- Where do you meet?
- When do you meet?
- Who are your members?
- Is HSC only for families with high school Students?
- How are students placed in grades?
- Do I have to teach to be a member of HSC?
- What does it cost?
- What is the difference between a co-op class and a class taught by a non-member teacher?
- Is this a Christian group?
- How many kids are in HSC?
- I’m looking for support and guidance for myself; will HSC meet my needs?
Where do you meet?
We meet on Mondays at Knox Presbyterian Church, located at 2065 S. Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
When do you meet?
There are two twelve-week semesters starting in September and February. Some classes will meet in January We have six classes each on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:40am - 4:15pm. Monday afternoon and Wednesday classes are only for middle school and high school students.
Who are your members?
Home schooling families with a desire to educate their children through high school
Is HSC only for famlies with high school students?
Your oldest child must be at least six to apply to HSC, but we give priority to families with older children since we have a special concern for high school students. We offer classes for children of all ages, including a preschool program and a kindergarten program.
How are students placed in grades?
Classes are divided in the following way: Nursery, Pre-Elementary, Kindergarten, Lower Elementary (grades 1-3), Upper Elementary (grades 3-6), Middle School (grades 6–8), and High School (grades 9–12). Children in nursery through Kindergarten are place by their birth dates (age by Nov. 1). For grades 1 – 12 there is flexibility as to where you place your child.
Do I have to teach to be a member of HSC?
All members of the co-op help by doing two jobs at the co-op. These jobs include teaching, but also involve administrative support, childcare or maintenance. You choose the jobs that best fit your time and talent. We expect people to be open to teaching; most do teach for us eventually.
What are the costs?
The co-op application fee is currently $45/semester for each student. This covers administrative costs such as building rental, not the cost of classes. Class fees vary and are charged separately from the registration fee. Class fees are listed in the course descriptions, which come out roughly one month before class sign-up. A typical tuition fee is $60 - $150 per semester. Materials fees vary widely from nothing for a gym or book club class, to several hundred dollars for labs or high intensity art courses.
What's the difference between a co-op class and a class taught by a non-member teacher?
For co-op classes, you only pay a materials fee. For typical class costs, visit Classes->Current Classes. Outside teachers charge tuition fees as well, which also vary, but are comparable to the rates you would pay for similar private studios lessons.
Is this a Christian group?
HSC is an interdenominational Christian group honoring Jesus Christ in all we do. However, we do not teach classes that would promote a specific church’s doctrine.
You do not have to be a Christian to join. We have some non-Christian members. We are committed to respect and honor all people who join us. Nevertheless, you need to understand that we will not modify our beliefs and practices because non-Christian members are present. At HSC meetings and classes, we often pray, or hold discussions about God, Jesus, the Bible, Christian worldviews, and articles of faith that all Christian denominations hold in common.
HSC members are committed to honor each other and will not express disrespect or hostility to non-Christian members. However, we will not allow non-Christian, anti-Christian, or pagan beliefs to be taught or promoted. We ask that non-Christian members respect traditional Christian beliefs and moral teachings and refrain from promoting or sharing views that will make Christian members uncomfortable or concerned about the influences on their children.
How many kids are in HSC?
We currently have about 275 students in HSC, and about 100 of these are in high school, 65 in middle school.
I’m looking for support and guidance for myself; will HSC meet my needs?
HSC is a busy place for parents. You should probably not come to HSC specifically to find support for yourself – you might be quite disappointed. However, if you reach out, it’s a great place to network with other home schoolers.