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The Relaxed Home Schooler’s Resource Center of Cherokee County, GA

The Relaxed Home Schooler’s Resource Center of Cherokee County, GA Where:  Hopewell Baptist Church (old building)

Where: Hopewell Baptist Church (old building)

On the corner of Bells Ferry Rd and Ridge Road

75 Ridge Rd, Canton, GA 30114 (between Woodstock & Canton)

Academic & Enrichment Classes for Teenagers Mon-Thur

Elementary Programs (grades 3-6) in the afternoon

Lego Robotics programs for ages 10-14

Support Group Fridays for Younger Families

Lending Library

Curriculum Counseling

Art, Drama, & Music Programs

If you leave a phone message, please indicate you have questions about the center. Please do NOT call the church with questions.

We intend to be a full service resource center, with curriculum counseling, a lending laboratory, a mentoring program, testing services and a curriculum lab, as volunteers and staff show up and help us grow our programs.

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About the Cherokee County Resource Center

About the Cherokee County Resource Center General Information

General Information

We are a resource center that is here to help people who want to homeschool and need or want a little assistance. We have a Christian environment and consider parents to be the primary educators and decision-makers. Grade levels given are flexible and are listed to help parents make decisions.

We do not intend to become a university model school, and expect that parents remain the primary teachers of their children. We are run by common sense, not common core. We are not interested in accreditation and prefer to preserve our freedoms. We ran a large program for nine years in the Acworth/Kennesaw area of Cobb County ,GA, and re-opened last year in a church in the Cherokee County area. We hope to eventually have our own facilities, with room for additional programs, including athletics. In the fall of 2017, we are also opening a primary school in the main Hopewell Church building on the other side of the street.

Teachers are selected on the basis of their Christian character, experience with homeschooling, passion for teaching, and expertise in an area of the curriculum. They are required to pass a background check and sign a statement of faith.

Participants will be asked to sign a statement of faith. In some instances, people will be allowed to participate in the programs if they are not prepared to sign the statement of faith, but in all cases, the behavior, dress, and deportment of the children and families will be expected to fit into the Christian environment that they are entering by choice. Nevertheless, we believe children are unique individuals, and do not expect everyone to conform rigidly to a specific “look” or all have the same abilities or needs. We try very hard to individualize all instruction and help create an atmosphere where your children are valued and feel loved and worthwhile.

For more information on our organization, explore our website,, or join our facebook group, relaxedhomeschoolers-ARCHERS. We also have a facebook group for the center,

All new students will need to meet briefly with one of the ARCHERs board of directors or teachers for an orientation sometime before September.

Link: How to Register

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Resource Center Calendar Spring & Summer 2017

January 2 First Day of Second Semester

April 3-7 Spring break (Coincides with Cherokee County Break}

April 25-26 (Tues/Wed) Mary Hood's classes don't meet. Japanese and Spanish WILL meet.

April 27 No ASL. All other classes will meet

May 23 10:15 a.m. British lit class presentation. Scenes from Shakespeare and other literature. Everyone invited! (Will be over at 11:15, snacks to follow)

Wed. May 24 Last day of spring semester.

Robotics Camp July 10-14. Contact

First week of August Robotics begins; goes through end of January

Tues, Sept 5 First Day of Fall, 2017 Program

Note: Elementary students sign up by the semester; middle and high school programs are meant to be a commitment for the entire year, barring unusual/unforeseen circumstances, such as a job transfer or unemployment.

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Class Schedule



Monday classes for teens:

10:15-11:15 World Geography/Comparative Cultures & Religions (Hood) Age 13 and up. Should be grounded in their own beliefs and be ready to examine other belief systems from the standpoint of Christian truth. Some short oral reports and/or group reports will be expected. $40/month.

11:30-12:30 Algebra I (Pat Phillips) Two days a week. Monday and Wed. Students should be proficient in basic math; younger than age 14 requires permission. $50/month

11;30-12:30 Art & Art History (Casey Malik) Roughly 7th through 9th grade. $40/month plus a $25/semester supply fee.

11;30-12:30 Creative Writing (Hood) Age 13 and up. Short story writing, poetry, plays, screenwriting $40/month

Elementary Program:

1:00-2:00 Math Games & Projects (Sherry Hutchins) Roughly grades 3-6. Fun projects and games to help students build basic skills and learn to enjoy math. $35/month

2:15-3:15 Swimming Creatures (based on Apologia) (April Ransom). Grades 3-6. Based on the apologia unit study (book is not required; recommended for additional work at home). $35/month plus $15 supply fee. In spring semester, we will do the land creatures unit.

2:15-3:15 Creative Writing & Illustrating (Hutchins) Roughly grades 3-6. Emphasis will be on writing, with some art/illustrating woven in. $35/month

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Tuesday Classes

Tuesday Classes

Classes for Teens on Tuesdays

10:15-11:15 Algebra 2 (Hood) Meets twice a week, Tues and Thurs. $50/month

10:15-11:15 Beginning Japanese (Emily Aleander-Peach) Age 13 and up; can be used for high school credit; $40/month

11:15-12:15 Geometry (Hood) Meets twice a week. Tues and Thurs. $50/month

11:15-12:15 Intermediate Japanese (Peach) Instructor permission required $40/month

12:30-1:30 Beginning Spanish (Ana Escobar) Age 13 and up. Can be used as high school credit. $40/month

Elementary Program:

2:00-3:00 Elementary Spanish (Escobar) Approximately grades 3-6. Intro to the language and Hispanic culture ($35/month)

2:00-3:00 Life Science for elementary grades (fall only) (Kristyne Bryant) Approximately grades 3-6. This class will primarily focus on the systems and organs of the student body and will include hands on experiences Due to the age group, the reproductive system will not be included. In the spring semester, a physical science class will be offered at this same time slot. $35/month

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Wednesday Classes

Wednesday Classes

Wednesday Classes for Teens:

9:00-10:00 Life Science - Hands on experiences in zoology and botany. (Kristy Short) Approx. 7-9 grade. $45/month, includes lab fee.

10:15-11:15 Physical Science (Kristy Short) Approximately grades 8-9. Can be used as high school credit. $45/month includes lab fee.

11:30-12:30 Algebra I (Phillips) See Monday. Two days a week.

11:30-12:30 Preparation for Algebra (K. Short). Approx grades 6-8. Will present topics, have some hands-on activities, and help students with homework when requested. Students will be doing whatever curriculum their parents choose at home. (We will make suggestions if you want us to!) This is intended as supplemental assistance to help students prepare for algebra, improve their speed and understanding, and overcome any math anxiety. $40/month

12:45-1:45 Beginning French (Short) Age 13 and up. Can be used for high school credit. $40/month

Note: If there is sufficient interest, Mary Hood will teach an SAT prep class in January and February. Most likely time is Wed morning from 10-12.

Lego Robotics Program:

10:00-12:00 Lego Robotics Rookie Team Ages 10-14 (Mischa Holt) $50/month Class starts first week of August, runs through the end of January. Some competitions are on Saturdays. Requires participation in summer camp, July 10-14, 1:00-4:00 five day camp, $150 cost for camp.

1:00-3:00 Lego Robotics Veteran Team. Ages 10-14. (Mischa Holt). By invitation only. Requires one year previous competition experience. $50/month. begins first week of August, runs through the end of January.

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Thursday Classes

Thursday Classes for Teens

9:00-10:00 Chemistry with lab (Short) High school level. Students should have taken Algebra 1. $45/month plus $25/semester lab fee.

10:15-11:15 Biology with lab (Christopher Lee) High school level. $45/month plus $25 semester lab fee.

10:15-11:15 Algebra 2 (Hood) Two days a week. See Tuesdays.

10:15-11:15 Political Science (fall); Economics & Personal Finance (spring). (K. Short), $40/month

11:15-1215 Geometry (Hood) See Tuesday. Two days a week.

11:30-12:30 Composition & American Literature (Short) $40/month

11:30-12:30 Anatomy & Physiology (with lab) (Lee) Upper level high school course. HIghly recommended for medical fields. $45/month plus $25/semester lab fee.

ASL Program:

ASL (American Sign Language) Program Instructor is Deaf; has a lot of experience teaching hearing individuals.

12:45-1:45 Intermediate Level ASL. (Terri Jackson) Instructor's permission required. $40/month

2:00-3:00 Introduction to ASL (Any age, elementary to adult. Students 9 or younger may only take if their parent also takes the class with them) $35/month

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Fridays: Support group

Fridays:  Support group We are looking for leaders!!!

We are looking for leaders!!!

We had a small support group 2016-2017, but need more leaders to step forward to continue this program and hopefully expand it. We would like to have one Friday mornings for families with young children (up to about grade 2), and another in the afternoon for upper elementary/middle school age kids. Hopeful plans include one park day a month, one field trip a month, and two Fridays making use of the facilities for co-op style activities. Occasional mom’s night out activities if desired. If interested, contact Mary Hood to stay in the loop as plans are made. Email her at Let her know if you are interested in taking a leadership role. At least 2-3 committed leaders per group will be necessary to make this happen.

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How To Register

Download the Registration Packet in the blue box, below, or just click here.

It contains the following forms:

1. Sign Up Sheet

2. Legal/Medical Liability form for ARCHERS

3. Liability form required by the church.

4. Signed statement of faith or signature on alternative form provided.

There is a registration fee of $75 per family. This fee is necessary to pay for our insurance and purchase some items that are needed at the start of the school year. Those signed up prior to the end of June will have this reduced to $50/family.

Please send the registration fee, checks made out to ARCHERS and the 4 forms, filled out properly, to ARCHERS, P. O. Box 2524, Cartersville, GA 30120.

Classes will start the day after Labor Day. Tuition is due at the first class meeting of each month, or if sent by mail, it must be postmarked by the 5th of the month to avoid a $25 late fee.

Tuition and fees are not refundable unless ARCHERS shuts down a class due to insufficient enrollment or for any other reason, or unless the student’s spot can be filled immediately by someone on a waiting list.

Remember that when a student takes more than one class, each additional class has a $5 reduction per month in tuition. Unfortunately, due to our fee structure with the church, we cannot give a reduction for the second child in a family in a single class.

If you have any questions, email the director, If you’d like to call her instead, her home phone is 770-917-9141, but you are more likely to have a quick reply via email.

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