lunch, and other activities.

Custom Education Cooperative (C.E.C.) operates as a true co-op, which means we rely solely on parent participation. All parents are encouraged to submit an application to teach a class, and the administration will choose the classes that best fit the vision and mission of C.E.C. Students will typically attend 2 classes between 9:00am and 11:00am as well as an optional fellowship lunch hour from 11:00-noon. C.E.C. also provides fun activities for students including, but not limited to, a Back to School Bash, field trips, holiday parties, community service projects, science fair, talent show, End of the School Year party, and more!

In addition to student care, C.E.C. desires to provide opportunity for Moms to be supported and uplifted.

We understand that homeschooling is not only a fun journey, but can also be a journey that we feel we walk alone. We never want you to feel that way and fully believe that creating a community for moms keeps the passion for homeschooling alive!

If you are interested in joining C.E.C., please visit the drop down menu click prospective members and then click "Membership Request" and request to join our community.

Q:

Do I need to sign a statement of faith?

A:

The short answer here is no. We do not require anyone to sign a statement of faith here at C.E.C. However, we do follow Christian values here at C.E.C. and many of our classes are Christian based. 

Ensure our children are happy above all else, while also understanding the value in education and the importance in family.

Q:

If I decide to drop out of C.E.C. are my fees refundable?

A:

No, I'm sorry. C.E.C. is a not for profit co-op. That means anything we charge is only for supplies and the cost of running C.E.C. We have minimum student requirements for each class to make sure we are able to cover these cost. *All registation fees, semester fees, and class fees are non-refundable. 

Q:

Ok, so what are the costs?

A:

There is a $50 one time registration fee due at the time you fill our your registration form. Once your membership is approved you will have access to view all available classes. Each child will have a semester fee that will need to be paid before class signups. Each class will have a class fee listed in their class description that will cover all books and supplies needed. Classes are selected by semester, not school year. It is our goal to keep fees as low as possible for our families. 

Q:

Am I expected to work during co-op days or can I drop and go?

A:

Drop and go is not an option at C.E.C.  At least one parent is required to not only stay on premises during co-op days, but they are also assigned a duty to perform. We don't want this to feel like a chore for you so on your application make sure you select the items that sound like the best fit for you! We feel this quote really reprsents our outlook for serving in C.E.C. 

Cultivate the community you want to have. 

Q:

Is there a waitlist?

A:

At any given time there can be a waitlist at C.E.C for specific ages.  We do our best to allow every family to join our co-op but we are restricted by venue space and class sizes. 

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -Ben Franklin

Q:

How do I join C.E.C. ?

A:

The first step to join C.E.C. is to make sure you've read over all of the C.E.C. Info drop down links.  Then you will need to fill out the Request Membership form. At that point we will review all of the information you've submitted and reach out to you via phone or email to set up an informal interview time.  During that interview we will discuss any questions you have for the adminstration team, talk about our vision, classes, and also discuss what roles you feel would work best for you based on our semesters need at C.E.C.  If you and the administration team feel like it's a good match then you will have access to the members tab on the website.