The Answers to Your Questions
What is CEEC?
CEEC supports Christian home-school families in educating their high school students. CEEC hires experienced teachers to teach a variety of core subjects as well as electives. A volunteer board of parents oversees the operation of the co-op. CEEC is not a school and cannot offer every class your student needs to fulfill graduation requirements. Instead, we focus on those classes which are difficult to teach at home or require a group setting. Some CEEC courses may fulfill a student's entire high school credit, but others are just a supplement to what parents and students do at home. Parents are ultimately responsible for overseeing class work and determining whether a class meets the graduation requirements of their umbrella school.
When is the schedule available?
Typically the schedule is available by the registration meeting each year. However, it may be available online before that.
What is required of parents?
Parents are required to attend two meetings each year - 1) the registration meeting in the spring and 2) the orientation meeting prior to classes starting (students are required to attend the orientation meeting). CEEC could not operate without the cooperative effort of all member families. When registering for classes, one parent from each family chooses one job for which they will be responsible throughout the school year (lunch fundraiser, tuition collection, choir helper, etc.). Additionally, each family is assigned one or two morning or afternoon shifts per semester to assist the board with setting up the classrooms in the morning or cleaning the church in the afternoon. The cleaning shift has a pay-out option.
What are the costs?
Member families pay annual dues (this year $65) to support the operational budget of the co-op. The annual dues are subject to change. Tuition for each class is paid in two installments (1/2 due at registration, and the other half due the first day of classes in August). Each teacher determines his/her own tuition. The CEEC board has no say in tuition costs.
How old do you have to be to attend our co-op?
Students must be at least 13 years old and registered in the 9th grade to enroll. Eighth grade students may register for Choir, Physical Science and Algebra I ONLY.
When do we meet?
Classes meet weekly for 16 weeks each semester on Fridays from the middle of August until the first Friday in May with three holidays: Fall Break, the Friday after Thanksgiving and Good Friday/Spring Break. Classes start at 8:30 AM and end at 4:00 PM. A brief chapel service is offered in the middle of the day.
Where do we meet?
The co-op is currently located at Grace Community Church, 2001 Highland Dr., Knoxville, 37918.