Home educators Encouraging Academics, Relationships, and the Teachings of Christ
Luke 2:52 "...Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men."
We have a "HEART" for Christ, for parent-led education, and for connecting with other like-minded homeschoolers. HEART is a FREE network for Christian homeschool families in the Rome, GA area. We have families from the northwest Georgia counties of Floyd, Gordon, Chattooga, Bartow and Polk, with children ranging in age from birth to high school. HEART serves as a vehicle through which information is distributed to network members, via email and this website, regarding opportunities for participation in various homeschool activities, events, fieldtrips, social gatherings, etc.
The types of events we'd like for network participants to initiate are: fieldtrips, social activities, science & literature fairs, creative arts exhibit, debate team, etc. - basically, whatever members can offer according to their individual skills, gifts and resources.
Check the "Resources and News" page for information on opportunities for participating in various homeschool events and co-op groups, and for additional homeschool resources. Check the Calendar for scheduled HEART events.
HEART Support Network
Families do not have to join the co-op to participate in the HEART Network. To join the HEART Network you only have to:
1.) Email HEART at firstname.lastname@example.org and request that your email address be added to the HEART contact list
2.) Register on the HEART WEBSITE and complete your family's profile for the HEART Directory
(To join the website, go to the "Directory" page and click on the link that reads, "Not yet a member? Register now for free.")
3.) Submit the "Photography Waiver" located on the "Forms" page.
THAT'S IT - IT'S THAT SIMPLE!
Only two things are asked of network members:
1.) Consider what you can contribute to the HEART Network, according to the specific gifts the Father has given you (i.e. - hosting something at your home, coordinating a fieldtrip or other homeschool event, teaching a particular skill to the children, volunteering at a homeschool event, offering ideas & suggestions, etc.) See the "Volunteers Needed" page for ideas.
2.) Inform HEART, at the same email address, of any & all opportunities for homeschoolers of which you are aware so that the information can be sent out to all on the contact list
After HEART receives your request to be included in the network, you'll begin receiving email invitations to, and notifications of, various opportunities for homeschoolers in our area.
We also have a "HEART" for providing supplemental, educational activities for our children.
The NEXT SESSION of HEART Co-op will begin January 11, 2013. Registration is now open.
We meet Every Friday at Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, 416 N. Fifth Ave. Rome, Georgia 30162, from 8:45am - 12:30pm for three, separate 8 or 6-wk sessions each year. We do not meet the busy month of December.
The church where we meet does not sponsor HEART, but is only, graciously, allowing us the use of their facility. HEART is an interdenominational, Christian organization.
Click on the "Join Co-op" page for details on joining the co-op. ONLINE ENROLLMENT NOW AVAILABLE!!
Commitment to join is only for 8 or 6 wks at a time. (number of weeks varies each session)
There is a fee per family to participate for each session of HEART Co-op. The fee for winter 2013 is $30.
We do have network members who participate in co-ops other than HEART. Information regarding these, and other opportunities for homeschoolers, can be seen on the "Resources and News" page.