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Sycamore Homeschool Co-op

About us, Dates, Monthly Fees, Registration

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A Day in the Life

Our "school year" is September- May, with December off for family time. We also operate on a reduced frequency schedule in the summer, concentrating more on "experience and field trip" types of activities.

 

Classes are taught by volunteer co-op parents. We utilize this option to keep our monthly fees as low as possible by not hiring teachers. This also allows our parents a creative outlet to share their passions. Each co-op day will come up with a list of class offerings at the beginning of the year based on what our participating parents are wanting to teach. Each class must approved by the director before being offered. This ensures that the class fits with the mission of Sycamore and is appropriate for all kiddos. Examples of classes taught in previous years include:

  • Night Sky (all about stars and planets)

  • Literary Arts (writing poetry, short stories, and skits)

  • Theatre Arts

  • African Stories

  • Germs!

  • Babbling Brook Tells a Story (class about water and water science)

  • Earth Day Everyday

  • Art

  • Raw Food Cooking

  • STEM through Legos

  • Storybook Art

  • All Around the World (geography) 

  • Foreign Language- Spanish and French

  • Mammals of North America

  • Lab Science

  • Karate

As a participating co-op family, each parent will be expected to teach a class at some point in the school year. We also ask that every parent chips in to help with clean-up and general day-to-day flow of the co-op. 

This program is open to those who have an oldest child who is 6+ and has notified with their home school district as homeschoolers and have been excused from compulsory attendance. If your oldest child meets these requirements, any younger sibling may attend co-op as well. 

Schedule

Weekly Co-op Days

2024-2025 Schedule

 

Co-op Days will be offered as follows:

**More info coming soon**

Monthly Fees

Monthly participation fees are charged September- May

Participation fees are deducted the 1st of the month at the following fee schedule:

$45 per family per month 

 

Monthly fees directly support overhead costs including: building rent, utilities, insurance, website, and supplies. 

 

Because we rely on memberships to sustain our program, no refunds of ongoing monthly participation fees will be given after registration. If there are extenuating circumstances, these can be discussed with the director. 

 

Financial assistance may be available. Please send an email to MLones12@yahoo.com if you are interested in applying for financial assistance. 

Registration

Registration Fee and Schedule 

A non-refundable $100 registration fee per family is due by June 15, 2024. Registration fees go toward directly supporting and stocking the co-op. This will help purchase necessary supplies and secure your family’s spot for the upcoming year.

If you are interested in joining our waitlist, please click on the link below and let us know what day is your first, second and third preference, plus the names and ages of your children. Thank you!

Calendar Year Schedule

**2024-25 updated info coming soon! Take a look at last year's schedule:

 

2023-2024 Schedule

We will implement 6 weeks on, 1 week off from September – May; with an extended break period the month of December.

 

FIRST TERM- FALL 1- 6 WEEKS

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14

 

FALL BREAK- OCTOBER 16-21

 

SECOND TERM- FALL 2- 6 WEEKS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23- SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2

 

HOLIDAY BREAK- DECEMBER 4- JANUARY 7

 

THIRD TERM- WINTER 1- 6 WEEKS

MONDAY, JANUARY 8- SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17

 

WINTER BREAK- FEBRUARY 19- 24

 

FOURTH TERM- WINTER 2- 6 WEEKS

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26- SATURDAY, APRIL 6

 

SPRING BREAK- APRIL 8-13

 

FIFTH TERM- SPRING- 6 WEEKS

MONDAY, APRIL 15- SATURDAY, MAY 25

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