On the corner of Bells Ferry Rd and Ridge Road
75 Ridge Rd, Canton, GA 30114 (between Woodstock & Canton)
Academic & Enrichment Classes for Teenagers Mon-Thur
Support Group Fridays for Younger Families
470-512-0167 cell phone; text and/or leave message. Not normally manned.
If you leave a phone message, please indicate you have questions about the center. Please do NOT call the church with questions.
We intend to be a full service resource center, with curriculum counseling, a lending laboratory, a mentoring program, testing services and a curriculum lab, as volunteers and staff show up and help us grow our programs.
We are a resource center that is here to help people who want to homeschool and need or want a little assistance. We have a Christian environment and consider parents to be the primary educators and decision-makers. Grade levels given are flexible and are listed to help parents make decisions.
We do not intend to become a university model school, and expect that parents remain the primary teachers of their children. We are run by common sense, not common core. We are not interested in accreditation and prefer to preserve our freedoms. We ran a large program for nine years in the Acworth/Kennesaw area of Cobb County ,GA, and re-opened last year in a church in the Cherokee County area. We hope to eventually have our own facilities, with room for additional programs, including athletics. In the fall of 2017, we are also opening a primary school in the main Hopewell Church building on the other side of the street.
Teachers are selected on the basis of their Christian character, experience with homeschooling, passion for teaching, and expertise in an area of the curriculum. They are required to pass a background check and sign a statement of faith.
Participants will be asked to sign a statement of faith. In some instances, people will be allowed to participate in the programs if they are not prepared to sign the statement of faith, but in all cases, the behavior, dress, and deportment of the children and families will be expected to fit into the Christian environment that they are entering by choice. Nevertheless, we believe children are unique individuals, and do not expect everyone to conform rigidly to a specific “look” or all have the same abilities or needs. We try very hard to individualize all instruction and help create an atmosphere where your children are valued and feel loved and worthwhile.
For more information on our organization, explore our website, www.archersforthelord.org., or join our facebook group, relaxedhomeschoolers-ARCHERS. We also have a facebook page for the center, www.facebook.com/relaxedhomeschool.
All new students will need to meet briefly with one of the ARCHERs board of directors or teachers for an orientation sometime before September.
Link: How to Register
August 17, 6:00-8:00 Orientation & open house for parents and students
Tues, Sept 5 First Day of Fall, 2017 Program
October 16-20 Fall Break (NOT the same as Cherokee County)
Nov 23-24 Thanksgiving Break
December18-Jan 1 Christmas Break
Jan 2 First Day of spring semester
March 30-April 6 Easter break
May 18 Last day of classes
May 22 through June 1 Standardized testing for grades 3-12 if sufficient interest and help is available.
Monday has been turned into a day for middle school/junior high school age: approximately 10-14.
We have three offerings:
9:00-10:00 Anatomy & Physiology. Hands-on, using the younger Apologia book, not the high school level one, which is on Thursday. Fall only; in Spring, we will replace with a zoology course. $40/month, lab fee included.
10:00-11:00 Creative Writing. Kristy Short. $40/month.
11:00-12:00 Art & Art History, Casey Malik. $40/month, plus $25/semester supply fee.
Classes for Teens on Tuesday
9:00-10:00 World Geography/Comparative Cultures & Religions (Hood) Age 13 and up. Should be grounded in their own beliefs and be ready to examine other belief systems from the standpoint of Christian truth. Some short oral reports and/or group reports will be expected. $40/month.
10:15-11:15 Algebra 2 (Hood) Meets twice a week, Tues and Thurs. $50/month
10:15-11:15 Beginning Japanese (Emily Alexander-Peach) Age 13 and up; can be used for high school credit; $40/month
11:30-12:30 Algebra 1 (Hood) Meets twice a week. Tues and Thurs. $50/month
11:15-12:15 Intermediate Japanese (Peach) Instructor permission required $40/month
12:30-1:30 Spanish 1 (Beginning level) (Ana Escobar) Age 13 and up $40/month
We currently have no classes on Wed.
There may be an SAT prep class offered by Mary Hood on Wed mornings starting in January for approximately 8 weeks. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest.
Thursday Classes for Teens
9:00-10:00 Chemistry with lab (Short) High school level. Students should have taken Algebra 1. $45/month plus $25/semester lab fee.
9:00-10:00 Creative Writing (Hood) Age 13 and up. Short story writing, poetry, plays, screenwriting $40/month. Will also accept up to 10 students to do this via email.
10:15-11:15 Biology with lab (Kristy Short) High school level. $45/month plus $25 semester lab fee.
10:15-11:15 Algebra 2 (Hood) Two days a week. See Tuesdays.
11:30-12:30 Algebra 1 (Hood) See Tuesday. Two days a week.
11:30-12:30 Anatomy & Physiology (with lab) (Kristy Short) Upper level high school course. HIghly recommended for medical fields. $45/month plus $25/semester lab fee.
ASL (American Sign Language) Program Instructor is Deaf; has a lot of experience teaching hearing individuals.
12:45-1:45 Intermediate Level ASL. (Terri Jackson) Instructor's permission required. $40/month
We had a small support group 2016-2017, but need more leaders to step forward to continue this program and hopefully expand it. We would like to have one Friday mornings for families with young children (up to about grade 2), and another in the afternoon for upper elementary/middle school age kids. Hopeful plans include one park day a month, one field trip a month, and two Fridays making use of the facilities for co-op style activities. Occasional mom’s night out activities if desired. If interested, contact Mary Hood to stay in the loop as plans are made. Email her at email@example.com. Let her know if you are interested in taking a leadership role. At least 2-3 committed leaders per group will be necessary to make this happen.
Download the Registration Packet in the blue box, below, or just click here.
It contains the following forms:
1. Sign Up Sheet
2. Legal/Medical Liability form for ARCHERS
3. Liability form required by the church.
4. Signed statement of faith or signature on alternative form provided.
There is a registration fee of $75 per family. for those participating in the teen program This fee is necessary to pay for our insurance and purchase some items that are needed at the start of the school year. For those taking elementary classes only, there is a $50 per family registration fee.
Please send the registration fee, checks made out to ARCHERS and the 4 forms, filled out properly, to ARCHERS, P. O. Box 2524, Cartersville, GA 30120.
Classes will start the day after Labor Day. Tuition is due at the first class meeting of each month, or if sent by mail, it must be postmarked by the 5th of the month to avoid a $25 late fee.
Tuition and fees are not refundable unless ARCHERS shuts down a class due to insufficient enrollment or for any other reason, or unless the student’s spot can be filled immediately by someone on a waiting list.
Remember that when a student takes more than one class, each additional class has a $5 reduction per month in tuition. Unfortunately, due to our fee structure with the church, we cannot give a reduction for the second child in a family in a single class.
If you have any questions, email the director, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to call her instead, her home phone is 770-917-9141, but you are more likely to have a quick reply via email.