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About Us - Beacon Co-op

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Our Purpose

Our primary purpose is to glorify God in all we do.  We are a Christian Homeschool Co-Op that meets on Wednesdays that offers enrichment and supplemental instruction for elementary through high school. Our goal is to provide a place where children and families encourage one another, build each other up, and learn how to defend their faith. 

Educational Philosophy

Our group is firmly grounded in education from a biblical worldview. The learning environment and materials used reflect the character of Christ and Christian values. We believe that with parents rests the sole responsibility for the care, training, and education of their children (Deuteronomy 6:4-9). We believe that all education is religious in nature since one’s worldview is inevitably involved in all teaching. (Pr 2:1-8, 3:1-2, 6:20-33) Every disciple of knowledge, whether such as mathematics, science, history will have its final reference point a theistic or humanistic view of reality, and there is no neutral academic discipline. (Col 1:15-20; 2:8-15)

What We Can Offer You

In addition to our varied academic and enrichment classes, we provide a social situation for your children. In between classes, our students hang out in our Social Hall, playing games, chatting, and snacking in the youth room. We also will provide a quiet room so some of our students have a place to study or get tutoring in a quiet environment. Our parent volunteers will be coordinating our volunteer activities and our give back to the church that is hosting us and other parent volunteers will be coordinating social and fellowship activities for your children and family.  While we focus on middle school and high school students, we offer enrichment and academic classes for younger elementary-aged siblings. We meet once a week on Wednesdays.

You can choose as little as one Wednesday class for your child/ren or as many as the schedule allows. Your student is not required to take any of our core classes; if your family just wants to take elective-type classes that is great too. Parents are not required to stay on campus, unless they are 10 and under, but do need to sign in and sign out their children.  Students are not expected to stay the entire day on campus, you may drop them off or pick them up any time you wish. But, they can stay until the end of the school day (4 pm), if your family wishes.

Due to current events, we are taking extra precautions for the health and safety of our students and teachers. We have hand sanitizer in every classroom, there is a sink and hand soap in every classroom as well. We are cleaning the tables and chairs after every class, and have a strict no fever/sick policy.

Membership

Membership in the Beacon is intended for individuals who are actively engaged in homeschooling at least one (or more) of their school-aged children by September 1st.  Families must complete the application, conduct a new member interview with one of our board members, and upon approval, remit the non-refundable membership dues within 10 days of approval of $120.00 for the requested school year and complete all membership forms. 

Tuition

Tuition payments are paid monthly, per semester, or year to the tutor/teacher of the class. On-duty committee members will NOT collect payments. Please discuss any payment issues or concerns directly with your student's teacher. We allow parents to pay the yearly class fee over the course of 8 equal payments. But, please be aware that the full class fee must be paid, if the course is dropped. Post-dated checks may be written at the beginning of the school year to pay for the entire school year for those who do not wish to remember to pay at the beginning of each month. We highly encourage this.