HOPE/Helping Other Parents Educate (Apple Valley)
Group Type: Co-Op and Support
Keywords: art, Christian, classes, curriculum, field trips, general, moms, physical education, preschool, presentations, science, and spelling
Group Location: South Suburban Evangelical Free Church
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Our co-op offers many wonderful activities for Christian moms and their homeschooled children from nursery-age to the 12th grade. We meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month (Sept-Apr) from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at South Suburban Evangelical Free Church in Apple Valley. During this time, moms participate in a support group that includes devotions, speakers, discussions, prayer groups (a favorite!), food, and twice yearly book sales. We also meet a few times throughout the year for mom’s night out!
While the moms are in their support group, the children attend classes taught by hired teachers. Grades 1-7 rotate through art, science, gym, and homeroom. The schedule for Grades 8-12 encompasses an ongoing, yearlong writing class, a separate “unit study” time (with varying topics), and a prayer and devotion time (which includes food, of course!) Younger children are in a classroom setting with their teacher, and also have a gym time. Our smallest students are well-cared for in the nursery.
In addition to our co-op classes, there are several other opportunities for our students to learn and socialize throughout the year. These may include a Challenge tied to our year’s theme, a variety of field trips, Spelling Bee, Christmas party, Yearbook, Picture Day, Year End Picnic, and service opportunities.
If you’d like more information, please contact us. We invite and would love to welcome you to our co-op family!