Greater Rochelle Area Christian Educators is considered a Workshop, not a co-op. Simply put, this group is designed for families to pay fees directly to various teachers for the services rendered. There is no requirement for parents to teach, however we do ask and encourage participation and volunteering. You may be asked to help in a class, be a hall way monitor, and lend a hand when needed. PARENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DROP OFF THEIR CHILDREN and leave. GRACE is not a school, but a workshop designed to enrich your child's home school experience.
The mission of GRACE is to provide a spiritually uplifting atmosphere, to promote character development, academic support and social interaction for home schooled students and their families. We seek to assist the parents in their task to educate, not replace them. We seek to establish guidelines so that everything can be done “decently and in order” (1 Cor. 14:40) and so that distractions to our goals are minimized. We seek to promote a spirit of Christian love, unity and to uphold a standard of excellence. G.R.A.C.E. instructors and board members must understand the foundational function of and be in agreement with the G.R.A.C.E. statement of faith.
A variety of Biblically based curricula are used for the various classes we offer. We strive to consistently offer science, math, literature, arts, and music classes along with a wide variety of other electives. We aim to offer something for each age group K-12, and a few choices for Pre-K. A list of our current class offerings is available under the "current classes" tab on our home page.
GRACE does have an application process. If you are interested in applying to join our organization, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our New Family Coordinator will be happy to answer questions and send you an application form. We look forward to hearing from you.