FAQ

HOW DOES YOUR GROUP OPERATE?

Since we are a co-op, we cannot function effectively without EVERYONE’s FULL PARTICIPATION.  Students and one parent need to be on campus for all 3 hours.

We have 3 separate class hours, with classes that vary depending on what parents feel led of the Lord to teach.  Teaching is NOT required; however, a parent MUST volunteer in 2 out of the 3 hours (which leaves 1 free hour to fellowship with other parents or just have some uninterrupted ‘mom-time’ on campus).

When registering (usually 2-3 wks before the first class day), you’ll choose one class per hour for each of your children (including babies, toddlers, and preschoolers).  You’ll need to choose the 2 hours where you’d like to volunteer (email your preferences to Zoie at mnzfair@sbcglobal.net) – otherwise, you will be assigned wherever there is a need.

We strive to be good stewards of the facilities God has blessed us with at RCC.  Therefore, when the 3rd hour class is finished, everyone pitches in (usually 5-10 minutes) to clean up their designated area.

When and where do you meet?

We meet twice a month (on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, but sometimes we have to adjust for holidays).  Click on the Calendar link for the actual dates this semester.

TIME:  12:45 – 3:45 p.m. (plus about 15 minutes afterwards for clean-up of the buildings)

PLACE:  Rogers Christian Church, 2421 W. Oak Street, Rogers AR (CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

What and when is the Covenant/Planning Meeting?

***SPECIAL NOTE*** We are trying something different for the 2016 Fall Semester, so we will NOT have a Covenant/Planning Meeting.  We’ll be putting together our Class Schedule during our regular co-op class day.  Then we’ll email everyone on our list when it’s posted online.  To be added to our email list, contact Zoie at mnzfair@sbcglobal.net.

We usually have our Covenant/Planning Meeting at Rogers Christian Church on a Thursday near the end of each semester to plan classes for the following semester (click on the Calendar link to see this semester’s date).  Moms (and sometimes dads) brainstorm and decide what classes they’d like to teach (or help with), as the Lord leads.  We try to make sure there are enough classes to accommodate the number of families at the meeting.

Those who miss this meeting will be added to the waiting list and contacted later if space allows.  As the number of homeschoolers in Benton County continues to rise each year, we are not always able to accommodate every family due to space limitations.  If you decide you would like to participate, please use the Contact link on this website.  If the semester has already begun, you may request to have your family added to the waiting list, which is ‘first-come, first-served’.

 

 

How do I register for the bi-weekly co-op classes?

Registration is done online, usually 2-3 weeks before a new semester begins.

If you’d like to participate in our co-op classes:

  • FIRST, REVIEW THE COVENANT AGREEMENT (under Membership link) to be sure you are able to make the commitment required.  Since we are a co-op, we need EVERYONE’S full participation in order to function properly.
  • THEN, send an email to Zoie Fair (mnzfair@sbcglobal.net) or use the Contact link on this website to be added to our email list (you’ll receive announcements when registration time is near).

How often are class fees paid? How about membership dues?

The Class Fee covers the cost of supplies for the entire semester and is due BEFORE the first day of classes.  Funds are then forwarded to the teachers so they’ll have supplies for the first class.

Membership Dues: $25 per family – per year.  You can renew or join NWACHEA at any time during the year (August 1st through July 31st); however, dues are not refundable and are not pro-rated.

When does the new membership form come out?

It is usually updated in August.  You may use the form that is online. CLICK HERE to download. Just fill in, print, and mail with the $25 membership fee to the P.O. Box on the form.

What size is the NWACHEA of Rogers co-op group?

Membership totals vary from semester to semester, but we typically have around 150 children (or about 60 families) participating in classes.

Do you have any children with Special Needs in your group?

We occasionally have children with special needs…we do our best to work with moms to find the best fit for all of their children.  If it is something that may interfere with the other children’s learning, we try to work that out on a case-by-case basis.

What is the ‘Homeschool Loop’, and how do I join it?

There is a homeschool group digest/email loop that comes out daily.  You DO NOT have to be a member of any homeschool group to participate in the email loop, nor do you have to subscribe to any particular set of religious beliefs.  Topics cover a variety of helpful info, including occasional discussions about issues that affect us as homeschoolers.  Just CLICK HERE and you can signup!  It’s a great resource to have.  You will find many helpful suggestions, discussions, announcements, curriculum for sale, reviews, and much more.  This is quite a knowledgeable group with an abundance of experience.  Also, it will keep you updated on educational opportunities.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

Zoie Fair, Coordinator (mnzfair@sbcglobal.net)

Alisa Andrews, Administrator (alisa.andrews@cox.net)

Or CLICK HERE to fill out the Contact form.