The Beacon Co-op is a registered 501c(3) nonprofit designed for the purpose of providing education, fellowship, and encouragement to children and parents with the common goal of home education. We believe and uphold that children are given by God as a stewardship to the parent and not to the state and that parents have the wherewithal and authority to instruct their own children. (Proverbs 22:6, Deuteronomy 6:6, 7)
Classes are held on Wednesdays in NW San Antonio, TX Please look around and get to know us! You can contact us at [email protected] or 210-480-8872 for more information.
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, as we equip our students on how to defend their faith.
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, and 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)
In addition to our varied academic and enrichment classes, we provide a social situation for your children. In between classes, our students hang out, play games and eat together. Our parent volunteers coordinate field trips, events and service opportunities. While we focus on middle school and high school students, we offer enrichment and academic classes for younger elementary-aged siblings.
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 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.
Classes are led by Independent Contractors who set their tuition and supply fees. All classes are a year-long commitment unless they are specifically marked as semester-only courses.
Tuition is due prior to the first day of classes. Families with a history of dropping classes are not eligible to pay in installment payments. You may find more information in our Family Handbook.
Classes are held on Wednesdays, for 32 weeks, beginning on August 24, 2022, and ending on May 3rd, 2023. We have a final showcase on May 10th and an End of Year party. Orientation & Open House is held on August 17th. Public dates can be viewed on our calendar. Once a member you will be able to see other events and activities.
Thank you generous donors!
Please consider donating today! One of our favorite ways to give back is to offer scholarships to families that are experiencing hardship. Your donations are tax-deductible.
Thank you so much for supporting us!
Registration and Enrollments
How do I join?Answer
Joining our group provides you access to our closed web page where you will have access to all our events, meetings, and activities. You can join our group by completing three easy steps.
1. Request to Join
2. Complete application Interview
3. After approval, complete membership forms and submit registration fees
4. Enroll in classes
When can I register for Beacon Co-op and starting signing up for classes?Answer
Registration for Beacon Co-op begins April 2022 and ends August 19, 2022. Once you request to "Join" you will be contacted to schedule your interview with one of our board members. Once your membership is approved, you will receive a notification and you will then be able to log in and enroll in classes. When you sign in to the website, you enter the member-only side of the website. You can then enroll your child(ren) in classes. Class enrollment is separate from registering for the co-op.
How do I enroll my child for classes?Answer
Once on the membership side of the website you should see a button for "Class Registration." Click on the individual class on the matrix (you can also select list view), you will see the class description, the YEARLY tuition and supply fee. (The monthly fee is at the end of the class description). To register your child for a class, find your child's name under the register button, click the box by their name.
I am trying to enroll my child in a class and I don't see a register button.Answer
There are a few reasons why this can happen:
- Your family has not joined the co-op OR your membership has not been approved yet.
- There is a time conflict (you have already enrolled in a class during that time slot).
- Your child isn't in the grade that the class requires.
- Class Registration hasn't opened yet
Tuition and Fees
How much is registration?Answer
Registration per school year is $120.00 per family, living under the same roof, and is non-refundable. You will receive an invoice to pay after your application is approved.
How much is tuition?Answer
Each class has an individual tuition paid to the teacher. Tuition typically ranges from $25 to $50 per month, plus semester or yearly supply fees. Some teachers are open to bartering.
Can I check out the group first?Answer
Yes, please contact us at [email protected] or 210-480-8872 to schedule a campus visit during the current school year. Open House is scheduled for August 17th. Please see our calendar for Open House information.
When does the co-op meet?Answer
Worldviews I meets on Tuesday and all other classes are on Wednesdays.
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Need more information about what credits your HS Student needs? The 7 Sisters Homeschool website has a treasure trove of information. Please always look at the Universities or Colleges that you are planning for their specific requirements as they may be different.
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