Co-op Info

What is Co-op?

Members of York Education at Home (YEAH) work together to run a Friday morning Co-op program at Hope Fellowship Church in Rock Hill, S.C. Our Co-op offers fun classes and the opportunity to build friendships and connections with other Christian homeschooling families. This program is designed to supplement what you are teaching at home. Members may register for Co-op each spring AFTER successfully joining YEAH.

  • 24 week program (Aug - May)
  • 2 semesters - 12 weeks each
  • Friday mornings
  • All parents volunteer weekly
  • NOT a drop-off Co-op - a parent/guardian must remain on campus
  • Programs for infants through 12th grade students
  • Morning Announcements
  • Show and Tell
  • Two one-hour class times each week
  • Fee: $75 + $16 per student supply fee (2023-2024)

When and Where?

TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Doors open at 9:00 a.m.)
LOCATION: Hope Fellowship Church, 95 Bird St. Rock Hill, SC 29730
2023-2024 DATES: Friday, September 1 - Friday, November 17
Friday, January 26 - Friday, April 19 (No Co-op March 29, Good Friday)

Co-op Schedule

9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS / SHOW AND TELL
9:55 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. 1ST HOUR CLASS
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 2ND HOUR CLASS

*Some families pack a lunch and gather at Cherry Park after Co-op.

Co-op Classes

Students registered for Co-op will participate in 2 classes each week. Each class will have one teacher and one or more assistants. Parents volunteer to teach and/or assist in each class. Classes are offered for children age 3 through 12th grade. We ask that preschoolers attending class be potty trained. Nursery is provided for children ages 2 and under.

  • 1st Hour Classes:
    • 3 classes per semester (each 4 weeks long)
    • Students attend the class offered for their grade level
    • Past Class Offerings - Boomwhackers, Madlibs, Recorder, Snap Circuits, Spanish, Eric Carle, Beatrix Potter, Art Classes, Decades, Chickens, The Titanic, Chocolate, Pinewood Derby, Insects, Ornithology, Archeology, US History, Bridges, Budgeting, Science Classes, Bucket Drumming, Cooking Classes, etc.
  • 2nd Hour Classes:
    • 1 Class per semester (12 weeks long)
    • Students choose between several classes
    • Students may choose a different class each semester
    • Some classes are broken into age levels
    • Past Class Offerings - PE, Drama, Lego Club, Art.

Parent Volunteers

We are a volunteer run Co-op. That means that we need lots of parent involvement to make Co-op happen. Each participating family must have a parent volunteer serving in two capacities. Husband and wife members are welcome to share these responsibilities. First, they will serve in the teaching and assisting aspect of co-op classes. Secondly, they will serve on a Volunteer Service Team. Please note that parents may have times when they are not volunteering. There is a designated parent room to gather in during free time.

Teaching / Assisting:

  • First Year Parents will be asked to teach one 4 week class during their second semester and will be asked to assist in other classes when not teaching.
  • Returning Parents will be asked to teach a minimum of 8 weeks for the year (can be any semester) and will be asked to assist in other classes when not teaching. If you are teaching a 12 week class (2nd hour) you will not be required to teach both semesters.

Volunteer Service Team:

Many hands make light work. To prevent burn out, we are asking one parent from each family to volunteer as part of a Volunteer Service Team. You may participate in more than one team, but you are only required to be on one.

  • Co-op Specific Teams: Opening Team, Closing Team, Table Managers, Management Team, Substitute Team, Cleaning Team.
  • Broader YEAH Teams: Field Trips Team, Events Team

Student Responsibilities

Students should engage in classes and show respect at Co-op. We ask that they limit talking and pay attention during announcements and classes. One key aspect of Co-op is socializing and building friendships. There is plenty of time to do so outside of these scheduled times. Our Co-op follows the YEAH Code of Conduct spelled out here. Please read the code of conduct to your children. It applies to both adults and children. Co-op should be an environment that lovingly admonishes one another in Christ to become more Christ-like, especially in the way that we interact with one another.

Unregistered Children

Participating families may have children that are not homeschooled. If a situation arises where a family has an unregistered child with them at Co-op, they should inform the check-in table upon arrival. The unregistered child must remain with their parent/guardian at all times.

Co-op Registration (Closed for 2023/2024)

  • Step 1 - Register for York Education at Home and pay the fee. Please allow 5-7 business days for your application to be processed. New applications take longer to process than those of returning members.
  • Step 2 - Receive your Welcome Email from It will include instructions on how to register for our Co-op.
  • Step 3 - Complete the Co-op Registration process and pay the fee.
  • Step 4 - Select 2nd hour classes. Over the summer you will receive a link to select your student's preferred 2nd hour class. Classes will be filled in the order in which they are received. If a class reaches capacity, students will be given a choice of the other available classes being offered.

Our Co-op is lead by a team. Questions can be directed to