community, learning, and fun for Asheville-area homeschool students and their parents

 The Asheville Homeschool Co-op involves 40 to 50 homeschooling families working together to create a day of community fun and learning for our kids and ourselves. All participants are actively involved in making Co-op a success by serving as teachers and assistants, as well as performing other support and clean-up duties.


Upcoming Events

 Board games and Curiculum Exchange
February 12, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm.  Location: Montford Community Center  Join us for a casual get-together with board games for the kids and a curriculum swap for the adults. Bring curriculum resources you want to sell or swap.

Talent Show
March 26, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Location: The Grant Center. Let your talent shine! Register to perform or just join us to watch our talented homeschool kids. Details on registration to come via the HOME Asheville yahoo group.

Field Day
April 23, noon to 2:00. Location: Field behind Montford Center. Rain location: inside Montford Center. Enjoy traditional field day games like sack race, high jump, water balloon toss, etc.

Demo Night
May 19, 6:00 to 8:00. Come see what our students have been up to at co-op in the spring 2014 semester. See displays and stage presentations from our classes and get a tast of what co-op is all about. Potluck - bring a dish to share, as well as plates and silverware for your family.


 

Have a question?

Check these Frequently Asked Questions.

Who can join co-op?

When and where does co-op meet?

How much does co-op cost?

What does a normal co-op day look like?

What classes are offered?

Who teaches classes?

Do I have to teach?

How do kids sign up for classes?

How do we join?

 

 

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.

 

Register for Classes

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FAQs

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?
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Each session includes a morning class, an hour lunch/play break, and an afternoon class.

Who teaches classes?
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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?
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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?
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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? 
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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:

Astronomy

Spy Academy Improv Acting

Computer Programming

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!