Homeschool co-op sets event

Published 9:39 pm Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A homeschool cooperative program in its second year is holding a “Meet the Teacher” night Thursday for families who have registered or plan to register at the event.

The open house for God’s Homeschool Warriors will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church, 917 Carolina Road. Classes begin Sept. 4.

The program started last year as a group of families and formally organized this year. About 100 students are registered so far.

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Children attend classes each Tuesday at the church, and parents are required to volunteer to teach classes or fill other needs.

“Our whole goal is to come alongside families who choose to homeschool and assist them in whatever God has called them to do,” said Amy Tucker, academic coordinator. “We have a really rigorous academic schedule for the children, and it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Homeschool cooperatives supplement the homeschool education by providing a variety of classes for students to learn together. Classes in this year’s schedule include art, manners, creative dance, public speaking, worship band, photography, physical education, financial peace and sign language.

Registration is open all year long, so families can join at any time, Tucker said.

Classes run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, and students get lab work or teaching during that time, Tucker said. They also get work to complete throughout the week.

The cooperative also provides a place for other services for the homeschool community, such as graduation and arts fairs.

“We offer a lot of things in the homeschool community,” Tucker said.

Thursday night’s “Meet the Teacher” night is open for those who want to register.

For more information on the cooperative, visit