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About Us

About Us

Denton Classical Education Co-op is a homeschool co-op in Flower Mound. Our classes and curriculum are based on a classical education model that includes the trivium. We use "The Well Trained Mind" by Susan Wise Bauer as a roadmap to guide our curriculum and scheduling choices.

Students graduating after study at Denton Classical Co-op are prepared to become leaders in society and in their chosen fields. They are successful in their endeavors because they can express themselves with fluency, grace, elegance, and persuasiveness.

Parents who have taught at Denton Classical Co-op effectively guide their classes and their home schools following the trivium model, which includes the grammar, logic, and rhetoric learning stages.

Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is closed. But we'd love to meet you and give you our scope and sequence so you can be prepared to join in fall of 2019. Please email dentonclassicalcoop@gmail.com or call 972-277-1239 for more information. Preview visits take place each year in February.

Denton Classical Co-op is a Texas Unincorporated Non-Profit Association with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

Vision

Students graduating after study at Denton Classical Co-op are prepared to become leaders in society and in their chosen fields. They are successful in their endeavors because they can express themselves with fluency, grace, elegance, and persuasiveness.

Parents who have taught at Denton Classical Co-op effectively guide their classes and their home schools following the trivium model, which includes the grammar, logic, and rhetoric learning stages.

Mission

Denton Classical Co-op supports families in pursuing a homeschool classical education. At co-op, the students learn through fun, hands-on enrichment activities and projects that correlate with the classical education they are receiving at home. They also receive direct instruction in such subjects as writing and Latin where classroom instruction is more appropriate than classroom enrichment. In participating each week at Denton Classical Co-op, the children will have opportunities to socialize in a fun, safe environment and learn to work with others. We are Christ-centered, but not specifically denominational. We encourage students to be respectful of differing views when they have the opportunity to express or share their religious beliefs.

Classes, Schedules, Events, Programs, etc. are designed for the purpose of

  • Assisting families in giving their children a classical education
  • Giving children a positive learning environment that is enhanced by learning with others in the same age group
  • Helping the children, as students, discover the joy of learning and the enjoyment of self-discovery
  • Allowing each member family to contribute in sharing the work of educating their children.

Additionally, when students reach high school, Denton Classical Co-op aims to offer as many high school graduation requirements as is reasonable. As they approach graduation, students supplement their co-op classes with dual enrollment, private lessons, and specialized study as is appropriate for their individual degree plan and goals for advanced education.

Values

Member-teachers at Denton Classical Co-op foster the following values in their relationships with each other and with the students. We let these values guide our co-op decisions outside of co-op and on-campus:

  • Hard work – We value “mastery level” learning
  • Self-expression – We equip our children to join the Great Conversation, to understand and analyze and argue with the ideas of the past
  • Cooperation – We recognize that every member-teacher brings strength to the group
  • Love – The love we develop in classrooms and among families inspires the students to try diligently and the moms to prepare carefully. We show love through our words to and about one another
  • Excellence – we aim for an excellence together that is not possible alone
  • Integrity – We exercise integrity in our use of copyright material, execution of contracts, disposition of finances, etc.

Strengths

Our core strengths set us apart from other educational co-ops, groups, and institutions. Many of these strengths even distinguish us against other classical model schools and co-ops.

  • A Trivium-based classical model of education is the basis for all our educational offerings.
  • Mom-teachers are cooperative partners in the education of all our children.
  • Our flexible education path meets the needs of the highly gifted children at the same time as more nuanced individuals.
  • Classroom experiences for labs and instruction provide opportunities that are too costly or difficult to do in a home setting with just one family.
  • Core learning such as sciences, language, and writing make up the majority of our class offerings, while pursuit of additional subjects and interests can be done individually and at home.
  • Our Christ-centered philosophy and culture welcomes all families, regardless of their diverse home philosophies and cultures—all are welcome.
  • Children and moms enjoy social and educational support.

Co-op Specifics

In 2018, Denton Classical Co-op commemorates its 10th anniversary.

Some of our students know no other "school." For them and for the new students who join us every year, co-op has become a close-knit, small community where they can flourish and find community. 

Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is closed. But we'd love to meet you and give you our scope and sequence so you can be prepared to join in fall of 2019. Please email dentonclassicalcoop@gmail.com or call 972-277-1239 for more information. Preview visits take place each year in February.

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