We meet once a week for approximately three and one-half hours. Classes/subjects are set up on the semester system and parents may sign up their children for their preferred classes (under the appropriate age group) when more than one choice is available. We all have something to give. Each parent can teach something that would enrich our children's education. Each parent will be expected to work two hours teaching and helping in classes each week ranging in age from nursery to high school, and may be called on to help the remaining time to fill in absences - thus the name cooperative education.
We all depend upon one another to make CHAT co-op work smoothly. When people fail to fulfill their commitment and are absent, gaps are left in the program. You must accept the responsibility for your place in the program.
The CHAT co-op was designed to be a three-hour / three class program. In order to function in an orderly manner, children must participate in all three of their classes. If your child does not wish to participate in the full program, we ask that you please make other arrangements for her/him away from co-op, and contact the appropriate sub-coordinator as to your decision.
It is the policy of CHAT that one parent must be in attendance during co-op hours. That parent will be asked to teach/assist during CHAT and must remain on campus. We understand that there are times when a parent cannot attend co-op. In such cases, arrangements must be made with another co-op member to be responsible for the children that will be attending without their parent. It is the responsibility of the absent parent to make sure the class they're teaching/assisting in is covered.
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