How Does the LINKS Homeschool Co-op Work??
The LINKS co-op (learn, inspire, nuture, knowledge & support) is a once a week academic co-op that meets in the town of Princeton, MA. We are a Christ-centered group that encourages and equips families to integrate faith and learning to achieve academic excellence for our children. The LINKS co-op is held on Mondays from 9:30am-1pm. Designed to enrich our children's education, we offer a variety of academic and enrichment classes for elementary through high school levels.

Typical Co-op Annual Schedule:
  • 8 weeks for Session 1, beginning mid-September.
  • Holiday break from Thanksgiving to New Years.
  • 8 weeks for Session 2, beginning in early January.
  • Break for 2 weeks.
  • 8 weeks for Session 3, beginning in mid-March. We finish on the last Monday before Memorial Day.
  • Project Fair Friday Night before the last day of co-op.

  • Typical Co-op Daily Schedule:
  • 9:30am-11:00am. First Period Classes. Generally, this is the writing/literature period. We use the IEW program for fourth grade and up.
  • 11:00am-11:30pm. Announcements/Break.
  • 11:30pm-1:00pm. Second Period Class. Generally for lab sciences. We use the Apologia curriculum.

  • Our teachers are the parents. In general each parent teaches a class, helps in a class and has one free period to fellowship. Sometimes under special circumstances, high school students may participate in LINKS without a parent present.

    We hope this gives you an idea of how our coop works; feel free to call any of the leaders for further information.

    Blessings,
    Cristi Surprenant
    Kathy McFarland

    What are the fees for the LINKS co-op?

    We have three separate fees for the co-op collected at various times throughout the school year:
  • A one time annual registration $35 /family per year due before co-op starts in September.
  • A one time annual Building Usage Fee for non-HBC families: $35/student with a $100 family cap collected in October.
  • Three payments for class fees. These fees are charged PER SESSION and are determined by the class teacher. This fee will need to be paid three times per year since there are three sessions per co-op year and are due the first week of each session (mid September, early January, and mid March).
  • Three payments for the administration fee. This fee is charged PER SESSION and is $10 per child. This fee will need to be paid three times per year since there are three sessions per co-op year and is due the first week of each session (mid September, early January, and mid March).

  • What do you believe?

    Please click here to see our statement of faith. Adherence to the Statement of Faith is necessary if teaching in the co-op.