Parents are the teachers
One of the benefits of joining a co-op is enjoying social interactions that home schoolers would not otherwise get.
Although we do not offer a formal physical education, their is plenty of active time available throughout the day. Children play sports and gym activities together during lunch and breaks.
Literature and Writing
We think that our literature and writing programs are some of our strongest attributes.
It is rather problematic to offer all the math classes we need, as our students are at different levels due to their specific home school curricula. However, we offer logic classes that foster reasoning development and problem solving skills that help with any level of mathematics.
Our science offerings are numerous and one of our many strengths at RCC. We provide classes through all of the major fields and offer some other alternatives that other co-ops are not able to do. On a rotation, we offer Geology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Botany, Physiology, and more at many levels.
The arts are an extremely important part of what RCC is about. We understand that children learn in different ways and have different areas of interest. Whether it be through art, music, or drama, our students' creativity is nurtured in ways that many just cannot achieve at home.
“Rochester Christian Cooperative has helped my children grow leaps and bounds this year both personally and academically. This a committed group of parents who educate your children while also loving them!”
“Rochester Christian Co-op has allowed us to homeschool shoulder to shoulder with amazing families, giving our children a strong education and making lifelong friends!”
“I feel so blessed and encouraged by RCC not only because of the great education and preparation my high school student is getting from the teachers, but mostly because of the one big caring family atmosphere.”
“Co-op life has been a challenging adjustment but exactly what our family needed. Frankly, my children's needs were surpassing my ability to give them a quality education at home. I believe RCC is a special oasis of true commitment and co-operation in a sea of non-academic and/or profit-oriented homeschooling options.”
“I love being at co-op, everyone there is like family. My two daughters love going there. They are learning (myself too) a lot of educational things they need. All of the Godly moms have been so amazing and encouraging. They are always willing to help my girls.”
“A few years into our home school journey, I felt frustrated about not finding time in our schedule to complete all the core subjects plus electives. For ten years, RCC has helped us accomplish more academically than we would have on our own, and has blessed us with wonderful Christian community”
“My son went from being a non-writer to an excellent writer in the two-years we have been at co-op. I am so grateful.”
“It is truly unique and I am grateful beyond words for the influence these people have had upon me and my children.”
“We are truly a family, sharing our joys and hardships, and trusting God to help us serve one another. Each family takes turns leading a devotional each week which helps us focus our minds and hearts on Jesus as we begin our day. We have loved RCC and, Lord willing, will be here until my youngest begins college.”
“"RCC has been such a blessing in our lives these past 5 years! The curriculum is academically solid and Biblically-based. I've had 3 teenagers go on to college with no problem adjusting to the classes."
God. Family. Education.
What sets RCC apart from the rest?
Our people do! We are not here to make money. We are here to provide a superior education to our children.
Parents know their children best
Our staff works as a team. We each teach from our areas of strength. Many of us have been instructors and bring that expertise to RCC. And, unlike other co-ops, our parent teachers are not compensated monetarily.