KACHEA Registration

 Co-op registration is now open for the 2024-2025 school year!

To attend KACHEA Co-op, registration to both KACHEA Co-op and KACHEA are required. KACHEA strives to make membership/registration as affordable as possible.  Parental involvement supports our desire to meet the needs of our homeschool community as well. Therefore, we believe you will find KACHEA fees to be very accommodating. Links to both KACHEA membership and co-op are provided below.

How to register:  Register online or print and mail in your registration forms. The links below will give you online or print options.

There are 4 separate Co-Op forms and 2 separate forms for KACHEA membership. Please be sure to carefully reaall forms and the Co-Op Guidelines which are posted at the bottom of this page. 

If you choose to print and mail, please send co-op forms and payment to Jennifer Davies: 1725 Carters Valley Rd, Surgoinsville, TN 37873

KACHEA forms and payment may be sent to Janelle Sellner: 305 Lake Aire, Kingsport, TN 37663

**Please be aware that registrations for Co-Op are NOT considered complete until ALL forms have been received, ALL fees have been paid, and ALL background checks are completed.**

Registration fee: $30 per child, ages 0-12th grade.

Background Check fee: $15 per parent/adult that will be teaching at (participating in) Co-Op. Parents/guardians are expected to remain on site and participate in Co-Op, either by teaching or assisting throughout the year and must have a completed background check on file. The only exception is High School students that bring themselves to Co-Op (see below). This is to remain in compliance with our legal and insurance requirements.

Optional Additional fees for High School:

- Science courses: $12 per student, per year, per class they are attending.

- Student-only (no parent attending or participating in Co-Op): $80 per student per year ($40 per semester), per class they are attending.

Fee Limits: There is a $150 maximum per family registration fee, excluding the background fee, any late fee, and any High School science fees or student-only fees..

Registration deadline: Registration is NOW OPEN and will close July 15, 2024. (Note: Registrations after July 15, if approved, are subject to a $15 Late Registration Fee.)

Payment Options:  You may choose to pay...

- Online via Venmo  @kachea-coop  

- Via check by mail. Please make checks out to KACHEA Co-op.  

Trouble registering or have questions? Please contact the Co-Op Director, Jennifer Davies at mrsjdavies@gmail.com or 616-291-8303.

Co-Op Guidelines 2024-2025

Dress Code
GIRLS in middle school and up: No short shorts or spaghetti strap shirts. There should not be a gap between shirt and pants at the waist. No underwear is to be showing at any time. No hats or caps are to be worn in the building.

BOYS in middle school and up: Knee length shorts are acceptable. No sagging pants. No underwear is to be showing at any time. No hats or caps are to be worn in the building.

Cell Phones -
Students should not have cell phones or other electronic devices out in class for any reason. These will be collected until class is over if this is a problem. Teachers, please do not use cell phones during class except in an emergency.

Discipline/Academic Progress
We expect students to respectfully do what is asked of them by their teachers. If this becomes a problem please see committee for specific guidelines. We reserve the right to dismiss a child from Co-Op if behavior problems persist. We do not allow bullying, name calling or any other demeaning behavior. This includes internet and phone bullying. If a problem becomes known we will expect the parent to deal with it. If it is not resolved, we will address it and the student and possibly the family may be dismissed from Co-Op. 

Please do not bring sick children. Children should be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to Co-Op. Please contact Jennifer, the appropriate coordinator and co-teachers ASAP if you or your children are sick on Co-Op day.

Church Property and Parking Lot Etiquette
The church is to be treated with respect. There should be no running in the church. Also, we want to leave every room at least as clean as when we arrived. It is everyone’s job to make sure this happens.

Drivers, please remember to watch for children. Moms, please remind your children to be careful. Children should not be in the parking lot without a parent. Do not park in Handicapped spaces.

Weather Related Changes –

Check the Band App for closing of Co-Op due to weather. Please check at the last minute if the weather is questionable. We DO NOT follow the snow schedule of any school system. If we are on a snow schedule there will be no PE and all classes will begin at 10 and end at noon.  The third hour high school class will be on a regular schedule.

Communications –
We use the Band App for news and updates.  Please look there for weather related closings, class information, and general Co-Op info. Please feel free to contact a committee member with a concern. Communication is key to a well-run Co-Op.

Absences –
You are expected to be at Co-Op each week. If you know more than 7 days in advance that you will be absent, you will need to sign the schedule calendar for the expected absence. The calendar will be available each week at the sign in table. For an unscheduled absence, (less than 7 days notice) you will need to call Director Jennifer Davies and your co-teachers so that  coverage for your class can be provided. If you are the primary teacher for that day’s lesson it is your responsibility to get the lesson plan and/or materials to your co-teacher. If you are excessively tardy, this will be addressed, and if it continues, you will be asked to withdraw from Co-Op. Please share cell phone numbers with co-teachers so that you can get in touch in an emergency.

 Updated 04/10/2024