Frequently Asked Questions

We will meet every Wednesday from 9:15-12:30 at Fredericktown Baptist Church. We will meet for 8 weeks in the fall (with one break week in the middle) and then another 12 weeks in the spring (we will start meeting again mid-January) with a break week every 4 weeks.
The cost is $350/year per family. High school students will be responsible for purchasing any textbooks, workbooks and supplies their classes require.

Each parent is required to instruct one class and assist in another. We are NOT a drop-off program. A parent or legal guardian is required to be in the building at all times.

  • If you are a lead instructor in an elementary science class, you will be given a curriculum packet to get you started. You will NOT be required to follow the curriculum entirely. It is to give you a basic idea of what the children will need to learn that year. You can use all the worksheets and activities in the packet, or pick and choose whatever ones you like! You are also welcome to add your own activities to the class as well. Be as creative as you like, as long as you stick to the main subjects in the curriculum packet!
  • High school class instructors will have a set curriculum to follow.
  • Lead instructors will be allowed to submit up to $75.00 in receipts for reimbursement for supplies (copies, supplies for art projects, etc.).

You may be asked to be a substitute if another parent is out that week.

If you have volunteered to instruct one of the elective classes, it will be your responsibility to plan the class.

All elementary grades will have a P.E., a science and an elective.

Science classes will include units such as ecosystems, space, geology, energy, botany, chemistry, mammals, arthropods, marine biology, meteorology, and paleontology. Lead instructions will receive their science curriculum units in PDF form.

High school classes will include science (using the Apologia Science Curriculum),
literature/composition and an elective.

Approved electives for elementary and high school include:

  • Problem solving/logic
  • Art/art history
  • Geography
  • Health
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • 50 States
  • Music/famous composers
  • Speech
  • Foreign language
  • Debate (high school)
  • Economics (high school)
  • Personal finance (high school)
  • Cultures of the World
  • Renaissance Minds (inspiring people who changed the world)
  • Great inventors

We welcome other ideas for elective classes, but all other subjects must be approved by the Board of Directors

Elementary science classes follow The Good and The Beautiful science curriculum. High school science classes follow Apologia science curriculum. Most other classes do not use a set curriculum.
Yes, the children will be allowed snacks during one of their class periods. The co-op will NOT supply the snacks. Each child will be required to bring their own backpack with a water bottle, a small snack and various other required items. All items must be labeled with the child’s name.
There is a lunch period and opportunity for some free play in the gym from 12:45-1:45. Staying for this is optional.
Yes, we plan field trips throughout the year, as well as park playdates and holiday parties.

Please fill out our contact us form to find out if there are spots open.