Should I Join a Homeschool Co-op?

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In “Should I Join a Homeschool Co-op?,” Episode, #170, Meredith Curtis discusses homeschool co-ops and how they benefit homeschooling families. She explains the difference between support groups, co-ops, enrichment classes, and umbrella schools. From a wealth of experience, Meredith shows how to co-op wisely when seasons allow.



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Show Notes

Our Experience with Homeschool Co-ops

Differences Between Co-ops, Support Groups, Erichment Classes, Umbrella

Each different purpose, cost, personal responsiblity

Should I Join a Homeschool Co-op?

What season are you in?

Where do you need help?

What classes are you willing to NOT teach?

Roles in a Co-op

Cooperative – each one plays a role:

  • Administrator
  • Teachers
  • Helpers
  • Treasurer
  • Support (Nursery/Study Hall)


Co-ops might have a theme: History Day, Travel thru Time, Science Fun

Co-ops might just be enrichment

Coo-ops might cover core classes & Enrichment

Co-ops might be online

Possible Classes

Core – English, Math, Science, History, Geography

Out-of-Box Core – Who  Dun It, Travel Around the World

Life Skills/Enrichment – Bible, Homemaking, Art, Music, Labs


Do their standards match yours?

  • Faith/Beliefs
  • Behavior
  • Conversation

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