Our most popular PreK-12th grade community day with budget-friendly, co-op style courses continues!
Led 100% by volunteers, our Choice Education Network community determines which classes and services are most needed to support our families.
HOW IT WORKS:
Families volunteer to help teach classes/workshops in subjects they are passionate about.
Local businesses, whom we call Network Partners, also join us on site and offer their services at discounted rates to our families for a convenient "one-stop-shop" day of electives and social fun.
Fees charged primarily pay rentals and insurance and provide a base line supply budget. NO teachers or administration are paid for the Network Day platform. (Network Partners make a marginal income).
Our families meet to choose the subjects for the coming semester and our admin team works to schedule and organize teachers, supplies and logistics.
We enroll admins and teachers first, followed by previously enrolled CEN families and lastly, new families.
All classes are available a la carte as a single class registration. Additional fees or classroom supply support may be requested and will be listed in the class descriptions.
NO membership fees.
NO annual commitments.
Sign-up only for the classes you wish to take.
NO sibling enrollment requirements (all minors must be either in a class or directly supervised by their parent/guardian while on campus).
NO Drop-off permitted. This is a family style co-op day. Families may make arrangements with one another to help supervise children.
Family Friendly at all times. While Choice Education Network is not a "religious" organization, we are a conservative, "traditional-family-values" organization. With that are a few "ground rules."
The "Three No's" on campus, which are topics to remain out of our classroom setting at all times: 1) Politics. Our campus is not the place to debate politics. 2) Religious doctrinal debate. 3) Topics of Sexuality. We feel these polarizing topics are best discussed in the home and/or with parents/guardians present and NOT appropriate for our mixed-age campus or classroom setting.
A general level of modesty is expected at all times by our families and their guests while on campus. Our "campus" extends to any remote sanctioned activity/event.
Clothing/merchandise depicting drugs, alcohol, gore, profanity, sexual references, are not appropriate at any event/class setting. As a general rule, if in doubt don't wear it or seek clarification first.
12-week semesters over 13 weeks. We meet on Thursdays at Elmdale Baptist Church in Springdale with classes offered from 10am - 3pm.
FALL 2023 Dates to Remember:
June 8th: Teachers and Administrators begin registering for classes.
**continue filling gaps in schedules as volunteer teachers come forward**
June 19th: Parent Portal enrollment opens for previously enrolled CEN families.
July 8th: New Family Registration Opens Online
**Schedules are finalized**
August 3rd: 10am - 12pm OPEN HOUSE
at Elmdale Baptist Church (1700 W Huntsville Ave, Springdale, AR)
August 24th: 1st Week of Classes - Kick-off Assembly at 9:30 AM!
October 5th: BREAK WEEK
November 16th: Semester End Celebration /Show Case / Community Pot Luck
**Some production courses extend beyond this date for concerts/performances. see class details for these courses.
Tuition & Fees:
$50 Registration Fee per student per semester. This non-refundable fee is due at the time of registration.
Classes start at $65 for the full 12 week semester. We cannot offer multi-class or multi-student discounts at these already low prices. Contact our director if financial aid is needed.
CEN bills the entire 12-weeks up front and families may make "partial payments" within their parent portal to manage monthly payments.
FULL SEMESTER financial obligation is required. After the second week of classes, "all sales are final." Partial Payments are offered as a service to our community and are not to be misinterpreted as a "month-to-month" payment plan.
**Network Partners offer their specialty courses at deep discounts.
If enrolling only in network partner programs, CEN's $50 registration fee is still due and then tuition is paid directly to our Network Partner Businesses. ** FULL SEMESTER financial obligation required to our Network Partners.
An average of one working hour per week is required to qualify for admittance to our Network Days programs as we operate as a co-op. Assignments are on a first come first served basis. "Working hours" come in various forms including weekly duties, participation in committees, fundraising, clean up, set up, and in the classroom. There are on and off campus duties that need filled to ensure a smooth semester experience for our families. All hands are needed.
"Drop-off" students are permitted case by case and do not exempt families from participating in co-op volunteer requirements. "Drop-off" students must still have a responsible adult on campus "looking after" them.
Our Network Partners are local businesses that offer specialized, professional courses at discounted rates. Have a service you'd like to offer to our community? Contact Amy Chiodo here!
We are pleased to have the following businesses onsite with us this semester:
and A Heart's Wish Photography supporting our yearbook and community photos.
Enrollment into these programs are 2 PART:
Part 1 Enroll with Choice Education to pay the initial registration fee to Choice Ed. This reserves your place and you are considered "registered." (Registration fees are billed only ONCE per student regardless of how many courses they wish to enroll).
Part 2 Our Network Partners will provide a separate link to register to THEIR client lists, and you'll pay them directly for tuition for their classes.