Homeschool Cooperative Program
For a printable summary and schedule for our Homeschool Cooperative programs for the current school year, please click here.
To apply for admission into the FBCS Homeschool Cooperative, please click here.
All of our sports programs are available for homeschool families to participate.
The prospective athlete must:
1. Meet with the school principal for approval, along with a parent, and must meet all of the normal requirements otherwise needed for academic enrollment at FBCS.
2. Must complete all forms associated with enrollment for a sport with FBCS.
3. Must comply with all FBCS policies regarding athletics, including academic eligibility, dress code, practice and game attendance, and sportsmanship. Unwillingness to do so will result in disciplinary action which could result in dismissal from the team without a refund.
We currently offer (grades 6-12):
Prices for a single season are $200 per season per student. Students participating for a full year will receive a 25% discount for subsequent sports seasons in a single year.
We also offer intramural basketball for grades 3-6 in the spring, utilizing parent coaches for a 4-6 week season.
FBCS offers Art and Choir for elementary students (through 6th grade) and Performance Choir for junior high and high school students.
Art Club (3rd through 6th grade only) is three times during the school year (October 5, February 16, April 16). Students are able to complete a large project which combines different art mediums. The cost is $35 per student or $50 for more than one student.
Elementary Choir is offered at a cost of $50 per season (Fall and Spring) or $100 for the entire year per family. The Choir participates in a Veterans' Day program in November along with the Performance Choir and drama teams. In the Spring, the Choir participates in a Spring Musical (combined choir and drama), as well as singing the National Anthem at a Lake Erie Monsters game (depending on scheduling). Elementary Choir meets on Thursday afternoons from 2:00-2:45. For more information, see the printable Homeschool Coop Offerings.
Parents will not be required to stay with their elementary student, but students will be expected to respect and obey the instructor and aides.
Performance Choir (junior high and high school) is offered at a cost of $50 per season (Fall and Spring) or $100 for the entire year per family. Along with the elementary, Performance Choir will participate in a Veterans' Day program in November. In the Spring, the Performance Choir will typically serve in at least three church concerts. The Boys' Ensemble (pulled out of the Performance Choir) will also perform the National Anthem for a Cavs game in the Spring. Performance choir meets on Tuesdays at 11:14am-12:00pm.
FBCS invites homeschool families to join us for two special events during the school year. During these times, our students will interact with their homeschool friends in a purely cooperative environment.
On September 23, 2016, FBCS will hold a Field Day for elementary students at a cost of $5 per student. Field Day will run from 9am-2:45pm, except for Kindergarten students, who will need to be picked up at 11:30am.
On October 1, 2016, FBCS will hold a Celebrate Elyria Community Day. Homeschool families are invited to attend and participate. Admission is free; tickets cost $.25 each to participate in the booths, which usually require 2 to 3 tickets. Food trucks will provide concessions, and community service providers like Elyria Twp. Fire Dept., Elyria Police Dept., and Cleveland Metro LifeFlight will also be present.
We are very excited about the innovative opportunity to provide mini-electives for homeschool students. Mini-electives are one or two week courses designed to enrich the educational opportunities of students. For more information regarding specific mini-electives offered, please see the printable Homeschool Coop Offerings. Please stay posted--as changes and additions are made, this schedule will be updated.
Persons wishing to develop and teach a mini-elective course should apply using the application here.
These courses are well-planned courses with daily lesson plans and the possibility of take-home assignments. If your student is interested in attending these courses, please fill out a Homeschool Cooperative Online Application. Scheduling will take place on an ongoing basis.