REACH Homeschool Co-op
REACH Homeschool Co-op is a Christian organization of homeschooling families that offers a variety of enrichment, supplemental and academic classes to its students in Richardson, Texas. Our parents bring together a variety of diverse gifts, talents, interests and other special training to create interesting classes that meet the needs of the students in our co-op.
We meet on Friday mornings from 8:30am-12:30pm for three hour-long classes. Our classes run for 12 weeks each semester with the possibility of some of our academic classes going a few weeks longer. (For example, a high school biology class might meet for 15 weeks each semester.)
***REACH is currently full for 2013-2014. If you are interested in joining us in 2014-2015 please contact us for a visit in early 2014. We encourage those who send in an application to visit REACH one Friday during the Spring semester.***
The deadline for registration is August 2nd but some grade levels have less class availability than others so the sooner you register the more likely there will be classes for your children.
Who Can Be Members?
REACH members are Christian homeschooling families who:
- Are professing Christians who have agreed to lead and manage their respective co-op activities according to biblical Christian principles.
- Make a year long committment to the other REACH families.
- Are willing and able to teach in the co-op where needed.
- Support and reinforce the complete REACH Statement of Faith.
What is unique about REACH?
While we strive to offer enrichment and academic classes we also desire to cultivate authentic community among supportive homeschooling families. How do we do this? One of the main ways is by having Mom's Night Out get-togethers, High School and Junior High events, Field Trips, Service Projects, and Family Fellowships.
- Parent Participation
Another way we are unique is that our parents are very involved in our time together at all of REACH events. The parental involvement of REACH families, especially in teaching our classes, makes REACH affordable. All of our students, including our teens, have a good deal of adult supervision, and our moms enjoy closer relationships with each other.
REACH is one of the best homeschooling co-op deals in town. New members pay a $40 application fee that is only cashed upon acceptance. All families pay a $100 administrative fee. Almost all classes a student takes will have a fee connected to it. These vary depending on the class and can be found listed in the Class Catalog.
How do I apply to REACH?
You will not want to apply until you are certain you can fullfill a year long committment to REACH in 2013-2014. Once you are certain you can make this committment we begin taking applications in March. You will want to download the New Member Packet and read through it carefully, fill it out and mail it to the address given in the packet.
As we are a small co-op of around 30-35 families we cannot always accommodate every family who wishes to join our group. In reviewing applications for potential members we are particularly interested in knowing what classes you are willing to teach at REACH. This helps us evaluate how you will best be able to contribute to the group. This information, along with checking the references you provide, is a large part of our consideration of a new family. Links to our application forms and other documents can be found below and under the Downloads tab.
REACH has begun New Member Registration!
You can see what classes we are offering on the 2013-2014 Class Schedule.
The Class Catalog is a description of those classes.
And the New Member Registration Packet will have all the details about how to apply to REACH.
Please direct any questions to the REACH Secretary by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.