Newer Co-op in Elgin

Organization Email Address:

Organization Website:

A little more about them:

Why are we different? We offer a full complement of
core & fine arts classes to homeschoolers in a Christian environment.
Our Teachers are highly qualified in their fields of study.

We meet every Wednesday during the school year at the Larkin Avenue
Baptist Church 1158 Larkin Avenue, Elgin, IL 60123 from 8am to 3pm.

See our website for information about classes, schedule & fees

New information added to lists

If you are in the Tinley Park area (or even the greater Chicago area), you should know about SELAH.Some of their activities are open to all, and they also have classes and meetings.

Here is some of what they have to offer as a co-op and support group:

SELAH takes full advantage of the greater Chicago
area, which is full of opportunities to experience history and
literature. Our carefully planned Homeschool Field trips that are
subject related and offer students the opportunity to tangibly observe
what they are learning in their courses. Our field trips are open to
ALL homeschool families. We look forward to meeting new families along
the year!

2015-’16 Field Trips: Shakespeare Field Trips on Navy Pier, “The
Nutcracker” Ballet, Chicago Botanical Garden, Little Red School
House Nature Center, Pizza Tour, Children’s Theater, Chicago
Children’s Museum, and so much more in the works!

This coming school year we are offering courses in: Art, Dance,
Fashion & Costuming, Guitar, Leadership & Communication, Martial Arts,
Music Production, Shakespeare, Speech & Debate, Student Government &
Yearbook, Theater, Web Design and Authoring, Youth Band. Also student
film, music and poetry clubs!

Check out SELAH’s website for lots more information.

TEC Open House

Received from Tri Cities Enrichment Co-op (TEC):

Open House & Teacher Expo
April 14, 2015

Are you looking for a home school group for
your family, some additional enrichment
classes, or academic classes to round out
your curriculum at home?

We are a Christian home school group of families who meet on Tuesdays
at Lord of Life Church (just 5 min. west of Randall Rd past Geneva)

We offer:

  • Science: Apologia Biology, Apologia Physical Science and Elementary sciences
  • Spanish: Elementary through High School
  • Art: Elementary through High School
  • Speech & Drama Techniques, Cooking, Sewing
  • Geography classes & HS Social Studies
  • Language Arts: IEW Writing and Literature
  • Gym Classes: Elementary
  • And more…

Our instructors are qualified teachers who love their subject areas and
teach from a Biblical Worldview. Teachers are paid, not volunteers.

We are a parent run co-op. The success of our group depends on the
involvement of caring, committed parents. As part of the co-op, parents
are expected to serve periodically.

Please email us at:

Visit our Website at

Gym group in Beverly/Morgan Park area

Are you a home school family looking for fun physical education activities and co-op classes?

Beverly/Morgan Park Home School & Gym Group

This is a local group that was created to provide opportunities for home schooling families to participate in sports, academics, creative co-op classes and other activities in a Christ-centered learning environment.

Where: St. Paul’s Bible Church (located in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago, 1960 W. 94th between Damen & Winchester)

When: Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Duration: September – May (divided into 2 semesters with holiday breaks)

Yearly Membership Per Family Fee: $235*

They are a Christian, co-operative group accommodating home school students infant through high school. In order for the group to be successful, one parent from each family participates weekly with gym activities, co-op classes, or in some other capacity. This gives the group opportunity to benefit from the skills of parents and helps the group run smoothly. All families meet for the duration of the co-op year. The offer Nursery and Preschool class for children ages 0-4. Students ages 5-12  participate in all activities scheduled for their age group. Below are some examples from the past

Gym Activities:

• Soccer

• Volleyball

• Basketball

• Bowling

• Swimming

• Ultimate Frisbee

Co-op Classes:

• Literature

• Anatomy

• Basic Electricity

• Music History

• Art

• Drama

The co-op year is divided into two semesters with holiday breaks. The weekly schedule is divided  into 3 co-op classes and 1 gym class that last for four weeks.

For the 13-17 age group we offer a little more flexibility in their schedule. See below:

• All students participate in gym classes (including the first semester “team building”)

• At the start of each semester, class choices are made

• In the event that a class is not being offered or a student doesn’t want to take it, they can bring school work from home and work independently in a parent supervised study hall

• They also require that the students volunteer twice a semester in some capacity at the Co-op.

If you are interested and would like more detailed information, please email the Membership Coordinator at Please include ages of children as of Sept.  and a phone number. They will be scheduling visits for April.

*Fee: The non-refundable registration fee is $45; yearly membership fee per family (NOT per child) is $235. This covers all co-op classes, gym activities and weekly snacks. This fee is due on or before the start day in September. After the first day, this fee is non-refundable. As a cooperative, all members participate in the “Great Lakes Scrip” fundraising program to  subsidize (essentially earn back) the cost of their membership and help to keep the fee minimal for all families. (For more  information on how that works feel free to contact them).

High School Boys Basketball team forming

Received via email, see contact info below:


If you are homeschooled and interested in participating in a high school boys basketball team, please contact us at

We are currently working on putting together a team, schedule and league formation for 2014/15. We welcome you to inquire as well as tell any homeschool high school boy basketball players that you may know of. We will be scheduling a parent meeting soon.

REACH — Classes in Skokie

We have a new sponsor here at the Chicagoland Homeschool Network and we would love for you to check out the site and spread the word about this dynamic co-op. Here is a bit about REACH!
Hello, parents of homeschooled teens!
We had a wonderful second year of classes and are looking forward to our third.  We meet on Tuesdays at Lakeside Church, 3939 West Howard Street, Skokie.  Classes meet from early afternoon to evening to allow drivers to avoid rush hour on both ends and to accommodate sleep schedules 🙂
Our starting point is great teachers, true experts in their fields who are passionate about sharing their knowledge with our students, some of whom happen also to be homeschool parents. Once again, our proximity to Northwestern University has been an asset.

We offer one class in each time slot.  Students are welcome to take one, two or all three classes.  These are drop-off classes, for which the minimum age for participation is 13.  Students not taking a class in a given block will have access to quiet space with internet access to participate in an online course or do other work.

We are excited about the upcoming year and hope to see many of you in the fall.  The students learn a lot and really enjoy being together.  Some are there for the entire 9-hour day, and still need to be pried away at the end to go home!

The schedule is as follows:
12:30-2:30 PM  
  • Art History, Theory and Criticism   – 1st semester: Modern and Post-Modern with Shane Campbell, gallery owner, adjunct assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute and homeschool dad
  • 2nd semester: Renaissance to Modern with instructor t.b.a.

2:30-4:30 PM

  • Exploring Musical Composition – 1st semester: Instrumental Masterpieces and Composition Lab
  • 2nd semester: Operatic Masterpieces and Composition Lab

Both taught by Laurann Gilley, member of the music staff at Lyric Opera of Chicago and the opera department at Northwestern, and homeschool mom

4:30-5:30 PM    Dinner break
5:30-7:30 PM   Statistics with Aaron Schechter, BS and MS in Applied Math/Statistics from Johns Hopkins and PhD candidate in Industrial Engineering and Management Science at Northwestern
The classes are followed, from 7:30-9:30, by a meeting of the Chicagoland Model United Nations Club, an award-winning independent high school MUN club ( …and now a 501c(3)!)  to which many of the students belong and which is open to new members.
They will have detailed course descriptions available soon and will schedule an Open House so that families can see the facility and meet the instructors.
Greater detail is available at:

Co-op in Oak Park

This was shared on facebook:

Our coop in Oak Park is currently registering families for the Fall 2013

We meet every Thursday and offer enriching classes for children from 0-16.

If you are interested or know of any families who are, please forward them our

Please visit our website at:

Malissa Jones–homeschool mama to Braedon 7, Sebastian 6, and Jillian 4 who have
been going to coop for 3 years now.

The Community Co-op is a Family-oriented Resource for Homeschool Families in Oak Park, Chicago and surrounding Near West Suburbs in the Chicagoland area.

Co-op Open House in Oak Park

Received this helpful information via email:
Our Community Coop is having an open house on Friday, 4/26.

The Community Co-op is a family-oriented resource for homeschool families
located in Oak Park, Illinois, serving Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. We
are a non-profit organization officially founded as the “Community Organization
for Near West Homeschoolers”, but affectionately known as the “The Community
Co-op” or “Co-op” for short. Our group offers homeschool enrichment activities
for homeschooling families once a week, for a day of friends, fun and learning.
Our mission is to create an environment for educational enrichment where
homeschooling families can work co-operatively in an atmosphere of mutual
respect and interest-driven exploration, while maintaining our personal learning
styles and sharing them with the group at large.

Visit our website at:

Coop Open House
Friday, 4/26 from 6:30-8pm
Parkview Presbyterian Church
641 S Oak Park Ave
Oak Park Il