What is a Co-op?
About Homeschool Co-ops
A homeschool co-op is just one of many ways to enrich your family’s homeschool experience. There is so much we can learn from one another!
Structure and rules vary from group to group. In general, most homeschool co-ops are groups of homeschooling families who join together to enrich their homeschooling experience by learning from and with one another. Often these groups will participate in field trips, sports, classes, etc. There are often events and activities for families and children and the opportunity for families to fellowship, encourage and refresh each other.
Veritas Christian Homeschool Co-op
At Veritas, families get to know other families as they talk about their child’s learning style and temperament, looking for encouragement and finding out what homeschooling style they gravitate towards, what curriculum they have used, what activities they recommend for this age or that grade, etc. There is so much information out there it is hard to know what to use, so it is great to actually hear firsthand about homeschooling products and ideas. My kids also have fun getting to play and learn with their friends, and they also get to do activities that may be harder to do with just a kid or two at home.
Our purpose is to support each other in our endeavor to educate our children in an atmosphere that would bring honor and glory to God. We believe we are here because God wants you, his Saints to persevere as you raise and educate your children in the admonition of the Lord. We are a Christ-centered homeschool community with a desire to yield an environment of encouragement, security, and growth in families as well as education for our children. We will offer exceptional core and enrichment classes to meet the needs of home-schooling families while building character and a place for social activities. Our purpose is to encourage and strengthen families and children by providing this time of service. We co-labor with each other and God to achieve excellence by serving each other through our strengths and weaknesses according to I Peter 4:10.
At Veritas, we encourage teachers to build classes that are engaging, academically challenging, and fun. We don’t write class syllabuses according to state standards, but with those standards being so low, our core classes could meet or exceed most of those requirements. It is up to the parent to decide if the content of each class is “enough” or “too much” for their student. We suggest parents adjust as necessary for their child.
Our classes meet every Wednesday during the school year from 9am to 3pm. Check out our latest class schedule to find out what classes are available.
At the end of each year, planning stages for the New Year begin! We start brainstorming in March so that we can investigate what classes families are interested in having, either by teaching or having their children attend. This helps us make decisions on the schedule. It changes every year and NEVER gets boring. You can check out our current class schedule here to give you an idea of the amazing classes that are generated.
Road Trip USA
Exploring Creation with Sea Creatures
Survivor Veritas Style
Five in a Row
All American History
Jr. High & High School Core & Elective Classes:
- Our teaching staff is made up of passionate and gifted Christian parents who love to teach and support the academic and character development of all the students.
- Many of the core classes will be designed to meet AP and Honor Standards.
- Parent remains the primary teacher.
- Classes do not necessarily adhere to the State’s Education Standards nor are they accredited. We do not offer or grant academic credit for classes offered. Veritas will provide course descriptions, class syllabi, and optional quarterly progress reports to help parents validate the classes for families respective ISP, PSP, or school for academic credit.
K-6th grade Classes:
- Elementary classes are hands-on, project-based classes that are taught primarily by other parents who love their subject.
- Parent remains the primary teacher, and classes are designed to supplement at-home instruction.
- Homework is optional but highly encouraged.
- At least one parent is required to remain on campus while their student is in class.
Veritas requires one parent of K-6th graders to be on campus. For older students we do not require but strongly suggest that a parent stay involved on campus while their student is there. Many times the older students need their parents involved and its possible the Veritas team will ask or require that of families. It is what keeps our co-op successful. We do understand that life can require other involvements and keep that from happening so we work with you.
Families registered with Veritas commit to helping during school days. Co-op assignments are issued at the beginning of each semester. These tasks will be from helping out in the classroom to wrapping up our day on campus. Working together makes the load lighter and more time to fellowship, pray and encourage one another.
Praying for Veritas: Colossians 2:2-3, “that (our) hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.