KACHEA Registration

 Co-op registration is now closed for the 2023-2024 school year

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

Please note: You must complete 4 Co-Op forms and the form for KACHEA membership. Please be sure to carefully reaall forms, and the Co-Op Guidelines, which are posted at the bottom of this page. 

Mailing address: Jennifer Davies: 1725 Carters Valley Rd, Surgoinsville, TN 37873.

Registration to both KACHEA Co-op and KACHEA are required. Because many homeschool families have chosen to homeschool at the sacrifice of one spousal income, 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. A link to KACHEA membership is provided below.

Completed registration: 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: $22 per child, ages 0-12th grade.

Background Check fee: $15 per parent/adult that will be teaching at (participating in) Co-Op. Any parent/guardian with attending students (at any time throughout the school year) must participate in Co-Op, by teaching or assistance throughout the year and must have a completed background check. 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 Maximums: There is a $110 maximum per family registration fee, not including the background fee, any late fee, and any High School science fees or student-only fees (parent not participating in Co-Op).

Registration deadline: Registration is NOW CLOSED. (Note: Registrations after July 15 are subject to a $15 Late Registration Fee.)

Payment Options: You will receive a PayPal invoice, based on your total fees, to your email address for your records. You may choose to pay...

- Online via PayPal by completing the invoice you will receive to the email you include on your registration form. Be sure to use an email address you can access and check often.

- Via check by mail. Please make checks out to KACHEA Co-op. Your automatic PayPal invoice will be marked as paid once the check is received and clears the bank. (If you choose to pay this way, you do not need to include the additional $3.50 to help cover PayPal fees.)

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


Co-Op Guidelines 2023-2024

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. Please look there for weather related closings, class information, and general Co-Op info. Once again, please feel free to contact a committee member with a concern. Communication is key to a well-run Co-Op.

Absences and Tardies –
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. If an absence is unscheduled (less than 7 days notice) you will need to call Jennifer and your co-teachers so that emergency 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. There is no excuse for just not showing up or for being tardy continually. If you are continually tardy this will be addressed and if it continues you will be asked to withdraw from Co-Op. Please share cell phone numbers so that in an emergency you can get in touch.

 Updated 07/17/23