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
Elementary Programs (grades 3-6) in the afternoon
Lego Robotics programs for ages 10-14
Support Group Fridays for Younger Families
Art, Drama, & Music Programs
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
First week of August Robotics begins; goes through end of January
August 17, 6:00-8:00 Orientation & open house Required of all new students unless a separate appointment is made to meet with Mary Hood before the start of the program.
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
Elementary programs do not meet in December.
December18-Jan 1 Christmas Break for teen program
Jan 2 First Day of spring semester
March 30-April 6 Easter break
April 30 Last day of elementary classes. Elementary classes do not meet in May.
May 18 Last day of teen classes
May 22 through June 1 Standardized testing for grades 3-12 if sufficient interest and help is available.
Note: Elementary students sign up by the semester; teen programs are meant to be a commitment for the entire year, barring unusual/unforeseen circumstances, such as a job transfer or unemployment.