Our goal is to offer family-led, Christ-centered, and affordable academic and social enrichment opportunities to the homeschool community regardless of educational approach, to give students an introduction to a wide variety of study topics and expand their learning experiences, to inspire kids to want to learn more, and to provide fellowship and support for homeschooling families.
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
How Does the CoOp Work?
Homeschoolers are very resourceful people and they are quite good at networking and collaborating. A co-op is one popular way that homeschoolers have found to successful joined forces with other families to present a certain subjects. Usually, it involves a few families meeting regularly in their homes and sharing teaching responsibilities. It’s a wonderful way to get kids involved in some group activities and social time, and for parents to share the load.
The Horizons Family CoOp is the same thing only on a larger scale. In this case, many families come together to offer many subjects to a variety of ages. One parent from each family is required to contribute to the co-op in some way. This could be anything from nursery helper, assistant to a particular class, lead teacher, or parents’ lounge hostess. Each parent serves for only 1 hour during each 2-hour bi-weekly meetings. The other hour is spent enjoying valuable fellowship and relaxation time in the lounge with a cup of coffee (or tea) and some finger foods.