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Saturday, April 28, 2018
Irvine, California

No Homeschool is an Island

Navigating the Homeschool Co-op Question

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 5 - 6:30 pm

"No Homeschool is an Island"

Navigating the Homeschool Co-op Question

You've made the decision.  You're more interested in your children following the Lord than going to a government school.  And while it might be easier on you in the short term, you know that you're committed to training them in the ways of the Lord, not the ways of the world.  So you're homeschooling.  It's a bold, courageous decision and you're up to the challenge.

But something is still marinating in the back of your head.  What happens when that day comes?  The day that your expertise in an area is not enough to keep your children growing.  What if they need knowledge and information that you don't have?  

These are common questions and they must be answered by your approach to your homeschool.  If you're committed to private Christian homeschooling, there are two general choices.  One of these choices is to utilize or organize co-operative classes with other families.  Join us this month as Susan Truman talks about this very effective choice available to parents all around the country.  You will learn about:

  • What is a Co-Op and what does one provide for you and your children?

  • How do you join or organize a Co-Op and which one is right for your child?

  • Will the Co-Ops be held outside of the house?  If so, which classes should you pay for them to take?

  • What classes should you take as a Co-Op and what should you do on your own - and how do you know which is which?

  • Is there a need to be a part of a greater homeschool community?

  • What are the benefits and pitfalls of being part of a homeschool community?
If you think you would benefit from local homeschool community, especially co-operative classes, don't miss this month's meeting.  Invite a friend to come (with their spouse) - they'll be glad you did!

Susan Truman has been the principal of Coastal Academy, a homeschool PSP in Lomita since Fall of 2012 serving Christian homeschooling families in the South Bay.  Married to her college sweetheart, she is the mother of three children.  Two of her children were homeschooled and one who is severely autistic, attended a non-public special education school.  She began homeschooling in 2002 and soon after began leading several high school students each year in the production of their PSP's yearbook.  She has very much enjoyed working with teens who are getting ready to use their homeschooling background as a launching pad for adulthood.  She has served on the Board at Coastal Academy for the past 10 years in a variety of roles.

Susan has a degree in Business Management and worked in the aerospace industry as a business manager before becoming a stay-at-home mom.  She and her husband have been leaders in their church's family summer camp for families affected by autism.

For information call: (714) 686-3353.

Childcare available:

This month, to make it easier for families with little ones and big ones to attend, we have childcare available. Rate: $5 per child or $15 per family with three or more kids.

Meeting Time:

Evening Meeting: 5 pm to 6:30 pm

Enjoy training, fellowship, and an opportunity to meet veteran homeschoolers and other families considering homeschooling after the informative presentation.

Meeting Location:

Irvine Community Church
14804 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA 92618

Simple Directions from North Orange County:

Take 5 South, exit Sand Canyon & turn left, church is on right.

Simple Directions from South Orange County:

Take 5 North, exit Sand Canyon & turn right, make immediate U-turn at light, church is on right.

Simple Directions from 405 and West Orange County:

Take 405 South, exit Sand Canyon & turn left, go two miles and pass under the 5, church is on right.

About Exploring Homeschooling:

The mission of Exploring Homeschooling is to impact the world for Jesus Christ by encouraging Christians to homeschool from a biblical worldview, especially starting when their children are babies, toddlers, preschoolers; and equipping individuals, families, churches, homeschool groups and other organizations to engage in homeschool evangelism.