Common Questions about Aiming High Homeschool Co-op
WHEN AND WHERE DO YOU MEET?
We meet at Williamsburg Community Chapel on Mondays from 10:00am to 1:30pm. There is optional lunch from 1:30-2:30pm.
WHAT DOES A CO-OP DAY LOOK LIKE?
- 9:30 - doors open
- 10:00 - Chapel (devotion, prayer, announcements)
- 10:30 - 1st Period
- 11:25 - transition time
- 11:30 - 2nd Period
- 12:25 - transition time
- 12:30 - 3rd Period
- 1:30 - Dismissal/Optional Lunch Time
ARE PARENTS EXPECTED TO HELP?
Yes. Aiming High is a traditional cooperative, meaning an adult must accompany the student(s) every week and volunteer 2 out of 3 periods in the day. The 3rd period you will attend Support Group. This ensures a smoothly run day and families who are all equally invested in the success of the co-op. There are many options to serve from set up/clean up team to teaching to leadership positions. We will always do our best to match your interests and skills to the best position possible.
CAN I DROP MY CHILDREN OFF?
No. One of our main goals as a co-op is to nurture relationships between parents, students, and families. We also need as many hands as possible to keep the program running smoothly so we require that one parent be present with their child or children.
WHAT KIND OF CLASSES ARE OFFERED?
The classes offered each year will fully depend on the interests, skills, and gifts of the parents involved. Our K-4th classes will be automatically enrolled in the classes that are provided that year for their age. Grades 5-12 will have various options of classes to choose from once Class Registration opens.
Some examples from the 2023-24 school year:
- K-4th - U.S. Geography, Spanish, Bible, Earth Science
- 5th-12th - Culinary, STEM, Spanish, Public Speaking, ASL
Over the last three years we have had the opportunity to see many parents bring their knowledge and passions to the classroom and enrich our students!
ARE THERE CLASSES OFFERED FOR HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT?
As with all of our classes, this is based on our members and what classes/grade levels they volunteer to teach.
WHAT IS SUPPORT GROUP?
Support Group is offered all three periods of the day for all adult members that attend co-op. Two periods you will volunteer somewhere and one period you will attend Support Group. We have coffee and snacks and usually have a new topic to discuss each week. This group is meant to be a time to relax, grow new friendships, pray, and support each other in our faith and homeschooling journeys.We believe sharing our hearts and praying for each other is essential to strengthening this community!
IS THERE A PLACE FOR CHILDREN UNDER FIVE?
Of course! We have preschool classes for 3 and 4 year-olds and a nursery for our 0-2 babies. Parent volunteers are the ones who teach and care for these children, so if you have a special place in your heart for these ages, please let us know.
HOW MUCH DOES MEMBERSHIP COST?
There is an annual membership fee per family. For the 2024-25 school year the fee is $250 for new members and is non-refundable. If you have more than 5 people there will be an additional $10/person. There is no other general cost for classes for the rest of the year however some classes may have a marginal additional fee such as labs or culinary classes.
DO YOU OFFER TUITION ASSISTANCE?
It has been a blessing to have been able to offer Tuition Assistance in previous years. However, for the 2024-25 school year we are unable to offer Tuition Assistance at this time. We hope to be able to offer this again in the future and we will make sure everyone is notified if that is the case.
HOW DO I JOIN?
We do Member Registration completely online on this website. Click the “Join” button on the utility bar at the upper right corner of the page. Fill out all the info requested and when you are done with that you will have the option to pay the annual member fee online (debit/credit) or by U.S. mail via check made out to Aiming High Homeschool Group. Once the form has been submitted and the fee received, your membership will be approved. If you need any help with the registration process, please email us at [email protected].
CAN I STILL JOIN FOR THE 2024-25 SCHOOL YEAR?
Yes! We do have openings for this coming school year. If you are interested, email us with your family and contact information and one of our board members will get back to you ASAP.
WHERE CAN I FIND YOUR POLICIES AND STATEMENT OF BELIEF?
If you would like to read through our entire Handbook and Statement of Belief, CLICK HERE