New to Homeschooling or Perhaps the Charlotte Mason Method?
Browse below for information about homeschooling, resources that can help you, and what Charlotte Mason Method of teaching is all about.
Is your co-op a drop-off program?
Our program is structured to be an all-hands on deck approach to give all families an even load of responsibilities, we ask our parent to teach and volunteer. In return we offer excellent academics, companionship and support and community that runs at a lower cost to make it manageable for most family budgets. However we do offer a High school drop-in program that does not require teaching, this year this program will only be able to accommodate 40% of our class to ensure we have ample teachers for our high school classes.
Our program is meant to be attended both days, many of our classes are split in half over both days and students will get more out of their classes, give other students someone to collaborate with consistently and allow for an even load for parent responsibilities when attending both days. There are always exceptions, ie. special needs, so please contact our leadership with your specific needs so we can properly address this question. Priority will be given to families that can attend both days.
Do you offer payment plans?
We do offer payment plans for our full and half-day programs only.
What curriculum do you use?
Our carefully selected curriculum this year crafts books and materials with a Charlotte Mason philosophy, thought some of our curriculum may lean slightly classical to give our program a good balance for our Senior and Mid-Level students. Find out more about our curriculum here.
So what is a homeschool co-op, and what isn't a homeschool co-op?
A Homeschool Co-op, short for Homeschool Cooperative, is a group of homeschooling families united in the goal of educating their children together. They share teaching responsibilities, coordinate activities, and meet regularly, usually weekly. By pooling resources, such as supplies and fees, they create a supportive environment for socialization, connections, and mutual support. It differs from a hybrid homeschool, which typically involves paid teachers and a combination of home-based and external classes. Hybrid homeschooling may offer drop-off options and involves a structured curriculum with graded assignments.
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New to Homeschooling?
What to do first?
If your child is new to homeschooling, you must turn in a letter of intent to homeschool no later than the year they are 6 prior to September 1, or if they have transitioned from the public school you may follow this link for more steps.
How do I keep homeschooling records?
Maintain a portfolio of records and materials. The portfolio must consist of the following:
1. A log of educational activities that is made contemporaneously with the instruction and that designates by title any reading materials used.
2. Samples of any writings, worksheets, workbooks, or creative materials used or developed by the student.
(e) The parent shall determine the content of the portfolio, preserve it for 2 years, and make it available for inspection, if requested, by the district school superintendent, or the district school superintendent’s agent, upon 15 days’ written notice.
What qualifies me to home school my children in the State of Florida?
(1) As used in this section, the term “home education program” has the same meaning as in s. 1002.01. A home education program is not a school district program and is registered with the district school superintendent only for the purpose of complying with the state’s attendance requirements under s. 1003.21(1). The parent is not required to hold a valid regular Florida teaching certificate. (a) The parent, as defined in s. 1000.21, who establishes and maintains a home education program shall notify the district school superintendent of the county in which the parent resides of her or his intent to establish and maintain a home education program. The notice must be in writing, signed by the parent, and include the full legal names, addresses, and birthdates of all children who shall be enrolled as students in the home education program. The notice must be filed in the district school superintendent’s office within 30 days of the establishment of the home education program....
Why use a homeschool co-op?
The “it takes a village" approach helps parents by shifting and sharing the responsibility of educating their kids.
Taking the pressure off of parents to cover the bulk of educating, and planning curriculum with their children on their own.
Allows for the social aspects of educating. (ie. a child that sees peers paying attention or completing assignments, can motivate him to do the same.)
Ease in group activities, such as field days, science fairs, parties, graduations and more.
Ability to work alongside peers for better understanding and collaboration.
Parents with multiple children of different ages will have more help to get subjects completed while each parent is working with each group individually.
Instead of one parent educating all of the children of different ages at the same time, multiple parents can split the grades and work on subjects by similar ages.
Homeschooling can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be. Having others in your life to come along side you in support and friendship is vital to a healthy homeschool life.