T.E.A.C.H. Family Cooperative

Together Edifying And Cherishing Homeschooling

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

This page answers many commonly asked questions on how our co-op works.  If your question is not answered here, please email directors@teachcoop.com.  We'd be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

How often do you meet?

We meet once a week, on Tuesdays.  

What is your yearly schedule like?

Three Trimesters: 

 

Fall Trimester consists of 10 weeks during September-November.

 

Winter Trimester consists of 8 weeks during January-March.

 

Spring Trimester consists of 8 weeks during April-May.

What is my commitment as a parent?

Since we are a family run cooperative, each parent is required to help. Each mom will be a teacher for one hour and a helper with another class or cleaning. You will usually have 2 hours to visit or work on personal projects. 

 

We require all parents to volunteer in 2 co-op positions every semester. (teach or help in a class).   When you are not teaching or helping you can visit with other moms (many people bring projects, like knitting to work on or a book to read.) You may leave if you arrange to have another parent on site be responsible for your children and let one of the directors know.

 

All families also take part in a service project at the church each semester.

Where do you meet?

We meet at Holy Nativity Church in Meridian. 

 

Holy Nativity Church

828 W Cherry Ln

Meridian, ID 83642

How much does it cost to participate?

Each semester is $60 per new families, $50 for returning families. All families are new each Fall semester. The extra $10 each Fall semester pays for insurance which is only required once per year. This money is used to rent our meeting place, pay for our website, and cover basic business supplies (stamps, checks, & office supplies)..

 

There is also a class fee of $10 per student per semester ($5 for Pre-K) to purchase supplies for the individual classes and the basic school supplies provided by the co-op. (Nursery age children do not have to pay this.)

What is a typical day like?

Please visit our Weekly Schedule page for an outline, schedule, and description of a typical day.

Is this co-op religiously affiliated?

We are not religiously affiliated.  All families are welcome.  We are a secular group.  We do have a code of conduct for each family to sign.  This is to ensure everyone understands our basic rules, and agrees to be respectful to all members.

Do you have a teen class?

Yes, we call it our Scholar class it is for ages 12 and up.

What classes do you offer?

The classes we offer largely depend on what our families want and what parents want to teach. Some of our classes have included, PE, art, history, music, drama, public speaking, and science.  We are open to any class any parent might suggest. 

Please visit our classes page.

How does the board communicate?

Most all of our communication will be done via email or facebook.  If you do not have email, you need to pair up with someone who does to gain information.  You can visit our website for information at any time.  We may occasionally send postal communication, or make phone calls, but our primary way of communicating to members will be through email.  Please join our email list.

What kind of supplies do you provide?

All basic school supplies. Crayons, pencils, glue, scissors, watercolors.

What do you do for lunch?

Parents will need to provide sack lunches for their families.  All lunches need to be packed and kept cool on their own.  Refrigeration will not be available for the co-op as a collective.   Cold sack lunches are preferred.  We will all eat together picnic-style in the gym.