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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Co-op Homeschool Program?
A Co-op Homeschool Program is a hybrid teaching environment, which blends many of the advantages of a traditional 5 day-a-week classroom setting with the benefits of homeschool education.

What does Co-op Mean?
A homechool program is considered a co-op when the teaching responsibility is shared between parent and classroom teacher. The CVCS teacher and parent work together educating the children to ensure academic excellence, social involvement and spiritual growth.

Why should I consider Co-op homeschooling?
A co-op homeschool blends the structure of a traditional school with the flexibility of homeschooling. The structure includes carefully selected curriculum, a set schedule 2 days a week, record keeping, and socialization. The flexibility allows teaching your child to their pace and learning style. In addition, more individualized attention is given to the child. There are many more advantages to co-op homeschooling we would be happy to discuss.

What is the CVCS Co-op homeschool program?
The CVCS Elementary/Jr. High Co-op Homeschool is a Christ-centered teaching program, which instills a love for learning through hands-on experiences and small class sizes. Students K through 8th grade attend core and enrichment classes led by CVCS Teachers on Mondays and Wednesdays and are schooled at home by the parent on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

How much will I be homeschooling my child(ren) with this program?
The parent is the primary teacher, instructing their child 3 days a week at home, while the CVCS teacher instructs the child at school 2 days. CVCS provides a curriculum list as well as a suggested lesson plan. The CVCS teacher is also available for teacher mentoring to the parent and can help guide you in the education process.

What does the CVCS Co-op program include?
The program offers 2 days of Christ-centered classroom instruction per week. Core classes include Bible, Phonics, Language, Writing, Speech, Math, History and Science. Enrichment classes include Art, ST Math, Library, and Chapel. The program also encompasses Parent/Teacher mentoring, affidavit filing, academic record keeping, annual standardized testing administration. In addition, Co-op students are eligible to participate in CVCS’ athletic, theater, and other after school programs.

How do I apply for the program?
To apply for the CVCS Co-op program, complete and submit the Pre-Enrollment Questionnaire. Because this is a unique program, we require an admissions consultation to ensure your understanding of the parent/teacher partnership in the education of your child. Please fill out and submit the online questionnaire. Upon receiving your questionnaire we will contact you for a tour and admissions consultation.
We look forward to meeting with you.

I have further questions, who do I contact?
Andie Johnson
32032 Del Obispo Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675