HOPE Co-op offers classes for Kindergarten – 6th grade (with nursery and preschool opportunities for the younger siblings of our enrolled students). Starting in the Fall 2020, we will be meeting on Thursdays. HOPE Fall Semester typically starts after Labor Day and finishes before Thanksgiving. HOPE Spring Semester typically starts at the end of January and finishes in April.
Since HOPE Co-op is a cooperative effort, each family must earn two “credits” in order to participate, and a parent from each family must be present all day (9:00 – 2:40) assisting in other classes. Co-op credits can be earned in various ways depending on the needs of the Co-op. For first year families, the usual area of service is on the setup and/or breakdown teams.
We offer five class hours each co-op day, 9:00 am – 2:40 pm. We offer a variety of core academic classes and exciting enrichment courses. (See Class Details for more information).
Families must register for the full co-op day (9:00 – 2:40). Children may not be left at HOPE Co-op without their parent on site. All Kinder students must be 5 by September 1st of the Fall semester.
Class registration takes place in April or May for the Fall semester and in November or December for Spring semester.
With very few exceptions, all classes are taught by member parents or grandparents. We are a group of volunteers, and everyone pitches in to create a fantastic educational experience!
In lieu of on campus tours, we are conducting “phone tours.” Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a “phone tour” where you will be presented with the information you would have received on our on campus tours.
There is a subsequent application and approval process before admittance. Please list all of your areas of expertise/skill/interest on your application. Even if you are not an expert in a field, you may be able to teach a beginner’s class, or assist in a class where you have some knowledge.
Thank you for your interest in HOPE co-op!