New for the 2024-25 school year

CONNECTIONS is an enrichment co-op focusing on arts and sciences, emphasizing community and working together to foster meaningful relationships in a family-friendly environment. Our optional nature program & monthly hikes serve to encourage environmental education and a love of the outdoors.

Co-op

  • Meets for 7 weeks in the fall & 7 weeks in the spring.
  • Classes for students pre-K through high school.
  • Preschoolers (2-4 years old) are welcome with a participating school-aged sibling.
  • Classes are run by teams of parent volunteers.
  • Connections co-op is based on biblical principles and educational topics may be taught from a Christian worldview while welcoming respectful discussion of other worldviews. Members are not required to be Christian or sign a statement of faith.

Nature Program

  • Meets 4 weeks in the fall & 4 weeks in the spring.
  • Ages 2 and up.
  • The program consists of a variety of environmental education topics taught by Naturalists. Parents attend as chaperones. This is not a drop-off program.

Hike

  • Monthly group hike at local parks.

Who can join?

Are you a motivated homeschool parent, looking for a fun, engaged, and supportive community for yourself and your kids? We are especially interested in serving the local teen & tween homeschool community & we are special needs friendly. We’d love to meet you!

Families must be officially homeschooling at least 1 student in Kindergarten or older following their state’s Home Education Law. We are currently unable to accept students attending public online charter schools (however, we would love for you to join us for other meetups and field trips!).

Parents are expected to help plan and facilitate group activities with other parent volunteers. Duties may include setting up before class time, cleaning and resetting the rooms at the end of the day, supervising students, planning, and leading activities. We work together to make the load light!

When & Where?

All meetings are on Thursday afternoons. Co-op meets on the 1st & 3rd weeks, Nature Program is on the 2nd week, and our hike is on the 4th week (except holidays). We take January off for the winter.

Our co-op and the nature program meet near Kennett Square, PA & the hikes will rotate between various parks in Southern Chester County. Exact times and locations will be sent with your information request.

outline of a typical co-op day:
  • Whole group assembly time for announcements & team-building.
  • 1-2 small group class periods featuring subjects such as (but not limited to):
    • STEM activities – ex. engineering, environmental science, ecology, human anatomy, technology, economics
    • Art & Music
    • Book Club
    • Lego Robotics
    • Project Based Learning
    • Handicrafts
    • Life Skills
    • Nature Study
    • Gardening
  • Whole group time to share what we learned that day & present projects.
  • Free play time at the end to go outside or play games.

Cost for 2024-25

Annual Family Registration: $75

Co-op Student Fee: $50 (per student age 2 & older)

Nature Program: $64 (per student – optional)

Family Registration is due July 1, 2024 & is non-refundable.

Student & Nature Program Fees are due August 1, 2024, along with Child Abuse Clearances. Student fees are refundable until 2 weeks before the first day of each semester. Processing fees are always non-refundable. 

Split Pay Option: You may pay the student & nature program fees separately by semester. Fall fees are due by August 1, 2024, and Spring fees are due by December 1, 2024. ($25 for co-op & $32 for nature program per semester)

You may sign up for just the co-op or both the co-op and the nature program. However, the nature program is for co-op members only at this time due to the limited number of spaces. We will keep a wait list once this program fills up.

*Fees are for Connections Co-op, which is separate from the SCCH Support Group*

“We are all meant to be naturalists, each in his own degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things.”

– Charlotte Mason