Other homeschool co-ops in our area offer a revolving menu of class options, which include some academic choices as well as some fun, elective options. At HisWay we offer all of the core academic classes that Maryland requires.
Most co-ops meet one day a week. HisWay meets twice a week, so classroom instruction is more frequent, and students don’t have four or five days of homework between in-class instruction.
Because we conduct a full academic program at HisWay, we are able to integrate our subjects in a way that piece-meal programs cannot. Our writing and science teachers collaborate on research papers. Our writing, history and literature programs intersect. Our students memorize poems in their grammar programs that fit with the time periods they are studying in history class. Where possible, we coordinate field trips that correspond to what the students are learning across several subject areas.
Many co-ops are essentially drop-off programs. At HisWay, our families cooperate in the instruction of our children. While parents do not have to stay on site all day on class days, they are present on campus for at least two hours each Monday and Wednesday. We feel this helps keep all of us in the homeschooling mindset, as well as allowing us to build closer relationship with our children, other tutors, and families.
Many co-ops do not offer a high school program, or, if they do, offer only a limited selection of high school classes. At HisWay, we offer a full high school program including all of the core classes and a rotating selection of electives. However, we also offer the opportunity to pick and choose from our high school classes as drop-in students.
Oftentimes, co-ops would love to be able to conduct labs and experiments in their classrooms but are housed in facilities that don’t allow it. Northwest Baptist Church allows HisWay to conduct labs, experiments, and dissection in their classrooms, providing our students with full laboratory science experience.
Our policy of requiring our families to tutor classes enables us to keep our tuition rates at a fraction of what other full-program co-ops charge.
- History & Literature
- Math & Science
- Spelling & Writing
- Great Books
- Science with Labs
- Bible FREE
- Electives $105
- Great Books $210
- Math $168
- Science with Lab $168
- Spanish $158
*With the Tutoring Option, one parent chooses to tutor a class in the K-12 program. This family will pay a discounted fee for classes as listed above.
- Bible FREE
- Electives $210
- Great Books $4200
- Math $336
- Science with Lab $336
- Spanish $315
*With the Non-Tutoring Option, parents do not have to tutor a class at HisWay but pay a higher rate for a la carte classes.