What is co-op?
Co-op is a cooperative effort by families within our group for the educational and social benefit of our students. It is a place where adults can pass on their knowledge and talents to eager students just waiting to absorb it all.
When is co-op?
We will offer three sessions in the 2019 - 2020 school year fall, winter, and Spring. For a complete list of dates and times check here.
Where is it held?
Calvary Baptist Church
612 Valley View Road
Benton AR, 72019
How much does this cost?
We try to keep the costs for our co-op very low. There is a $10 fee per family, per semester that helps cover the cost of running co-op, including a donation to the church that is hosting us. Teachers are volunteers and as such do not receive monetary compensation for services rendered. Class fees are simply to cover the cost of necessary class materials and expenses. Class fees are set by the teachers. Some teachers offer classes which have no additional cost whatsoever. The total cost of co-op will be different each semester for every family, and that cost will be determined by the cost of the classes in which you enroll your children.
How do I get involved?
Teaching is a rewarding experience and a wonderful way to get to know the kids. You teach what you like, what you know. Some of the classes offered in the past have included: Art (drawing sketch, painting, scupture, mosaics, ceramics painting), Science (Legos in motion, electricity, Apologia Elementary Biology, experiments for various age groups), Social Studies (countries and cultures), accounting, leather working, Writing (poetry, essay, creative), journalism, character building, auto mechanics, Hunter's Education with certification, story time, sign language, Spanish, ACT/SAT test prep, P.E., First Aid/CPR with certification, babysitting 101, music (choir, guitar, recorder band), cooking (basic, team challenge), cake decorating, sewing, and scrapbooking. Again, teach what interests you; teach what you already know or want to learn about.
If you don’t want to teach just yet, you can assist another teacher. Assisting can be a great way to get to know other SCCHEA parents, and every teacher needs a great assistant. Some classes will require multiple assistants depending on the nature of the class and the number of students enrolled. Every family must have at least one parent who is teaching or assisting with classes both hours of co-op each week.
How do I sign up?
Teachers: Class Description Worksheet
Class Registration is Here!
All families must complete the co-op release form once per school year July - June.
Who do I contact?
The current directors of co-op are