After experiencing increasing numbers in homeschool families in Northern Nevada, Impact Co-op began offering classes in September of 2003. The purpose of the co-op was to build community between homeschoolers and provide educational opportunities for our children. It was our intention that every child from birth through high school would be able to engage in a unique and loving learning environment. Over the years, Impact has offered a diverse class offering. With these classes, families can choose from electives for their children or supplement full academic subjects. We continue to strive each year to provide our families with the tools they need to be successful in their homeschooling endeavors.
Our Curriculum Coordinator is always on the search for the best classes and teachers based on our upcoming session needs. IMPACT Co-op teachers range from contracted outside professionals to co-op parents. We strive to have a good balance of topics and aim to have at least 3 class choices per hour for each age group. Many of our parent teachers pick topics that they have experience in providing an excellent balance of different subjects. Some teachers come up with curriculum based on our needs, while others use their ideas and interest to create a class. Parent teachers get priority registration, a teacher discount, and if their child takes a class they are teaching the only have to pay the $7 co-op admin fee!
The definition of a co-op is a cooperative society and ours is no exception. Being a part of IMPACT co-op requires a commitment to not only your child, but to all children and families of the co-op. We rely on our volunteers to help in classes, for setup and cleanup and other various tasks throughout the session. All families are required to volunteer each week to keep the co-op running smoothly. Volunteering can be rewarding not only parents, but for the children who get excited when their parents are involved with the co-op.
Our co-op is hosted by Sparks Nazarene Church located at 2200 El Rancho Dr. in Sparks, Nevada. Sparks Nazarene Church has graciously offered us many rooms for use which enable us to hold several classes each hour. We have access to a gym and kitchen, which provide an excellent opportunity for a wide range of classes. The parking spots located directly in front of the church (in front of the grass area) are for church business only. Please use the other multiple parking spots available. Please only enter through the worship center doors. The children's center doors will remain locked throughout the entire day.
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