About

About Our Co-op
Who We Are

Why We Exist

We are a Christian organization with teachers who teach from a biblical perspective.

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.

Key to Our Success

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.

Relationships

Parent/Teacher

Parent/BVC

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.

Classes | Parent Duty

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.

More About Us

Statement of Faith and History

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.

We believe the Holy Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of man, and the Divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.

We believe in one infinite, true God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Having lived without sin, He truly died and was resurrected in His own body for our atonement and resurrection.

We believe that only through His death, by the shedding of His blood, and His resurrection are we provided justification and salvation.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all mankind; for the believer to an everlasting dwelling with God, for the unbeliever to an everlasting, conscious hell without God.

We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, to convict men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.

We believe that God created mankind in His image: male (man) and female (woman). We believe God has ordained and created marriage to exist between one man and one woman, with absolute marital fidelity. The Bible sets forth specific home and family values, which include the distinct roles of husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, and children. It is our firm conviction that we uphold the dignity of each individual as we embrace the unchanging and longstanding principles of scriptural truth.

We believe in the imminent, bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Note: All teachers and families are required to sign this statement indicating their agreement with it in order to participate in Brazos Valley Co-op.

How the co-op works

The Co-op Committee

We are volunteer committee of home schooling parents who organize the Brazos Valley Co-op.

Leadership

The co-op leadership committee evaluates the policies and classes annually. The committee is always available for suggestions. Decisions made are based on what the committee feels will benefit the co-op as a whole.

What We Do

  • Organize and publicize classes
  • Maintain web site
  • Keep parents informed about classroom changes, holidays, etc.
  • Maintain database
  • Facilitate the relationship with Fellowship Bible Church

What We Don't Do

  • Act as principal
  • Administer parent/teacher relationship
  • Act as the clean up crew