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What grades are served? 

While this decision is one that is addressed year to year based on many factors, the general class population we serve may begin in second grade and can extend through upper elementary levels. Admission decisions within those grades are ultimately based on the academic needs of the student applicant, but other factors come into play from time to time such as the ability for the co-op tutor to successfully integrate the new students into our current class culture, and the appropriateness of our learning model with the priorities of your family, to name a few. 

What is your schedule? 

Our established program has two and three day options available to meet the versatile needs of many families. Please refer to the program schedule for specific seminar day and times. Our three day program offers a personalized education for your child in a social, nurturing, home-education environment that cultivates a love of learning, fosters character building, and provides opportunities for growth in their knowledge and understanding of the world around them and its Creator. Additionally, assignments for Tuesdays and Fridays are provided for each student as they work at home with their primary homeschooling parent. Our co-op calendar runs from mid-August through mid-May each year.

Part-time Seminar

Chemistry and Physics: We are excited to offer this one day per week science course for 5th/6th grade students. Our science course meets on Wednesdays from 1pm to 3pm. This explosive course incorporates live instruction, concept review, experiments, activities, games, evaluations, and is sure to inspire curiosity. All other coursework will be assigned by the tutor and is expected to be completed from home, prior to class, with any needed or necessary parent support. 

How do we apply for admission?

If you believe that your elementary grade student may benefit from participation in our unique learning environment, you can request an application via email heart2homeedu@gmail.comAfter a review of your application has been conducted, we will reach out with a decision and/or next steps. Applications, along with the $75 non-refundable application fee, may be submitted anytime from open enrollment until all student openings are reserved. All applicants will be notified of their application status. 

Are applications accepted on a first come, first served basis? 

No, this is not typically the case, though when a great fit is identified, invitation letters are sent out as soon as possible on a rolling schedule. Applications will continue to be accepted until such time as all student slots are filled. Please note that not every applicant family will be invited to enroll. There are many factors considered when making enrollment decisions, so not receiving an invitation to enroll is not reflective or indicative of any negative feelings about your child. In a small class setting, choosing the students and families that will benefit the most from what is being offered and who will contribute best to the overall culture of the classroom is key. Most importantly, if we determine that we are unable to ade-quately meet the needs of your child, we will not move forward with the application process. Parents work very hard to provide the best for their children's education and we want that for them as well. 

What subjects do you cover at your co-op? 

Our three-day a week program offers the most comprehensive social and academic opportunity we provide. We strive to integrate life and learning within the context of a co-op as much as possible. In partnership with parents, H2H offers a rich, comprehensive education utilizing subject integration instead of compartmentalized learning of isolated subjects. Our Charlotte Mason inspired approach offers integrated instruction two days a week in Bible, Humanities, Science, English/Language Arts and facilitated Math studies. Our three-day a week program includes one day of individualized assistance in areas of needed focus coupled with enrichment studies and review time. Our program utilizes quality content and curriculum taught from a Biblical worldview that encourages engagement from the heart while pointing to truth, goodness, and beauty. In addition to the core academic areas, our curriculum incorporates geography, art/art history, classical music exposure, note-booking, hands-on learning, enrichment projects, living books, baking, field trips, and so much more! At H2H we believe in an educational approach that integrates both life and learning while inspiring a love of learning!

What curriculum is used?

Our curriculum choices are varied and are intentionally and carefully selected based upon the specific needs of our student population. We do not believe in a one size fits all approach to curriculum or education. Whenever possible, curricula written from a Biblically-based worldview is utilized. Generally, we employ a hybrid of approaches, but lean heavily on a Classical/Charlotte Mason approach, utilizing Socratic discussion and hands-on opportunities in varied areas. In an effort to actively engage and meet the needs of our students, it is our goal to incorporate varied learning modalities within age-appropriate levels. In general, we utilize a unique blend of a literature-based approach coupled with a living history approach to history, and a Charlotte Mason influenced approach to science. We often integrate subjects wherever and whenever possible. 

Can you accommodate students with learning differences? 

The short answer is, it depends. We know that one aspect of homeschooling that is often attractive to families is the flexibility to give individual attention to our children that is less possible in larger, more traditional classroom settings. So, yes, there are times when certain academic needs can be easily met in our smaller setting. However, for families who have more significant diagnoses that require expert therapeutic interventions, we may not be the right fit. The truth is, every student is unique, which is one of the reasons that we maintain such a small class. We want to customize this experience as much as possible to help each student fill in learning gaps, master key concepts, and accelerate their learning whenever possible. That said, though we have experience working with children who learn differently, we are not trained or certified to provide educational accommodations/therapies for things like severe ADD or ADHD, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, etc. Our experience over the past few years has proven that our environment is not flexible enough to adequately meet the needs of these students and that must be our priority. 

Can you accommodate advanced students? 

Both the curricula that we utilize, as well as the teaching style of our classroom, models a rigorous academic program. In this multi-age, multi-grade classroom setting, the students are learning most subjects together with the exception of Math. Even in a smaller classroom, the students’ needs and abilities span a broad range. As educators for many years, we've learned that students generally strive to whatever expectation is set for them. In this way, we “teach up” and urge the students to work beyond their own expectations, while maintaining a close eye on their progress and adjusting plans and ex-pectations as needed to encourage growth without discouraging the spirit of a struggling learner. Most of our partner families would characterize our program as challenging. It requires a strong dedication on the part of the parents to hold students accountable to complete assignments as directed in order to keep the class moving forward together. 

What does it mean to teach from a Biblical Worldview? 

The short answer is that everything that is taught in our classrooms is being influenced by, whether directly, or indirectly, our belief in the truths of Holy Scripture. We discuss the world around us with that as the basis of our worldview. Whether we are discussing scientific principles or world leaders and recent news, the concepts taught in the Bible are brought out to help us make sense of our world and to inform how we are to interact with those around us. A more detailed list of specific beliefs held are detailed in the Doctrinal Statement document. 

What are the parent's responsibilities in partnership with H2H?

We are so glad you asked! Our co-op cannot continue to provide the level of academic rigor we are known for without the dedication and attention of our partner parents! 

Parent responsibilities:

  • Ensuring your students are properly supplied (Supply needs are provided in the enrollment packet)

  • Providing transportation to and from class on time

  • Staying caught up on all class-related communications (email, text or telegram) 

    • Accountability

      • Supervising their work on “at-home” days (Tuesdays, Fridays)

        This involves being aware of exactly what their assignments are for that day (these are provided in paper form, or in some cases an online platform), checking for completion of each assignment, and providing help to your child as needed.

    • Writing Editor

      • Our writing program utilizes the at-home parent as the child’s editor and there are times when parent instructions are clearly spelled out in the child’s daily work assignments. 

What about field trips? 

Due to the smaller size of our co-op class (max of 8 students are accepted each academic year), we have the opportunity to explore our topics of study in many practical, hands-on ways. Some field trips we’ve taken in the past include: 
•    A guided tour of Charlestown Landing
•    A topic specific walking tour of downtown Charleston led by a local, certified tour guide 
•    A tour of a local farm that utilizes regenerative farming practices  
•    A topic specific guided tour/class at the Charleston Museum
•    Matinee, live theatrical performances at Dock Street Theatre of literature books we have read 
•    The South Carolina state museum in Columbia, SC
•    Gem Mining, and more!

Are the students encouraged to serve in their community? 

Yes, they are! In the past, parents have coordinated several service opportunities for our co-op students including serving their neighbors, serving our veteran population, giving of their time and talents to local churches, and more. Raising responsible, civic-minded citizens begins with the parents who model these attributes for their children and H2H wants to support your efforts to do just that. 

Visit us on FACEBOOK! 

Our Facebook page can be a great resource for you as you prayerfully consider if Heart 2 Homeschool Cooperative is the right place for your child to continue their educational journey. Feel free to visit us  at H2H Facebook to get a glimpse into some of our activities. Our website, along with our Facebook page can be a great resource for you as you prayerfully consider if Heart 2 Homeschool Cooperative is the right place for your child to continue their educational journey. We invite you to like/follow our page to gain a glimpse into what we do! 

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