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Children Reading the Holy Bible

Co-Op

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THURSDAYS
Pigeon Forge, TN
9am to Noon
Sept. - April

 

KCE Collaborative

Welcome, welcome, welcome! 
 

We are so excited to share with you what God has birthed in our hearts and now we’re seeing the appearance of what we’ve been praying towards! Christian community for our children! God has been so good in assembling our community through parent lead field trips (and don’t worry that will continue)! We prayed for Christian families to come around us, and he answered our prayers. We prayed for a building to host our community, and God answered our prayers. Summit Church has graciously offered us their extra building on their property. 

 

We know He’ll continue to guide and direct us into a school that raises the next generation of spiritual warriors and Kingdom minded adults doing the will of their father in any profession they choose. 

 

Our group's goal isn’t to provide mainly academic opportunities (although we’ll be doing that), our goal is to counter the secular culture in how we teach our children. Teaching them to see the world through a genesis creation by a loving God, and humanities salvation through Jesus Christ! How to worship our Creator in everything from song, art, friendships, skills and really everything we do! We won’t let the rocks cry out in our place! This is the most important thing we believe we can teach our children in the first 18 years of their life, especially in this day in age. 

We want to foster the desire to find their place in Kingdom work, to serve their Creator, and to learn how to minister to those around them through the Holy Spirit. We are a John 14 and Matthew 5:3-19 calling. Every move we make as a group is prayed through this prayer: “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10). We invite you to join us in this mission and be the laborers God uses to do His perfect work.


Our Religious Non-Profit Founding Leaders are:
Kristen Edmundson, Michaela Palaganas, Jenna Sweezey and Natalie Long,

Our Co-op will be Thursdays from 9am - noon with an additional hour after lunch for electives.

Reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns: Kingdomcedu@gmail.com / text Kristen @ 865.803.6542 or Michaela @ 865.256.5686



Blessings!

Kingdom Culture Homeschool Collaborative

Cost by Semester

Price 1st Semester (Two 6-week Terms)   

  • $50 One-Time Non-refundable
    Registration Fee*
    (See discount section)

  • $150 1st Semester Tuition Pre-K and older for a family with 1-4 children. 

  • $20 each additional child after 4, Pre-K and older (max family tuition $200)
    (Example: Family of 5 students would cost $170)

 

Price 2nd Semester (Two 6-week Terms)

  • $100 2nd Semester Families for Re-enrolling

  • $10 each additional child after 4, Pre-K
    and older (max family tuition $150)
    (Example: Family of 7 students would
    cost $130)

 

DISCOUNTS/PERKS:

*Volunteer Lead Teachers receive

  1. $25 tuition fee deduction for the semester

  2. No Nursery duty assignments.

  3. One additional Absence allotment

Details

Grades: 

Pre-K - 8th (with some Highschool un-accredited electives offered through the year)
 

Core Subjects:

  • Art, Music/Choir, Writing, Drama/Dance, Cooking, Bible

  • Possible Elective Subjects (Based on Teacher availability): Geography, apologetics, Instrumental, Communications, Science, Math, Language


Daily Schedule (THURSDAYS):


8:45    Check-In
9:00    Worship / Devotion /   
           Announcements / Dismissal
9:40    1st Period Starts
10:25   Class Change / Snack Time
10:35   2nd Period Starts
11:25   Class Change
11:35    3rd Period Starts
12:15   Lunch
1:00    Elective Period Classes Start

Calendar

EVERY THURSDAY of the week.

Fall Semester:
September 8 - December 8th, 2022
Fall Break: October 20th, 2022

Spring Semester:
January 26th - April 27th, 2023
Spring Break: March 9th, 2023

Registration Period
June 1st- August 1st

1st Semester Class Registration and Tuition Due:
August 11th, 2022

2nd Semester Class Registration and Tuition Due: January 5th, 2023

Additional Info

We will be accepting 100 students the first year Pre-K through 8th. Spots will be first come and paid, first served.
 

We are a brand new co-op with a fairly different structure and focus than most. Being a start-up we are not sure yet all the costs we will incur. We want to limit the financial stress on families with endless fundraisers and a-la-carte pricing. We have set our pricing at what we believe will achieve this freedom with our families.

We will be registering as a Religious Non-Profit and will carry any excess funds over to the next year, no individual will receive payment for their services in the co-op other than a paid teacher we bring in from outside our co-op for a specific specialty course.

We have several additional needs children (ADHD, Dyslexia, Sensory Processing) and we are strategizing to service a limited amount of these children in our co-op. Jenna Sweezey will share additional information as things start to firm up in this area with parents of these children. Please email or text us if you have a child that would need this service during the day. Our heart is to reach all children to the best of our abilities and resources and are praying through how to achieve this! Please pray with us!

The only way this co-op will work is if we all pitch in and help with tasks and teaching. If you’re like us, we are so thankful to have this community opportunity that we can’t wait to be an active part of the body! Many of our class offerings will be predicated by our members willingness to participate. If you already know that you do not want to be involved much, please look for other co-ops that are structured more as a private school model.

In this co-op we will be all hands on deck, and can’t wait for the beautiful friendships that this type of atmosphere will provide! Our lead teachers are offered a $25 discount per semester, and all members are given a free period to rest, socialize, nurse, or arrange tutoring spaces with other families.

Family Requirements

(1 Corinthians 12:12-27):
 

  • Volunteer 2 of 3 Periods

  • Stay on Campus from 9am to Noon,
    unless children taking elective classes

  • Submit to Basic Background Check (similar to Sunday School workers)

  • Submit Declaration of Christian Beliefs

  • Submit Signed Code of Conduct Form

  • Children Sign Code of Conduct Form

  • Strive to miss no more than one class per 6 week period (we know sickness is unforeseeable and we get it, we're parents too). We do not want you to come sick!

Virus/Weather Care

We believe in Freedom of choice as is directed for citizens per the constitution of the United States. This freedom allows you to participate how you feel comfortable. We will be cleaning areas regularly but not excessively. We will treat our co-op like the grocery store or church: We are unable to guarantee a germ-free area and your presence means you accept all risks of exposure as if you were grocery shopping, visiting the park or going to the doctors office. If there is a virus circulating excessively we may call off classes. We will follow Sevier County Schools on weather cancellations.

 

We expect members to take personal responsibility if a member of their family is sick, to be considerate of the group and stay home until they are well. We love you and look forward to healthy hugs later =)
 

501c3 & Expenses

We will be an incorporated religious non-profit 501c3, our board and members are non-paid volunteers.

Our anticipated expenses include:

  • Office Supplies like paper, printer, ink etc.

  • Security Applications for member safety like lanyards or fobs and a check-in system.

  • Cleaning fees for the facility after our use each day. 

  • Website fees

  • Parties that we throw for members throughout the year like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines, Easter etc.

  • Furniture like nursery and preschool items, chairs, tables, class supplies.

Join Our Waitlist:
Email Kingdomcedu@gmail.com
Name, Age, Grade and desired Semester.

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