Co-op and Academy Support Program FAQS



What is Latter-day Learning’s Co-op and Academy Support Program?

Latter-day Learning’s Co-op and Academy Support Program is a group subscription plan designed to equip co-operative learning groups and academies with curriculum and training. The program’s curriculum and trainings are used according to each co-op’s and academy’s local needs and preferences. Latter-day Learning provides resources and trainings, but does not govern or administer co-op’s. It does not set policies or procedures for groups or academies using its support program.

What is a Co-op?

A co-op is a group of families who meet in person, in their local area, to teach and learn together.

What is a Co-op Leader?

A co-op leader is a dedicated parent who is recognized by the co-op members as the group leader.

What is a Co-op Mentor?

A co-op mentor is an adult who facilitates instruction.

What is an Academy?

An academy is an educational community that meets several times per week, collects tuition, has a paid principal and staff, rents or owns a building, and is incorporated as a 501(c)3, with by-laws and a board of trustees.

Who can participate in the Co-op and Academy Support Program?

Any interested group may participate.

What level of co-ops and academies are supported by Latter-day Learning?

All levels of co-ops and academies are welcome to use the program, including elementary co-ops and academies, middle and high school or “scholar” level groups, as well as K–12 groups. The program is also open to new and experienced groups.

What is the cost for the Co-op and Academy Support Program?

The cost is $150 per month, per co-op or academy. This cost is shared by the group and is paid to Latter-day Learning with one transaction each month, via Latter-day Learning’s subscription service.

How many families in a particular co-op or academy may receive a K–12 Family School curriculum license?

The Family School K–12 Curriculum is provided for 10 accounts in exchange for the $150 monthly price. Additional Family School K–12 Curriculum accounts may be added for $15 per account, per month. These additional accounts are added to the monthly group price.

How are the services delivered to the co-op or academy?

The co-op or academy leader enters the names and email addresses of all leaders and member families into the profile page of the subscription form. Each account designee will receive an activation link via email granting access to their account. All K–12 lesson plans and select leader and mentor trainings are accessible online for active accounts. In addition, select trainings are provided to facilitate discussion about the various training topics, and connection with other group leaders, parents, and mentors worldwide.

See the Co-op and Academy Support Program Live Webinar Training Schedule to view dates, times and topics.

What is the cancellation policy?

A co-op or academy may cancel or re-subscribe anytime.

May our co-op or academy have a free trial?

A one-month free trial is provided to all co-ops and academies, to assist your group in determining if the curriculum and training features, topics, and subjects are a good fit for your group. To receive the free trial, simply sign up for the Co-op and Academy Support Program Plan. You won’t be charged for the first month. If you cancel before the end of the first month, no charge will occur. You can sign up with a minimum of one person.

Can you help our family locate co-ops and academies that use the Family School?

Check the Directory of Co-operative Learning Groups that Use the Family School Curriculum

Help families find your group by adding group information to the Directory of Co-operative Learning Groups that Use the Family School Curriculum.

Check the Directory of Academies that Use the Family School Curriculum

Help families find your academy by adding group information to the Directory of Academies that use the Family School Curriculum

For related information, visit the Grade 7–12 Homeschools FAQs page.

Thank you for visiting this page. To submit additional questions, email Diann Jeppson, djeppson@latterdaylearning.org.