Holding fast to the Word of God in a time of relativistic values, the Gloria Deo Classical Homeschool Cooperative seeks to demonstrate the priorities laid forth in Scripture.
Through a full program, committed membership and cooperative teaching, we strive to support each other in homeschooling our children using a classical education philosophy.
Gloria Deo meets one full day a week for 31 weeks on Mondays at Orchard Community Church, 2285 Latta Road in Greece.
Gloria Deo Cooperative is a member of L.E.A.H. and a Scholé Group.
**A full-day family visit on a meeting day in March is required for prospective members. If you would like to schedule a visit, read on!
I'm Karen Buck, the Gloria Deo Cooperative and Planning Team director. I hope that you will find answers here to your questions. If not, feel free email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have an interest in joining our co-op for the following school year, I want to help acquaint you with our membership process. Each step is important and has been carefully thought through to ensure a smooth experience for prospective members.
STEP 1: If classical education is a new idea for you, check out some of these resources to see if it resonates with your vision for homeschooling.
Gloria Deo is a Scholé Group--find out more about this designation here.
STEP 2: Please check out the following documents to understand more details of our co-op.
It would be beneficial for you to highlight and/or take notes, noting specific areas you might like to further discuss. We know this is not the most exciting reading, but we want you to understand Gloria Deo as much as possible before Step 3.
STEP 3: Plan a visit to our co-op.
Complete this form and expect a follow-up call from a member of our group. Presently we only have four visiting weeks available--March 2, 9, 16, 23--so don't let them slip by! We ask that you bring all your children that would participate in the co-op as well.
Appointments are required for co-op visitation. Teachers will prepare for your children's visit to their classes, and the planning team will set aside time in their schedule to assist and meet with you.
STEP 4: Visit!
Our co-op opening assembly begins at 8:40 and classes end at 4:00. Parents visit classes with their children to see what their classes will be like and often visit classes they might enjoy teaching. Students visit their present grade level, or sometimes the grade level they will be joining next year. At some point during your visit, we will schedule an interview, which provides you with an opportunity to meet with the planning team so that you may ask questions and get to know us better.
We ask that visitors come for the whole day. Co-op is a full school day, and it is important that you have the opportunity to see what it is like to be there the whole day before you commit to a school year. Here is our current year schedule.
STEP 5: Submit your application by April 10.
This early enrollment allows us to make necessary plans as we seek excellence for our students. It is common for new member application forms to be handed in at the end of the day of your visit. However, they may be mailed in separately as well. Included in the application are reference materials that also need to be received by the Planning Team.
Upon completion of those steps, the applications (including reference forms) are reviewed and after Planning Team approval, they are taken to the co-op for discussion and vote. Please be assured, any confidential matters are kept private and are not shared with the group. This is a valuable part of the process as members may have questions that assist the co-op and prospective member in determining whether the co-op is a good fit for a new member and to make the transition to joining a good experience.
This process is one which mutually assists both the prospective member and the cooperative to ensure that we have common and complementary goals. There are many homeschool support groups. Ours serves a specific mission and niche within the classical Christian community we strive to serve.
I hope that this gives you a useful overview of the application process. Feel free to ask questions or give me a call. Thanks again for your interest!
Soli Deo Gloria!