Homeschool Co-Op Redefined at Jupiter Learning Community

Jupiter Learning Community (“JLC”) is so much more than a homeschool Co-Op, offering teacher led-programs rather than parent-led classes.

What is a home school co-op?

The Homeschool Mom, a blog, provides an excellent definition.

“A homeschool co-op is a group of families who meet together and work cooperatively to achieve common goals. Co-ops can be organized around academics, social time, the arts, activities, crafts, service work, or projects — or some combination of these.

Activities and classes that are part of a co-op may be led by parents, or the parents may chip in to pay all or some of the teachers and activity leaders. There may be as few as three families in a small co-op or as many as several hundred children in the largest co-ops.”

What is a hybrid homeschool model?

The hybrid homeschool model mixes homeschooling and classroom time.  Hybrid models come in many different forms and can be led by just about anyone.  Jupiter Learning Community is one of only a few hybrid homeschool programs in Palm Beach County and is giving parents more options than ever before.  With five, three, or two day a week programs, standards-based curriculum built by certified educators, as well as specials and plenty of social time, Jupiter Learning Community provides the flexibility of homeschool with small groups and individualized attention.

What is a local learning pod?

Learning pods are seemingly popping up everywhere and are the new catch phrase in homeschool education.  Learning pods, however, are not the same as a homeschool co-op or a homeschool hybrid program.  Learning pods are small groups of students (typically three to 10 children) who learn together outside the classroom but still in person.  Some hire a tutor/teachers, others are lead by parents, some are using school curriculum, and others purchase their own.  Think of it as small group tutoring.

Jupiter Learning Community is a unique homeschooling program!

Jupiter Learning Community is unlike any other homeschooling program in Palm Beach County. This program, in particular, offers many of the benefits of a private school, with the flexibility of homeschool.   Small group sizes, individualized and differentiated instruction, and the ability to mix class time at JLC with at-home instruction, makes JLC a unique program.

Click Here to read “Why I Chose Homeschooling,” by Allyson Phillips, for additional insight into homeschooling.

Allyson Phillips is a former public school teacher, college consultant, and a current happy homeschooling teacher and parent!