The goal of the Co-op is to provide students a loving, engaging space to work through their lessons, receive in person instruction, participate in enrichment activities, and build a community of students who love learning. Our highly qualified, certified staff facilitate all learning and the program meets Monday – Thursday from 8:00-1:30 with optional Friday Fun-days and field trips.
2 Days – $80 per week
Full week – $100 per week
$50 Registration fee
January 6th – students return to co-op for second semester.
We are keeping our enrollment to under 30 so that we don’t have more than 12 students in a space. This will allow for social distancing and very small groups for instruction.
Each day students will work through their lessons and tasks so that we upload a few task per content area each week. This keeps us on track with FLVS.
We review all material and support where needed.
Each day we will work through whichever program you have chosen or the curriculum that I design if you can’t decide on a program. I will pull Florida state standards that match every tasks and keep all documentation in a binder for you to turn in to the state for home-school credit.
If you provide me with the documentation, I will make the accommodations and make a note of those on all work. It is very important that students who are entitled to services receive those while at TBS.
8:00 – Students arrive and we get started on their assigned tasks.
9:30 – Break for snack and enrichment tasks/outside time
10:15 – Back to work
11:00 – Ms. Pitchford’s lessons for the day
12:15 – Recess
12:45 – Last blitz of academics for the day
I will do afternoon home visits, zooms…whatever it takes!
Students who soar through their tasks will have enrichment options that vary from building robots, to researching their interest area, to passion projects they complete with a mentor and lots of other fun, engaging activities that align with state standards.
In a traditional Co-op, parents are highly involved. Parents do everything from check-in students each day to providing lessons in art, music, photography, culinary, gardening etc. We will build in some parent involvement once we hit a groove with our learning. You can be as involved as you like. Have an idea? Let’s hear it.
Temperatures will be taken each morning upon arrival.
Students will practice social distancing while at TBS Co-op. If we decide to do any activities that require them to be in closer proximity, they will wear a mask just for that time frame. We will practice frequent (many times each day) hand washing and sanitizing. Ms. Pitchford will wipe down every surface throughout the day and at dismissal.
The facility is professionally cleaned and sanitized several times each week.
Virtual students – bring your laptop and I will supply headphones
Home-school students – bring your program materials the first week and we will store them in a container set aside for you.
A short supply list will be sent before our first meeting.
Sundays around 7:00pm you will receive your weekly Co-op newsletter. That will outline the week’s goals, your zoom times, and any activities we have going on for the week. In addition to that newsletter, The Balanced Scholar website will have information added when information needs to be announced. We will decide at Open House if we want to do a Dojo for our Co-op. I get the feeling some parents are over that :).
Breathe! Call me – Renee Pitchford – 404-202-0036.
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ll help answer any questions you have.