Aiming High Homeschool Group
 

FAQs



Q:

Do you offer Tuition Assistance?

A:

Yes! Please fill out this form even if you think you might not qualify. Money should not be a hinderance for families that need community and support!

Q:

What is the Support Group hour?

A:

Ahhh - the lifeline for a homeschool mom, in my opinion. There were many years when I was exhausted from being pregnant every year and chasing toddlers around the house. Back then I remember coop support group time as an hour of rest and refreshment. And that's my heart: to connect to other moms' hearts and bring some peace and fellowship. Last year we ran support group every hour so moms could attend on their off hour. We have coffee and snacks (there will be a signup sheet for snack rotation). We usually have a topic each week to discuss. Some weeks we just socialize. We ask God what He wants to share with our group of ladies, and some of the topics He led us to share last year were: The 5 Love Languages of Children, praying for our husbands, curriculum shares, budgeting, etc. One week we talked through Teaching from Rest and we hired a massage therapist to give moms a 15 minute massage during support group! 

Support Group is incredible, that's why we ask moms to attend. Sharing our hearts and praying for each other is essential.

Q:

Is there a class maximum or minimum?

A:

There are some classes that have a minimum requirement, simply because, for example, for the public speaking class if there is only one person in attendance the class would be unproductive. There are also some requirements for nursery and preschool that need to be abided by, for example the parent-to-child ratio is different for different aged kids. Other classes are set by the teacher. For example in Culinary Arts, 15 teenagers can't fit in the kitchen. And the fire department does have limits on how many kids are allowed in the classrooms. Those numbers are posted on every door in the building.
 

Q:

I want to teach a paid high school class at Aiming High. How do I do that?

A:

Awesome! We will be advertising for the paid high school classes for the 2023-2024 school year around January/February 2023. This year we advertised in April/May 2022 for the Fall 2022-2023 school year. Teacher applications were due July 5, 2022 and the high school schedule is set for the current 2022-2023 year. 

Q:

If I am part of the volunteer co-op, can I get paid to teach my classes?

A:

Great question! There are a couple of different tracks available at Aiming High Homeschool Coop. 

If you attend the volunteer co-op with your kids, you agree to be part of the community where you volunteer two hours and attend support group a third hour. To keep costs low for our families at only $150/year/famly, we do not charge our families for each class their kids attend. If the coop moms want to be paid for the classes they teach, we would have to charge each child that attends coop a substantially higher fee. 

Q:

How do I join Aiming High Homeschool Group?

A:

The Member Registration (as well as the Class Registration) will be done online this year. Click "Join" in the utility bar at the upper right top of the page. Please fill in all the info requested. You will have the option to pay the $150 annual member fee online or by U.S. mail via check. Once the form is completed and the registration fee has been received, your membership will be approved. You will then be able to select classes for your children when Class Registration opens. Please remember ages 0-4th grade do not select classes. They are slotted into groups based on their age. Grades 5th and up will choose classes of their choice (based on class size/availability) once Class Registration opens.

Q:

How do I pay the annual membership fee of $150?

A:

The cost is $150 per family. This is a non-refundable annual membership fee. There is no other cost for classes unless you are a high schooler signing up for the paid classes. After you fill out the registration form online, you will be directed to the payment page. The site accepts debit/credit. You can also mail a check to Aiming High Homeschool Group. The mailing address will be listed there as well.

Q:

Is this co-op a drop-off?

A:

The paid high school classes are drop-off. We can also offer a study hall between classes to monitor your child as we cannot have kids roaming the church facility unaccompanied. You can sign up for one, two, or three high school classes. Please see this link for the current offerings. 

The rest of the co-op is a traditional homeschool co-op community where one parent volunteers two hours and attends support group a third hour. There are several other options in Williamsburg that offer drop-off options for all the other ages, but that is not the model of this co-op. 

Q:

I was a member of Aiming High last year. Do I need to fill out the entire form again this year?

A:

No need to fill out the entire form again! Please follow these directions:

-Log into your account on the website. You will have the same user name and password as last year.

-Scroll down and and update any information that might have changed, such as your child's grade level.

-Pay any balances leftover from last year. 

-Last year we did not use this form for registration. There are several new fields to fill out, such as Tell us your God Story and Which Classes do your Kids Need This Year?

-Agree to the Background Check (located on the registration page)

-Sign the snack rotation, found under the Registration tab on the Left Menu (please write in two dates per semester)

-Agree to the Handbook and Statement of Faith (located on the registration page)

-Pay the Annual Registration amount of $150 (located on the registration page)

Once all the above are fulfilled, your membership will be "uparked" and you will be able to sign up for Class Registation when Registration opens.