Q. What is a Cooperative?
A. A cooperative (co-op) is where members voluntarily meet and work together for a common goal and share the benefits of their labor. As a cooperative the EDGE functions by each parent volunteering in areas they feel capable to serve, while their children are tutored by others in classroom settings.
Q. Do parents have to stay at co-op?
A. Yes, not only must they stay, but they must volunteer their time as a tutor or assistant.
Q. Do you run criminal background checks on the adults involved in the co-op?
A. Yes, we run background checks on each parent member. There is a $20 charge that you pay at registration to cover the Background Check.
Q. Do my PreK - 8th grade children have to be enrolled in a course all three hours of classes?
A. Yes, when you enroll as a family your children must enroll in age appropriate classes for all three hours.
Q. Can high school students enroll in just one or two classes?
A. Yes, high school students are allowed to come for their choice of class(es), but they must still have a parent attend and volunteer while they are in class.
Q. Are EDGE tutors/teachers paid?
A. No, all teachers are parent volunteers who tutor in subjects that they have experience in.
Q. Is the $170 Membership Fee per family, per year?
A. Yes this fee covers the entire family for the full year.
Q. Are classes year long or just semester long?
A. All classes are year long classes.