CCHE Co-Op Program

Our co-op offers multiple enrichment classes for all ages. Participating in co-op is not required as a CCHE member, but we do require all families who choose to participate in co-op to volunteer in some capacity. On this page, find our schedule of events, what to expect, fees, and available classes and registration for the 2019-2020 school year.

Co-Op Fees

Fees for co-op classes are in addition to the $25 CCHE Member fee.

  • Co-Op: $15 per month, per family
  • Fees paid at Co-Op the 1st Thursday of the month upon sign-in
  • Discount Fee: *$5 per month, per family
    *Only available for paid, full-time pastoral families or active military families
  • Fees are not reduced based on the number of weeks you attend. All families must pay their fee for every month, regardless of the number of weeks they attend.
    If a family will be out for an entire month, we request that family contact Garna to discuss options.

Co-Op Schedule of Events

Co-Op meets the first 3 Thursdays of the month from 12pm – 3pm, September – April, with a field trip typically planned for the 4th Thursday. No co-op on 5th Thursdays of the month.

  • 11:45am – 12pm:
    Arrival (lower level of Oak Hill Baptist Church in the gym)
    Sign In
    Pay Co-Op Fees (1st Thursday of the month)
  • 12pm: 
    Announcements
    Pledges
    Line up for classes
  • 12:05 – 1pm
    First hour classes for students
    Parents go to Mom’s Room for fellowship, snacks, encouragement, or War Room is available
  • 1:05 – 2pm: 
    Second hour classes for students
    Parents go to Mom’s Room for fellowship, snacks, encouragement, or War Room is available
  • 2:05 – 3pm:
    Third hour classes for students
    Parents go to Mom’s Room for fellowship, snacks, encouragement, or War Room is available
  • 3pm:
    Co-op ends

What to Expect

Co-Op begins in the gym where we have sign-in tables set up. Kids like to greet their friends and hang out while families are signing in.

When you sign in, you will receive a name tag for both you and all your registered children. You will also pay your Co-Op fees the first Thursday of the month. 

Announcements are made briefly at noon, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, the Pledge to the Christian Flag, Pledge to the Bible, and a short prayer, all led by students.

Following announcements, students line up with their first-hour teacher and head to class while parents go to our MOM’s Room, or the newly available War Room.

Classes switch on the hour at 1pm and 2pm. Children move to their 2nd or 3rd hour class, and parents in the MOM’s room who are teaching need to make sure they are in their room on the hour.

At the end of Co-Op, parents pick up their children in their 3rd-hour class, although most of the time, older kids are released to the gym to play and wait for their parents there.

MOM's Room

CCHE has a built-in support group that meets during co-op class hours where non-teachers/assistants gather for comradery, encouragement, food, and a laugh. Ask questions and gets lots of answers from homeschoolers across all walks of life. There are over 100 years of combined homeschooling experience in the MOM’s room at any given hour. This is a great place to build relationships with fellow parents for support for the homeschooling journey. We are:

Many on mission
On
Mission

The MOM’s room is not just for mothers. Whether you are a mom, dad, grandparent, guardian, or foster parent, you are welcome here!

Our MOM’s Room coordinators, Stephanie Prewitt and Sharon Taylor, have a true passion for fellowship and discipleship. They help everyone to get know each other, provide helpful announcements, and even share a devotional on occasion. They want your time to be productive and effective in filling you up, helping you along your homeschool journey, and giving you opportunity to build lasting relationships.

Please contact Stephanie Prewitt or Sharon Taylor with any questions. 

War Room

The church where we meet has a “War Room” set up on the same level as our classrooms with the particular purpose of prayer. We have decided to put this room to effective use and staff the War Room every hour of co-op with volunteers on the Thursdays we meet.

We will have sign ups at our Kick-Off Event on August 26th at 6:30, and additional/substitute sign-ups available in the MOM’s room during co-op for those interested in serving in this way. We will be looking for at least 12 people to alternate each month, each serving one hour. If we have more volunteers, each may only need to serve once every other month, or less.

Each hour, we will take up requests from the MOM’s Room at co-op and those shared in our Facebook group and take them to the person who is assigned that hour in the War Room. They will fervently pray over each request and be available to pray with you if you have the need. For that hour, they will be vigilant to pray over that hour of co-op. Imagine! Every hour, every co-op, we are without ceasing, covering our co-op and families like a force field with prayer!  

Because of this,  the need to pray for one another is great. Let us gather together and pray diligently that the Lord would go before us, the Lord would be our wisdom, the protection of our families, and the sustainer of our faith.

Please contact Sharon Taylor with any questions.

Curriculum

Academic Classes for All Ages

View available Co-Op classes for the 2019-2020 school year below

Move Abouts (2-3 yr olds)

Teachers: Suzanne Brown and Jeanie Mullins

Class Name: Kiddy Krafts

About the Class: We will do read short stories and do fun crafts related to the ABC’s and 123’s Li’l Praisers class by Stephanie Long.  We will also do Holiday themed crafts. 

Teachers: Suzanne Brown and Jeanie Mullins

Class Name:

About the Class:

Teachers: Laura Sorry and Sondi Sadler

Class Name: PE

About the Class: Combined with Li’l Praisers class. It will be different every week, but will always incorporate movement and play.

Li’l Praisers (PreK – K)

Teachers: Stephanie Long

Class Name: ABC’s/123’s 

About the Class: This class is to help the students strengthen their sounds and letters.

Teachers: Crystal Jones

Class Name: Manners/Etiquette/Integrity

About the Class:

Teachers: Laura Sorrow and Sondi Sadler

Class Name: PE

About the Class:  Combined with Move Abouts class. It will be different every week, but will always incorporate movement and play.

Joyful Juniors (1st – 2nd Grades)

Teachers: Hannah McGhee

Class Name: PE 

About the Class:

Teachers: Carla Hartman

Class Name: Science

About the Class: This year for science class we plan to focus on the biology of humans, animals, and possibly plants. We will also be doing a little entomology (the study of insects.) We will be hands on and doing experiments! I also hope to be able introduce some live animals, plants, and insects! It is going to be a fun and educational year!

Teachers: Crystal Jones

Class Name: Art 

About the Class: This year students will learn about different artists throughout history

Challengers (3rd – 4th Grades)

Teachers: Matt Taylor, Robert Newberry

Class Name: PE

About the Class:

Teachers: Carla Dunlap

Class Name: World Geography Art 

About the Class:

Teachers: Mindy Tigue

Class Name: Unit Studies

About the Class: Classic books with activities each week such as history, science, and art

Eagles (5th – 6th Grades)

Teachers: Malenda McCalister, Kellie Atwood, Mildred Tucker

Class Name: Kentucky State History (Semester 1)

Hands on History (Semester 2)

About the Class: 1st Semester we’ll be learning about KY State History. We’ll focus part of that on Pulaski County’s History. 2nd Semester we’ll learn about history that you don’t normally hear or learn about. We’ll have lots of hands on activities and hopefully some guest speakers! We LOVE history and hope by the end of the year your child will too!!

Teachers: (PE) Garna Donahue, Sharon Taylor, Kellie Atwood
(Art) David Tucker and Konnie Massey

Class Name: PE combined with Overcomers or Art

About the Class: This PE class will focus on lots of physical activities disguised as fun! We will learn to play popular games, sports and dances. All students are expected to wear non-marking tennis shoes and participate in class with a positive and team camaraderie  attitude.

Art with Dave: The students will be learning the basics of art. We’ll be going over shading, color theory, how to mix paint, an introduction to clay, and such like that. The students will then use what they learn to do projects in class. Art is everywhere and we’ll be teaching them things they can utilize in their life as they get older.

Teachers: Sharon Taylor

Class Name: Reasoning & Riddles

About the Class: This class is a critical thinking class using riddles, puzzles, quizzes, trivia and real like circumstances to problem solve. We will present information to the class, then the question of how, what, when, where, and why to see if they can reason out a solution that best solves the problem.

Overcomers (7th – 8th Grades)

Teachers: Lauren Watson)

Class Name: Living Out Loud (LOL) 

About the Class: During the next several months, students in LOL will be engaging in discussions about current events and various topics of interest. We will begin to cover the basic speech types, including demonstrative, persuasive, and motivational, among many others. Students will each be asked to choose a type of speech to prepare and present to the class. Towards the end of the year, students will be able to present their speeches at our co-op talent show. Students may even pair up and have a debate over a specific subject matter!

Many individuals struggle with public speaking throughout their entire lives. As Christian young adults, we have a lot to say and we need to be heard. This class will be an extremely fun and safe environment to tackle the fear of public speaking and be confident in your abilities to boldly share your thoughts and ideas.  We promise you will have fun and you will LOL in this class! 

Teachers: (PE) Garna Donahue, Sharon Taylor, Kellie Atwood
(Art) David Tucker and Konnie Massey

Class Name: PE combined with Eagles or Art

About the Class: This PE class will focus on lots of physical activities disguised as fun! We will learn to play popular games, sports and dances. All students are expected to wear non-marking tennis shoes and participate in class with a positive and team camaraderie  attitude.

Art with Dave: The students will be learning the basics of art. We’ll be going over shading, color theory, how to mix paint, an introduction to clay, and such like that. The students will then use what they learn to do projects in class. Art is everywhere and we’ll be teaching them things they can utilize in their life as they get older.

Teachers: Sherry Lenhardt

Class Name: The Empericals Strike Back  

About the Class: The tasks are designed to assess the degree to which students understand and apply economic concepts including needs and wants, opportunity costs, entrepreneurship, allocation of resources (scarcity and abundance), and global interdependence. We will implement a system to where students can earn capital in various ways like completing school work on time, performing random acts of kindness, extracurricular activities, etc. The students then put this capital to work in the simulated economy. There are elected officials, bankers, consumers, and more.

*Limited to 20 students

Conquerors (9th – 12th Grades)

Teachers: Sherri Murrer and Cher Ranshaw

Class Name: Money Matters

About the Class: Good money habits equals Empowerment. The money habits teens develop in high school will have an enormous impact on the quality of life beyond graduation. Money Matters will help students grasp, plan, and prepare for their financial future. The class will consist of short videos, class discussions, work groups, and Guest Speakers from local businesses sharing information on common mistakes made by teens and how to identify ways to be more responsible with money.

Teachers: Malenda McCalister, Sarah Broady, Marla Loveless and Lauren Watson

Class Name: Life Skills 

About the Class: Life Skills will teach kids about a variety of job opportunities, basic website design as students learn how to build their own business (1st semester), and a host of true life skills every person needs to know in order to be effective and successful as an adult (2nd semester.) This is a discussion-oriented class, so participation is expected! We’ll have guest speakers, and address topics important to our students as requested.

Teachers: Stephanie Prewitt, Glenda Evans (PE)
Konnie Massey, David Tucker (Art)

Class Name: PE or Art

About the Class: Physical Education: PE will be a lot of fun. As we explore the many activities that can be done to increase your body’s ability to be healthy. We will play games like dodgeball, kickball and basketball, but also explore avenues for health, like yoga, dancing and basic nutrition.

Art: We’re taking what we know and going a step further with it. We’ll be doing some cooking and all sorts of stuff to push the high school students to advance their art skills, and teach them how to use art in the real world

Field Trips

Leaders: Stephanie Prewitt, Mandy Mobley, and Lynda Mills

CCHE offers many opportunities to come together as homeschoolers. One of the ways we participate as a group is through field trips. There are a variety of events available to our members. 

Some past field trips have included the Hummel Planetarium, Explorium of Lexington, Kentucky State Capitol, Salato Wildlife, Wolf Creek Power Plant, nature hikes nearby, and more. Field trips are typically scheduled on the 4th Thursday of the month.

Field trip fees are additional depending on the venue and number of attendees.

Registration

How To Register Your Child in CCHE

Registration is available through one simple form. You may register up to 6 children. Please complete a second registration form for more children. 

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Members must complete the membership form.

02.

Members must read and agree with Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, & Release (included in the membership form.)

03.

$25.00 annual membership fee, payable via cash or check at our Kick-Off Registration event, or to a member of our leadership team. (Co-op class fees: Additional $15/month;  Discounts given to paid full-time pastoral families and active military families for $5/month.)

04.

Members must submit an annual Letter of Intent to homeschool to their county's Superintendent as well as provide a copy of this Letter to CCHE. Members are strongly encouraged to join both HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association) and CHEK.

Paid CCHE members receive a $20 discount when they join HSLDA (member number given for discount after CCHE registration.) HSLDA offers automatic withdrawal monthly payments of $10/month, but the discount does NOT apply for this payment option. Only payments made in full up front are applicable for the $20 discount.

**The discount is not for HSLDA members to receive $20 off of the CCHE membership. It is for CCHE members to receive $20 off the HSLDA membership.

For more information and the discount code, please contact Garna Donahue.

Meet the Leadership Team

Everything is done by parent volunteers. We have two volunteer leadership team tiers who also serves as members of our corporation (non-profit, educational).

Tier 1 leaders are: Garna Donahue, President/Director; Carolyn Phelps, Assistant Director; Stephanie Long, Assistant Director; and Harry and Miriam Huber, Athletic Directors.

Tier 2 leaders include Stephanie Prewitt and Sharon Taylor, Mom's Room/Field Trip/War Room Coordinators; Kellie Atwood, Teacher Coordinator; Heather Rooks, Accounting: and Sarah Broady, Information and Technology Director. You may email any of our leaders with regard to their particular area of leadership, or send a general message below with general questions.

Tier 1 Leadership

Garna Donahue

Garna Donahue

Director

Carolyn Phelps

Carolyn Phelps

Assistant Director

Stephanie Long

Stephanie Long

Assistant Director

Harry and Miriam Hubler

Harry and Miriam Hubler

Athletic Directors

Tier 2 Leadership

Stephanie Prewitt

Stephanie Prewitt

Mom’s Room and Field Trip Coordinator

Sharon Taylor

Sharon Taylor

Mom’s Room and War Room Coordinator

Kellie Atwood

Kellie Atwood

Teacher Coordinator

Heather Rooks

Heather Rooks

Accounting Coordinator

Sarah Broady

Sarah Broady

Information and Technology Director

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Tier 1 Leadership

Garna Donahue

Garna Donahue

Director

Carolyn Phelps

Carolyn Phelps

Assistant Director

Stephanie Long

Stephanie Long

Assistant Director

Harry and Miriam Hubler

Harry and Miriam Hubler

Athletic Directors

Tier 2 Leadership

Stephanie Prewitt

Stephanie Prewitt

Mom’s Room and Field Trip Coordinator

Sharon Taylor

Sharon Taylor

Mom’s Room and War Room Coordinator

Kellie Atwood

Kellie Atwood

Teacher Coordinator

Heather Rooks

Heather Rooks

Accounting Coordinator

Sarah Broady

Sarah Broady

Information and Technology Director

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