SCCH Membership

Requirements

We require that all members subscribe to our Statement of Faith.

In order to join and attend co-op, families must be home educating at least one child who will be at least 5 years old by December 31st of the specific school year AND be in kindergarten in that specific school year.

Any family who is not conducting the majority of the child's educational program under the direction of the parents is ineligible for membership. Any family that is homeschooling via a government funded program is ineligible for membership.

Becoming a Member

In order to become a member, you need to go through a two step phone interview process, and following that you may be invited to schedule a visit to a co-op meeting. Please note that you must complete the two interviews before we invite you to visit our group. We reserve the right to tell you that we will not be inviting you to visit our group once the interviews are complete. If you are invited to visit, we will follow up with an email or phone call letting you know whether or not we will be inviting you to join our group.

If you think you might be interested in our co-op, there are answers to many questions you may have about the co-op on the "FAQ" tab. We encourage you to read this section thoroughly to find out if our co-op seems like a good fit for you.

Registration Deadlines

We have registration deadlines, which we adhere to strictly so that our program runs smoothly and efficiently. Typically, the deadline for registering for the entire year of co-op (which is what we recommend and prefer) is at the beginning of May of the previous school year.

If we have openings in the middle of the year (dependent on current membership numbers), it is often possible to join for one or two trimesters. We welcome inquiries at any time of the year and will let you know if we have any openings and when the next chance to join is.

To let us know you're interested in finding out about joining our co-op, please send an email to co-op@njhomeschoolers.org, and we will contact you.

Please note that we give all our volunteers (and we're ALL volunteers!) the summer off to spend with their families and to get their individual homeschools ready for the fall, so if you contact us in June, July, or August, please be patient as you wait for our reply, as we will not contact you until September.