co-op Classes

"It's school...but it's not!"

What Is LAF Co-Op

All families enrolled in the Learning and Families Support Community are invited to register for our Co-op, which offers classes for pre-k through 12th-grade homeschool students. 

All of the Co-op classes are led by paid facilitators. However, we are a co-op, which means we do require cooperation from all registered families. To learn more about those requirements, click here.

We meet weekly at Sarasota Alliance Church, 7221 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota.

Junior Co-Op

Junior Co-op is for pre-K through 5th-grade students and their younger siblings and meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45 am — 12:30 pm. Families choose either Tuesday or Thursday.

This program is intended for elementary-aged kids and their younger siblings. All non-school-age children who accompany Junior Co-op siblings must be registered for one of the nursery classes.

Although each class has a set, paid facilitator for the year, the Junior Co-op requires on-site parent participation throughout the Co-op day. A parent or guardian must be on campus for the duration of the day and participate in the program in whatever capacity is assigned by the LAF leadership in order for a Junior Co-op student to attend classes.

To learn more about the 2022/2023 Junior Co-op program, click here .

Middle School Co-Op

Middle and High School Co-op meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students are permitted to attend these classes without a parent chaperone. However, because we are a co-op, parent cooperation is required. See our Cooperative Requirements for more information.

Middle and High School classes are a la cart, and the offerings change from year to year. 

For a complete list of Middle School Classes for the 2022/2023 year, click here

For a complete list of High School Classes for the 2022/2023 year, click here. 

All Middle and High School classes are led by a paid facilitator .

Register for 2022/2023 LAF Co-Op

Registration for the 2022/2023 school year will open to the public on April 18, 2022. In the meantime, choose which classes you hope to take, and ask any questions you may have. You can email all Co-op related questions to coop@learningandfamilies.org

The LAF Co-op is in high demand! So be sure to log on to our website early in the day on Monday, April 18, 2002.

If a class or program is full, don’t hesitate to add your student to the waiting list. Spaces do tend to open over the summer and at the start of the year. You will not be charged for any Middle or High School class or Junior Co-op program until your child gets a seat and you approve it.

What To Expect

It all starts at Orientation!

Parents of Junior Co-op students, along with parents and students in the Middle and High School Co-op will attend an orientation to submit important documents, pay any remaining balances, ask questions, and hear important updates for the coming year. 

Middle and High School students will also get to meet their facilitators and pick up the syllabi for all classes. This orientation is mandatory for at least one parent to prepare for the coming school year. 

Junior Co-op families will attend a Practice Day the week before Co-op starts so they can practice going to Co-op. Students will meet their facilitators and pod moms, who will help them navigate Co-op. They will sit through a morning assembly, practice walking up to their first class, find out where to put their belongings, and then practice transitioning to breaks and other classes. They can visit the bathrooms and water fountains so they feel more confident, and they can practice getting picked up by a parent at the end of the day. This is entire day is much shorter than a typical Co-op day, but it will give your Junior Co-op student confidence for the start of the year!

2022/2023 Co-op Parent Orientation – August 9, 2022

2022/2023 Junior Co-op Practice Day – August 30, 2022

What We Believe

It’s important to know that while Learning and Families welcomes all families, we teach from a Young-Earth-Creationist perspective. To view our Statement of Faith, click on the link below.

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Register for 2022/2023 Co-op classes

Additional Links

Parent Portal Login

Facilitator Login

PAYMENT POLICY

Click the link to read the Learning and Families payment policy.