Frequently Asked Questions

How are the age ranges grouped for classes?

Our high school classes serve students in 9th-12th grade.

Our middle school classes serve students in 6th-8th.

There are some classes that combine both high school and middle school students, and there are some classes that specifically target a smaller selection of grade levels (upper level sciences, for example).

Our elementary classes serve students K-5th, and we typically divide students up K-2nd and 3rd-5th. To be eligible for kindergarten, students must turn 5 years old by September 1 of the upcoming school year.

We have a preschool program that serves the newborn through preschool siblings of our students.

How does my family join REACH?

Download the Registration Packet and follow the instructions you find there. Upon receiving your information we will review your application and check your references. After this is done you will be hearing from us. We will not cash your check until we have spoken with you.

How much does it cost?

There is an application fee for each new family. Every family pays a registration fee to cover our building, insurance, and administrative costs. In addition to this fee, each class has its own fee, and these vary. Generally, the most expensive classes are upper level classes, especially sciences, such as Biology where dissection kits and textbooks are required.  For more information on class fees, see our Class Catalog. Each class will have its fee listed there.

I have a friend interested in putting her children in REACH, but cannot teach. Is this possible?

REACH Co-op only admits students of cooperating families. REACH co-op can only support the number of students that come with each teaching parent. Appropriate student-teacher ratios are important for a quality program.

Where and when does REACH Co-op meet?

We meet at Town North Presbyterian Church located at 1776 N. Plano Road in Richardson, Texas on Friday mornings. Our classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. We begin set up about 8:05 a.m. and complete reset by 1:45 p.m.

Who may attend REACH Co-op?

Christian homeschool families who are:

  • Homeschooling at least one school aged child. Kindergarten students must turn 5 by September 1 of the upcoming school year. We have nursery and preschool classes for younger siblings.
  • Looking for classes to supplement  their home school.
  • Willing and able to participate by teaching classes to others.
  • Willing to make a year-long teaching commitment to the families of REACH.
  • In agreement with our Statement of Faith, Arbitration Agreement, Waiver of Liability and our Rules and Guidelines.

Who teaches the classes at REACH?

REACH is a cooperative effort of parents. REACH parents teach our classes. Typically it is the mom who teaches, but occassionally we have a dad or a grandparent interested in teaching. Joining REACH is making a commitment to the other families to teach for the school year.