About Us

Thank you for your interest in Brazos Valley Co-op. We are a Christian organization with teachers who teach from a biblical perspective. This packet contains information and forms necessary to register for the school year. An online class catalog with full class descriptions completes the registration information.

Why We Exist

The Brazos Valley Co-op exists to provide quality classes for homeschooled students that will enrich their overall educational experience.  Our co-op is not designed to take the place of parents educating their children at home but to provide valuable opportunities to homeschooled students.  We are a co-op, not a school nor a business.  Parents are ultimately responsible for their children’s education.  Our co-op depends on the cooperation and participation of parents, students, and teachers.

Parent/Teacher Relationship

Each teacher strives to offer beneficial and superior classes.  Our teachers have a degree and/or experience in their field of study.  You, the parent, are hiring the teacher as an individual. The co-op committee merely facilitates and organizes the class schedule.  Teachers are independent and completely responsible for their course content.  Some teachers may issue grades for their students, but parents are still responsible to keep all records.  Parents must decide if the work in a class is sufficient to meet their requirements as well as the state’s standards to classify as a credit. Since we are not a school, we will not provide a transcript.

Parents have the primary responsibility to communicate directly with teachers about any concerns. Likewise, the teachers will notify the parents directly with problems or students’ needs. Effective communication between parents and teachers is the key to a successful year.

Parent/BVC Relationship

Parents are expected to model the behaviors expected of all students at BVC.  They should be respectful to authority and kind and thoughtful in word and deed.  They should not gossip or stir up dissension.  They should maintain a pleasant, cooperative attitude toward others.  They should remember at all times that co-op is a privilege which may be revoked if their own attitudes and behaviors are not acceptable.  They should maintain an attitude of gratitude rather than entitlement.  Parents should not be tardy in bringing their children to classes, and parents are responsible for ensuring that students are completing their assignments and participating in class with a cheerful attitude.

Parent Involvement

Brazos Valley Co-op will be successful only if everyone (parents, teachers, students, and co-op committee members) does their part. Parents are, of course, responsible for getting students to co-op on time, making sure any homework is complete, and paying the teachers promptly.  We are fortunate that our co-op does not require extensive time involvement by all parents, BUT we do require that every family sign up for six hours of duty during the school year.  Just because the time commitment is minimal does not mean that it is not important.  We cannot have co-op unless everyone helps.

Parents are completely responsible for their child/children even while they are at co-op. This being said, we have instituted rules and guidelines which are to be enforced by teachers and parents.

How We Started

The Brazos Valley Co-op began in 1994 when several moms wanted to find a way to enhance their home education programs.  Our co-op has always been God-directed and has grown and changed over the years as He has led.  Because of the growth in numbers of families involved, we were led in 2006 to seek a place where we could expand the number and variety of classes we can offer.  We are privileged to be able to use the facilities at Fellowship Bible Church.