The 2nd presentation of World View Studies (with free food) will be held shortly, on the above date in Arlington (see details below).
I thought you might be interested in the comments one mom made concerning the classes. She has had 2 children in the classes. One student started in World View Year 1, and the younger son started in Starting Points. I asked her how she equated Starting Points with a typical co-op class. I mentioned that we believe in traditional co-op classes, as we have had all our four children in such classes over the years. She also has students in co-op classes so she’s in a position to make a good analysis. Here is her response:
Co-op classes have their place, but when comparing them with SP or WV, your classes are much more time, quality and cost efficient.
SP would compare to at least 8 co-op classes in a much more efficient set-up. One 3-hour class per week - no parent has to teach, clean a church or make multiple trips. In addition the cohesiveness and plan of the curriculum allows much more to be accomplished in a single class, homework week and overall school year for one set pre-known class and curriculum fee.
Classes that it covers: grammar, literature, essay writing, history, worldview (these are often taught as a separate class in a co-op setting), art and music appreciation and vocabulary (which helps with SAT prep). Time constraints per class & lack of cohesiveness would make all of these classes being taken in a co-op setting at one time virtually impossible because the assignments would all be separate and not overlap. Additionally, there would be no place for math, science, and foreign language. My younger son is able to do math (at a slower pace) and is doing extremely well in Bob Jones Life Science and has time for phys ed and chess classes at co-op along with a study hall to work on WV. Price-wise, it cost more than some co-ops, but significantly less than one I’m currently using and the curriculum costs are manageable when you include all that is involved.
I’ve only slightly edited the response for grammar and to replace a couple of names with something more generic. She agreed to let me publish this.
To be really honest, I don’t market the Starting Point class as worth 8 co-op classes. I would say it is at least worth three or four if not more. However, I think her enthusiasm for the class shows you what someone who had students in the classes thinks about them.
My World View classes are “in the flesh,” but I also teach math online – pre-algebra up to calculus. I can discuss this, too, if you are interested.
Details of the presentation:
Preliminary class times & locations for 2021-22 are:
2701 W Southlake Blvd
Southlake, TX 76092
Monday 8:30 – 11:30: Starting Points or Year 1
Monday 12:00 – 3:00: Year 3
Monday 3:30 – 6:30: Starting Points or Year 1
7912 Main St.
North Richland Hills, TX 76182
Tuesday 8:30 – 11:30: Year 3
Tuesday 12:00 – 3:00: Year 2
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
4729 S. Carrier Parkway
Grand Prairie, Texas
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30: Year 1
Wednesday, 12:00 - 3:00: Year 4
Wednesday 3:30-6:30: Starting Points or Year 1
Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30: Year 2
Thursday, 12:00 - 3:00: Starting Points or Year 1
RSVP to email@example.com so I know how many plan to come.
If you come there is no obligation to sign up. This is an information time for all interested families.
As usual, I need some help in posting this information on other email loops of interested families. If you have access to any of the following loops, and it is permissible for you to do so, and if it has not already been forwarded, would you please forward this info? Thanks. Here are the lists I would like to notify:
Arlington Association of Home Educators
East Fort Worth and Arlington HomeSchoolers
Fellowship Church Homeschool Network
Gateway Church Home Educators
Home Schoolers of Parker County East
North East Tarrant County Association of Christian Home Educators
Palo Pinto Christian Home Educators
Parker County Christian Home Educators
South Arlington Christian Co-op
Tarrant Educator Association of Christian Homeschoolers
Tarrant Home Education Association
Texas Christian Home Educators
Texas Home Educators
Texas Home Educators Sports Association
Westside Association of Christian Home Educators
Wisdom Builders Christian Home Educators
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