Interested in joining? We would love to have you! Fill out the membership form to join.
Already a member?
If you have already been accepted as a co-op member, you can use the buttons below to pay membership dues and access the class registeration system. Please do not pay until your membership has been accepted! Please include your name as a note when paying. THIS IS A NON-REFUNDABLE PAYMENT.
Who can join co-op? back to top
Any Asheville-area homeschooling family whose oldest child is at least 5 years old, and whose admission is sponsored by a current co-op member, is welcome to join the waiting list for the next Co-op session. Admission to the co-op depends on availability of a space within our maximum membership. Our co-op families are a friendly bunch, and new families can generally find sponsors by attending one of our co-op sponsored social events (see events on this page).
When and where does co-op meet? back to top
AHC meets on Mondays from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM in West Asheville. Each co-op session lasts 9 weeks, and we offer a spring and fall session each year.
How much does co-op cost?
Co-op costs $100 per family per semester. Limited, partial scholarships are available.
What does a normal day look like at co-op? back to top
Each session includes a morning class, an hour lunch/play break, and an afternoon class.
Who teaches classes? back to top
Classes are taught by parent volunteers, who come up with the ideas, create a class description, and enter it into our online class management system.
What if I don’t want to teach this session? back to top
Parents who aren’t teaching a class help out as assistants, clean-up crew, lunch monitors, and other needed jobs.
How do kids sign up for classes? back to top
After all class offerings are in place, the kids can sign up for their choice of morning and afternoon class using our online registration system.
What classes do you offer? back to top
Each session, we can offer up to 11 classes each period, giving kids in most age groups a choice of three or more classes each period. The class offerings are limited only by imagination and parent willingness, and are typically a mixture of academic, craft, and fun offerings. Past classes include:
|Spy Academy ||Improv Acting || |
|Stock Market |
|Books and Baking ||Paper Crafts ||Mythical Creatures ||Art Masterpieces ||Mold Making |
|Chemistry ||Sign Language ||Photography ||Role Playing Games ||Ballet |
|Stop Motion Animation ||Knitting ||Gingerbread Houses ||Science of Bugs ||Lewis and Clark |
|Wonders of the Ancient World || Toymaking ||Pokemon ||Math Fun || Human Anatomy |
How do we join? back to top
Each family who joins co-op must be sponsored by an existing member. We have found this to be the best way for new members to have a successful first session of co-op. To get to know current members and find a sponsor, join us at any of our schedules events or talk to our membership coordinator about setting up a park day. Then, just fill out the new member form on this page or contact our membership coordinator.
SIGN ME UP! back to top
Fill out the membership form below to be placed on co-op's waiting list. It is OK to sign up without a sponsor if needed. We will make sure you know about all our upcoming activities so you can meet our members and find a sponsor. Our membership coordinator will be in touch at least a month before co-op starts. In the meantime, if you have any questions ask your sponsor or email membership.AHcoop@gmail.com. Note: please enter ALL children who will be coming with you to co-op, even babies. Welcome to co-op!