FAQs



Q:

When is registration?

A:

Registration for the fall is now open and closes August 15th. Returning members are given priority membership during those dates. Prospective members should attend a face to face event: the Sherman Homeschool Expo on May 19th, 10am-2pm at 1717 E Baker Rd Sherman TX,or the Gainesville Homeschool Expo on June 18th, 10am-2pm at 630 N Grand Ave, Gainesville, TX 76240. We will have a display table and our Managing Director, Abby Tree, will be on site to answer any questions you may have.

Preview visits available by appointment.

Q:

Do you have a statement of faith?

A:

We do not require our members to sign a statement of faith. Our Christian philosophy and culture welcome all families regardless of their diverse home philosophies and cultures.

Member-teachers at Denton Classical Co-op foster the following values in their relationships with each other and with the students.

  • Hard work –I work toward “mastery level” learning
  • Self-expression – I am equipped to join the Great Conversation, to understand and analyze and argue with the ideas of the past
  • Cooperation – I cooperate with the teachers, students, and others
  • Love – My love of other members inspires them to try diligently and prepare carefully. I show love through actions and words to and about other members
  • Excellence – As a member of the group, I can achieve a level of excellence above and beyond what would be possible alone
  • Integrity – I exercise integrity at all times, especially when using copyright material, executing contracts, disposing finances, etc

Q:

When do you meet?

A:

We meet Thursdays for a full day of classes.  Members should expect to be at co-op from 8:00am until 3:15pm.  We have a full year of field trips, nature hikes, and park days which are open for public sign up on our calendar. 

Gainesville Co Op will meet Tuesday and/or Thursday for early education classes.

Speech and Debate Club will meet Tuesday evenings, Speech from 5:30-7pm and Debate from 7pm-8:45pm.

 

Q:

Can I just pay and then drop my child off?

A:

No, this is a true co-op. You must participate in the full co-op day when your child is enrolled. You must remain on campus the entire time your student does. You are required to lead teach, assist, and have a cleaning duty every semester.

Q:

Where does co-op meet?

A:

Co Op for the 2022/2023 school year will meet in Gainesville. Membership size will dictate if we meet in a large home (Abby Tree's residence) or a local church. 

Tuesday/Thursday Early Education classes, and Speech & Debate Club, will meet in managing director Abby Tree's home in Gainesville.

Q:

Do I have to do classical education at home in order to attend your co-op?

A:

Our members manage their at-home education in many different ways. However, we ask that all members become familiar with current publishers and philosopies in classical education so that they can most effectively contribute at co-op together. All our classes and curriculum are based on a classical education model that includes the trivium. Circe, Classical Academic Press, Institute for Excellence in Writing, The Well-Trained Mind Press, and other classical education publishers are used to guide our curriculum and scheduling choices.

Q:

What is my parent commitment?

A:

The parent who primarily helps do the school at home is required to be at co-op when their children are at co-op. This parent will be assigned to lead teach at least one class during our school day, and will assist other classes during the other class periods. Additionally, the parents is responsible for teaching the assigned curriculum material to the children at home during the week. 

Parents will rotate leading Tuesday/Thursday Early Education Classes.

Parents will listen to speeches/debates and give constructive feedback.

Q:

What is the kid commitment for my children?

A:

Children are expected to come to class prepared with the materials listed in their syllabus. Most classes will assign lessons to be completed at home before coming to co-op in order for the teacher to present a relevant and impactful presentation or activity in class.

Tuesday/Thursday Early Education Classes require children to follow directions and be kind to fellow classmates. 

Speech & Debate requires students to write original speeches, deliver speeches during club, take appropriate notes, and ask pertinent questions. 

Q:

What is the cost?

A:

There is no tuition cost to attend Denton Classical Co-op. We are a true co-op where parents are the teachers. We place parents in classes that draw on their strengths and we provide training and support in the summer and throughout the year as needed. Therefore we are able to offer high quality classes for free. Even though we offer tuition-free classes, there are some costs associated with membership in Denton Classical Co-op. Click here for a full list of fees and deadlines. 

Fees & Deadlines