What type of cooperative is New Harvest?
A great one!
New Harvest Christian Co-op provides both academic and enrichment courses based on the skills and talents of our participating families and paid instructors and the needs of our students. Our classes are taught from a biblical perspective. We are a hybrid style co-op where our K-8 classes are parent-led but most of our high school classes are affordable paid courses taught by subcontracted instructors.
Where are you located?
Our co-op meets at New Life Church Kempsville located on Thompkins Road right off I-64 near the intersection of Indian River Road and Kempsville Road.
What days does your co-op meet?
We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesday are specifically for high school classes and paid enrichment classes for K-12. On Thursdays, all grade levels participate. Currently, classes begin at 9:00am.
Am I required to stay with my child?
We require a parent/guardian of an elementary child to remain with the child if they are not in a class. While they are in class, you are free to leave the property but please be prompt in returning to pick up your child! Middle school and high school parents are not required to stay on site during class times.
Do I have to teach a class?
Yes! But you're gonna love it!
Cooperative means "involving mutual assistance in working toward a common goal." We're working together on each other's behalf for the benefit of our families and children.
We require that a parent from each family serves where there is a need. We fill our teaching needs first and then fill other roles such as lunch monitor, recess monitor or substitute.
What are the fees associated with New Harvest Christian Co-op?
As of April 2021, New Harvest's fees are as follows:
- Registration (per family) is a non-refundable $50.00 fee due upon your agreement and commitment to participate in the upcoming school year.
- NEW - coming soon! A one-time background check fee is $TBD. This will pay for a background check to be completed for the parent(s) and teachers that are actively participating in co-op each week. A family will not be able to participate in New Harvest without the proper background check being completed.
- Building fee: $TBD per family, per semester for ONE child, and $TBD per semester, per family for two or more children. (update coming soon)
- Most of the high school courses along with additional enrichment classes are subcontracted out to instructors specializing in that subject. These classes require an additional monthly fee set by each instructor. Most of those courses currently range between $25-$35 per class, per month.