Information About our Co-op


April 3, 2018


Registration for Memphis Homeschool Education Cooperative is now Open! Please RSVP and then message us with the names and ages of your children. You are not fully registered until you have received a confirmation email with the address and class assignments for your children for that day. This is a must so that our teachers know how many extra to expect in our classrooms that day and can have materials for your children.

Check-in will be from 10:00-10:15.
Schedule: Our preview will be from 10:25-11:30. You may bring a picnic lunch and join us during our lunch period from 11:30-12:30. This schedule includes a one-hour class for your student(s) ages 4 and up. We will assign each child to a class based on age/grade. There will be a supervised play area for toddlers and preschoolers. During this class period parents will receive a tour of our venue and attend an informational meeting. Please let us know of any special needs your family may have so we can be prepared meeting you!

Mission:
 We are an inclusive, not-for-profit, secular cooperative of homeschooling families with the common endeavor to enrich the education of our children. Our purpose, by combining our abilities as educators, is to provide classes and activities beyond the home that will engage students in a collaborative learning experience. 

Programs:
Through our cooperative efforts we offer semester-long enrichment courses, selected by the students and parents, to students arranged into various age groups. We also coordinate regular educational group activities, such as field trips, talent exhibitions, presentations, and community service projects. The cooperative further serves as the foundation for supplementary support services which are directly related to membership involvement.

How it Works: 
--We meet at one location in Bartlett, TN on Tuesdays, for 10 weeks per semester.
      Fall Semester: mid-August to mid--December
      Spring Semester: mid-January to mid-May

--The children are divided into class groups based on age and/or abilities.  Placement is at the discretion of the child's parents and the Registration Director.

--Each class group meets together for 3 different classes on each of 10 Tuesdays per semester.

--The 3 classes per group are chosen by vote with each child having one vote and each family having one parent vote per child. (currently there is no vote for the classes offered to the birth to 2 class and the 2 to 4 class.) 

--One parent from each family is expected to teach one class per semester.  Occasionally, instead of teaching, a parent may be asked to take on a different responsibility such as playground leader, photographer, hall monitor, or yearbook advisor.

--In addition we organize 1 Assembly Day per semester where the whole group participates in a day full of activities such as field trips, talent exhibitions, presentations, and community service projects, totaling 11 official co-op days each semester.

--Each family is also expected to have one parent serve one committee per semester.  (committees plan and carry out assembly days, field trips, cleaning, recess, yearbook, and other needs of the co-op)

--Each family pays $130, per semester, to the general co-op fund to help pay for use of the facility, insurance, and other operating costs. There is a one time registration fee of $20 per family to cover the cost of a background check.  There may be additional fees for certain classes that need special materials.  Families pay for their own field trip costs, t-shirts, and yearbooks.

--We also offer each other support and plan optional field trips and meet-ups.

Co-op Member Sign-in

**When registering, you do not need to fill in the birthday, gender and location info the form requests.**

Please send us an email for information about how to join our co-op.
Website membership will only be approved for co-op members.

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