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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

Support Group Fridays for Younger Families

Lending Library

Curriculum Counseling

mary.e.hood@gmail.com

www.archersforthelord.org

www.facebook.com/relaxedhomeschool

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 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

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Resource Center Calendar 2017-2018

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.

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Class Schedule

Mondays

Mondays

Monday:

We have no current Monday offerings. May attempt to start up something mid-year for younger kids, if any interest materializes.

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Tuesday Classes

Tuesday Classes

Classes for Teens on Tuesday

IMPORTANT NOTE:

As school is starting, this history class has not "made". Am leaving it here because I did have a little interest. If anyone is still wanting it, email me at mary.e.hood@gmail.com

9:00-10:00 U.S. History (Note: I just removed comparative cultures/religions class due to lack of signups. A couple of people have asked for this U.S. class...if I can still get 5 students in it I will teach it instead.)

This class will cover the entire scope of U.S. History, from the beginning to current events. It will also weave in a little U.S. government in the fall. The class is one of my thinly disguised speech classes. Students will be expected to make short reports to the class from time to time. Expect some library research. If there is a textbook it will be recommended, not required. $40/month. Mary Hood teaching.

10:15-11:15 Algebra 2 (Hood) Meets twice a week, Tues and Thurs. $50/month

11:30-12:30 Algebra 1 (Hood) Meets twice a week. Tues and Thurs. $50/month

12:30-1:30 Spanish 1 (Beginning level) (Ana Escobar) Age 13 and up $40/month

Note: Japanese classes have been removed for this year. If interested in learning Japanese, email mary.e.hood@gmail.com. The instructor may be available to work with your students via Skype.

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Wednesday Classes

Wednesday Classes

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 mary.e.hood@gmail.com to express interest.

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Thursday Classes

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 Program:

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

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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 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 mary.e.hood@gmail.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.

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Registration

How To Register

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, mary.e.hood@gmail.com. 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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