Co-op classes are offered by OCHEA, so all Co-op participants must also be members of OCHEA. Though OCHEA can be joined at any time during the school year, Co-op registration is only open from May through July and will be closed earlier if we reach class capacity. Applications can be submitted via the website for faster processing, but will only be available during open registration.
ONLY children for whom you are the parent/guardian/primary homeschool teacher may attend co-op as a family unit. Extended family, friends, or children of friends may only attend co-op if their parent/family joins OCHEA + Co-op and provides a parent helper. Students MUST be in K5-12th grade. We do not offer preschool.
Co-op classes are held at Trinity Presbyterian Church at 975 Willington Drive NE in Orangeburg, SC (near OP lower campus) on Mondays from 9a-12p. We meet on 30 dates from August-May, taking off most school/federal holidays when they fall on a Monday. Most months have 3 meeting dates, but some have 2, some have 4.
Each family/household is to provide a responsible adult to either teach a class every week OR serve every other Co-op meeting, an average of 2 Mondays a month. This can be a parent, adult child, or trusted relative. Homeschooled children from another family/household may not accompany another member family. EACH family must provide an adult helper. A schedule will be provided before the start date. *First year members are NOT encouraged to teach a class.
Detailed information about class offerings, recommended class placement, Parent expectations, Student Behavioral and Academic Expectations, list of Co-op meeting dates, and Board Members can be found in the OCHEA+Co-op Handbook, which can be downloaded on the Applications page.