Today on The HSHSP Ep 68: Highschool Co-ops- Why and How to Start One. This post is running concurrently on UltimateRadioShow.com.
What’s fun and fulfilling and fine for creating credits? Co-op! Homeschool co-ops are often a great resource for families with teens.
Our hosts Sabrina, Vicki and Marilyn have co-oped their homeschool highschoolers in several different formats:
- Science lab co-ops
- Highschool only co-ops
- Electives co-op
- Multi-family, multi-age big co-ops
- Field trip co-ops
- (and probably others we have forgotten…)
We’ve had some GREAT experiences and some experience that make GREAT stories. The ups and downs have taught us moms and our teens lots about rolling with life’s punches, social skills and supporting one another in good times and tough times.
Often co-ops classes can make up for subjects that we don’t like to teach or feel unqualified to teach.
Co-oping isn’t for everyone, but a good co-op is lots of help for homeschooling families…Plus the friendships can last for many years. We have found that our teens have made lifelong friends from their peers at homeschool co-op and a couple of the teens married in the years after highschool graduation.
You can also read some blog posts we have written about co-ops:
Remember there is not one RIGHT WAY to add co-ops to your homeschool highschool! For more on how to teach homeschool co-op classes, check this post.
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HSHSP Ep 68: Highschool Co-ops- Why and How to Start One