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 8:00am-1:30pm for four hour-long classes and a lunch break. 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.)
***If you are interested in joining us in 2014-2015 we are scheduling visits for 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11. We encourage those who are interested in joining REACH to schedule a visit as soon as possible for on the listed dates. You can do that by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org***
We are now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year.
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 $150 administrative fee that helps pay for our building use and other overhead expenses. 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.