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The Relaxed Home Schooler’s Resource Center of Cherokee County, GA

The Relaxed Home Schooler’s Resource Center of Cherokee County, GA Where:  Hopewell Baptist Church (old building)

Where: Hopewell Baptist Church (old building)

On the corner of Bells Ferry Rd and Ridge Road

75 Ridge Rd, Canton, GA 30114 (between Woodstock & Canton)

Academic & Enrichment Classes for Teenagers Tues - Thurs

Wed schedule for 2018-2019 is being developed. Will include ASL and some short term classes for younger teens and upper elementary students.

Support Group Fridays for Younger Families

Lending Library

Help for new homeschoolers

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.

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About the Cherokee County Resource Center

About the Cherokee County Resource Center General Information

General Information

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 a couple of years ago in a church in the Cherokee County area. We hope to eventually have our own facilities, with room for additional programs, including athletics

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,, or join our facebook group, relaxedhomeschoolers-ARCHERS. We also have a facebook page for the center,

All new students will need to meet briefly with one of the ARCHERs board of directors or teachers for an orientation sometime before September.

How to Register

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Resource Center Calendar 2017-2018

Calendar for next year not up yet; begins after Labor Day

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 24 Last day of classes (Note: This is a change, extended due to weather closings)

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Class Schedule

Tuesday Classes

Tuesday Classes

2018-2019 schedule.

9:00-10:00 Algebra2 (Meets twice a week, Tues and Thursday) Mary Hood $50/month

9:00-10:00 Pre-Calculus (Meets twice a week, , Tues and Thurs- . Pat Phillips $50/month

10:15-11:15 Algebra 1 (Hood) Meets twice a week. Tues and Thurs. $50/month

10:15-11:15 Geometry (Phillips) Meets twice a week, Tues and Thurs. $50/month

11:30-12:30 British literature, including putting on a Shakespeare play in the spring. Phillips & Hood, $40/month.

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Wednesday Classes for 2018-2019

Wednesday Classes for 2018-2019

9:00-9:50 ASL (Beginning level sign language) will meet at 9:00 a.m. for the full year. Open to anyone 12 years of age and up (possibly younger if the student is exceptionally motivated)...can be used for high school credit.

10:00-11:00 Chemistry: Instructional Day. (Kristy Short) Will spend the time going over the material in the book and doing the exercises in the book together. The lab part will be done on Thursdays. Students can take just this instructional part for $40/month, or just the lab for $45/month, or both for $75/month. There is also a lab fee of $25/semester for those taking the Thursday lab. Students should either have completed Algebra 2, or be enrolled in it, or taking it somewhere else in order to do chemistry well.

CLASSES FOR 4th Through 8th Grade: (First semester only, Sept-Nov)

10:00-11:00 Math Games & Projects...approx grades 4-8. $40/month...3 month class...Sept-Oct-Nov. Mary Hood will be teaching. This class is designed to help students get over math phobias, have fun playing games and doing math projects, and get better at their basic facts in preparation for algebra.

11:15-12:15 Creative Writing & Illustrating. Also approximately grades 4-8. This class will also meet for just 3 months, September through November. It will focus on creative writing, developing plots and characters for short stories, plus a little poetry and/or plays, depending on the students' interest. There will also be a bit of art instruction thrown in, as the students work on illustrating their own work. $40/month, Mary Hood

11:15-12:15 Middle School Science...Apologia. First term (Sept-Nov) will be the anatomy & physiology unit. $40/month. Kristy Short. A new unit will start in January for those who want to continue.

SAT Prep Class will meet for 8 weeks in January and February 10:00-12:00 on Wed, Mary Hood teaching; details later.

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Thursday Classes

Thursday Classes for Teens

9:00-10:00 Physical Science with lab. (Kristy Short) Apologia. $45/month plus $25/semester lab fee.

9:00-10:00 Algebra 2 (Hood) See Tuesdays. Twice a week.

9:00-10:00 Pre-Calculus (Phillips) See Tuesdays Twice a week

10:15-11:15 Chemistry lab (using Jay Wile's new book) (Kristy Short) $45/month plus $25/semester lab fee. Also see Wednesdays at 10:00-11:00 We have added an instructional day for those who need it. Fee will be $75/month for both. Student must have either completed Algebra 2 or be enrolled in it this year (or studying it somewhere else) to take chemistry.

10-15-11-15 Algebra 1 (Hood) See Tuesdays. Twice a week.

10:15-11:15 Geometry (Phillips) See Tuesdays. Twice a week.

11:30-12:30 Biology (Apologia) (Kristy Short) $45/month plus $25/semester lab fee.

11:30-12:30 Physics (Apologia) Pat Phillips $45/month plus $25/semester lab fee

12:40-1:30 Political Science (fall) and Economics (spring) Short. $40/month.

12:40-1:30 Composition & Grammar Mary Hood $40/month

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Fridays: Support group

Fridays:  Support group We are looking for leaders!!!

We are looking for leaders!!!

We had a small support group on Fridays , but need leaders to step up in order to continue this program and hopefully expand it. Fri 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 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.

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How To Register

Download the Registration Packet in the blue box, below, or just click here.

It contains the following forms:/p>

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 yearly registration fee of $75 per family, due at sign up.. This fee is necessary to pay for our insurance and purchase some items that are needed at the start of the school year. For families that have only one student taking only one class, the fee is reduced to $50. It is also reduced to $50/family if you have your registration postmarked by June 30.

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, 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.

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