Academy Days Co-op
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
September – May
10am – 2pm
see our school calendar for exact dates
What is a homeschool Co-op?
The purpose behind Revival Christian Academy’s cooperative program is to create community and a sense of family by working together to educate our kids and encourage each other. Our homeschool co-op is free to families who are enrolled in our PSP.
“A homeschool co-op is a group of families who meet together and work cooperatively to achieve common goals. Co-ops can be organized around academics, social time, the arts, activities, crafts, service work, or projects — or some combination of these. Co-ops are more enrichment-oriented, with a focus on the arts, social time, or unique angles on traditional subjects. Children in these co-ops typically do most of their learning outside of their co-op, but a co-op is one more experience that builds their knowledge and provides them with a chance to be with friends or do something interesting.” (thehomeschoolmom.com)
“Co-ops are set up for team players. By its nature, you are going to have to do something to help. Please don’t join a co-op if you are going to drop off your child and run (unless it’s one of the rare programs where you pay for that privilege). Before you sign up, think of what you can offer the group. Is there a subject you are comfortable teaching to a small group? Can you offer administrative skills? Are you a good hall monitor or can you work in the nursery while other parents teach?” (onlypassionatecuriosity.com)
Grassroots Homeschooling-Rewinding the Clock
In the early days of homeschooling parents, pooled their resources in order to get their kids the best education they could. Parents were passionate about taking their kids from the public school environment or conformity and one-way learning to a place where kids could learn according to their learning style and preference. Forming a homeschool cooperative has been my heart for the past four years, and the Lord has finally opened the door to bring this to Revival Christian Academy. We are heading into an exciting new season at Revival Christian Academy by rewinding the clock to a simpler time to where parents are not only teaching, but are directing the content of what is taught by relying on their God-given skills and gifts that they will passionately impart upon the kids. Every parent will play a roll (hence the name co-op/cooperative) to meet the needs of their fellow homeschool families. You may be a parent who has a love of math, and would like to teach prealgebra to the kids, and maybe you need help teaching writing to your child, and there’s another mom who is gifted in that area and will be teaching a writing class.
In our co-op, all parents will be a part of the process whether it’s helping with snack time, in class, watching kids on the playground, or cleaning up after class. Remember, it’s a cooperative and things will only get done if everyone works together. Did I mention this is FREE and is only open to Revival Christian Academy families?
My prayer is that your family will find your home here with us and that you kids’ education will be greatly enriched!
Director, Revival Christian Academy
"An amazing time of learning, laughter and loving the Lord. Such a wonderful time teaching our children together and building relationships with one another."
"We love Academy Days! My kids enjoy learning alongside their friends, laughing and playing. I enjoy the sweet fellowship with the moms as we spur each other on in this blessed journey."
"Academy Days has helped me as a homeschool mom to know I wasn't alone, to learn from other moms while my kids are growing in their friendships."
"We love the fellowship and the hands-on learning experiences and building solid, Godly relationships with other families. It was our first year, and we were blessed by it."
"Academy Days is a unique opportunity for kids to come together and learn in a Christ-centered environment. The moms are able to build friendships as they serve alongside one another. It is an amazing co-op and we are so thankful to be a part of it!"
"We absolutely love Academy Days. . . I love coming together with other mom's and teaching our children fun and exciting lessons that include a biblical message. Academy Days gives our children the opportunity to learn together in a group setting and knit together life long friendships. Academy Days is truly a unique co-op that we love being a part of."
". . . Academy Days are days my children always look forward to. As homeschool families we miss out on some of the 'classroom' experiences but at Academy Days we get our hearts full. . ."
"We just love RCA Academy Days. My girls are always so excited and cannot wait to see their friends . . . being able to to build friendships with the other parents and working together has truly been a blessings."
2020 2021 Academy Days
Mini Patriots, Little Patriots, Mighty Patriots
This year our patriots will explore and learn through the Berenstain Bear books with a focus on America & Patriotism, family traditions, maps and geography, and our identity in Christ. We will learn through play, crafts, and hands-on projects. This class was designed with the heart for us to connect with our children thru quality floor time and hands-on fun while also creating a love for learning and a sweet time of fellowship for both the moms and kiddos.
Boys Bible Study (4th-9th)
In this course we will be looking at the gospel of Matthew chapters 5 to 7; In the words of Jesus himself, we will examine and study what it looks like to live as a follower of Christ. The Sermon on the Mount is the longest most complete message of Jesus in the New Testament and contains many memorable passages of scripture. For the last several years, I have led a men’s small study group at Revival Christian Fellowship, and as my own children grow, I have recognized the necessity to raise up and disciple the next generation. I believe that we have an urgent need in our culture to invest in our boys and grow them into men of godly character. I look forward to helping to equip our boys with God’s word, so they can be the salt and light God has called them to be.
Course Materials $9.95 (required)
*Purchase book here: https://positiveaction.org/store/group/sermon-on-the-mount
Girls Bible Study (4th-9th)
Every girl is a beautiful creation, uniquely equipped by God to do His work in the world. But as girls are growing, changing, and making choices about the kinds of lives they will lead, they are bombarded with conflicting messages about what it means to be a woman. The media says one thing, boys say another, and friends seem obsessed with whatever is newest and coolest. As a result, girls too often hand their decisions over to those least qualified to make them. This class will explore God’s word and the choices we must make as young ladies. We will also be illustrating Scripture in Journaling Bibles using colored pencils.
Course Materials (required)
*Purchase Book Here: https://elizabethgeorge.com/collections/books-for-girls/products/a-girls-guide-to-making-really-good-choices-by-elizabeth-george
Writing Class (4th-9th)
IEW based writing will take you from 1 paragraph to a 5 paragraph essay. Covering style and structure, some vocabulary & grammar, creative writing, MLA format & research papers, a weekly worksheet to practice the new style and a paper will be due each class. This workbook will give you access to free downloads of reproducible checklists, student resource packet, optional advanced additions, optional sample keyword outlines. There is no need to purchase the teacher manual.
Course Materials $29.95 (required)
*Purchase Student Book Here